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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: 19/01/2017
The call opened on 20 September 2016 and will close on 19 January 2017 Specific Challenge: Dissemination, exploitation and transfer of project results are crucial activities during project life-time and beyond in order to make sure that projects have the expected impacts. Clustering of project activities, according to objectives and addressed themes, and linking them with corresponding existing technology transfer activities are effective ways to stimulate the uptake of project results and the exploitation of synergies. An adequate monitoring of such activities during the project lifetime and...
Deadline: 31/01/2017
EuroTransBio (ETB) is a network of national/regional funding agencies which coordinate their efforts to launch annual calls for R&D&I projects in the area of modern biotechnology. The network started off as an ERA-NET initiative in 2004 and was supported by the European Commission in FP6 and FP7. From 2014, ETB has become one of the first initiatives to operate in a self sustainable way i.e. without further funding for coordination and networking (ETB international funding initiative). ETB is organizing annual joint calls for innovative near to the market R&D&I projects in all...
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
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: 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...
Deadline: 30/06/2017
Interreg Europe's third call for proposals will open on 1 March 2017. Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2017. The detailed terms of reference will be available on our website in January 2017. You can already learn more about the details of our previous calls and browse the programme manual . In the meantime, we suggest you join the Interreg Europe community , publish your project idea and find partners that are interested in similar themes as you. Potential applicants can also evaluate their project idea's relevance for Interreg Europe by using our simple online self-assessment tool...
Deadline: 15/09/2017
NEPTUNE (“ New Cross Sectoral Value Chains Creation across Europe Facilitated By Clusters for SMEs’ Innovation in Blue Growth”) , innovation action supported by the European Commission’s HORIZON 2020 programme, is launching a call to identify and select technical and consultancy service providers to establish a list of experts to support SMEs, to boost entrepreneurship and innovation capacity in the Blue Growth industry. Detailed information and application form are available here .