SMEs

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Supporting ECCP clusters to go green

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will launch in 2021 the new ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility to enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by resource efficiency advisors. In this Facility, selected clusters will...
Support programme

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...
Community News

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...
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Packaging Cluster promotes 5 strategic projects aimed at incorporating Industry 4.0 in small and medium-sized companies

The Packaging Cluster has presented 5 project proposals to the AEI in the call for aid from the Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo in 2021, established to improve the competitiveness of SMEs The proposals group an estimated budget of € 1,000,000, bringing together 5 relevant sectors and 20...
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10 proposals for initiatives in support of Industry 4.0 in the workshop held by the Packaging Cluster for the call for grants to AEI

On March 11, the call for grants to Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras of the Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo for 2021 was published In anticipation of this publication, the Packaging Cluster held a workshop with its associates to prepare proposals for pilot projects for the call. On...
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Developing an RDI cluster service model for SMEs through piloting

The Arctic Development Environments cluster provides businesses in Finnish Lapland a one-stop-shop access point to the expertise and services of its member organisations: universities and research organisations in the region. The cluster supports businesses by helping to improve their processes...
ECCP News

PITCCH call for SMEs and start-ups now open

The Pan-European Open Innovation Network for Corporate Challenges in Advanced Technologies (PITCCH) aims to promote an open innovation network where technology centres and other innovation agents act as intermediaries to facilitate structured collaboration between big corporations (as technology...
ECCP News

Protecting your intellectual property at trade fairs

With increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk has published a guide for European SMEs which provides an...
ECCP News

€20 million grant fund to help SMEs maximise intellectual property

A €20 million grant scheme has been launched to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights. Supported by the European Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is aimed at...
ECCP News

European Union and France unlock €715 million for small businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in France can now access loans with more flexible terms after the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Bpifrance, the French Public Investment Bank, struck a new deal. The loan guarantees are provided by the digitalisation initiative under the European...
ECCP News

Agreement reached on €243 billion EU regional and cohesion budget

Agreement has been reached on a €243 billion budget for strengthening the European Union's (EU) economic, social and territorial cohesion over the next seven years. Under the provisional deal agreed by the European Parliament and Council’s negotiators, a significant part of the European Regional...
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European guarantee for Invest-NL to expand financing options to innovative SMEs

Dutch National promotional institution Invest-NL has signed a new guarantee agreement with the European Investment Fund to cover a lending portfolio to innovative Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The new guarantee enables Invest-NL to further enlarge its financing activities for...