02/10 17:45 CET
SOLVIT is a European problem-solving tool that can help entrepreneurs and citizens assert their rights in problem…
- - Many people and businesses face administrative obstacles in other EU countries because some public authorities do not comply with the EU law.
- - SOLVIT is an EU service provided in each EU country + in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It aims to help people solve their problems when moving or doing business across the EU.
- - SOLVIT is accessible to all EU citizens and businesses in any EU language and is free of charge. It aims to find solutions within 10 weeks.
- - Thanks to SOLVIT, a Swedish company True Heading AB was able to get data from a Polish authority that had previously refused to provide them with. These hydrographical data for navigation are necessary for the company's business.
- - SOLVIT has solved more than 11,000 cases since its creation in 2002.
18/09 18:02 CET
Working better by working together – Workplace Innovation shows European companies the way forward
- - Nowadays, to stay ahead of your competitors it is not enough to invest in the newest technologies. Successful companies also need to exploit the non-technological aspects of running a business.
- - The structure of the company, Human Resources management, internal decision-making, the work environment – all these elements help gain and keep market advantage. This is called workplace innovation.
- - Workplace innovation improves motivation and working conditions for employees, which leads to increased labour productivity, innovation capability, market resilience, and overall business competitiveness.
- - To push the uptake of these kind of innovations by European companies the European Commission launched the European Workplace Innovation Network (EU WIN) in 2013.
- European Workplace innovation network (EUWIN) portal
- EU website on workplace innovation policy
- EUWIN Knowledge Bank (business case studies and practical resources)
- EUWIN Film Bank (watch videos on workplace innovation)
04/09 17:24 CET
Boosting innovation and competitiveness through unprecedented transeuropean parternerships is the business of the Worth…
- - Europe is home to some of the greatest fashion designers in the world. It also has many manufacturers with unique skills and know-how. Surprisingly, these two communities do not work together very often.
- - The objective of the EU-funded WORTH project is to improve the cross-EU cooperation between small businesses, designers and other creative professions in Europe.
- - With a budget of 1 million EUR, the project aim is to tear down the existing barriers, support innovation and improve cross-border collaboration in the EU Internal Market.
- - 35 cross-border partnerships have already been established thanks to the EU Worth project. They have proven successful in creating new products, bringing new solutions to the market and discovering new technologies.
24/07 11:33 CET
The burgeoning world of navigation and satellite applications offers a wide and lucrative range of opportunities for SMEs…
Innovative space applications
- Today, around 6-7% of the EU economy is dependent on the availability of global navigation satellite signals. The market for satellite navigation services has been growing steadily and is expected to be worth EUR 250 billion per year by 2022.
- The goal of the EU’s satellite navigation programmes Galileo and EGNOS is to achieve operational independence with respect to other global navigation satellite systems and mobilise the economic and strategic advantages this independence offers.
- To encourage SMEs and regions to develop commercial applications using Galileo and EGNOS, the European Commission in partnership with the European Satellite Navigation Awards (ESNC) established the Galileo-EGNOS Prize Award Scheme (GEPAS).
- The start-up Igeolise won the regional European Satellite Navigation Competition in 2012 in the UK. This competition was the breakthrough for the company and opened new business opportunities for them.
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