Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France) and Groningen (Netherlands) are the three finalists for the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital. The winning city, that will receive the €500000 prize, will be announced at the closing ceremony of the Innovation Convention 2014, Europe’s premier innovation event which will take place in Brussels on 10 and 11 March.

As Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, said: "I want to thank all those citi...

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