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C-VoUCHER closes its first open call with 87 proposals willing to create circular economy solutions from 18 countries 87 applications have been submitted in the verticals of Manufacturing, Agro-Food, Textile, Blue Growth and Health. 12 SMEs will be invited to join C-VoUCHER Bootcamp in February 2019 and the 6 best projects will be selected to receive up to €60k in vouchers to create circularity solutions during a 9-month acceleration programme. C-VoUCHER is the first pan-European initiative funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission that will distribute a total of €4.2M to SMEs adopting the concept...
Date: 21/12/2018 - 09:41 | C-Voucher
The 1st Open Call DIVA brings a strong support in helping SME’s at building and carried out the collaborative projects they need to develop the new value chain offerings in agrofood, forestal and enviroment productive sectors. The objective is to build a new digitech value chain that will be demonstrated in real environments and that will begin its internationalization. This is the first of two calls foreseen by project DIVA. It is opened since November 30th and will close on February 1 st at 17 CET. A second call will open in November 2019. In line with the process described, DIVA thus is able to deliver a full set of...
Date: 20/12/2018 - 12:30 | DIVA - Boosting innovative Digitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment
Date: 14/12/2018 - 10:10 | FIT4FoF
Water Test Network launched officially! [ Brussels, December 11, 2018] – The Water Test Network had its official launch at the Scotland House in Brussels, Belgium. “How will the project deliver innovation into the water sector?” This official launch was all about answering that question and presenting the opportunities the project can provide. The Water Test Network is a project funded by the ERDF ( € 3.61million) as part of the Interreg North-West Europe programme. The project is a collaboration between partners across North West Europe (NWE) which will establish a transnational network of testing facilities to enable...
Date: 14/12/2018 - 08:21 | Water Test Network
On Monday December 3 rd 2018, the LIFE-FLAREX consortium participated in a Fire Safety workshop organized by the International Association of Fire Safety Science ( IAFSS ) in Brussels. Two partners of the LIFE-FLAREX consortium attended, CENTEXBEL as technical expert and AEI TÈXTILS as the project coordinator. The workshop started with introductory presentations that highlighted the need for fire safety projects with multiple perspectives and using a multidisciplinary approach to address the burdens of fire which are largely unknown by the general public like the cost of fires estimated around 2% of the gross domestic...
Date: 11/12/2018 - 10:28 | LIFE-FLAREX
Two successful events were held in November for the ENTROPI project and materials and information from these events will shortly be available on the Offshore Platforms website in the downloads section here . A video describing the ENTROPI project has been prepared by project partner PLOCAN and is available to view here . The project has finalised a number of Use Case propositions which are available to view here and the project will shortly be finalising a series of value propositions to potential stakeholders and investors which will be promoted more widely in due course. If you would like to be kept informed of the...
Date: 06/12/2018 - 13:26 | ENTROPI
The OPEC project has been investigating the technical and economic feasibility of Multi-Use Platforms at Sea to support various combinations of revenue generating applications such as renewable energy generation, aquaculture and security and surveillance. By using a range of novel solutions for Multi-Use Platforms at Sea, the project has been looking at ways to achieve a 20% reduction in the cost of energy generated. The OPEC concept is envisaged to be a large floating structure, fabricated cost-effectively using steel modules. The sharing of the construction, installation, operation and maintenance costs between multiple...
Date: 06/12/2018 - 13:23 | OPEC
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...
Date: 05/12/2018 - 11:34 | FORESDA
On January 30 th , 31 st and February 1 st , Barcelona will host several events from the European network of experts on advanced textile materials CONTEXT, led by AEI TÈXTILS. On January 30 th in the afternoon, the first meeting of the 6 working groups will be held. The objective of this meeting is to share the different capacities of the participants in each group, define the main trends and lines of research related to each final market for textile materials and propose the actions that will be carried out in the next semester. These actions include, among others, the organization of thematic workshops that bring...
Date: 29/11/2018 - 11:51 | CONTEXT
CONTEX – European Network to connect research and innovation efforts on Advanced Smart Textiles – was officially established on October 11 th in Brussels. Dr. Ariadna Detrell, Cluster Manager at AEI TÈXTILS (the technical textiles’ cluster of Catalonia), led the creation of this network in 2016 along with more than 60 experts from other clusters/business associations, research centers, universities and companies from 10 European countries and Japan. Finally, the network has been established as a COST Action which will start working on November. CONTEXT has been set in the framework of COST (European Cooperation in Science...
Date: 29/11/2018 - 11:46 | CONTEXT

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