Transatlantic innovation: shall we up the game?

Last week in Silicon Valley was all about European innovation. (By that, I mean that there was a brief lapse in focusing on our 20-mile radius only.) More seriously, it was European Innovation Week with a multitude of events, bringing together innovation-focused Europeans and europhiles, startups and scaleups in the Bay Area. There are promising…

The European Digital Single Market: What’s in for businesses?

3 basic pillars for Europe’s digital future On 6 May 2015, the European Commission unveiled its proposals for the European Digital Single Market with the aim to tear down regulatory walls and move from 28 national markets to a single one, opening up digital opportunities for people and businesses. The strategy is one of the…

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The Extended European Paradox: What is it and why does it matter?

The term “European Paradox” was firstly used by the European Commission to define the European phenomenon of having good higher education systems, good research infrastructure and results but failing to translate this into marketable innovations. Going further, Innomine created the term “Extended European Paradox”. This means that while out of the top 20 R&D spender…