The Ministry for Development and Competitiveness, based on the need "to highlight the products and services of Greek companies in a structured way and to enhance their quality", and to distinguish Greek products both in the Greek and in international markets, has launched a contest for the creation of a trademark for Greek products.
The contest has been launched in line with L.4072/2012 providing for the creation of a trademark for Greek products.
Innovation performance in the EU has improved year on year in spite of the continuing economic crisis, but the innovation divide between Member States is widening. While the most innovative countries have further improved their performance, others have shown a lack of progress. The overall ranking within the EU remains relatively stable, with Sweden at the top, followed by Germany, Denmark and Finland.
The 3rd International Conference on Integrated Information is to be held at Prague, Czech Republic during September 5-9, 2013. IC-ININFO is an interdisciplinary conference which aims at creating a forum for further discussion for an integrated information field. Some of the main themes of the conference are:
There is an open call to collect interesting initiatives and projects that we can learn from. The Open Call for Innovative Practice and Dilemma's will gather the most striking examples of eﬀorts in which citizens, civil society actors, and public oﬃcials have redeﬁned their roles and modes of interaction.
Examples may range from the G1000 in Belgium to a social pharmacy in Greece or a social procurement procedure in Sweden. The cases will be linked by the common eﬀort to reinvent democratic relationships through practical initiatives.
The Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship @ Chicago Ideas Week recognizes a group of young socially-conscious leaders who have developed sustainable ventures addressing social needs, and provides them with exposure to nationally recognized business and community leaders, funding to support their cause, and a platform for growth.
The Fellowship was created by philanthropist and entrepreneurs Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand to help advance the next generation of social innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents.