Mesap goes to Europe #6/2021 | Latest news on international opportunities!
>> OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES: Digital transformation support service
Open Call for SMEs in Northern Italy: we are looking for companies interested in a digital transformation support service. The initiative is part of the Interreg Central Europe BOOST4BSO project of which MESAP is a partner, together with Friuli Innovazione. The call will select 8 companies to create a personalized support package. The service will start in September 2021. You can express your interest by July 15th.
>> OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES: Training activities in the energy field, starting date autumn 2021
Are you a manufacturing SME in the Automotive sector? Would you like to improve your business contribution in terms of energy efficiency? We are looking for Italian companies interested in training activities funded under the E2DRIVER project.
The lack of awareness of the energy impact is often the basis of a reduced efficiency of Italian companies. In fact, it is estimated that in the production process of the automotive industry, SMEs consume about 90% of the total energy.
Would you like to participate? Write to [email protected], you will be contacted to learn more about the project opportunities.
>> MIND4MACHINES project: Opportunities and funding for ICT + manufacturing projects
On June 15, 2021, the inaugural meeting of MIND4MACHINES took place, the new project of which MESAP is partner, in support of intersectoral and cross-border collaborations between manufacturing and ICT SMEs. The goal is to improve production processes through digital technologies ranging from IoT to Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity.
The business will finance approximately 3 million euros through 2 Open Calls, with a cascade grant mechanism, and business support and training courses.
Further updates coming soon
>> Smart Systems Integrated® trademark: Strategic asset for the growth and competitiveness of SMEs
During the webinar “Trademarks and licensing patents for MESAP companies” on June 16, 2021, we talked about the tools to protect the intellectual property, including trademarks. MESAP manages the collective trademark Smart Systems Integrated®, registered at EUIPO, a distinctive sign to distinguish intelligent products and with the function of guaranteeing their origin, nature and quality.
As evidence of the value of this tool, Mr. Roberto Casazza, Technical Sales Manager of Adgenera S.r.l., illustrated the positive experience in using the trademark for their Smart Waste Bin product, a system of intelligent bins capable of detecting, classifying and quantifying the waste conferred by each user.
>> 5E Project: Protagonist of a two-day event dedicated to electronics in Europe
On 9 June 2021 MESAP participated in the “Functional Electronics and related Meta-roadmap” Workshop organized by the 5E project, during which the Functional Electronics concept and the priorities in the electronic field were presented, summarized in the Vision Papers and in the MetaRoadmap of the project.
On 10 June, on the occasion of the morning talk organized by ECA, the European Cluster Alliance, MESAP participated in the “Development of the European Electronics Ecosystems” session together with colleagues from Mobile Heights and Pole SCS, partners in the Silicon Europe Alliance. The webinar offered an overview of the state of the art of European electronic ecosystems and was an opportunity to present the 5E project, thanks to the participation of VDI / VDE colleagues.
EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED
>> Horizon Europe Info Days 2021: EU Research & Innovation Program 2021-2027
WHEN: June 28 – July 9, 2021, online
The 10-day event, organized by the European Commission, on the new EU Research and Innovation Framework Program will offer the opportunity to obtain information and updates on the main funding instruments. The information days of Horizon Europe will address 9 themes, each characterized by a discussion program and practical sessions dedicated to the different clusters or parts of the new program.
>> The shores of the “smart Mediterranean” meet online at Tech Days Meet Up
WHEN: June 29-30, 2021, online
MESAP participates in Tech Days Meet Up, a virtual matchmaking event between innovators from the EU and the MENA regions, organized by Berytech Lebanon as part of The Next Society project. For two days, Tech Days Meet Up will stream discussion panels and round tables, followed by B2B matchmaking. The event is open to all sectors of activity, with a specific focus on mechatronics, ICT, agri-food, fashion and textiles, energy, health, raw materials and tourism. Participation is free, upon registration.
>> EPoSS Annual Forum 2021: Towards New Horizons
WHEN: 4-7 October 2021, Freiburg, Germany
This year’s Forum with the slogan “Towards New Horizons” is organized in collaboration with Hahn-Schickard and microTEC Südwest and will be held in attendance in Freiburg from 4 to 7 October 2021. In addition to the conference program: opportunities for networking and the EPOSS Start-up Award, a competition dedicated to SMEs, start-ups and young researchers.
The key theme of the event will be the latest developments in the field of Smart Systems Integration (SSI). We would like to point out the Call for Presentations by 12 July 2021.
Registrations will open shortly.More information and program