Digitalisation

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Enterprise Europe Network Supports Businesses in their Digital Transition

More than ever before, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must use digital technologies to stay competitive. Digitalisation can help SMEs to reduce costs, innovate, and enter the global market. Digital leaders are also more equipped to overcome disruption and take advantage of new business...
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Consultation on Forum of Cluster Associations and Networks (FCAN): Fourth Survey

The European Forum of Cluster Associations and Networks (FCAN) initiates, drives and facilitates discussion among various cluster associations and networks and the European Commission with a focus on consultation, cluster development and cooperation, the exchange of practices and mutual learning...
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European Social Innovation Competition top 10 Finalists Announced

The ‘European Social Innovation Competition: The Challenge Prize’ is a competition run by the European Commission with support from the European Innovation Council across all EU Member States and Horizon Europe countries. The competition is for social innovators in Europe and supports early-stage...
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Public Consultation on Digitalising the Energy Sector

Calling all clusters and SMEs in energy! The European Commission is working on an action plan on the digitalisation of the energy sector. In this context, the Commission is carrying out a public consultation to gather input from stakeholders and individuals. The consultation survey covers multiple...
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EU and Japan further their digital partnership

Since 2019, the EU and Japan have been working together through the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Together, with a more general Strategic Partnership Agreement, the partnership has become the cornerstone of an enhanced relationship between the EU and Japan. On 28 September, Commissioner...
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EU Open Source Strategy creates positive impact on European economy

A new study has found that the EU Open Source Strategy is creating a positive impact on the European economy. It estimates that EU companies invested roughly €1 billion in Open Source Software (OSS) in 2018. This has led to a positive impact on the economy of between €65 and €95 billion. The study...
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State and future of the Electronics ecosystem

On 10 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus spoke about the development and the importance of the Electronics ecosystem for the European industry. Olivier Chavrier, SCS Cluster, gave an overview of the EU semiconductor market, which is at the heart of the global economy. The sector is very...
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European Enterprise Awards 2021 Winners selected

The top national projects for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) 2021 have been announced! National Coordinators submitted a total of 47 entries from 28 countries to the EEPA Secretariat for the next stage, which will be at the European level. These projects will now compete across six...
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Read the European Commission's SME performance review

The SME performance review is one of the main tools the European Commission uses to monitor and assess countries' progress in implementing the SME strategy and the Small Business Act (SBA). The review provides comprehensive information on the performance of SMEs in EU countries and other partner...
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Digitising green spaces hackathon

The CASSINI Hackathons and Mentoring programme is a series of 6 hackathons that tackle global challenges in European space technologies. They are spreading awareness and accessibility of space technology to protect the world’s natural spaces. From 18–20 June, hackers in 10 cities across Europe have...
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Micro Grants for SMEs from KET4CleanProduction

This programme is an SME financial support instrument managed under the KET4CleanProduction initiative of the European Commission. Micro Grants are offered for transnational cooperation projects between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and minimum 2 KET technology centres (KET TCs), which...
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Ministry of Industry allocates EUR 20 million to finance projects in support of recovery, digitalisation and green transition

Recently published in the BOE the new aid package of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the application to the Innovative Business Groupings for the improvement of the associated SMEs The Packaging Cluster explained days before the operation of the line and examples of success stories...