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How joining a cluster provides vital support for EU SMEs

Clusters make up a significant part of the European industrial landscape. Currently, there are around 3000 specialised clusters in Europe accounting for 54 million jobs. Clusters are key to boosting collaboration and connecting enterprises, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
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€6m Cluster Excellence Programme call for proposals launched

A €6 million call for proposals has been launched looking for partnerships that could strengthen management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic connections between clusters across Europe. Open exclusively to organisations registered, or having submitted a registration request, to the...
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The F2F Health Matters country reports are online!

The F2F Health Matters project consortium prepared analyses of five countries selected within the project that are experiencing a growing interest in the topics of healthy food, bio-based value chains and sustainability. They represent a great potential for ambitious SMEs to enter foreign markets...

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Sustainable food systems: towards a joint Asia-Europe strategy for the internationalisation of agri-food SMEs

In February 2022, the partners of the Global Foodture project have organised two workshops with stakeholders and network partners with the goal of establishing a joint strategy for the international development of agri-food SMEs in Asia and Europe. Global Foodture is a project whose goal is to boost...
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METABUILDING "2nd GROW/HARVEST CALL" OPENS on March 1st, 2022

​ "Up to 60.000 € for innovation and collaboration projects of SMEs" 2nd GROW/HARVEST CALL: this 4th call of the METABUILDING project opens on March 1, 2022.1 The METABUILDING project aims at boosting SME innovation in the Construction sector, by encouraging cross-sectoral and cross-border...
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The first F2F Health Matters call for SMEs is now open!

February 16th, 2022 The project F2F Health Matters launched its first call to support the internationalisation actions of SMEs to Canada – the first target country selected by the project consortium. It gives the European SMEs in healthy food and bio-based value chains a unique opportunity to expand...

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The BIGINN project will mark a new beginning for business and Big Science Innovation

On 9-10th of February 2022, at the headquarter of Danish Technological Institute, BigScience.dk cluster, project “BIGINN” was officially launched. It is a 24-month project that pursues the objective of mobilizing clusters in order to exploit the potential of innovation and international cooperation...
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F2F Health Matters: internationalisation accelerator for innovative and sustainable SMEs

The European project F2F (Farm to Fork) Health Matters is an internationalisation accelerator for innovative agri-food SMEs. It is driven by an alliance of five European clusters: Wagralim (Belgium), Clusaga (Spain), Bioeconomy Cluster (Slovakia), InovCluster (Portugal) and Valorial (France). F2F...

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Call for Pitches: SMEs participation to the international activities of REC-N-COMP

The call for pitches has been extendend to April 21st! Call for pitches: Ready, steady… explore! Are you a SMEs from Italy, Belgium, France or Poland, interested in expanding its export business to the USA, Japan on Singapore in relation with composite and recycled materials? If yes, this call is...
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IPA4SME programme extended to more SMEs

The IPA4SME programme is holding an Open Call for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), offering financial support of up to EUR 15,000 to co-finance intellectual property (IP) diagnostic and protection actions. This call has now been extended beyond SMEs that have received a Seal of Excellence...
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European Union and France unlock €715 million for small businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in France can now access loans with more flexible terms after the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Bpifrance, the French Public Investment Bank, struck a new deal. The loan guarantees are provided by the digitalisation initiative under the European...
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€5m call aims to help SMEs adopt new technologies

The European Commission has launched a €5 million call for strategic alliances to help the European Union’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) maximise their use of new technologies. Two pilot projects will be supported focused on creating collaboration among SMEs, through industrial cluster...