A new blog has been set up by the European Commission to provide an interactive online forum for innovators and entrepreneurs to share ideas about how to promote innovation for improvement across all EU member countries.
The blog entitled “Innovation Unlimited” offers forums for six key areas: broaden the concept of innovation; Speed and synchronisation; new places for new types of collaboration; innovative financing models; invest in future infrastructure; and why re-invent Europe through innovation.
The forums each host blogs posted by independent industry experts proposing ideas for reform and development and offer visitors the chance to react with a comments section. The blog is an important creative platform for entrepreneurs and innovators across Europe to share ideas with one another and to contribute to change to EU regulation and policy. For example, Jan Lamser, Member of Board of Directors and Senior Executive Officer, CSOB Bank (member of KBC Group) suggests:
“Broker bolder investment readiness initiatives that support knowledge and creative businesses to reduce their risk profiles to investors and accelerate deal flow – engaging existing investment communities to recognise value in the innovation economy”
This is met with a counter argument from a visitor to the blog that:
“Special banks for Innovation are dangerous for both themselves and their customers. They are disasters in the making. Funding “innovation” (whatever that may be) is and always should be an integral task of any bank. A good balance between short, medium and long-term should be the basis under all banks and the banking system.”
See how this works?! The blog has just been launched and has already attracted a considerable amount of traffic and sparked much debate. So if you have any ideas for reform or innovation, if you’re starting your own business, investing in a franchise opportunity or already run your own business; the ideas discussed on this blog concern and affect you and here you can make your voice heard!