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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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Boost your profile by taking part in EU Industry Days 2021

The European Commission's Directorate for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs (DG GROW) is looking for organisations and businesses to take part in the European Union's (EU) Industry Week and Industry Days activities next year. Applications are being sought from bodies that would...
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Join the CircLean network to help implement and promote industrial symbiosis

Clusters, cluster networks and SMEs are among the bodies being sought to join the Circlean European Network of businesses and SMEs for Industrial Symbiosis. Technopolis Group, together with a consortium of partners composed of Trinomics, Industrial Synergies and Arctik, is implementing the CircLean...
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Survey: SMEs need support to achieve digitalisation and sustainability

A European Commission survey on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has revealed that 62% of European Union (EU) SMEs confront barriers to digitalisation and 70% say they are facing at least one obstacle to becoming sustainable. The survey, commissioned by the Directorate-General for Internal...
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ECCP Webinar - The Covid-19 industrial cluster response: the role of European clusters in recovery strategies

On 23 July 2020 the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) hosted a webinar which examined the role that clusters can play in strategies to help recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was run by the European Commission with contributions from the European Clusters Alliance (ECA)...
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CEN and CENELEC adopts technical guidance for fabric masks during the COVID-19 crisis

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has commended the actions of CEN and CENELEC for adopting technical guidance for fabric masks and making it freely available. The close collaboration between CEN and CENELEC was consolidated at the start of 2010...
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Presentation of the Social Economy Canvas

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 16 June 2020 Karel Vanderpoorten from DG Grow and Alessandro Rancati from EU Policy Lab introduced the Social Economy Canvas as a new tool to evaluate and analyze in detail social impacts. The model is designed for entrepreneurs...
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DG GROW's main COVID-19 response measures: the ECCP's COVID-19 Forum

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has announced that it is still working to mitigate the socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission has been tasked with many responsibilities during the...
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Webinars by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform: “The Covid-19 industrial cluster response: solutions for dealing with ecosystem supply chain disruptions” by the European Commission, featuring the European Cluster Alliance

Since the very first hours of the Covid-19 crisis, European industrial clusters have shown an extraordinary capacity to spot the needs, adapt and react to address this extraordinary challenge. Thanks to their collaboration, solutions were found to address supply chain disruptions. Also following a...
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A Canvas for Social Economy

In October 2018, during the concluding event of the European Social Economy Regions pilot, a group of policy makers and practitioners asked for more clarity on what should be considered “Social Economy”. As a response, the Social Economy Unit at DG GROW and the EU Policy Lab at DG JRC initiated a...
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Conclusions on the Conference "Responsible Industry Leading the Sustainable Development on the example of Industry Clusters Connecting Circular Economy"

The conference “Responsible Industry Leading the Sustainable Development on the example of Industry Clusters Connecting Circular Economy”, organized by the Regional Council of Lapland in cooperation with European Commission (GROW.F2), Digipolis Oy (circular economy cluster) and City of Kemi, Finland...
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Industrial clusters participate in the COP25 Climate Summit in Madrid

A session on industrial ecosystems and open innovation took place last Thursday, 12 December 2019 during the COP25 Climate Summit in Madrid, Spain, where the example of business clusters was showcased as a driver for innovation and growth. The session was open by Ms. Eva Revilla, from the European...