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In 2018, the United Nations Organisation published a report in which it estimated that by 2050, 68% of the population will live in urban areas, compared to the current 55%. In a nutshell: urban growth is set to continue, meaning therefore that the waste produced in cities and the consumption of energy and raw materials are also set to increase. In order to address this situation, many governments are implementing circular economy models in their cities. And whilst these authorities are introducing initiatives in the streets to improve their cities’ relationships with the environment, they are not the only ones doing so. C...
Date: 12/02/2020 - 03:31 | C-Voucher
The major challenge within the circular economy approach is answering the question: how to make the operations more resource-efficient. C-VoUCHER’s Circularity Value Replication Programme is a 3-month programme aimed at SMEs willing to adopt or get inspired by the Circularity Solutions already developed within C-VoUCHER’s project or by the Circular Economy Building Blocks. The First Open Call for Adopters, was launched on the 1st of August and closed the 31st of October, 2019. SMEs from Manufacturing, Blue Growth, Health, Textile and Agri-Food sectors, aiming to define new business models (create feasibility plan) based...
Date: 29/01/2020 - 02:31 | C-Voucher
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA! We will inform you about alternatives as soon as we organise them... The next DIGI-B-CUBE event is approaching: Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Innovations for eHealth When? 23rd & 24th April 2020, 09.30 to 16.00 hrs Where? Elisabeth Lampes hus, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway Oslo Cancer Cluster, together with the co-organisers, invites you to the 5 th Edition of ‘Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Innovations for eHealth’. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in general, alongside Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, are increasingly recognized as...
Date: 07/02/2020 - 20:20 | DIGI-B-CUBE
The Open Call for applicants for the Danube Energy+ Tool. The Danube Energy+ Tool is a specially designed educational program for Young Innovators, targeted at catalyzing the innovation potential in the energy sector of the Danube macroregion by supporting young people with an entrepreneurial spirit to create disruptive innovative business ideas in the energy sector. Young Innovators can apply for the Danube Energy+ Tool until the 28th of February 2020. Eligible applicants must be under the age of 35 and from one of the Danube Energy+ partnering countries, as shown in the map. The application forms for each country can be...
Date: 04/02/2020 - 08:25 | Danube Energy+
The last meeting of TEXSTRA – Textile Strategy for Innovative Higher Education project was held on 21 st and 22 nd January, in Guimaraes (Portugal). It was organized by University of Minho . The main goal of the meeting was to review the progress made since the project start on September 2017 and to plan the finalization of ongoing tasks as the project arrives to the end in February 2020 when all outcomes will become public in the project website. The meeting started with the welcome from the Textile Department. It continued with the update on the administrative aspects of the project by INCDTP , the project coordinator...
Date: 03/02/2020 - 16:13 | TEXSTRA
On October 23, 2019, RDA Posavje organised the first regional workshop (out of five) for INNO INDUSTRY stakeholders. The goal of the regional workshop was to establish a contact with stakeholders active in the field of industrial development 4.0 in Slovenian companies, identify the needs of Slovenian companies for the development of the industry 4.0, and to establish communication between the economic sector and public authorities using clusters. After the initial presentation of the project INNO INDUSTRY by the lead partner, the stakeholders developed a very productive discussion on the current state of industry 4.0 in...
Date: 03/02/2020 - 08:13 | INNO Industry
The UK partners of the Inno Industry Project held a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Workshop on 4th December for industry stakeholders to feedback on the preparedness of the Buckinghamshire economy for Industry 4.0. Seventeen individuals representing key local industries, as well as universities, research centres and local government, used the opportunity to discuss how business clusters can assist industries to prepare for the next industrial revolution; not only through funding opportunities, but shared best practice, collaboration and the ability to become a destination to attract the right...
Date: 31/01/2020 - 11:29 | INNO Industry
CIEBI hold its 1st RSG meeting/workshop on 28 November, 2019, with 24 participants representing Clusters, University, IAPMEI (governmental agency for economic policies under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy), companies/start-ups, and other entities. The workshop started with a short introduction of the project INNO INDUSTRY, and then, in a roundtable format the guest speakers discussed on various topics related to SWOT analysis dimensions: Relevant Policies (Strategies and Funding Programmes); support for clusters and/or digital transformation; support for companies/cluster members for digital transformation and...
Date: 27/01/2020 - 09:15 | INNO Industry
Westpannon Nonprofit Ltd. (Nyugat-Pannon Nonprofit Kft.) organised the first Hungarian INNO INDUSTRY stakeholder workshop on 10 December 2019. The workshop event was aimed at connecting external key experts on cluster activity, industry 4.0 and regional development. Around 15 stakeholders attended the event. The workshop started with Gál Körmendy introducing the project and the possibilities of contribution and benefits for participating for stakeholders. Working closely together with the Ministry of Finance, MA for the policy tool to be influenced within INNO INDUSTRY, they were invited to present both the available and...
Date: 27/01/2020 - 09:07 | INNO Industry
On January 15 th , AEI Tèxtils , the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster, and LEITAT technological center , member of the cluster, participated, in representation of LIFE-FLAREX project, in an expert workshop on “PFAS and fluorine free alternatives in textiles, upholstery, carpets, leather and apparel”, organized by the Directorate General of Environment from the European Commission (DG-ENV) in Brussels. The workshop was led by the consulting firm Wood along with the European Commission and ECHA . Several authorities presented the views of the Commission and Wood presented the preliminary results from the study. The...
Date: 20/01/2020 - 07:33 | LIFE-FLAREX

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