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On March 20th the NF4-team visited the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network, in Chicago, IL, as part of the USA Innovation Mission. During an interactive session the 13 participating SMEs provided a pitch on their company and product(s). The NF4 activities were also presented and explained. Please find below a brief summary of the event as described by Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Written by Tabetha Hawkins, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network On Wednesday, March 20 the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network (CFBN) hosted a lively breakfast with New Frontiers in Food (NF4) – a collaborative group of...
Date: 28/03/2019 - 08:58 | NF4
European companies are getting ready to visit the USA next week! A cohort of 14 agfood SMEs will visit the USA during the NF4 Innovation Tour from March 18th-22nd. During the Innovation Tour, the delegation will visit Chicago and San Francisco and participate in matchmaking, a company visit, information sessions, B2B meetings and the Future Food Tech conference. These activities are organised by the NF4 consortium in collaboration with Chicagoland Food & Beverage , FaB Wisconsin , SALVEO group and Future Food Tech . Meet the participating companies at one of the events or read the company profiles at the New Frontiers...
Date: 13/03/2019 - 14:56 | NF4
European Cleantech Internationalization Initiative - EC2i ; Mobility Goes International-in Action – MobiGoIn - Action ; European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Advanced Smart Packaging - AdPack² and New Frontiers in Food-Fast Forward - NF4 signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to share resources, good practices and lessons learned for boosting the internationalisation and support of innovation uptakes primarily to Chinese and US American markets. The collaboration of these partnerships started on the kick-off meeting in October 2018 during the official meeting of European ESCPs in Brussels organized by the...
Date: 11/03/2019 - 15:03 | NF4

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Three years ago, five European clusters started to jointly work within the AdPack project to boost the European sector of advanced and smart packaging by combining their different expertise. This two-year Cluster Internationalisation project was founded by BalticNet-PlasmaTec from Germany, Nanoprogress from Czech Republic, InovCluster from Portugal, Packbridge from Sweden and Plastiwin from Belgium under the Cluster Internationalisation programme for SMEs under COSME framework programme (EU programme). This programme focuses on reinforcing international cluster cooperation and supporting the shaping of European Strategic...
Date: 25/03/2019 - 14:08 | AdPack²
Are you interested in entering new markets outside Europe? Are you interested in Canada, China and/or USA? We (in the framework of a project) are looking for companies that would like to take the opportunity to participate in a mission to these markets. The idea of ​​these missions are to bring your company in contact with the new markets (B2B meetings, matchmaking, fair visit etc.) or establish your already contacts to these markets. If you are interested in any of these missions, please fill in the questionnaire ( link ) latest until 27.03.2019 . If you are an SME, we can provide you a grant of € 1970 per mission for...
Date: 14/03/2019 - 09:10 | AdPack²

SENTINEL - Global Hospitality Opportunities

From 26th and 28th of March, an exploratory visit will take place in Johannesburg, in the context of the of the fair WATER SHOW AFRICA . Sara Gabarrón, project manager at CWP – Catalan Water Partnership , will take part to a structured business program, to meet in person potential partners and local market experts, and to develop potential collaborations and cooperation opportunities with different stakeholders from South Africa. The meetings of the agenda will be focus on the main hospitality sector agents (e.g. hotel associations and hotel groups ) as well as the most representative actors of the water sector. The goal...
Date: 22/03/2019 - 10:42 | SENTINEL
The Sentinel project launched a survey to understand competences and resources required to operate successfully in international markets. Your answers will help us to identify a training plan to provide all the skills and knowledge to successfully enter markets selected by the project. The aim of this survey is to understand the gaps among the capacities and resources required to operate successfully in the selected markets and the ones that SMEs interested to enter the different markets currently have in-house. In concrete terms, it will measure the level of knowledge of those professionals in charge of developing and...
Date: 21/03/2019 - 00:48 | SENTINEL

Between February 25th and 28th, 13 European startups and SMEs took part in an internationalisation mission to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. THE PARTICIPATING COMPANIES The 13 participating companies were selected by the Open Call 2 of the European project MobiGoIn-Action. The companies were accompanied by 3 of the 4 Clusters in charge of the project: Mov’eo, Torino Wireless and Media Evolution. French Tech Hub (FTH) and Silicon Valley Forum (SVF) were the US partners responsible for the organisation of the activities and the management of the practical aspects (mentors, contacts, visits, events, logistics, etc.). With...
Date: 21/03/2019 - 17:23 | MobiGoIn-Action
CALL FOR INTEREST: ACCELERATION PROGRAM & PARTICIPATION TO THE CHINA & SINGAPORE MISSION The MobiGoIn-Action Consortium invites all Smart Mobility European Start-ups, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to participate to this call, focused on internationalisation opportunities in China and Singapore regarding the Automotive and Smart City markets. How DOES IT WORK? The selected companies will first participate in a series of training and coaching activities aimed at preparing the companies to approach the target markets, providing internationalisation...
Date: 13/03/2019 - 15:45 | MobiGoIn-Action

OPTITEC, as the project coordinator, had the privilege to host the first regional outreach workshop of the KETs4Dual-Use partnership on 6 March 2019 in Marseilles, France. Besides becoming familiar with project activities and the support it provides to European dual-use actors, participants also had the opportunity to discover the results of the ecosystems mapping and survey carried out in the first month of the project. Representatives of partner organisations Anu Eslas ( Estonian Defense Industry Association ), Laure Quintin ( Minalogic ) and Anders Laustsen ( CenSec - Center for Defence, Space & Security )...
Date: 12/03/2019 - 09:13 | EU KETs4Dual-Use

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