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More than 200 participants participated in the webinar titled “towards a more sustainable textile industry: case studies toward circular economy” on May 28 th . “Towards a more sustainable textile industry” is a series of workshops and hands-on event co-organized by AEI Tèxtils, the Catalan Technical Textiles’ cluster, and ACCIÓ, the Catalan Government’s agency for enterprise competitiveness. The first edition, organized on February 2019, was a success with over forty participants. The key discussion points were the challenges towards substitution of hazardous chemicals used in textile finishing sector. The workshop...
Date: 04/06/2020 - 06:47 | LIFE-FLAREX
Ola Skalska, from FundingBox, explains the support that SMEs accepted into the Circularity Programme receive. The video is from last's year pitching session in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After this session, the first 6 SMEs, out of 11 pre-finalists, were selected and invited to join the Circularity Programme .
Date: 03/06/2020 - 21:56 | C-Voucher
Ioana Dragos, from C-Voucher's partner Regional Developmental Agency North-West (ADRNV), in Romania, explains how SMEs accepted into the programme propose challenges for the circular economy.
Date: 28/05/2020 - 12:52 | C-Voucher
18 SMEs have successfully completed C-Voucher's Circularity Value Replication Programme , that offered: A fixed amount of €15,000 equity-free for a Circular business case creation. Access to the support of a Designer-in-Residence to create and define their road map to incorporate the Circularity Solution in their processes (Feasibility Plan). Coaching sessions with funding experts to identify additional private and public funding sources for their projects. Congratulations to all of them! For more information please go to this link .
Date: 21/05/2020 - 04:13 | C-Voucher
Meet Claire Lapassat, designer-in-residence from C-Voucher's partner Systematic Paris Region, in France, while she explains the role of a designer in the project.
Date: 14/05/2020 - 03:26 | C-Voucher
Partners receive more than 100 funding applications as food processors launch their digital transition. Food SMEs from all over Europe have signalled their keen interest in digitalising production. Altogether, they submitted 104 applications for S3FOOD funding in time for the first call deadline on 14 May. The S3FOOD partners will share up to EUR 1.8 million between the successful applicants in this initial round. “This was more applications than we expected. In these complicated COVID-19 times, we are glad to see that a lot of SMEs are working on innovations and are interested in the S3FOOD project,” says project...
Date: 29/05/2020 - 07:24 | S3FOOD
The European network of experts on advanced textile materials, CONTEXT, has started its third grant period. CONTEXT is a Cost Action, which started on October 2018 with the aim of joining efforts at European level to facilitate the market uptake of new advanced textile materials, reducing the gap between research and industry. It is structured in 6 working groups, 5 of them focused on different applications of advanced textile materials: healthcare/medical, automotive and aeronautics, personal protection, building and living, sports and wearables. The sixth group focus is dissemination and communication. The third grant...
Date: 26/05/2020 - 13:15 | CONTEXT
At the INNO Industry interregional meeting in Krems, 03-05 March 2020, 50 participants gathered on-site and online to share inspiring best practices on how to support SMEs in their digital transformation. Some examples: The Slovenian Enterprise fund provides digitalisation vouchers to SMEs; the Lower Austrian “House of Digitalisation” connects digital technology hubs to the needs of SMEs in the region; the Hungarian “Industry 4.0 Showcase Factory” programme provides comprehensive support to SMEs; AMUEBLA developed easy to use e-learning tools on digitalisation for furniture companies; the region Buckinghampshire provides...
Date: 15/05/2020 - 11:25 | INNO Industry
Any crisis generates opportunities, and 250 startups and SMEs followed this adage! The European STARTUP3 project is a unique opportunity for startups / SMEs to benefit from a growth support program and boost their business on a European scale by meeting major accounts and investors , potential customers and international business partners . The open call closed on April 20, 2020 with the participation of 250 startups and SMEs from 36 different countries . The applications are now in evaluation process . See you at the end of this month to discover the winners ! More information on the open call statistics here . REMINDER...
Date: 13/05/2020 - 16:07 | STARTUP3
During April, the Cluster4Smart consortium invited 100 European managers and staff of clusters and business networks to test the first version of the Cluster4Smart training platform to help us improve before its official launch on 18, May . After several prolongations, the test phase closed on Monday 27/04 and we would like to say thank you to all the testers for their contribution ! Even in the current difficult context, you were 74 to create your account , and 35 of you gave us enriching feedback . Thanks to your numerous comments, we are now improving the learning experience! SAVE THE DATE! The Cluster4Smart consortium...
Date: 13/05/2020 - 14:42 | Cluster4Smart