2019 Innovation Scoreboards: The innovation performance of the EU and its regions is increasing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Europe needs to deepen its innovation capability to compete on global markets and maintain and improve the European way of life, as called for by the European Council as recently as June 2018 and March 2019. That is why the Juncker Commission has set […]

Europe is no longer an innovation leader. Here’s how it can get ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy managing director, European Fund for Strategic Investments & Roger Havenith, Deputy chief executive, European Investment Fund When it comes to technological innovation, Europe is now lagging behind not only the US and Japan, but also China. […]

Germany is the world’s most innovative economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Germany is currently in the driving seat when it comes to innovation – thanks in part to the speed it’s developing new technologies like driverless cars. In the World Economic Forum’s latest […]

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Changing the Face of Europe

Written by Nicholas Zylberglajt, co-founder and Vice-President of EYIF 90 years ago my grandparents fled Poland to France and then to Uruguay looking for a better future and to heal the wounds from World War II. Fast forward to 2015 and I will visit Poland for the first time, returning to my roots to launch the Youth […]

It’s Time to Disrupt Europe, Digital First

Written by Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder & President of European Young Innovators Forum Over the last 30 years, the European Union has failed in innovation capacity and the main reason is its mindset: in on the one hand, societally, europeans have grown increasingly risk-averse in the last 30 years while on the other, structurally, it has […]

Neelie Kroes at the European Young Innovators Forum: Unconvention 2014

Neelie Kroes at the Young Innovators Unconvention: “Let’s Disrupt Europe, we need it!” Neelie Kroes delivered her last speech to European startups at Unconvention 2014organized by European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF). She sent a simple but strong message: “Lets disrupt Europe, we need it!”. The theme of the Unconvention this year is “Embrace failure, celebrate […]

EUREKA @ European Business Summit 2014: Innovation across borders – mobilising national R&D funds for transnational innovation in Europe

Written by Pedro Nunes, HEAD of EUREKA secretariat When it comes to enhancing economic prosperity and growth, there is no factor more important than innovation. Our capacity to innovate has been accelerating since as long ago as the Renaissance. Today patent filings are increasing exponentially: in 2004 the European patent office reported some 180.000 filings, […]