ZEW policy brief Published: Public Funding of Innovation Projects: Is it Time for a More Flexible Approach?

Every year, the European Union and its Member States spend billions of euros for funding Research and Development (R&D) projects both in companies and public research organisations. The aim is to strengthen Europe's competitiveness. The success of public funding and the outcome obtained from each…

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SEEK Workshop: Patent Litigation in Europe - A Story of War and Settlement? (November 22, 2012 in Brussels)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are pleased to announce the SEEK workshop "Patent Litigation in Europe – A Story of War and Settlement", scheduled for November…

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Call for Papers: SEEK Workshop on "Incentives and Innovations" (November 23 - 24, 2012)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the Erasmus University Rotterdam are pleased to announce a workshop on Incentives and Innovations. The workshop is organised within the framework of the research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European…

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Call for Papers: SEEK Workshop on Non-Linear Economic Modelling: Theory and Applications (December 12-13, 2012)

We invite the submission of theoretical, computational, and empirical work for the SEEK Workshop on "Non-Linear Economic Modelling: Theory and Applications". The objective of the workshop is to discuss recent scientific contributions in the subject area and to provide a platform for an exchange of…

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SEEK Research Programme: Awarding of Projects 2012

The third competition round of the SEEK research programme was successfully concluded with the approval of seven research projects. The research teams of the projects, which will be funded under the programme, will now start their work. Altogether, 23 project proposals were developed by ZEW…

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Minister Friedrich Opens SEEK Workshop on the Competitiveness of the European Car Industry in Brussels

Which public support measures can help the European car industry to overcome the crisis? What is the long-term benefit of state aid measures, e.g. car scrappage schemes? Which instruments are especially useful in the European context? These are some of the questions which have been discussed from a…

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