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Skills for Industry Strategy - Promoting online training opportunities for the workforce in Europe

The report written by PwC EU Services reveals the role of online training in implementing new approaches matching SMEs' needs and realities in a digital world. The challenges SMEs face today related to the digital transformation of the economy, new regulatory and market requirements demanding a...
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Tips for protecting your IP in China and SEA

Practical tips for protecting your IP in China and South-East Asia China and the majority of South-East Asian countries have recently shown considerable efforts in creating stronger intellectual property rights (IPR) protection systems and in bringing their existing intellectual property laws in...
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Call for Proposals: Clusters Go International

Deadline: 30 October 2019, 17:00 hours (Brussels time). The main objective of this action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and also across sectorial boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships to lead international...
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INNOSUP-1: providing innovation support for SMEs to develop cross-sectoral value chains

The Horizon 2020 funding programme of cluster-facilitated projects for new industrial value chains, INNOSUP-1 and the projects the funding is delivered through were outlined in a news article published today, July 8, 2019 on EASME's website. Building upon the innovation potential of SMEs and...
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EASME Call for Intelligent Cities Challenge is Open!

Tender reference number: EASME/2019/OP/0016 Deadline: 2 September 2019 The objective of the call is to promote the development of powerful high-tech innovation ecosystems in European cities to fuel industrial transformation and smart, sustainable growth. The action will help European cities develop...
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EIT RawMaterials Start-up and SME Booster Call 2019

The call is open througout the year with deadlines: 15 March / 14 june / 20 September. The EIT RawMaterials “Start-up & SME Booster Program” is one of the EIT RawMaterials funding instruments dedicated to supporting third parties’ activities, such as business creation by idea holders and growth...
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Digitalisation in Tourism. In-depth analysis of challenges and opportunities

The study conducted by Aalborg University, Denmark was commissioned by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) to examine the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in tourism and analyses how these affect different stakeholder groups and how they...
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Interview with Dr. Anna Sobczak: "Most Prominent Clusters Provide Individualized Support to Their SME’s"

The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA), the main governmental institution, responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania, published an interview with Dr. Anna Sobczak, policy making expert for clusters and emerging industries with the European Commisison, keynote...
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Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe

The high-level conference in Brussels on 4 June 2019 takes place in the context of the ongoing initiative of the European Commission on “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” (October 2017 – September 2019), that is coordinated by PwC. Experts from all over Europe will...
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Webinars Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is organizing free Intellectual Property webinars designed for SMEs doing business in Latin America in April and May: • Domain names in Latin America: what to do to protect your brand and enforce your rights • What can Intellectual Property do for my company? 5...
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Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2019-2020

Deadline: 14 January 2019 EIT Food is looking for 13 organisations that would assume the role of EIT Food Hubs in 13 countries, targeted by EIT Food’s Regional Innovation Scheme: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and...
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Strength in clusters

The concept of clusters has proved effective in the European Union as a way of bringing researchers and companies – especially smaller companies – together to explore approaches to resource efficiency. SMEs in particular can dramatically enhance their operations by working in clusters. In EU...