The 1st European Innovation Summit (EIS), to be organised by the Knowledge4Innovation on 13-14 October, will turn the European Parliament into an Innovation Showcase. Highlights include a “Welcome reception”
The UK’s Royal Society has recently published the findings of a major study on the role of science in services sector innovation. Entitled “Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation”, the report highlights the wider significance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to the services sector, which makes up around three quarters of the UK economy.
In support of the nomination process for 2010 Intelligent Community of the Year, the Intelligent Community Forum has published a white paper entitled “The Education ‘Last Mile’ – Closing the Gap from School to Work”. The white paper explains and explores the 2010 awards annual theme, with the same name, which supplements the IC Indicators.
Biofuels, Telecommunication and Nanotechnology are the hottest areas of R&D in the global intellectual property marketplace, according to an analysis of world patent activity published by the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters.
This report has been developed to support the objectives of the
OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul
17-18 June 2008). It links the Seoul Ministerial Declaration on the
Future of the Internet Economy to the analytical work and policy
guidance developed for the Ministerial by the OECD.
Foundation Focus (May 2008) brings some interesting data on globalisation, offshoring and job loses. Based on the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) research on restructuring trends in Europe during 2003-06, the article argues that offshoring accounted for 10% of cases of restructuring involving job loss (356 out of 3,475 cases in 2003–6) and 8% of announced job losses.