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Collective intelligence as a driver of value in innovation ecosystems

In the meeting of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus on 4 March, Jaime Quesado from the Strategic Council of CEIIA (Center of Excellence and Innovation of Mobility)​ spoke about the importance of developing collective intelligence for the future. To do this, we need an overview of where we...
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Horizon Europe: Research and innovation funding programme now open until 2027

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation. With a budget of €95.5 billion, the initiative tackles climate change, helps to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates...
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Commission opens first European Innovation Council calls worth 1 billion euros

Following the launch of the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the announcement of the first funding opportunities, the European Commission has opened the first EIC Accelerator calls. The funding, worth over €1 billion, aims to help scale up start-ups and small- and medium-sized businesses that...
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Cluster supports innovative Lithuanian food manufacturers

Lithuania’s National Food Cluster (NAMŪK) participates in the InoLink project, which is implemented by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) together with the Lithuanian Innovation Center. The project aims to promote merging companies into clusters, increasing the maturity of...
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Euronews covers the response of one Romanian cluster to the COVID-19 pandemic

Euronews’s ‘Business Planet’ has published a story which explores how one tech company in Iasi, Romania, got its pharmacy app off the ground through being part of a cluster. Context Almost everyone will be familiar with the routine of picking up a prescription. Even in the best of times, many people...
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Europe’s industrial clusters mobilise to fight COVID-19

How are European industrial clusters active in the fight against COVID-19? Euronews explores this topic in a recent article, accompanied by a video showing how clusters are involved in innovation to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The objective is to innovate, bring new products quickly onto the market...
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Submerge yourself in Stockholm’s vibrant innovation scene with the EIC

Visit innovation hubs with the EIC The virtual visit to innovation hubs is a novel concept, brought to you by the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services. It combines the unique elements of flagship EIC events (ocrporate days, investors days and community trainings), while...
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European Capital of Innovation 2020 finalists revealed

Twelve cities from nine countries have reached the final stage of the contest to become the European Capital of Innovation 2020. Funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s (EU) research and innovation programme, the prize recognises the European cities that develop vibrant innovation ecosystems to...
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Have your say on future inter-regional innovation investment across Europe

Cluster organisations and SMEs are among those being urged to take part in a public consultation on future inter-regional investment in innovation across the European Union (EU). Between 2021-2027 the EU will seek to reinforce interregional cooperation for innovation, as outlined in the European...
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Design workshops to boost innovation - get 10% off

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) is a design and innovation institute that partners with organisations in alignment with the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. CIID is among the 20 leading design & innovation schools worldwide (Business Insider) having received...
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Innovative European companies receive aid from the European Union

The European Commission has announced the provision of financial aid to innovative European companies to help them fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly €166 million have been awarded via the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot, to 36 companies in Europe. In addition...
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Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) programme launches COVID-19 call

The Interreg EMR programme is making EUR 4.2 million available for projects addressing the COVID-19 crisis. The call is open for cross-border initiatives fostering crisis response capacities in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the sectors of health, public safety and security services, public...