Globalstars Brazil open for submissions

Globalstars Brazil Call description Within the GlobalStars initiative of EUREKA, a new call for projects with Brazil is open for submissions.     The EUREKA participating countries are: Austria Belgium France Germany The Netherlands Spain Switzerland Participants from Brazil and the respective EUREKA member countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in any field …

France, Germany call for EU funding for tech start-ups

They want national initiatives to be complemented by EU ones in bid to compete more effectively against US, China Berlin and Paris want their project to focus on tech leaders in academia as well as entrepreneurs and to provide funding for high-risk tech projects. Seen here is the Viva Technology conference in Paris.   FRANCE …

Energy Storage is the Policy Epicenter of Energy Innovation

A darkened Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.   Right now, the reliability and economics of the electric power grid is changing. A major player in this change might be energy storage. Utilities have always known that storing electricity is valuable, but other than building dams to hold water, it wasn’t a …

No one disagrees Europe needs to step up commitment to innovation, but . . . how much appetite is there for more disruption?

The years since the financial crisis have been miserable not only for growth in Europe but for dynamism and innovation — outstripped on all counts by Asia and the US. But as eurozone growth recovers, the continent is gaining a second chance. As the shock of the UK’s Brexit vote and the fragility of the banking system …

Germany Is the Silicon Valley of Political Innovation

One of the more significant quotations of last week came from President Donald Trump, when he reportedly described the Germans as “bad, very bad,” referring to their automobile exports. He returned to the theme Tuesday. Another take on Germany, articulated by many economists and technology observers, is that the country has quality manufacturing but hasn’t been very …