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European Innovation Scoreboard: EU is gaining ground in the global competition

eLearningworld trends The European Innovation Scoreboard is a yearly comparative analysis of innovation performance. The comparison targets EU-members, EU in comparison to other European countries as well as the performance in comparison to other regions globally. The European Innovation Scoreboard 2018 was released June 22 shows that European innovation performance is accelerating in comparison to United States, Japan, and Canada, while the fastest runner towards the future is China, but are still behind EU. However, within… Continue reading

China’s no1 entrepreneurial tech hub

eLearningworld News Tsinghua University located in a northwestern suburb of Beijing was founded in 1911. After the start of a new specialisation, 1952 with focus on educating engineers the university is today is the most important tech hub for Chinese startups and tech development in general. The combination of the research from the university and the great prospects of receiving funding from the network of Tsinghua Alumni TMT Association has formed a very nutritious growing… Continue reading

Create a Medici-effect with knowledge management

What would you prefer, to investing in a Knowledge Management System or Crisis Management? Since when Factor X strikes the organisation either is prepared with the right knowledge or otherwise a crisis is waiting around the corner. Four foundational components The foundation of the knowledge management system that is described in the book is characterised by openness and diversity for distribution, learning and development on the platform. Because all relevant knowledge should be available for… Continue reading

BIG European AI hub to get into the race of global competition

A few weeks ago we wrote about the prospects of Artificial Intelligence and that Europe is lagging behind within the field. Now the EU Commission has presented the European strategy to get into the game, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: “Just as the steam engine and electricity did in the past, AI is transforming our world. It presents new challenges that Europe should meet together in order for AI to succeed… Continue reading

Developing a Digital Market in Africa

eLearningworld News Still struggling with building the single digital market in Europe, EU from this experience is now helping Africa to unleash the transformative power of e-commerce on the continent. This should be seen in the light of that e.g. a 10% increase in internet access gives a 1.2% push to per capita gross domestic product (GDP). In some parts of Africa, the broadband access is as low as 16%, which means that increased connectivity… Continue reading

Billions to innovative start-ups in Europe

eLearningworld News As SME’s are the today’s and the future main engines of economic growth, where promoting entrepreneurship and startup are a key to success. The EU Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) is now launching a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme called VentureEU. The purpose for VentureEU is to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe to improve the prerequisites of commercial success. EU will finance the programme with €410 million,… Continue reading

Digital Day 2018: Transformation a joint European project

eLearningworld News Today is the Digital day taking place in Brussels. The EU Commission is bringing together ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation where the discussions will focus on how technologies will shape the future Europe and how to develop a dynamic digital market with top-level digital literacy. The day is directed towards five areas, including collaborating on AI,… Continue reading

Mentorspace to make education entrepreneurial with digital as a power source

eLearningworld News Kista Mentorspace is a resource at the KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in Stockholm where students from different fields meet to bring life to their knowledge and skills with digital technology.  But it is also open to business and other organisations as well as teachers in primary and secondary school to help them integrate digital solutions in their field of work. The goal is to develop an environment of digital creation and entrepreneurship… Continue reading

Promoting entrepreneurial education ahead of 1st European Education Summit

eLearningworld News Developing an entrepreneurial skill- and mindset is a key competence that supports social and economic well being, and is at the same time a required skill on todays and the future labour market. The European Commission that January 25 is arranging the first EU Education Summit ever with the aim to “laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education”. Besides the opening statement by Tibor… Continue reading