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Latest News from Cluster Projects in EU Programmes

Would you like to know which kind of proposals we had for the first adopters’ open call? See below an infographic showing figures on the countries where the proposals came from and on the vertical, they applied for. The evaluation phase is already ongoing and hopefully, results will be available before leaving for Christmas. Stay tuned!
Date: 14/11/2019 - 03:32 | C-Voucher
Due to a global need for preserving resources and limiting the industries’ environmental footprint more and more, businesses are looking into new ways of making products and providing services. Turning towards the circular economy is one way of doing so. In that way, C-VoUCHER project is centered on helping SMEs from five different industries (blue growth, health, agro-food, textile, and manufacturing) transition from linear to circular business models. As a way to map out and organize the challenges stakeholders in these industries experience when attempting to make this transition, each of the Regional Innovation Hubs (...
Date: 31/10/2019 - 03:26 | C-Voucher
New Water Test Network challenge online! Are you an SME who has innovative technologies to detect and/or remove pharmaceuticals from wastewater? Are you willing to demonstrate this in a full scale municipal wastewater treatment plant with the fully funded support (with a value to up to €50.000) of the project? If you believe you have the right solution, please submit an application no later than 1 February 2020 at 12 pm. For more information about the challenge, the offer, conditions and application please click on the link below: https://www.nweurope.eu/media/8314/wtn-pharmaceutical-removal-challenge-final.pdf.
Date: 13/11/2019 - 10:10 | Water Test Network
In terms of numbers: by 2013, there were 10.8 million agricultural holdings within the EU-28. (1) As far as livestock is concerned, the European Union (EU) is the world’s third largest producer of beef after the USA and Brazil, producing 7,9 million tons of carcasses per year. Livestock industry contributes to the economy, rural development, social life, culture and gastronomy of European countries. (2) The market value of the processed meat is expected to rise from 714 billion dollars in 2016 to over 1.5 trillion dollars by 2022. (3) Moreover, industrialization on the supply side and changes of consumption behavior, have...
Date: 11/11/2019 - 11:18 | ACTTiVAte
When 02/12/2019, 13:00 – 17:00 Venue VDMA Lyoner Str. 18, 60528 Frankfurt am Main Your Way to VDMA Frankfurt: https://www.vdma.org/anfahrt-zum-vdma-frankfurt You are invited to take part in the second workshop of the 5E project in Frankfurt on 2 December 2019, 13:00 – 17:00. This workshop is organised by the 5E project (see www.5e-project.eu ). It is supported and hosted by OE-A, the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (see https://oe-a.org/ ), a working group within VDMA (see https://www.vdma.org/en/ ). The workshop targets primarily experts from the community of flexible & wearable electronics . We need your...
Date: 05/11/2019 - 14:39 | 5E- Federating European Electronics Ecosystems for Competitive Electronics Industries
On October 24 th and 25 th 2019, the international conference TexTech took place in Bucharest. The meeting was organized by the national textile research center of Romania, INCDTP . During the 2-days conference, more than 30 experts from different countries presented their papers, related to the following topics: new functional and smart textiles, eco-efficient technologies to process advanced materials, surface treatments of fibers and fabrics, quality management methodologies and composites, among others. The second day, in the framework of the conference, the industrial workshop: recent advances in technical textiles...
Date: 30/10/2019 - 13:39 | CONTEXT
On the 25th to 27th of October, InnoEnergy held The CommUnity Days (TCD) in Berlin, Germany. TCD 2019 is a ground-breaking event, bringing together the brightest minds in the sustainable energy industry to network and exchange ideas for global impact. DanubeEnergy+ used this opportunity to present the latest achievements of the project and to connect with stakeholders for potential synergies.
Date: 30/10/2019 - 12:21 | Danube Energy+
Dear SMEs As you might be working on a proposal and the deadline is approaching, we would like to remind you of some of the main requirements. To be eligible to apply for VIDA Demonstration Voucher you shall: be an SME by the EU definition (see https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition_en ), be located in one of the VIDA regions (DK, NL, DE, Lombardy-IT Region, CZ, Aragon-ES region, PT) OR belong to one of the clusters from VIDA partnership (see https://vidaproject.eu/partners/ ), address one of VIDA challenges mentioned above...
Date: 28/10/2019 - 11:34 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
On the 16th and 17th of October, the European mobility startup acceleration project IMPACT Connected Car attended Autonomy Paris. The Summit intended for professionals in the sector, gathered startups and investors interested in the landscape and future of European mobility. This event was a final one for the ICCar acceleration program. During Autonomy Paris, ICCar’s project partners attended the event: Olivier Lenz, programmes director from FIA Region 1, responsible for the consumer protection activities of FIA in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He supports the Automobile Clubs from the Region I headquarter in...
Date: 25/10/2019 - 14:07 | <IMPACT> Connected Car
DIGI-B-CUBE organised the second Sectoral Workshop on October 16 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event titled ‘Tackling Innovation Barriers in Medical Diagnostics with Digital Technologies’ set the stage to discuss funded joint innovation projects between the health and IT sector. DIGI-B-CUBE partner Ci3 Cluster for Individualized Immune Intervention led the discussions on behalf of the project team. Representatives from Clinics, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Large Enterprises came together to discuss which innovation barriers in the medical diagnostics value chain they are facing and how digital technologies can be adapted to catalyze innovation.
Date: 24/10/2019 - 10:17 | DIGI-B-CUBE