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This should be interesting, so please save the date in your calendar: ERRIN invites all Brussels-based regional representatives and research and innovation professionals to the following event: Regions as catalysts of Open Innovation, 11 June 2009, Résidence Palace, International Press Center, Brussels Innovation is a vital component of regional competitiveness and a key driver to… » read more

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I had the pleasure to spend the day at the Industrial Competitiveness Conference in Brussels today, which featured as a highlight a panel with Professor Paul Krugman from Princeton. Krugman, who had just lambasted the EU in a New York Times article the day before that they are not doing enough to spend their way… » read more

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Cohesion Policy makes up the largest chunk of the EU budget. It is of tremendous importance to put the EU on a growth and innovation trajectory and to align national and regional development policies for the knowledge society. To help the future orientation of cohesion policy towards regional R&D and innovation needs, ERRIN, the European… » read more

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I have had the opportunity to participate in a Pro-Inno workshop on Open Innovation last week. Great initiative by the organisers, my compliments to DG Enterprise. Here are some thoughts: Open innovation (OI) has become an integral part of innovation strategies and business models of companies in recent years and has inspired policy makers to… » read more

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