The European Union selects Euskadi and the Canary Islands between the six model regions in the development of innovation in services

The European Commission has selected the Basque Country and the Canary Islands between six model regions in the development of innovation in services. The five selected regions along with the Basque Country and the Canary Islands are Luxembourg, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), Upper Austria (Austria) and Emilia Romagna (Italy).


Airbus challenges students worldwide to develop innovative ideas for a more sustainable aviation in Fly Your Ideas

In this new edition, in addition to the 30,000 euros in cash for first prize winners will have the opportunity to receive expert Airbus Innovation Cell on campus during a week in which they will learn the keys to becoming a true innovator in the world of aviation.

Participating teams can submit their project proposal until December 7th, 2012 via the competition website


A mobile application developed by researchers of the University of Seville detect if a person has suffered a serious fall

Experts of Group on Research, Development and Innovation in Information Technology, University of Seville, headed by Professor Juan Antonio Ortega, have used the capabilities of mobile devices to create a system capable of determining physical activity undertaken by all of users and even if the person has been dropped.

The main advantage of the system developed by researchers at the University of Seville is the low cost since it is fully integrated into the mobile device. Furthermore, this reduces the level of intrusiveness of monitoring systems.


Ence achieves triple production of wood in the same area through innovation in its cultivation and silvicultural research strategy

The company Ence explained that success is the result of their work in R&D&i, which has allowed the selection of tree that has become the clone breeding pattern, and which is known as "Anselmo" , after the forester who selected him. This selection was made based on criteria of drought resistance, plant health, growth and form.


Valencian Global Project teachs eleven Valencian companies to help them multiply by 20 its turnover in five years

Valencian Global starts this Monday his walk as an acceleration program that will accompany and form eleven Valencian companies to help them multiply by 20 its turnover in five years, through an innovative entrepreneurship support method that includes five specialized training seminars and high level to strengthen the functions of sales, marketing, human resources and finance, program management support and growth measures.


Euskadi has a high innovation capacity with a level ranking as Sweden or Finland, investing in R & D from 1.95% of GDP

The Altran Innovation Manager, Borja Baturone, explained the keys to high innovation potential of the Basque Country, which are based on a well-established industrial sector with a global vocation, a high business participation in the innovation, an optimal public-private collaboration in R & D and a corporate culture of innovation as a key pillar of competitiveness.


Valencian Finance Institute opens a new credit line of EUR 3 million to innovative projects

Máximo Buch, Coseller of Economy, Trade and Industry has announced the launch of a new line of loans of Valencian Finance Institute (IVF) to allocate € 3 million to innovative projects.

This new line will finance companies with a high innovative component that are in growth, expansion or internationalization phase.


The University Foundation of Las Palmas opened the registration period for SMEs wishing to train in Canary competitiveness through innovation

The University Foundation of Las Palmas (FULP) now opens for SMEs wishing to enroll canary in the "Comprehensive Programme for Innovation and Competitiveness of SMEs Canaria: Knowledge-Based Innovation '.

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