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C-Voucher has launched its first Open Call ( https://designers-open-call.fundingbox.com/ ) and is building a pool of designers to support the European SMEs on their way towards the circular value chains. The Call will be open continuously throughout the entire project, although presently, the applicants are invited to submit their profile should they wish to become potential mentors and/or evaluators in the project. The cut-off date is June 30, 2018. More information about the project: https://c-voucher.fundingbox.com/
Date: 22/06/2018 - 11:06 | C-Voucher
C-Voucher Circularize Value Chains across European Regional Innovation Strategies Regional Camps C-VoUCHER is an EU funded project that combines design and technology in order to help SMEs take part in Circular Economy. The goal is to develop new, cross-sectorial value chains across the EU by supporting SMEs on the move away from linear value chains (cradle to waste) towards circular models (cradle to cradle). In this project, we work with European clusters from Denmark, Sweden, Poland, France, Spain and Romania within the following five industries: manufacturing, agro-food, health, textile and maritime industries In...
Date: 11/06/2018 - 10:07 | C-Voucher
StressTesting of regional approaches conducive to the implementation of S3 through clusters is a transnational benchmarking-based learning approach. This approach determines how and where clusters can be effective in supporting industrial transformation, new value chain formations and employment generation in an integrated, coordinated and sustained manner. The overall aim is to find ways of designing and implementing modern cluster-based regional economic development policies. It also serves to draw maximum advantage of the regional cluster portfolio while shaping new industrial value chains and sectors. It is intended...
Date: 18/06/2018 - 11:31 | DanuBioValNet
The goal for the first intellectual output of the project is to help to develop a comprehensive study that explores the two perspectives on the path that European women must travel to achieve executive and managerial positions. On the one hand, women who have already broken the glass ceiling will analyze what skills and competences have helped them move up within their professions. On the other hand, women who have been working in their respective traditional industries for years but have not reached boardroom positions, will provide the desired knowledge they believe could help improve their professional sectors from...
Date: 15/06/2018 - 09:48 | Women in Power
The empowerment of women around the world is one of the most remarkable revolutions of recent decades: millions of people who once depended on men have taken control of their own economic destinies. Today, women make up the majority of professional workers in many countries. In the European Union alone, women have filled 6 out of the 8 million new jobs created since 2000. Despite the general trend towards greater equality in society and in the labor market, progress remains slow and important differences still persist between men and women. Only 21% of the board members of the 620 largest companies in Europe in 2015 were...
Date: 15/06/2018 - 09:41 | Women in Power
The empowerment of women worldwide is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past century: millions of people who were once dependent on men have taken control of their own economic fates. Today women make up the majority of professional workers in many countries. According to data from November 2016, the employment rate for women aged 20–64 in Europe stood at 64.3 % in 2015. A longer-term comparison shows that, while the employment rate for men in 2015 was the same as 10 years earlier, there was a marked increase in the proportion of women in employment, rising 4.3 percentage points from 60.0 % in 2005. The trend...
Date: 15/06/2018 - 09:38 | Women in Power
From 4 – 8 th June, INNO-DROP consortia - funded by COSME Cluster Excellence Program, organized a study visit to the innovation ecosystem at Toulouse, France. INNO-DROP French partner, AQUA VALLEY, hosted the third study visit organized by the consortium with the participation of representatives from ZINNAE, BALTICNET PLASMATEC and NANOPROGRESS. The consortium enjoyed a training session on Design thinking to inspire their project and services identification; visited two laboratories focused in water technology and the headquarters of Aerospace Valley and Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation. Finally, Aqua Valley organized a workshop...
Date: 14/06/2018 - 09:51 | INNO-DROP - INNOvation and Development in clusteR excellence and cOoperative Partnerships
IMPACT Connected Car launches its final call to distribute up to €60k equity-free The open call targets innovative startups and SMEs linked to mobility and the automotive sector IMPACT Accelerator has recently launched the second and final open call for IMPACT Connected Car , a disruptive mobility programme led by FundingBox and ISDI . The current call is open until 18th October and seeks applications from innovative startups and SMEs that are linked to mobility and the automotive sector. The launch of the open call coincides with London Tech Week , during which several startups previously selected for acceleration in the...
Date: 12/06/2018 - 17:13 | <IMPACT> Connected Car
On Wednesday June 6 th 2018, the LIFE-FLAREX consortium held its 3 rd biannual project meeting in Brussels at the delegation of the Catalan Government in the EU. In this occasion, the project welcomed the project monitor from NEEMO, the external support service to the EASME for the LIFE programme. The meeting started with an introduction from NEEMO monitoring team presenting their role within the LIFE programme in assisting the European Commission on the assessment of the progress. Next, the LIFE-FLAREX partners presented the progress of the different actions that have been ongoing during this first year of the LIFE-...
Date: 12/06/2018 - 14:10 | LIFE-FLAREX
On June 5 th , the final event of MIDWOR-LIFE gathered 36 stakeholders in the field of substitution of per- and poly-fluorinated substances in the textile industry, in Brussels with broad high profile representation including the European Commission, textile industry representatives, chemical producers and research centers across Europe. The event started with the welcome from AEI TEXTILS and a round call presentation. It was followed by the overview of the regulatory landscape on the field of short chain fluorocarbons by Valentina Bertato from the European Commission. On her presentation, she pointed out the directions...
Date: 11/06/2018 - 21:27 | MIDWOR-LIFE

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