The book discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agri-food, specifically the linkages among food research and innovation, production, consumption, gastronomy, and place branding as well as technology. It also focuses on EU policies and instruments in support of R&I activities in agri-food, and explores agri-food domains within the context of smart specialisation.
Improve Economic and Policy Knowledge in the Field of Sport Related Industries with particular focus on Sporting Goods Sector22 Jul 2018
The present study aims to improve economic and policy knowledge of the sport related industries, with a particular focus on the sporting goods sector. The study starts by considering different definitions of the sporting goods sector based on which it presents an economic overview of the sport-related industries in Europe (including both downstream and upstream relations), with a focus on the sporting goods sector. This is followed by an analysis of the main business models in the sporting goods sector and an analysis of the sector’s competitiveness (at the national, European and international level).
Region to region cooperation on Smart Specialisation between EU and Latin America. Deadline 30 August
The latest region to register is South Denmark (DK).
The Commission will continue to support actions aiming to improve regional innovation systems in low-growth and low-income regions in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Croatia. This renewed initiative helps regions tackle challenges to innovation (e.g. lack of interaction between local business spheres and academia). It will particularly focus on promoting a greater involvement of business partners and entrepreneurs in the design and implementation of regional innovation strategies.
The latest region to register is Finnmark (NO).
The EU textile and clothing industry has reinvented itself through innovation, creativity, adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, market diversification and internationalisation. Since 2013 the industry’s turnover has grown by 14% to € 181 billion and extra-EU exports by 15% to € 48 billion while employment and company numbers have been maintained.
Open call for Pairing between European regions and regions in Mexico and Peru under the EU programme ‘International Urban Cooperation – Latin America’ (IUC-LA)
PRESS RELEASE: 2018 EURATEX General Assembly: Investing in the textile and clothing factories of the future in Europe08 Jun 2018
The 2018 EURATEX General Assembly showcases the economic renaissance of the textile and clothing industry, and its visions for the future, among numerous participants in Brussels.
Viktoria Bodnarova, the regional EURAXESS North America representative, visited the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) for the scientific seminar "European Science and Innovation Diasporas in North America: (re)-connecting can foster outward-looking S3 processes"07 Jun 2018
This seminar, carried out together with JRC S3P Visiting Scientist Jürgen Haberleithner, aimed at looking closely at the nature and activities of the European science and innovation diasporas in North America and how they can be better connected to and foster Smart Specialisation (S3) processes in Europe.
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