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Image: 24 selected startups in ICCAR Jury Day with project partners in Lublin, Poland. These startups, whose projects are related to connected mobility, have been selected among 214 applications and will receive up to €60,000 equity-free funding as well as expert mentoring services, including technical, business, corporated and funding coaching The acceleration program, funded by the European Commission under H2020 programme with over 4M€ of EU funding and 2,1M€ out of them allocated to directly fund the beneficiaries, aims to respond to societal and industrial needs in the landscape of the connected car IMPACT Connected...
Date: 22/02/2019 - 12:10 | <IMPACT> Connected Car
On February 20 th , the Catalan partners of LIFE-FLAREX consortium (AEI Tèxtils as project coordinator, LEITAT and CSIC-IQAC) organized the first regional workshop in Barcelona along with ACCIÓ, the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness. The workshop gathered around 40 stakeholders from the textile, chemical, research, education and furniture sectors, making a diverse group representing the whole value chain. The workshop started with a brief presentation of AEI Tèxtils, the Catalan Technical Textiles’ cluster and the motivation of the session by Josep Casamada, Project Manager at the cluster. Next, representatives...
Date: 22/02/2019 - 07:41 | LIFE-FLAREX
C-VoUCHER is happy to announce the first 6 innovative SMEs that will join the program! The selection process took place at the end of a two-day bootcamp last week in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After pitching their circular economy models to external jurors the final 6 SMEs were selected. During the bootcamp, 11 pre-finalists went through coaching sessions with C-VoUCHER‘s consortium partners and industrial designers. The bootcamp is part of a 9-month Circularity Program with business mentors, design thinking expertsand training camps to define Circularity Solutions. The selected 6 Winners will receive up to €60.000 in...
Date: 19/02/2019 - 23:39 | C-Voucher
C-VoUCHER is happy to announce the first 6 innovative SMEs that will join the program! The selection process took place at the end of a two-day bootcamp last week in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After pitching their circular economy models to external jurors the final 6 SMEs were selected. During the bootcamp, 11 pre-finalists went through coaching sessions with C-VoUCHER‘s consortium partners and industrial designers. The bootcamp is part of a 9-month Circularity Program with business mentors, design thinking expertsand training camps to define Circularity Solutions. The selected 6 Winners will receive up to €60.000 in...
Date: 19/02/2019 - 23:39 | C-Voucher
ICT4SILVER project within the framework of the INTERREG SUDOE program carried out by 9 European partners - Agence de Développement et d'innovation de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR), Autonom'Lab (FR), Home Care Lab (ES), KIMbcn (ES), Tecnalia (ES), GAIA (ES), TICE.PT (PT), Cluster TIC SANTE Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR) and IPCA (PT) - is carrying out a survey to better understand challenges that SME face while going international with ICT products and services to the Silver Economy. It's also this survey's objective identify possible overcomes to support SME on their endeavour. ICT4SILVER aims mainly to define a methodology to...
Date: 17/02/2019 - 17:21 | ICT4SILVER
On January 25, UN Women and the International Labor Organization held at the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity in Toronto an event within their WE EMPOWER program in which various international initiatives were presented on gender diversity and inclusion in innovation. Lucia Seel, international expert in clusters and creative industries at the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), presented to the attendees 'Women in Power', the Erasmus + project led by AMUEBLA in collaboration with six other organizations from Spain, Malta, Romania, Lithuania and the United Kingdom, whose objective is to help women...
Date: 15/02/2019 - 08:23 | Women in Power
The consortium of the European project ‘Women in Power’ met on November 28th and 29th in Sheffield (United Kingdom) to continue advancing in the development of the training content to be included in the course developed in the framework of this Erasmus + project. During the initial phase of the project, a report was prepared on the definition of executive management objectives for women working in traditional sectors (furniture, textiles and footwear). This report provides conclusions about the skills, competencies and critical knowledge identified by women , which has helped to determine the training itinerary and the...
Date: 15/02/2019 - 08:10 | Women in Power
Marine South East were delighted to win the Rushlight Wind Power Award earlier this week for their work on projects to reduce the installation and operating costs of offshore platforms. Simon Powell, Marine South East's Operations Director received the award and presented the findings of a number of projects that Marine South East has worked on to improve the financial viability of offshore platforms at sea at the Cleantech Conference. The Rushlight Show and Cleantech Conference were organished by Rushlight Events and sponsored by Innovate UK and others. The Cleantech Conference attracted an audience of fellow innovators...
Date: 14/02/2019 - 14:04 | OPEC
The 15 month OPEC (Offshore Platform for Energy Competitiveness) feasibility project has produced a number of conclusions and recommendations which may be taken forward if further funding can be sourced. OPEC, explored the technical and economic feasibility of using large offshore floating platforms to support various combinations of revenue generating applications such as renewable energy (wind, wave and current), generation, aquaculture and security and surveillance. The project concluded that it is technically feasible to combine certain marine energy devices with other activities such as aquaculture in order to reduce...
Date: 14/02/2019 - 12:36 | OPEC
The FIT4FoF project, acronym of “Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future”, as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme, has as main objective to identify new professional skills of the Factory 4.0. This initiative is formed by a consortium of 9 partners from 8 european countries: Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Romania, France, Denmark and Italy. In order to achieve its objective, four pilots will be developed with the aim to validate educational and training approaches, moreover, the Communities of Practice will be stablished to create a community and share knowledge, best practices and skills and,...
Date: 14/02/2019 - 11:38 | FIT4FoF

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