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On the 20 th of September 2019, PARSEC Accelerator first Open Call was launched. The Accelerator invites all SMEs, start-ups and aspiring founders keen to develop Earth Observation-based innovations for the Food, Energy or Environment sectors.
Date: 27/09/2019 - 12:26 | PARSEC
Call for Applications Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) for European Researchers 19-24 March, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA, USA Rolling Application opens:24 September, 2019 | Call closes: 27 February, 2020– 23h59 CET More information is available here For details on the target group, eligibility criteria, funding principle, submission procedure, evaluation and selection procedure, and contact information, please click here For the pitch deck, please click here What is the Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program about? Join us – Think Entrepreneurial, Increase your Research Impact! ENRICH in the USA is...
Date: 26/09/2019 - 17:04 | ENRICH in the USA
ENRICH in the USA (H2020 project) is launching a Smart City-Focused Tour in Dallas, Texas that allows smart city stakeholders to connect to early adopters, and/or to find an ideal US demonstration site for relevant solutions in urban IoT infrastructure serving massive populations. The Tour will enable participants to have “backstage” access to regional infrastructure initiatives currently deployed to assist smart city applications in the US’s most comprehensive smart city plan, which includes the areas of deployment of: Citizen Engagement/Services; Equitable/Inclusive Access; Infrastructure; Governance/Utilities; Mobility...
Date: 26/09/2019 - 16:54 | ENRICH in the USA
MOGU is developing novel protein-rich foods and ingredients using fungal fermentation. MOGU technology converts agroindustrial leftovers, such as brewers' spent grain and yeast or pasta and bread scraps, into food products with improved nutritional values, in particular protein and vitamin content.
Date: 26/09/2019 - 09:25 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
The next generation plant-based meat analogues The high consumption of meat has detrimental consequences for the life on Planet Earth. Meat production puts a burden on the environment since it is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, high land and water use and inefficiency in resource use. Additionally, the system of meat production is forced to increase its efficiency, providing challenges in animal wellbeing, nutrition and food safety. Reducing meat consumption provides an attractive alternative. A route to reduce meat consumption is the development of plant-based meat analogues. Plant-based meat analogues offer a more sustainable alternative.
Date: 25/09/2019 - 16:47 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Efficient drying system as an innovation enabler of high value biorefineries: Reduction of food waste and energy used to upcycle biomass. Last year, over 9 billion kilograms of coffee were consumed worldwide, of which 30% in the European Union (EU). Caffeine is less than 2% of coffee’s composition. Coffee is the largest source of antioxidants for the Western population, composed of the proteins, sugars, polyphenols, triglycerides, amongst others. All of the above are of high value for human health and skin. However, less than 1% of these compounds end up in a cup of coffee. The 99% left remains intact inside the spent coffee grounds, which most commonly are disposed of as waste; decomposing in landfills or incinerated, which generate methane (340m 3 /ton). This is a challenge as there is still a lot of value yet to be extracted from this resource, therefore, a lot of environmental harm to be avoided.
Date: 25/09/2019 - 15:43 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
The DIGI-B-CUBE project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, provides grants and support to innovative SMEs to develop prototypes, customised products and services to tackle digitalisation challenges across the Bioimaging, Biosensing and Biobanking industries. Four sectoral workshops will take place for the identification of issues in Medical Diagnostics value chain across these industries. From the interaction between experts and SMEs from health, medicine and clinical sectors we aim to reach a common understanding of the Medical Diagnostics value chain´s status quo and to determine challenges for SME innovation in selected industries.
Date: 25/09/2019 - 16:03 | DIGI-B-CUBE
Travel vouchers for DIGI-B-CUBE events are now available! All interested Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that correspond to criteria indicated below can apply for the Travel Voucher support of up to €2,000 in order to join and participate in the DIGI-B-CUBE workshops and matchmaking events (see DIGI-B-CUBE´s event section on ECCP) Photonics in the health sector to
Date: 24/09/2019 - 09:29 | DIGI-B-CUBE
From 17th to 20th September, the first training school organized by CONTEXT, the network of European experts in advanced textile materials, took place in Rethymno (Crete, Greece). AEI TÈXTILS, the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster, as CONTEXT coordinator, participated as lecturer at the training school dedicated especially to textile materials in building&living and in personal protective equipment. Students included 16 professionals from 11 European countries with different profiles like researchers at universities, at technological centres and at companies, related to the textile sector or to their final...
Date: 25/09/2019 - 12:17 | CONTEXT
WE INVITE YOU TO BREAKFAST! The Water Test Network (WTN) project would like to invite you for the FREE breakfast network event on the morning of 7 November, 2019. It is an opportunity to find out more about our test facilities network, the 100% funded support packages and other routes to help SMEs get new innovations commercialized. The breakfast network event is organized as side event to the Aquatech Amsterdam.
Date: 25/09/2019 - 12:06 | Water Test Network