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Last update : 30/03/2006
Innovation
  Over 170 guests participate in launch of the PAXIS Manual and debate on innovation.
Brussels, 28 March 2006
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Final results from the PAXIS initiative in the form of a manual were officially presented at the event entitled "European Innovation at its Best: Five Years of Learning, Co-operation and Experience with Innovation Policy", which took place on 21 March 2006.

Over 170 guests from the European Parliament, the European Commission, ECOSOC, industry associations, European regions, clusters and PAXIS members participated in the discussion-debate preceding the reception.


 Heinz Zourek, Director-General of
   DG Enterprise and Industry 
   

Paul Rubig, MEP and member of
the ITRE Committee
Moderated by Paul Rubig (MEP), the panel of speakers included: Vasco Errani, President of the Emilia-Romagna region, Geneviève Fioraso (Deputy Mayor of Grenoble in charge of economic development and innovation), Carl Cederschiold (Former Mayor of Stockholm), Juan Manuel Revuelta (General Director, Delegation of the Valencia Region in Brussels) and Heinz Zourek (Director-General of DG Enteprise and Industry).
Hosted by the representation of Baden-Württemberg, the conference was supported by the European Commission and the Brussels representations of the 22 PAXIS Regions of Excellence.
   
The PAXIS Manual for Innovation Policy Makers and Practitioners: Analysis and transfer of innovation tools, methodologies and policy was officially presented. Prefaced by Gunter Verheugen, It features a selection of 65 good practices in innovation management in the areas of policy design, pre-seed and early-stage financing; incubation; technology transfer and spin-offs; promotion of an entrepreneurial and innovation culture and political awareness. Hard copies may be ordered directly from the DG Enterprise and Industry.
 Visitors discovering the PAXIS Manual
  The PAXIS Manual for Innovation Policy Makers
and Practitioners :
Analysis and transfer of innovation tools, methodologies and policy
Brussels, 31 January 2006

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Prefaced by Gunther Verheugen, this manual describes the main good practices identified by PAXIS in the areas of policy design, pre-seed and early-stage financing; incubation; technology transfer and spin-offs; promotion of an entrepreneurial and innovation culture and political awareness.

The practices originate from very different regions, but all aim at helping new companies through the practical difficulties they face during their creation and early growth periods. Over the past five years, some 1400 contributors identified and analysed over 300 methodologies and good practices. Some 115 of of these practices have been or are in the process of being transferred to one or more partner and non-partner regions. Eager to share their key results with the policymakers and practitioners concerned with improving the innovation performance of their regions, PAXIS has selected and published 65 of these good practices in an easy-to-consult Manual.

The PAXIS Manual will be officially presented at the event entitled "European Innovation at its Best: Five Years of Learning, Co-operation and Experience with Innovation Policy", which will take place on 21 March 2006 at 18:30 at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union (Rue Belliard 60-62, 1040 Brussels). Hosted by the representation of Baden-Württemberg, the conference is supported by the European Commission and the Brussels representations of the 22 PAXIS Regions of Excellence :
KREO
Emilia-Romagna - TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe - Oxfordshire -
Grenoble-Lyon  
SPRING City of Stockholm - Wirtschaftsregion Stuttgart - Madrid - Cambridge
PANEL München - Barcelona - Milano - Dublin
HIGHEST    Alpes-Maritimes - Helsinki - Southern Sweden - Torino Area - Berlin
START Vienna Region - Copenhagen - Edinburgh - Hamburg - Veneto Region

Download the manual [PDF 5.6Mb]

  PAXIS Regions of Excellence support
European Petition for Research and Innovation

Brussels, 31 January 2006
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Today at the European Parliament, Dr. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, rapporteur for the new Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and Professor Jerzy Buzek, Rapporteur for the forthcoming 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7), handed over a petition for research and innovation to the current President of the European Council, the Austrian Federal Chancellor, Wolfgang Schüssel.

The signatories of the petition urge the Austrian Presidency and the other 24 EU governments to review the severe budget cuts of the competitiveness and innovation chapter of the EU financial perspectives, in order to re-align the budget with Europes political ambitions expressed through the Lisbon agenda for higher competitiveness, growth and job creation.

The PAXIS Regions of Excellence were alarmed by
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  PAXIS results available
Brussels, 30 March 2006
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All final PAXIS results are available for download from this website. They are listed on the "Network Activities" page of each of the Thematic Networks . For each of the Projects , they are visible in the right-hand column.
The results include methodologies, multimedia games, self-assessment questionnaires, analysis reports, case studies, toolkits and good practices.
 
 

European Innovation Workshop in Edinburgh
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The European Innovation Workshop will take place in Edinburgh from the 5th to 9th October, 2005. The workshop is this year"s occasion for European innovation facilitators. The main goals with the workshop is to learn from the PAXIS network in transferring innovation policy, tools and programmes; to discuss how the PAXIS experience can go to the next level in the new Inno-Initiative; to get to know the actors of the Europe Innova projects in sectoral innovation financing and cluster networks.

 
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