The European Paradox

Europe has to meet the challenge to remain competitive and build economic and social progress, relying on knowledge and innovation. It possesses very good scientific knowledge (which generates new discoveries or advances), but little exploitation (innovation involving the use or development of that knowledge for a useful purpose).

When knowledge is used for some economic or social purpose it becomes innovation, and innovation is often the source of new ideas. Therefore, without exploitation there is little impact on progress.

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A Paradigm Shift

Since 2014, the EU has changed its vision to help solve this paradox and has divided its main funding programme (Horizon 2020) into three pillars that serve its three main objectives:

Experts on Impact

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The mission of Qi Europe is to help promote this paradigm shift to ensure the greatest possible impact of European R&D in its 9 areas (research, economic, ethical, social, environmental, private investment, political, educational and regulatory) by the design and implementation of business plans to exploit credible results, both in preparing projects and later in the international expansion of products and/or services developed by its clients.

The need to combine technical knowledge, market analysis and extensive experience in European R&D&I (Innovation) make Qi Europe the perfect partner to meet the European challenge: mastering the Impact criterion and contributing significantly to business growth, high quality job creation and improving the quality of life, environment and safety of its citizens.

Qi Europe News

March 2021

OASIS Project is Organizing an Open Call

OASIS, an Open Innovation Test Bed ecosystem of 12 nanotechnology manufacturing pilot lines, is organizing an Open Call. The Open Call is dedicated for Demo-cases with the objective of providing support to organizations in order [...]

Horizon Europe – EIC Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is a funding scheme proposed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) as part of the Horizon Europe programme, to promote inter-disciplinary research and innovation on science-inspired and radically new future technologies.  Applicants participating in [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan shows the way to a climate-neutral economy

European Commission has recently adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan - one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action [...]

UK’s participation in Horizon Europe

After Germany and Spain, the United Kingdom was the third country with the largest participation in the Horizon 2020 program. The BREXIT agreement threatened the continuity of the UK for researchers, and businesses. However, after [...]

February 2021

140 000 million euros to boost recovery in Spain

Based on the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR), presented on 7 October, it aims to support the implementation of projects focused on innovation and digitisation in different areas, from energy efficiency and sustainable energy [...]

October 2019

The final conference of CL-Windcon project

CL- Windcon is a project of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Program of the European Union, coordinated by CENER, in which a consortium is formed by 15 partners including QI Europe as a partner [...]

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