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Daniel Liceras, designer-in-residence from C-Voucher's partner Galician Agency for Innovation (GAIN), in Spain, explains the skills and the role of a designer in the circular economy.
Date: 11/06/2020 - 14:39 | C-Voucher
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
The VIDA project aims to accelerate the implementation of new solutions (preferably key enabling technologies – KET) in the food sector which improve the usage of water and energy with the ambition to reduce losses and consumption. VIDA has three different types of funding vouchers to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) seeking new resource-efficient solutions.
Date: 08/06/2020 - 13:35 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
LIFE-FLAREX project, led by AEI TÈXTILS, the Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster, will held its final event on June 17th from 10 to 12 CEST . This event will be organized remotely as a webinar. The aim of this webinar is to present the key findings and outcomes from the project and open a debate on the implementation of hazardous chemicals’ substitution strategies and opportunities for the textile industry, in particular for flame retardants (FRs) used in textile finishing processes and other ongoing trends that are applicable to the sector. The webinar will feature keynote speakers from the European Commission, ECHA (...
Date: 04/06/2020 - 11:50 | LIFE-FLAREX
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
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