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What Backs Entrepreneurial Passion in Influencing Entrepreneurial Engagement?

– by Abdella Kosa – Designed by Snowing Entrepreneurship provides small businesses with the ability to discover new business opportunities (Omisakin et al. 2016). Individuals decide to discover, evaluate, and exploit these opportunities because of different supportive factors. One of … Continue reading

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What do cities want?

– by Dr. Maksim Belitski & Dr. David Audretsch – Photo by Philipp Birmes on Pexels.com Regional economic development and entrepreneurship are driven by the quality of life in modern cities. Understanding what contributes to higher quality of life perception will … Continue reading

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Protecting Design and Innovation in China: a case study

– The China IPR SME Helpdesk –  designed by Jannoon028 – Freepik.com Innovative technology that is used in consumer products can be protected under invention or design patents in China, but this will not offer 100% protection against others illegally … Continue reading

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8 ways beside patents to appropriate the returns from innovation

– Giovanni Zazzerini – Innovation per se doesn’t automatically translate into economic benefits. To profit from innovation firms need to convert it into viable products or services while also having the capacity to protect the innovation against imitators. This is … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Industry 4.0 for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

– by Dr. Christian Schröder – It is often lamented that small and mid-sized companies show greater deficits in the implemention of Industry 4.0 compared to big companies. We wanted to know if this impression is correct or not: we examined … Continue reading

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Most Common IP Problems when Operating Internationally: Focus on South-East Asia

– by South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk – Underpinned by the fast development, South-East Asia is offering many business opportunities for European SMEs. At the same time, a clear vision of an IP strategy in South-East Asia can impact a … Continue reading

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Horizon 2020 SME Instrument – elements of our formula of success

– by Edita Bagdonaite – How many participants of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument are in Lithuania? What are the elements of the formula of participation success? We searched for answers to these and other questions together with the clientele of the … Continue reading

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Study on the difficulties of using public instruments for Argentinian small and medium enterprises*

– by Héctor O. Pralong, Angel F. Hernaiz, José L. Sebastian – Introduction It is a duty of the Government to encourage horizontal links among institutions that are committed towards creating a structural base for the National System of Innovation (SIN) … Continue reading

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Establishing a Culture of Innovation in Business

– by Sarah Daren – The business landscape is always changing. Leading companies thrive by embracing and cultivating a culture of innovation that leads to evolved and improved operations, strategies, product offerings, service offerings, and processes. American business leaders that acknowledge … Continue reading

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SMEs in Horizon 2020 with a focus on the new European Innovation Council (EIC)

– by Ines Haberl – SMEs are the backbone of Europe’s economy, and substantially contribute to growth and job creation, due to their innovative role and growth potential. About 23 million SMEs are generating € 3.9 trillion in value added … Continue reading

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