Barcelona, Espoo, Grenoble, Groningen, Malaga and Paris are the six cities shortlisted for the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital. The city with the best “innovation ecosystem” will win the €500000 prize. The winning city will be announced at 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, stated: "The response to th...


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