American business executives are enthusiastic about innovation prospects globally, according to the 2005 Innovation Survey released by the Council on Competitiveness and New Economy Strategies. This finding is consistent with the growing evidence of significant investments abroad in science and technology.
Finland is a country that has successfully transformed itself into a knowledge economy in a short time. The Finnish experience of the 1990s represents one of the few examples of how knowledge can become the driving force of economic growth and transformation.
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission and the United States Department of Commerce have published the final report of their working group on venture capital, advised by industry representatives and academia. The report presents the state of venture capital investing and makes recommendations about global policy learning.
The Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2005 Best of the Web contest and 2005 Digital Government Achievement Awards.
The opportunities of the new economic landscape have determined radical changes in the organizational structures of the firms, till the creation of new virtual clusterization forms, that is distinct systems of suppliers, distributors, service providers and clients that use the ‘internet working technologies’ as a principal way for co-operating and competing.
Startup School is designed to teach entrepreneurs what they really need to know to make their great idea a great company. More than 500 startup-minded people from all over the world came together to hear successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, tech accountants, and tech lawyers tell them how to do it, and better yet, how not to do it.
Stimulating innovation is one of the most pressing items on the EU agenda. In the latest European Business Forum’s debate on innovation (Issue 22 – Autumn 2005) a panel of business people, academics, advisers and policymakers address the question: “Is Europe losing its innovative edge?”