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C-VoUCHER will fund SMEs’ plans to adopt circular-economy business models. 18 SMEs will be selected to work with dedicated Designers-in-Residence and top business mentors during a customised 3-month program. C-VoUCHER is the first pan-European initiative that will distribute up to €15k to SMEs developing a feasibility plan to adopt the concept of Circular Economy. The goal is to reshape and redesign linear value chains into circular ones. The first open call for adopters of C-VoUCHER is calling for SMEs active in Health, Blue Growth, Textile, Agri-Food and...
Date: 31/07/2019 - 18:02 | C-Voucher
Katty Fashion implements innovative technologies to make fashion circular and reduce textile waste. Circular models can be used in a whole range of market sectors. All businesses are capable of making the transition towards a circular economy, and the fashion industry is a perfect example of how this can be done. Ailiesei Caterina, the General Manager and owner of Katty Fashion, demonstrates what her company is doing to make fashion circular. Katty Fashion was an initiative that began in 2003 with 16 employees and it was founded with the aim of building a...
Date: 23/07/2019 - 15:37 | C-Voucher
With the vision that sustainable consumption should be the norm, not the exception, Imse-Vimse designs eco-friendly clothes and products for children and women worldwide. The Imse-Vimse story started 30 years ago. The founder and owner, Marie Wallenberg was looking for a cure for her daughter’s diaper rash. One day she found the soothing magic of cloth diapering. Just like that, her daughter’s painful rash disappeared. Marie then realized she had a new problem – at the time, cloth diapers were difficult to find. Wanting to give her daughter the best care possible...
Date: 17/07/2019 - 21:22 | C-Voucher
Call for Applications ENRICH In the USA Advanced Manufacturing-focused Tour October 21– 25, 2019 A pilot service offered by ENRICH in the USA. Call closes: September 10, 2019 – 23h59 CET ENRICH in the USA is launching the ENRICH in the USA Advanced Manufacturing-Focused Tour to assist European Union and EU-affiliate stakeholders interested in US-based business and/or collaborative partnership opportunities. This Advanced Manufacturing-Focused Tour, hosted by the Council of the Great Lakes Region, provides connections and information to help explore and/or identify transatlantic customer, supplier, and/or investment...
Date: 29/07/2019 - 05:10 | ENRICH in the USA
Twelve healthcare challenges will be solved with technology in the European regions of Murcia, Paris and Oulu. Through the inDemand model, “the expected results are digital solutions with high success rate because they have been developed side by side with the healthcare organizations”, says Jorge González, inDemand project coordinator. The inDemand project has announced the companies that will have the opportunity to co-create digital health solutions hand in hand with the healthcare organisations. The twelve challenges were detected and defined by healthcare professionals from the European regions of Murcia, Oulu and...
Date: 23/07/2019 - 08:37 | inDemand Health
We are very proud to announce the results of the IoT4Industry 2 nd (and final) call for collaborative projects ! The call closed on 11 th June 2019 with 96 proposals were submitted in that round, an increase of 80% in comparison to its 1 st iteration ! Proponents from 15 European Member States and associated countries (Israel, Switzerland and Turkey) submitted their projects ideas. 83 proposals passed the 1st eligibility check : to be noted, 24 proposals came from France, 23 from Italy, 12 from Germany, 8 Belgian, 7 from the United Kingdom, and 9 form other countries. 17 vertical sectors are targeted by proponents within...
Date: 22/07/2019 - 08:37 | IoT4Industry
FORESDA - " Forest-based Cross-sectoral Value Chains Fostering Innovation and Competitiveness in the Danube Region" is an EU project funded by Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, coordinated by CyberForum e.V., and wants to show that it is possible to transform the forest-based industries (FBI) into attractive and sustainable industry sectors. Find out information on the events and news related to the FORESDA project, and important news on the policies and innovative projects related to the forest-based industries in our latest newsletter! If you are related to forest-based industries and want to learn more about how...
Date: 15/07/2019 - 11:48 | FORESDA
The partnership of FOSTEX project met on July 10 th and 11 th at the Romanian partner facilities in Bucharest, INCDTP . FOSTEX project is co-financed by the European Commission's ERASMUS + program under the Capacity Building for higher education program with the Grant Agreement number 598347-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP. The project started on January 15 th 2019, it has a duration of 3 years and a total budget of 999.901€. AEI TÈXTILS, the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster is member of the consortium. The project coordinator is the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Five additional partners complete the...
Date: 15/07/2019 - 10:21 | FOSTEX
General speaking, it is considered a food incident as a situation within the food supply chain where there is a possible or confirmed risk associated with the consumption of a food. Moreover, a food recall is an action taken by a food business to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption, in a quickly way in order to protect public health and safety. Food recalls are a major concern for the food industry. In recent years, the number of identified and reported incidents of contaminated food products has dramatically increased, posing serious health and economic consequences. In some countries incidents of...
Date: 10/07/2019 - 09:30 | ACTTiVAte
In the mark of the FIT4FoF project, we have created a questionnaire to provide a detailed picture of the skills gaps. The partner in charge of the creation of the survey is the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB) from Portugal, with the feedback and comments of the consortium partners. This survey will be available until July 31st in the link you will find at the end of the article. This questionnaire serves to help on the identification of shortages and mismatches in skills or knowledge and competencies in advanced manufacturing, including digital capabilities. From the FIT4FoF team we encourage anyone to share the...
Date: 08/07/2019 - 12:05 | FIT4FoF

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