Innovation

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PITCCH Project's Second Round of Corporate Challenges is Now Open

Are you a cluster or SME in advanced technologies? The PITCCH project aims to promote open innovation through a European Network where technology centres facilitate collaborations between big corporations as technology seekers and SMEs as technology providers. In the PITCCH network, technology...
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Apply now to become an EIC Programme Manager

Are you a manager at an innovative cluster or SME? The European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (​EISMEA) have published a call to recruit up to six European Innovation Council (EIC) Programme Managers (PMs). Programme Managers direct the best teams of researchers and innovators from...
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Take part in a stakeholder survey on Europe's innovation ecosystem

Are you a cluster or SME in innovation? Participate in an online survey to share your views on a stronger European innovation ecosystem. Context The European Commission is aiming to analyse the evolution of the European innovation ecosystem. A more integrated and cohesive European innovation...
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Open Call for tenders under Market Surveillance programme

Clusters are invited to apply for the Call for tenders ‘Study on measuring product non-compliance’, published under the Market Surveillance programme. The new Call, launched by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), forecasts a maximum budget of 320,000EUR for a contract...
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Apply now for the Regional Innovation Competition 2021

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) was introduced in 2014 to advance the innovation performance of countries with moderate or modest innovation scores as defined by the European Innovation Scoreboard. Countries eligible to take part are: EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech...
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Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation second application phase now open!

Are you a European SME finding innovative solutions in the water and energy sectors? The EU Techbridge project matches innovative European SMEs with North American based end-users or corporate buyers. Through an intensive matchmaking programme, challenges from North American corporate buyers will be...
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LIFE programme Call for Proposals: Social economy-related activities, 12 January

The first LIFE Call for Proposals has been announced, and over EUR 580 million is available in funding! Organisations are invited to submit their project proposals and ideas. The Open Call is under the new LIFE programme 2021–2027, and funding tenders are categorised into four sub-programmes: Nature...
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Affordable Housing Initiative: Call for proposals now open

The Affordable Housing Initiative is part of the EU’s Renovation Wave Strategy, which aims to build a fair, green society. A new call for proposals under the initiative seeks to provide support, capacity building, and networking for local industrial partnerships, with the ambition to pilot 100...
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EU Prize for Women Innovators open now!

The EU Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations. Applications to the 2021 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators are now open. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 17:00 (CET). All applications must be submitted via the Funding and...
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New European Innovation Procurement Awards open for applications

On 8 April, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) launched the first edition of the EU Innovation Procurement Awards (EUIP Awards). This is a new European Innovation Council (EIC) prize which rewards public and private buyers in their efforts to promote procurement of...
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Open calls for research and innovation to combat the threat of COVID-19 variants

The European Commission is mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research into COVID-19 variants. This first emergency funding adds to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19, and contributes to the...
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European Social Innovation Competition now open

Since 2013, the European Social Innovation Competition has been a beacon for social innovators across Europe, facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping our society for the better. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Entrepreneurship & SMEs (DG GROW) runs the European Social...