CALL – Innovation procurement brokers

Specific Challenge: This call aims to help innovative SMEs and start-ups grow and develop by allowing them to address public demands through the use of public procurement; create adequate links between government, research institutions and the private sector by adding the buying potential of large buyers or other aggregators of public procurement to the mix. Read more about CALL – Innovation procurement brokers[…]

Global Conference on Energy Efficiency Management in Industry

Conference on Energy Efficiency Management in industry is a 2 day event, bringing together dozens of industry professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss challenges for the industry in the field of energy management – how to find among the colorful certificates, aid for energy-intensive industries, building awareness of energy responsibility, cost Read more about Global Conference on Energy Efficiency Management in Industry[…]

Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system

Under HORIZON 2020 – SME Instrument program with multiple cut-off dates during the year till 2020 year, innovative SME’s companies can apply to CALL – Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system. MEs play a crucial role in developing resource-efficient, cost-effective and affordable technology solutions to decarbonise and Read more about Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system[…]

Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

Under HORIZON 2020 – SME Instrument program with multiple cut-off dates during the year till 2020 year, innovative SME’s companies can apply to CALL – Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials. The action is to involve new projects/products or services to become the engine of Read more about Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials[…]

Using Laser Technology to Operate Sustainably: Reverse Production

Taking electronic devices apart that are no longer in use to recover valuable raw materials – this is an essential aspect of the future of urban mining. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is taking a pioneering role internationally in the EU project »ADIR – Next generation urban mining – Automated disassembly, separation and recovery of valuable materials from Read more about Using Laser Technology to Operate Sustainably: Reverse Production[…]

Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility

Specific Challenge: The European transport sector must have the capacity to deliver the best products and services, in a time and cost efficient manner, in order to preserve its leadership and create new jobs, as well as to tackle the environmental and mobility defies. The role of SMEs to meet these challenges in all the Read more about Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility[…]

Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions

Smart specialisation has made a real difference in the way European regions are designing their innovation strategies, creating or reinforcing cooperation at all levels, especially with local business spheres. There is room for improvement; to better help regions catch the train of globalisation, this Commission communication identifies four main challenges to regional innovation, as well as actions and Read more about Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions[…]

Joint Actions to foster innovative energy solutions in renewable energy technologies

Specific Challenge: The EU needs to accelerate the transformation of its energy system by bridging the gap between research and the market with innovative solutions to obstacles in the development of low carbon technologies. Bridging this gap often requires substantial volumes of investment which cannot be allocated by individual countries or by the European Commission Read more about Joint Actions to foster innovative energy solutions in renewable energy technologies[…]

Horizon prize for CO2 reuse

Specific Challenge: Preventing dangerous climate change is a key priority for the European Union. Europe is working hard to cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially while encouraging other nations and regions to do likewise. One way to help these efforts is to make use of the CO2 by integrating it in consumer products. CO2 re-use Read more about Horizon prize for CO2 reuse[…]

European Commission Joint Research Centre opens its laboratories to wider scientific community

The European Commission’s in-house science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), is opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors. As early as December 2017, researchers will be able to use JRC research facilities located in Ispra (Italy), and thereafter in Geel (Belgium), Karlsruhe (Germany) Read more about European Commission Joint Research Centre opens its laboratories to wider scientific community[…]

HORIZON 2020 CALL – Peer learning of innovation agencies

Specific Challenge: Innovation support agencies, i.e. the regional and national agencies that design and/or implement innovation support programmes for SMEs are important intermediaries for SME innovation. Focus, design and delivery mechanism of innovation support programmes determine to a large extent the economic impact from the supported actions and the satisfaction of the beneficiaries with the Read more about HORIZON 2020 CALL – Peer learning of innovation agencies[…]

EU-Iran Higher Education and Research Event to prepare closer cooperation

The European Commission and the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology are co-hosting a two-day science and research event in Tehran to pave the way for expanding Iran-European Union (EU) cooperation between higher education institutions, research institutes and other organisations through the EU’s higher education and research and innovation programmes, Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. This initiative follows Read more about EU-Iran Higher Education and Research Event to prepare closer cooperation[…]