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SPECIAL FEATURE: INNOVEIT 2015

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INNOVEIT 2015

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After travelling to Budapest, Hungary, in May, Portal provides coverage of INNOVEIT 2015, the EIT’s conference on new ways to innovate

CREATING A CULTURE

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Having attended INNOVEIT 2015, Portal carries the thoughts of European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on the impact of the EFSI on the EIT

INNOVATION OUTLOOK

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At INNOVEIT 2015, EIT interim director Martin Kern provided Portal with an insight into the potential impact of cuts to the body

following the creation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments. He also evaluated the creation of the latest two Knowledge and

Innovation Communities and outlined his hopes for the 2016 KICs

A NEW APPROACH TO EDUCATION

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As education is a central component of the EIT, Portal details its contributions in creating tomorrow’s European entrepreneurs

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The Education Research Institute outlines its objectives, goals and purposes

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INSPIRING FUTURE CHANGE

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Portal provides an overview of this year’s EIT Award winners from INNOVEIT 2015 in Budapest, Hungary

ROUTE INNOVATION

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At INNOVEIT 2015 in Budapest, EIT Governing Board chairman Peter Olesen spoke to Portal to discuss the latest developments of the

EU’s innovation organisation. He detailed the establishment of new Knowledge and Innovation Communities in 2016, the barriers to

entrepreneurship in Europe, and the impact of budget cuts to the EIT as a result of the Juncker Investment Plan

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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES (continued)

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BIODIVERSITY

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STOP THE INVADERS

Writing for Portal, Czech MEP Pavel Poc, the rapporteur for the EU’s invasive alien species regulation, details the Union’s attempt to

stop the spread of non-native species. He details the legislative process, the amendments put forward by the European Parliament’s

Environment Committee, and how the regulation could assist the EU in meeting its 2020 biodiversity targets

PROFILE:

The nEUROSTRESSPEP project outlines the role of insects in meeting food security targets for the predicted future population

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ARCTIC RESEARCH

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WITNESSING COLD CHANGE

Portal details the new Horizon 2020-funded EU-PolarNet project that brings together key scientists to develop an integrated research scheme

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The Geological Survey of Norway outlines the world’s undiscovered natural resources to be found in the Arctic

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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: MARINE & MARITIME

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MASTER OF THE WAVES

At this year’s Green Week in Brussels, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella,

detailed the abundant resources the blue world can offer to Europe’s economy. He draws attention to the need to tackle pollution

and harness the power of the sea, as well as announcing the launch of a public consultation on ocean governance

NEXT PORT OF CALL

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Portal details the importance of innovation when it comes to the marine maintenance and repair sector

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The Chalmers University Department of Shipping and Marine Technology has everything needed to meet safety and security demands

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Clever Marine Services Ltd outlines how it has trained its staff in proactive management and non-destructive testing

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NAVIGATING THE WATERS

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The International Chamber of Shipping’s Simon Bennett details present topical issues in shipping to Portal

KEEPING THE WORLD CONNECTED

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The World Shipping Council calls on two cities to take action to keep the world connected

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