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During the recent visit of Skåne Region to the Basque Country we had the opportunity to tour the Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center (CFAA) in Bizkaia Technology Park, near Bilbao. This purpose of this centre is to to develop collaborative projects in manufacturing and technology readiness levels near to the market (MRL/TRL 5-8, Pillar 2, according to NASA scale) to demonstrate and validate aeronautic engine components and propulsion systems and industry 4.0. technologies in operational environment. Among others, CFAA provides the following technology capabilities: high performance multi-axis machining technologies...
Date: 04/07/2018 - 13:51 | CLUSTERS3 - Leveraging Cluster Policies for successful implementation of RIS3
Last week SPRI hosted and co-organised a Cluster Study Visit from Region Skåne to the Basque Country. The Swedish delegation included the directors of the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cluster Policy and RIS3 Smart Cities and Personalized Health Strategies, as well as eight cluster managers. Skåne Region is a Leader Innovator according to the European Regional Innovation Scorecard and its smart specialisation strategy is focused on smart materials, smart sustainable cities and personalized health. The region has a strong cluster portfolio in...
Date: 26/06/2018 - 21:44 | CLUSTERS3 - Leveraging Cluster Policies for successful implementation of RIS3
CALL OF THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IoT4INDUSTRY We are happy to announce the launch of the call for Expression of Interest of IoT4Industry! The IoT4Industry project aims at accelerating collaboration between IoT solutions providers (sensors, communication, Big Data and AI, cybersecurity) and industrials (machine makers, robots, tools, factories) through matchmaking and funding opportunities. You are a start-up, SME, a large company or an RTO specialized in ICT or in manufacturing? You provide ‘smart manufacturing’ solutions, you want your industry to become ‘4.0...
Date: 02/07/2018 - 09:59 | IoT4Industry
In June 2018, BRAVE (H2020 R&I funded-project) partners in France and Slovenia have conducted similar trials of automated driving on open roads. The underlying idea of the tests is to analyze the feelings of the participants towards automated driving features, before and after using the technology. The study is based on the Van der Laan scale, as well as the SHAPE Automation Trust Index (SATI), to assess the levels of acceptance and trust in the system. Those tests have already been replicated in Sweden, France, and Slovenia. During the coming months, similar test sessions will be organized in Spain and Germany as...
Date: 29/06/2018 - 11:30 | BRAVE - Bridging Gaps for the adoption of Automated VEhicles
CyberForum is a project partner in the EU project URBAN INNO ( Interreg Central Europe ) , which addresses the challenge to make central Europe more innovative and competitive by maximising the innovation potential of smaller and medium sized urban ecosystems, by a better linkage of its actors through establishment of quadruple helix clusters/networks in the partner regions and by developing an implementation of new participatory methods and tools with the objective to have educated and motivated users - smart users. Take a look at the URBAN INNO brochure, where...
Date: 28/06/2018 - 09:35 | URBAN INNO
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and the INTERREG Europe project CLUSTERIX 2.0 invite you to participate at the jointly hosted session on July 5th, 2018 from 16.00 – 17.00 hrs within the WIRE 2018 conference . WIRE 2018 will be organised by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung – Standortagentur Tirol, in the context of Austria’s EU presidency in cooperation with BMBWF Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and cofunded by the European Commission DG Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020 Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation). Pioneering...
Date: 27/06/2018 - 17:59 | CLUSTERIX 2.0
At the CLUSTERIX 2.0 meeting, organized and hosted by the Regional Council Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Clermont-Ferrand on 23-24 May 2018, project partners and stakeholders shared news on recent policy developments and “dived” into intensive discussions around the topics identified for knowledge transfer. As special guests, Emily Wise (Lund University) and Knut Senneseth (Innovation Norway) shared their wide experience in monitoring and evaluation of cluster policies with the participants. Karin Nygard Skalman, representative of the peer Interreg Europe project...
Date: 27/06/2018 - 17:46 | CLUSTERIX 2.0
C-Voucher has launched its first Open Call ( https://designers-open-call.fundingbox.com/ ) and is building a pool of designers to support the European SMEs on their way towards the circular value chains. The Call will be open continuously throughout the entire project, although presently, the applicants are invited to submit their profile should they wish to become potential mentors and/or evaluators in the project. The cut-off date is June 30, 2018. More information about the project: https://c-voucher.fundingbox.com/
Date: 22/06/2018 - 11:06 | C-Voucher
StressTesting of regional approaches conducive to the implementation of S3 through clusters is a transnational benchmarking-based learning approach. This approach determines how and where clusters can be effective in supporting industrial transformation, new value chain formations and employment generation in an integrated, coordinated and sustained manner. The overall aim is to find ways of designing and implementing modern cluster-based regional economic development policies. It also serves to draw maximum advantage of the regional cluster portfolio while shaping new industrial value chains and sectors. It is intended...
Date: 18/06/2018 - 11:31 | DanuBioValNet
The goal for the first intellectual output of the project is to help to develop a comprehensive study that explores the two perspectives on the path that European women must travel to achieve executive and managerial positions. On the one hand, women who have already broken the glass ceiling will analyze what skills and competences have helped them move up within their professions. On the other hand, women who have been working in their respective traditional industries for years but have not reached boardroom positions, will provide the desired knowledge they believe could help improve their professional sectors from...
Date: 15/06/2018 - 09:48 | Women in Power

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