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On October 17th, 2018, the NEPTUNE project organized its Showcase Event in Brussels. The final event of the Blue Growth Accelerator aimed to present the excellent results obtained and gave the opportunity to its beneficiaries to showcase their innovative projects through pitches, booths and networking sessions. The event gathered in total 117 participants, of which: 74 SMEs; 4 large companies; 10 clusters; 7 associations; 14 governmental or public authority. 11 European countries were represented, showing the high interest for companies to search for new...
Date: 29/10/2018 - 10:41 | NEPTUNE
Circular economy provides a promising avenue to create more value in the sector by addressing simultaneously resource constraints, consumer value and profitability challenges. The transition from linear to circular however requires significant changes at micro, meso and macro levels, from innovation at business model and value chain level to the introduction of supporting policy measures. Precisely for this reason, the Erasmus + FURN360 project has emerged with the aim of developing a European training curriculum through which to implement strategies capable of facilitating the transition from a linear model to a circular...
Date: 24/10/2018 - 11:12 | FURN360
A recent study by the European Remanufacturing Network (ERN) points out that the creation of new business models based on circular economy in the furniture sector implies a wide range of new opportunities from a sustainable, economic and social perspective for the furniture and wood sector. However, this challenge would require expanding the skills of employees and students who wish to focus their careers within this sector, which in 2012 employed more than 900,000 workers in approximately 126,000 companies in the EU. To help with this issue, the Erasmus+ project FURN360 has emerged with the aim of developing a European...
Date: 24/10/2018 - 11:10 | FURN360
The 8 th URBAN INNO Project Steering Committee meeting was held in Košice, Slovakia, at 10 th October 2018. The meeting was the opportunity for partnership to discuss recent and upcoming activities within the project thematic work packages, management and communications. Newly established Quadruple-helix urban innovation (4UI) networks, including Maribor innovation network, are now focused on final task within URBAN INNO project: creating the Urban innovation action plans for the target regions. The plans will set the objectives, priorities, timeframes and budget for next 5 years, contributing to stable efforts for urban...
Date: 24/10/2018 - 07:38 | URBAN INNO
On May 31st Bucharest (Romania) a transnational meeting for the project ‘Women in Power’ , in which seven partners from Spain, Malta, Romania, the United Kingdom and Lithuania participate. Funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + call, ‘Women in Power’ aims to reduce the professional gap between men and women in executive positions . This meeting is the second of the five planned within this project and, with it, the consortium will define the methodology and content of the training course that will be developed to train women from traditional sectors with the aim of acquiring knowledge and skills that are...
Date: 23/10/2018 - 15:57 | Women in Power
INNO-DROP has successfully finished another training week (the last one) in Greifswald (Germany), headquarters of our team leader Balticnet-Plasmatec (September 24th-28th). This time INNO-DROP consortium was focused on two training topics: conflict management and intercultural skills . Both of them necessary for change management at Cluster level. Beyond the training, the consortia visited also the facilities of INP in Greisfwald: LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Especially those laboratories linked to water and nanotechnology (the other two disciplines of INNO-DROP clusters). The team also invested...
Date: 19/10/2018 - 11:18 | INNO-DROP - INNOvation and Development in clusteR excellence and cOoperative Partnerships
AEI Tèxtils participated at the third project meeting of the European project TEXSTRA – Textile Strategy for Innovative Higher Education , co-funded by the Erasmus+ program aiming to contribute on the knowledge transfer from researchers and innovators to students and trainees in the textile sector through project-based e-learning The third meeting of TEXSTRA– Textile Strategy for Innovative Higher Education project was held on Wednesday, October 17 th , in Kaunas (Lithuania). It was organized by the Technical University of Kaunas (KTU). The main goal of the meeting was to review the progress made since the project start...
Date: 19/10/2018 - 07:36 | TEXSTRA
The startup accelerated by IMPACT Connected Car was selected as the winner in the category of “Connectivity & ITS” at Mondial.Tech Awards 2018. Routing algorithms and universal charges for electric cars, as well as data management for vehicles, were other of the solutions presented at Mondial.Tech, the B2B event of Mondial de l’Auto 2018. The acceleration programme IMPACT Connected Car was present at Mondial.Tech, a B2B event for mobility innovators and startups in the automotive sector organized in parallel with the Paris Motor Show 2018. From October 1st to...
Date: 17/10/2018 - 10:30 | <IMPACT> Connected Car
Barcelona, 2nd October 2018 Last 24 th and 25 th of September, Clusgrid project consortium met in Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress held in Lublin, Poland. A congress devoted to building of lasting relations within the regional cooperation of Central and Eastern European countries, including issues related to science and education, heritage and reconciliation as well as local democracy. On this context, Clusgrid porject held the International Workshop to present Clusrgid main facts and figures and had the chance to exchange best practices and cluster vision with homologues form differente Eastern Countries. Ewa Rekosz,...
Date: 16/10/2018 - 14:50 | CLUSGRID - Clusters for Smart Grid
SCS Cluster organized the second study visit for the CLUSGRID project in Nice, France during the 7th and 8th of June. The goal of the visit was to learn about the French cluster and the exchange of best practices with the rest of the clusters composing CLUSGRID project. Representatives from regional authorities, other clusters from the same region and the visit to the Smart City Innovation Center also provided with an overview of the innovation ecosystem where SCS Cluster operates. During the visit, the clusters delegation was able to learn about the SCS from Mr. George Falessi, General Manager of SCS that introduced his...
Date: 16/10/2018 - 14:48 | CLUSGRID - Clusters for Smart Grid

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