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EU support for innovative SMEs to accelerate vaccine development

Clariness is an innovative SME based in Hamburg, Germany that aims to bring medical innovations to the market faster by accelerating clinical trials. EU funding has allowed Clariness to grow and rapidly expand ClinLife. ClinLife is a free and easy-to-use website that helps patients worldwide find...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus: EU initiatives and priorities in 2021

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus weekly webinars (every Tuesday and Thursday) - 2 February 2021 In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus’s (EAAC) meeting on 2 February, Ulla Engelmann and Marek Przeor from the European Commission’s DG GROW updated the group on the current...
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EU Coronavirus Response Webpage for Industry and SMEs

Find here the European Commission’s economic response to the coronavirus outbreak, ensuring the exchange of essential protective equipment on the internal market, increasing production of medical products as well as by helping affected industries in the mitigation of the effects. The Coronavirus...
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Commission welcomes approval of Recovery and Resilience Facility

The European Commission has welcomed the European Parliament's vote confirming the political agreement reached on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation in December 2020. This marks an important step as part of €672.5 billion in loans and grants which will be made available to Member...
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COVID-19 therapy research

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus weekly webinars (every Tuesday and Thursday) - 4 February 2021 In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus meeting on 4 February 2021, the group talked with Horst Domdey (BioM Biotech Cluster Development) and Daniel Vitt (Immunic AG) about an...
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New ebook showcases positive impact of clusters on green transition

Across the world, cluster organisations have taken a leading role in the green transition. Cluster Excellence Denmark have released a new e-book – ‘Towards a New Greener Normal – How Clusters are Dealing with Circular Transition in Times of COVID-19’ – exploring how this work has continued despite...
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Clusters have key role to play in European recovery, says Commissioner Breton

European Commissioner Thierry Breton has hailed the response of clusters to the COVID-19 crisis and stressed the key role they must play in creating greener, digital, and more resilient industrial ecosystems across the continent. The Commissioner for the Internal Market was speaking at the start of...
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€7.7 million scheme set to help Greek cultural sector survive COVID-19

The European Commission has approved a €7.7 million Greek scheme to support micro and small companies active in the cultural sector in Athens. The scheme will mitigate the sudden liquidity shortages that the companies are facing due to the measures taken by the Greek government to limit the spread...
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Commission proposes new ‘single window' to modernise customs controls

On 28 October, the European Commission proposed a new initiative that will make it easier for authorities involved in goods clearance to exchange electronic information submitted by traders. Traders will only be able to submit the information required for importing and exporting goods once. The so...
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€900m finance package to help Spanish SMEs hit by COVID-19 crisis

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is joining forces with Santander to provide financing on favourable terms to Spanish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. The EIB and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will subscribe several tranches...
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€10m finance package to help Bulgarian cultural and creative SMEs hit by pandemic

The European Commission has agreed a €10 million finance package to help Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small public enterprises in the cultural and creative sectors that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria)...
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Next steps for €672.5 billion EU recovery facility

The European Commission (EC) has set out guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility in its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS). The facility is the key recovery instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU, which aims to help the European Union (EU) emerge...