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Vice President Antonio Tajani will lead a Mission to Portugal under the framework of the EUROPE 2020 Strategy for Growth on 28-29 November.

This Mission is a key priority for Vice President Tajani.

As YES European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs kindly informed StartupGreece community,

IP Marketplace is an online display window where you can look for trading partners and other kinds of partnership. IP Marketplace is free of charge for both buyers and sellers.

At IP Marketplace you can put your patents, patent applications, utility models, design and trademarks –so called IP rights –up for sale or out-licensing. You can also use IP Marketplace when searching for IP rights to buy or in-license, or when you are looking for partners for innovation projects that builds on patentable knowledge.

IP Marketplace has existed since 2007.


Europe has been preoccupied with financial turmoil due to the global economic crisis and the current sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. The challenge now lies in how the EU can emerge stronger from the crisis by reinforcing its economic and monetary policies and by strengthening cooperation and integration among its member states.

On the EU enlargement front, ten countries from the region joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. Several others, especially from the western Balkans, are seeking to join.
What has been the impact of EU membership for Bulgaria and Romania?  

The Business Idea Competition will take place under the auspices of the "Laboratory of Economic Analysis and Policy" of the Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The Greek Marketing Academy (ELAM) wishing to reward production and highlight Greece has established the "Made in Greece" Awards.

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.

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.

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