With the Digitising European Industrial Strategy the European Commission and the DG CONNECT aim to ensure that industry in Europe can benefit from digital innovations. The investment of €500 million in a pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) is a pivotal part of this strategy. As part of the implementation of this strategy a Digital Innovation Hubs Catalogue will be created, Through this survey potential Digital Innovation Hubs can apply to be part of the catalogue.
The objective of this event is twofold: first, it will allow presenting the main findings of the research study: "Smart Specialisation in Latin America" which has been conducted to analyse how policy makers and other territorial actors in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina are designing and implementing the Smart Specialisation concept. Second, it will serve as an opportunity to establish active synergies between practitioners of smart specialisation in the European Union and Latin America.
ORU opens a call so that its Latin American member regions can benefit from the EU program “Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation”
02 Dec 2016 With the launch of the Smart Territories Platform (“Plataforma de Territorios Inteligentes”), FAO offers a flexible...
The European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that the European Cluster Conference 2016 will be held in Brussels on the 30th of November – 2nd of December 2016. The conference will take place on December 1-2nd, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Rogier Hotel with a European cluster matchmaking pre-event on the 30th of November 2016.
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is launching a call for proposals with a view to concluding grant agreements to accelerate the transfer of innovative technological solutions to sea basin economies.
74 European regions have been recognised as Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing for their commitment to excellence in investing and scaling up innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing. The Reference Sites range from Oulu, Finland, to Heraklion-Crete, Greece and from Andalucia, Spain to Olomouc, Czech Republic. Together, they commit to investing more than €4 billion in digital innovation for active and healthy ageing, which is expected to benefit over 5 million people in the next 3 years.
The next 11th of July, prizes for the best energy saver participating in the European Enterprises Climate Cup will be awarded. The European Enterprises Climate Cup [EECC], supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme, is a competition of small and medium sized enterprises – which are the backbone of Europe’s economy – within and between countries aiming to achieve the highest energy saving.
Boosting SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors: European Commission and EIF launch a new guarantee scheme30 Jun 2016
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today launched a EUR 121 million guarantee initiative to support SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors via financial institutions.
On the occasion of Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (#S3PEnergy) organises the event: Smart Specialisation in Energy, how Europe's regions are implementing their priorities.
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