Category Archives: Project

SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 2 CUT-OFF: 2 025 NEW PROPOSALS

The European Commission received 2025 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the last cut-off date of the SME Instrument in this form on 5 June 2019. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 40 countries submitted … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL LAUNCHES VIRTUAL VENTURE FAIR

The ERC’s new digital platform, the ERC Virtual Venture Fair, has been launched to bring ERC-funded researchers closer to the right type of investor. Using an online deal room, researchers can share information with investor networks, funds, angel investors, accelerators … Continue reading

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TAKE PART IN THE POPULAR VOTE FOR THE EUROPEAN INVENTOR OF THE YEAR

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the 15 finalists who have been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019. The Award, now in its 14th year, celebrates the genius and creativity of inventors and inventor teams for their contributions … Continue reading

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261 PROPOSALS IN RESPONSE TO LAST FTI CALL

The European Commission received 261 proposals in response to the latest Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) call which closed on 25 May 2019. The results of the call will be known in the autumn. FTI promotes close-to-the market innovation activities … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION AWARDS €33 MILLION TO BRING INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO MARKET FASTER

Thirteen project were selected for funding under the first round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. The successful consortia will receive grants of between €1.5 and €3 million each to develop “disruptive”, … Continue reading

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE OPEN

The nomination period for one of the world’s most important awards for a ground-breaking innovation will run until 31 July 2019. The one-million-euro international prize is one of the world’s most important awards for ground-breaking innovations. The Millennium Technology Prize … Continue reading

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SMEBOOK LAUNCHED

SMEBOOK is a new open innovation platform which aims to match companies with recommended partners – both companies and supporting organisations, such as clusters, academia/research organisations, policy makers, financial intermediaries and consultancy firms. The SME first signs up for a … Continue reading

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