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Deadline: 31/03/2017
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs invites cluster organisations, other business network organisations, technology centres and science parks interested to team up around specific industrial thematic areas, in the context of industrial modernisation. Through a dedicated call for the expression of interest, the aim is to mobilise European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3). This call is linked to the establishment of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation and...
Deadline: 26/02/2017
Four European clusters, all consortium members of the INNO-DROP (Innovation and development in cluster excellence and cooperative partnerships) EU funded COSME project, seek submissions from suitably qualified training course providers for the provision of a classroom based training course in Cluster Excellence Management. This is an open procedure regarding the training of cluster managers in the specific fields of Cluster Benchmarking, Cluster organisation management, Industrial analysis and segmentation, Cluster economics and Change management. The project “Innovation and development in...
Deadline: 28/02/2017
What is the aim? Knowledge Alliances are transnational projects which bring higher education institutions and business together to work on common issues. Knowledge Alliances should foresee participation in thematic clusters and other initiatives to promote the sharing of best practices The overall aim is to help strengthen Europe's capacity to innovate and to support the modernisation of Europe's higher education systems. Knowledge Alliances focus on one or more of the following: developing new, innovative, and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning, stimulating...
Deadline: 28/02/2017
On 1st December 2016, KATANA, a project financed through the H2020 INNOSUP-1-2015 call "Cluster facilitated projects for new value chains", has published a call for applications for SMEs and single entrepreneurs from the agrifood value chain (farmers, food producers, retailers, nutritionists etc.), ICT and internet based SMEs, SMEs active in emerging industries (e.g. eco sustainability, mobile markets, and functional foods). KATANA will provide the best 100 applicants with 2,000euros funding while the best 10 teams in terms of market attractiveness and performance will be granted 100,000...
Deadline: 14/03/2017
EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises) launched on 29.12.2016 a call for tenders for the European observatory for clusters and industrial change. The objective of the contract is to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart...
Deadline: 17/03/2017
For the clusters dealing with Advanced Manufacturing we would like to introduce the MANUNET transnational call 2017: The strategic objective of the MANUNET Call 2017 is to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s Manufacturing Industry by supporting the funding of Manufacturing research projects performed by enterprises and their strategic partnerships. Projects will typically be smaller than projects submitted to the EU Framework Programme and they will benefit from accelerated funding decisions. For the full information of the call see here . For more detailed information, there is a kick-...
Deadline: 23/03/2017
For EU managers working in manufacturing companies. Participate in the 5-day "World Class Manufacturing" training mission in Japan! The EU-Japan Centre is currently inviting applications for the next training missions in Japan financed by the European Commission and hope it will be of your interest in applying. The programme provides: In-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology Lectures, seminars and panel discussions, presented by experts from Japanese industry Company and factory floor ( Gemba ) visits Preparation and post-visit reviews Training dates in Japan: 26 - 30 June 2017...
Deadline: 29/03/2017
The 19th call IraSME is open for submission of transnational project proposals. IraSME enables consortia of SMEs and research & technology organisations (optional) from at least two participating countries to work together with the objective of developing innovative products, processes or services. The programme is thematically open. Participating countries/regions: Austria, Belgium - Flanders, Belgium - Wallonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia Submission deadline: 29 March 2017 Further information is available at: http://www.ira-sme.net/calls/current-call/ (transnational) https://www...
Deadline: 31/03/2017
The second call for Modular projects in the Interreg MED programme is open! We introduce the ECCP cluster community a new opportunity for transnational cooperation by publishing the call that was published on January 30, 2017 on the programme's website : Interreg Mediterranean programme The Interreg MED Programme is pleased to inform you that the first call for Modular projects of the programming period 2014-2020 is now open to programme priority axes 1, 2 and 3. The priority axis 1 has as specific objective 1.1: To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key...
Deadline: 25/04/2017
This call is planned to be opened on 8 December 2016 and close on 25 April 2017. Specific Challenge: The future design of the Internet of Things applications will depend crucially on the development of sophisticated platform architectures for smart objects, embedded intelligence, and smart networks. Most of the today's IoT systems are however mainly focused on sensors, whereas in the future actuation and smart behaviour will be the key points. Research driven by ambitious use cases and benefiting from innovation areas in components, systems, networking and web technologies needs to be carried...

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