German SMEs not too fond of new EU strategy

By |marec 12th, 2020|digitalisation, European Commission, Innovation, Innovation & Industry, News, SME Strategy, SMEs, Ursula von der Leyen|

Die Strategie ist ambitioniert: Unternehmen sollen digitaler und nachhaltiger werden. Doch deutsche Mittelständler werden wenig profitieren, befürchtet der Deutsche Mittelstands-Bund.

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How is tech revolutionising the agricultural sector?

By |februar 24th, 2020|agricultural drones, agricultural technology, agriculture, Belgium, Digital, France, Innovation, News, Precision farming, smart farms, urban farming, weeding robots|

High-tech is gaining ground in the age-old world of agriculture and agricultural innovations have gradually revolutionised work in the fields and on the farm in recent years.

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‘Agri-tech’ spreading like wildfire across French farms

By |februar 24th, 2020|agri-tech, CAP, Digital, European Space Agency, Ferme Digitale, France, Innovation, InVivo, News, OECD, Precision farming, Smag|

Technology can already be found everywhere on French farms, but the so-called "agri-tech" trend wants to push innovation even further. Two hundred fifty of France's start-ups are already specialising in agriculture and working towards developing softwa...

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IT specialist: Gender quotas is ‘how female role models are created’

By |januar 29th, 2020|Digital Agenda, digitalisation, feminism, gender-based discrimination, gender-based violence, Germany, Innovation, News, online hate, online violence|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, business IT specialist and former German Green candidate, Laura Sophie Dornheim, spoke about her quest against online hate, her own experience with it, as well as "crowbar" women's quotas in the tech sector.

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Frontier Research: Creating Pathways to Sustainability

By |december 10th, 2019|Frontier Research, Innovation, News, SDGs|

This conference covered relevant research supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and provided a networking forum for ERC-funded researchers as well as policy-makers.

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To target or not to target? That is the EU’s research and innovation question

By |oktober 18th, 2019|Finland, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, Innovation, News, research|

There is a lot of money available to fund research and innovation in the EU, but it's not reaching the right people at the right time. Policymakers are debating whether more focused funding would make the situation better, or worse.

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Europe’s ‘MIT’ wants to accelerate innovation and support creativity

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Budapest, climate, culture, EIT, energy, European Institute of Innovation & Technology, Innovation, News, Northvolt, research, Sweden|

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology often referred to as "Europe's MIT", is a little over ten years old and has already supported more than a hundred projects. It is now preparing to launch a branch to promote culture and the creative i...

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EU climate official: Innovation fund will help decarbonise metals production

By |september 20th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, aluminium, decarbonisation, European Aluminium, Innovation, Metals, News|

The production of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium is very energy-intensive, but new technologies are being developed to decarbonise the process and the European Commission is ready to finance them, says Mauro Petriccione.

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OECD calls on members to speed up reforms, focus on innovation

By |julij 15th, 2019|ageing population, Education, environment, EU reform, inequalities, Innovation, insolvency, labour reform, new technologies, News, OECD|

In its annual growth report, the OECD painted a gloomy picture: rising inequalities, slowing growth and strong headwinds for the global market economy, notably because of trade wars. EURACTIV Germany summarised the OECD's recommendations for Europe.

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Youth should be a mainstream priority for the EU, business expert says

By |junij 24th, 2019|Education, enterpreneurial education, future of jobs, Innovation, MFF, News, skills, strategic agenda|

Europe’s future lies in young peoples' hands. And if the EU wants to see economic growth, leaders should better put youth and education at the core of the bloc’s policymaking, JA Europe CEO Caroline Jenner told EURACTIV in an interview. 

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