Daily Archives: August 28, 2014

SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 1: €7.75 MILLION ALLOCATED TO 155 SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS AFTER FIRST EVALUATION ROUND

EU funding worth €7.75 million is being awarded to 155 small and medium-sized enterprises from 21 countries, including Israel, Norway and Turkey, for feasibility studies. 2,666 businesses applied for the first round of grants under the EU’s SME Instrument by submitting a … Continue reading

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H2020 SME INSTRUMENT: 6 LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE FIRST EVALUATION

The EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) website has published 6 lessons that the European Commission has learnt from the first evaluation exercise following the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument call and which they consider to be useful tips … Continue reading

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Biopolus Technológiák: H2020 SME INSTRUMENT PROJECT IS SELECTED FOR FUNDING

The Budapest-based company Biopolus Technológiák Zrt. is one of the three Hungarian SMEs selected for funding after the evaluation of the first cut-off date of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1. More than 2 600 project proposals were submitted from … Continue reading

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GOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2014: SWISS STILL TOP, LUXEMBOURG ENTERS TOP 10

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in collaboration with Cornell University and the Business School INSEAD, has just published the seventh edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014. It covers 143 economies around the world and uses 81 indicators … Continue reading

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FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION (FTI): 100 MILLION EURO FOR THE MARKET UPTAKE OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS

In late July, the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million “Fast Track to Innovation” (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020. The FTI aims to support Europe’s economy by offering innovative businesses and organizations … Continue reading

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HOW TO BECOME A MORE ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTION?

Recently, FORBES Magazine published its ‘2014 Most Entrepreneurial Universities List’, unfortunately only focusing on American institutions, and basing their ranking solely on the number of start-ups founded by university alumnis and students. However, Entrepreneurial Universities entail much more than just … Continue reading

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