A home for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology ...

This weekend the Official Journal of the European Union published the Decision taken by common agreement between the Representatives of the Governments of Member States of 18 June 2008 on the location of the seat of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). This Decision, in relevant part, reads as follows:


(1) The establishment of a European Institute for Innovation and Technology was decided by Regulation (EC) No 294/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 establishing the European Institute for Innovation and Technology.

(2) The location of the seat of this Institute should be determined [says the IPKat, well that's good to know ... but what was the alternative? And was this recital put to a vote?],


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The European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) shall have its seat in Budapest.


See earlier IPKat post on EIT here
Great Hungarian inventions contributing to European bureaucracy: the ball-point pen, the telephone exchange and the computer
A home for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology ... A home for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, August 04, 2008 Rating: 5


  1. And great Hungarian innovation kat-astrophes must include Ernesto Rubik, the man who didn't patent the cube internationally. Hopefully the Institute will have learned the lessons of Rubik!

    And, although, non-technolgical, don't miss "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers" aka Paul Erdõs.

  2. sometimes i end up in scratching all the hair from my head (i dont have much left there after i landed in IP) trying to decipher the decisions by lawmakers... hungary i do not believe a country where loads of R & D happens neither it appears in top 100 filers (forget 10) in world..... i guess it should have been germany, UK or france.....

  3. Maybe that is a good reason to have the EIT in Hungary...

    The UK, Germany and France can't have everything - the rich would just get richer, in IP terms.

    [a UK based EPA]


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