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Would you like to accelerate your innovation or turn your idea into a market-ready product? By applying to the PARSEC Accelerator, you stand to be amongst 100 winners and receive up to €60.000 in equity-free funding (per organisation): €10.000 at the first stage after Open Call 1, and up to €50.000 at the second stage after Open Call 2.
Date: 28/11/2019 - 10:09 | PARSEC
Stakeholders of the Lower Austrian innovation system gathered on 20 November 2019 to discuss the current support for companies in digital transformation in the region. The workshop took place in the recently started INTERREG Europe project “INNO Industry” and aimed at assessing strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for further improvement. About 20 participants, policy makers, cluster managers, DIH managers, representatives of the regional chamber of commerce and start-up agencies attended the meeting. The joint creation of a Lower Austrian “digitalization support landscape” showed a broad variety of support...
Date: 27/11/2019 - 15:34 | INNO Industry
The DIGI-B-CUBE project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, aims to establish a cross-border and cross-sectoral ecosystem that combines digital innovations from the IT sector with three key important industries (Bioimaging, Biosensing, and Biobanking) within the health sector.
Date: 27/11/2019 - 10:38 | DIGI-B-CUBE
Find your ideal partner and finance your ehealth 4.0 projects with DIGI-B-CUBE program! DIGI-B-CUBE program, of which INFOPOLE is a consortium partner, will support development and delivery of new market sensitive disruptive technologies and key digital innovations to reconfigure patient-centred diagnostics towards a Health Economy 4.0. The voucher scheme call will be launched in April 2020 but SMEs can start engaging in the project activities by joining the project's cross-sectoral workshops and the matchmaking platform. With the support of MedTech Wallonia, MecaTech, BioWin, WeLL and Agoria, INFOPOLE invites you to...
Date: 27/11/2019 - 06:55 | DIGI-B-CUBE
Business Upper Austria organised the third sectoral workshop within the framework of the DIGI-B-CUBE project Digitisation has become an integral part of our daily lives and is playing an increasingly important role. The digital transformation of products and processes in health and medicine is becoming increasingly important - faster and more efficient diagnostic and treatment methods are more in demand than ever. The Horizon 2020 project DIGI-B-CUBE also pursues this goal. The workshop titled "Biobanking. Biosensing. Bioimaging. - How digitalization impacts on the Medical Diagnostics Value Chain" was organised on...
Date: 26/11/2019 - 12:09 | DIGI-B-CUBE
The third consortium meeting of the European project FIT4FoF was held on 19 and 20 November. This time the team met in Paris, at the headquarters of CFI, l'école Connectée au Futur de l'Industrie. This meeting was divided in two days to see in a general way the current situation of the Workpackages. During the first day, the Communities of Practice were discussed, including an internal workshop "How to form and sustain CoP's". The planned pilots and educational framework to be implemented in these were also covered during this day. On the second day the topic of discussion was the skills needed for job profiles, a...
Date: 25/11/2019 - 08:57 | FIT4FoF
In spite of numerous efforts to develop clusters successful as those in other European regions, there are still many challenges in front of the cluster policies in the Danube region. Lack of political commitment, stable funding, and awareness of the clusters' role in regional development are the most common in almost all of the 14 member states. Can we change this? As generators of innovation, higher employment, and growth, clusters play an important role in the EU economy. Their role is emphasized in all EU macro-regional strategies, including the EU strategy for the Danube region which was launched in 2010. The 14...
Date: 21/11/2019 - 11:00 | Working Group Clusters & Regional Development (WG of PA8 within EUSDR)
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
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