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European Commission mobilises additional funds for COVID-19 research and innovation projects

The European Commission has mobilised additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research dedicated to the Coronavirus. The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19. It...
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European Institute of Innovation and Technology looking for solutions to COVID-challenges

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), established in 2008, is an EU executive body that aims to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. In the recovery phase...
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Research and Innovation to fight COVID-19

The European Commission has been at the forefront of supporting research and innovation and coordinating European and global research efforts. In addition to a number of past and ongoing research actions related to COVID-19, the European Commission has launched several special actions in 2020. These...
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International Cluster to Cluster Meeting - C2C 2020 | Goes digital!

The International Cluster-To-Cluster Meeting - C2C 2020 will be held on the 10th June 2020 in digital mode. The International Cluster-To-Cluster Meeting is a summit gathering clusters from different regions and countries aiming at exploring common areas of interest, activating new partnerships with...
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MED-specific Scoreboard of Innovation

The Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences (FEMISE) has created for THE NEXT SOCIETY a Scoreboard of innovation that includes particularities of the Mediterranean region while shedding light on the progress (or lack) achieved so far. Innovation scoreboards summarise different...
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Rethinking Innovation: Danish Clusters’ Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Like the rest of the world, clusters are also affected by the corona crisis. Right now, they are taking action to mitigate the sudden changes which many member companies are experiencing in the current situation. Some services and activities change, new ones are added, and others suddenly become...
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EUREKA Calls for projects

The EUREKA network, a leading facilitator of innovation, promotes and supports market-oriented international R&D&I project generation. EUREKA projects have a ‘bottom-up’ nature meaning that the project consortium defines the technology to be developed and how the project comes together as a whole...
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European Innovation Council pilot: €344 million to 107 visionary ideas of start-ups, SMEs and researchers

The European Commission announced the latest results of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. Over 100 game-changing ideas from across Europe are on track to receive EIC support totalling €344 million. Funded by Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, the selected proposals...
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How purpose-led missions can help Europe innovate at scale

Acknowledging the importance of innovating at scale in stregthening Europe's economic position relative to other global powers, the McKinsey & Company report "How purpose-led missions can help Europe innovate at scale" authored by Ilan Rozenkopf, Pal Erik Sjatil and Sebastian Stern addresses the...
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COSME programme supporting SMEs in Creativity and Innovation in the light industry sectors: textile/footwear/leather - The initiative European Light Industries Innovation and Technology project (ELIIT)  

Deadline of the call - 17 March 2020 17:00 CET Are you an SME working in the textile, clothing, leather or footwear (TCLF) sectors? Do you aim to integrate new and disruptive technologies to your business and need support throughout the process? The ‘ELIIT Project’, co-funded by COSME, supports TCLF...
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Launch of the last Horizon 2020 call for proposals from the EIC Pathfinder FET Innovation LaunchPad

Deadline date:14 October 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Call name:FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies | Call ID:H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020 Topic: FET Innovation Launchpad FETOPEN-03-2018-2019-2020 The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad aims to turn results from...
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INNOWWIDE Call 2 for applications for Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in international markets

Deadline for application: 31 March, 2020 The Horizon 2020 (H2020) funded INNOWWIDE pilot Coordination and Support Action (CSA) aims to bring innovative European SMEs to the forefront of international markets by funding Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in cooperation with local stakeholders...