European Alliance Against Coronavirus

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Business support for companies: Clusters and the Enterprise Europe Network

In the meeting on 11 March, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked about the collaboration between clusters and the Enterprise Europe Network as two types of entities which help companies with business support services. Daniel Coșniță from InPULSE Partners SRL, Romanian Cluster Association...
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Sustainable industrial innovation through renewable energies

In the meeting on 9 March, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked with Gilles Colson, Cluster GreenWin​, Cédric Brüll, Cluster TWEED, and Axel Soyez from Desimone about Wallonia’s strategy on renewable energies to increase sustainable industrial innovation. Context The cluster GreenWin is...
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Collaboration between clusters and European Digital Innovation Hubs

In the meeting on 25 February, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus spoke with Bianca Muntean, Transilvania IT​, and Frank Bösenberg, Silicon Saxony​, about the activities of Digital Innovation Hubs and how clusters can enter new collaborations with these hubs. One of the recommendations of the...
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Webinar on the EU Digital Services Act package

In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus meeting on 23 February, Deborah Behar and Denis Sparas (legal officers at the European Commission’s DG CNECT) presented the new European Digital Services Act package to the alliance. The objective of the Digital Services Act is to modify the rules for...
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Revision of the ECA's position paper for the updated Industrial Strategy

In a meeting on 18 February, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus held an open dialogue on proposed points for a position paper from the European Clusters Alliance (ECA) on the update of the European Industrial Strategy. Context This position paper was submitted to the Industrial Forum, a high...
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Obstacles to building strategic capacities for the green and digital transition

In a meeting on 16 February, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus reflected on possible obstacles to a successful green and digital transition of European industry. As an example, Felix Arion from the AgriFood Transilvania cluster spoke about the challenges of bringing the agrifood and digital...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus: An ecosystem approach to meeting current challenges

In a meeting on 11 February, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus discussed how clusters can contribute to an ecosystem approach to analysis of industry. Key take-aways The group exchanged views on how clusters can link different ecosystems and support the networking of actors. Clusters have...
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COVID-19: Lessons for the new EU Industrial Strategy

In a meeting of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus on 9 February 2021, the group discussed important lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis that are relevant for the update of the Industrial Strategy of the European Commission. Veronica Elena Bocci (DITECFER) highlighted the importance of...
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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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European Alliance Against Coronavirus morning sessions 2021

The European Alliance Against Coronavirus is now meeting twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 – 9:30 (CET). Sessions in February and March will take place under the EU Industry Week 2021, Europe’s flagship annual event on industry and the main platform for discussion of industrial...
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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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Flagship area “Scale-up”

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Webinar on 2 November 2020 In order to benefit from the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the main instrument for the European economic recovery, Member States should submit their draft recovery and resilience plans outlining national investment...