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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: 13/03/2020 - 09:26 | INNO Industry
On 12th February 2020 in Barcelona at the headquarter of INDESCAT , the Catalan Sports cluster, under the leadership of Oriol Serra, newly appointed cluster manager, the project called “SmartSports4GoodLife” was officially launched with promising outlooks. The project which is funded by the European Commission COSME program, focuses on the need to jointly face the European sports industry challenges for the next years (digitalisation, sustainability, etc.) by strengthening the management capacities and skills of Clusters as a tool to provide add-value services and transfer knowledge to their members, especially SMEs. The...
Date: 05/03/2020 - 08:41 | SmartSports4GoodLife
C-Voucher is organizing a Bootcamp, Prototypathon in Paris, from 3rd until 5th March. 13 out of 90 SME’s applications submitted during the C-Voucher’s Circularity Programme second Open Call, are finally selected and invited to join the 2-day pitching and coaching sessions in Paris. The 6 best projects will be selected to receive up to €58k in vouchers to create circularity solutions during a 9-month acceleration programme.
Date: 05/03/2020 - 01:43 | C-Voucher
VIDA awards 11 demonstration projects and to 32 SMEs (Second Call) VIDA aims to accelerate the implementation of new solutions in the food sector which can 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 (SMEs) seeking new resource efficient solutions. The Demonstration Voucher (DV) offers consortia an opportunity to demonstrate their new developments on site of a ‘prospective user’.
Date: 02/03/2020 - 15:50 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
The deadline for the Open Call for Young Innovators' applications for the Danube Energy+ Tool Pilot has been extended. Young Innovators from all 9 partnering countries can now apply until the 6th of March, while in some countries the deadline has been extended until the 13th of March. More information can be found on the following link: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/danube-energy/section/open-call-for-young-innovators The Danube Energy+ Tool is a unique pre-acceleration learning scheme targeting young innovators under the age of 35 with disruptive ideas in the energy field. The program provides its...
Date: 02/03/2020 - 09:19 | Danube Energy+
ENRICH in the USA has launched its fantastic new opportunities for the upcoming months. https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/opportunities The opportunities cover a wide variety of areas and sectors 1) ENRICH Your #SXSW 2020 Experience! (March 2020) ( https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/enrich-your-sxsw-2020-experience ) 2) #Entrepreneurial Skills #Development Program (ESDP) (March 2020) ( https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/entrepreneurial-skills-development-program-esdp-march-2020 ) 3) ENRICH in the USA #Cleantech and #Robotics focused Tour (March – April 2020) ( https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/enrich-usa-cleantech-and-robotics-focused-tou r )...
Date: 27/02/2020 - 17:43 | ENRICH in the USA
European food processors are gearing up for a digital future with support from the EU S3FOOD project, which launched its funding scheme this month. Successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that apply to the scheme can receive a grant of up to €60,000 towards their transition to Industry 4.0. Digitalisation is a game-changer for the food industry, where some forward-thinking producers are already using smart technology to improve quality control and efficiency in production and raise food safety and traceability standards to a new level. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, S3FOOD...
Date: 26/02/2020 - 14:57 | S3FOOD
On February 24 th , the European Commission visited the LIFE-FLAREX project during its last monitoring visit along with the IDOM-NEEMO monitoring team. AEI Tèxtils, as project coordinator, welcomed Mr. Manuel Montero, project adviser at EASME – the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises from the European Commission, and Ms. Mariona Salvatella from IDOM-NEEMO, the monitoring team subcontracted by the EC. The visit started with a tour at E.CIMA industrial facilities, one of the two Catalan companies that participated in the industrial demonstration tests of the project earlier this year. The other Catalan company...
Date: 25/02/2020 - 16:42 | LIFE-FLAREX
Organised by the Infopole cluster within the framework of the DIGI-B-CUBE project, the second cross-sectoral workshop was held on January 22 nd , 2019 in Charleroi, Belgium. The event involving 16 participants (SMEs, RTOs, hospitals, clusters, and a non-profit health organisation) consisted of four main parts - presentation of participants; introduction of DIGIBCUBE and workshop methodology used; Mapping exercise of technological challenges and technological solutions of participants; 2 rounds of discussions at each table of participants on the innovation challenges and brainstorming on technological ideas, solutions, required and missing competencies; and networking.
Date: 21/02/2020 - 12:36 | DIGI-B-CUBE
The first cross-sectoral workshop was organised by Secpho (co-organizer: Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol ) within the framework of the DIGI-B-CUBE project on December 4 th , 2019 in Badalona, Spain. The event involving 23 participants (SMEs, RTOs, hospitals, and 3 clusters) consisted of three main parts - presentation of participants, methodology used, and findings from previous events; presentation of innovation challenges (health sector – hospital) and technological solutions (IT sector – SMEs and RTOs); and networking.
Date: 21/02/2020 - 12:31 | DIGI-B-CUBE