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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
During the meeting, InnoEnergy gathered key ecosystem stakeholders in order to present the Danube Energy+ Ecosystem Package and gather feedback. During the meeting, the key elements of the Ecosystem Package were disussed, including: the best ways to promote the Danube Energy+ Tool and motivate Young Innovators, the key institutions through which to reach Young Innovators, as well as the future steps in the implementation of the Ecosystem Package in practice. Each of the 9 project partners formed a Regional Alliance t the start of the project - a group of representatives of business and industry, education institutions and...
Date: 24/10/2019 - 07:43 | Danube Energy+
The Ukranian partner of Danube Energy+ - the European Initiatives Center, held their Third Regional Alliance Meeting in Uzhhorod, Ukraine on the 16th of October 2019. Members of the Regional Alliance, representatives of associations and professional institutions, regional development agencies, scientists and professors at the Uzhgorod National University discussed the learning system for key regional ecosystem actors as well as pre-acceleration scheme for Young Innovators, developed within the project. The Regional Alliance members were impressed by the high level of the developed materials by the DANUBE ENERGY + project...
Date: 21/10/2019 - 11:24 | Danube Energy+
Cleantech Bulgaria held the Third Regional Alliance Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 14th of October 2019.The main goal of the meeting was to discuss the newly developed Danube Energy+ Ecosystem Package. The Ecosystem Package is a document containing methods and channels through which to identify, connect with and motivate Young Innovators. The Ecosystem Package includes a series of dynamic presentations and visual materials, in order to attract the Young Innovators. During the meeting, the members of the Regional Alliance provided their feedback on the Ecosystem Package and gave suggestions on how to implement the...
Date: 21/10/2019 - 11:23 | Danube Energy+
Circular economy innovation can come from the most unlikely of places; for example, in the case of Bio Stopanstvo Lopyanko, the company´s CEO, Dessislava Dimitrova, found it in silkworms. In fact, the potential for implementing a circular economy in silk processing is much greater than we could ever have imagined. Until 2017, Bio Stopanstvo Lopyanko concentrated the bulk of their efforts on raising silkworms that were to be used to produce silk for the textile industry. They combined this activity with the production of vegetables for the local market. However,...
Date: 23/10/2019 - 01:26 | C-Voucher
CONTEXT, led by AEI TÈXTILS , has launched two new calls for grants to promote the participation at international conferences and the exchange of researchers through Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). The first call will be open until October 25. Young researchers can apply, to present a paper or a poster in an international conference on the topic of CONTEXT, advanced textile materials. The second call will close on November 8. Researchers from universities, technology centres or companies can apply to visit an organization form another country with the aim to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data,...
Date: 22/10/2019 - 07:31 | CONTEXT
On October 15 th and 16 th 2019, CONTEXT organised together with the Textile ETP ( European Textile Technology platform), IVGT (German Technical Textile Association) and FKT (German Textile Research Council) an International Seminar on Advanced and Smart Textiles in Architecture, Building & Living Environments. The 2-day event took place in Frankfurt, Germany. It brought together researchers, designers and architects as well as companies from the technical textiles and construction sectors to exchange experiences on new textile-based solutions for architecture, construction, infrastructures, indoor and outdoor living...
Date: 22/10/2019 - 07:17 | CONTEXT
Jacqueline Kehoe and Sabine Hafner-Zimmermann, partners from the Cork Institute of Technology and the Steinbeis S2i GmbH, attended the Skillman International Forum celebrated in Florence (Italy) on 10th and 11th October 2019. This visit included a workshop based on "Learning Co-Design". The objective of this workshop was to propose and plan a training design workshop to involve all stakeholders in the training process, so that the process obtained would be effective and suitable for all training needs. The workshop was attended by 16 people who were able to learn about the FIT4FoF project, its partners and their...
Date: 21/10/2019 - 14:50 | FIT4FoF

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