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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Online consultation on Digital Europe Programme

The European Commission has opened a consultation on the draft Orientation of the first two years of its proposed Digital Europe programme. Inputs received through the consultation will help the Commission finalise the Orientations for Digital Europe. These will then shape the work programmes and calls for proposals for the programme’s first two years (2021-2022).

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

European Green Capital & European Green Leaf Awards

Apply for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf Awards 2019! If your city has achievements in sustainable urban mobility, sustainable land use, waste and circular economy and many more, check more information and apply until 14th October 2019.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

European Capital of Innovation 2019 announced

Last week at the Research and Innovation Days the Commission announced the European Capital of Innovation for 2019. The city of Nantes in north-west France was awarded the title, securing a €1 million prize funded by Horizon 2020.

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  • By Hilary Webb

Arnhem - Nijmegen region launches TheLifeNet.eu

The Arnhem - Nijmegen region, an ERRIN member, has this week launched a new public portal aimed at welcoming and assisting new residents, workers and students to the region. The Life Net provides newcomers to the area with basic information about the area, its companies, knowledge institutes and organisations. The site also features a job vacancy board that shares English-language job listings for a 20km radius around the Arnhem - Nijmegen - Wageningen area.

The hub is now live and can be found by following this link

  • By Hilary Webb

Final deliverable from GREENIN project

The GREENIN project has published its final deliverable, the GREENIN Design Options Paper (DOP), which contains its recommendations on the promotion of Green Public Procurement for Innovation (GPPI). The project aims to set up a desired scenario in GPPI alongside smart specialisation strategies that increases knowledge exchange with policy makers and interested stakeholders, favouring SME participation. 

The DOP highlights the need to combine good practices at policy and organisational levels in order to support GPPI implementation.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Massive Open Online Course on Smart Specialisation Strategies

The BAK S3 Association launches the third Massive Open Online Course on Smart Specialisation Strategies starting 7 October 2019. About the course The course enrolment is free. The course offers an overview of the concept and methods to design and apply smart specialisation strategies. The lecturers Prof Dominique Foray (EPFL) and Martin Eichler (BAK Economics) will use theories and case studies to explain the practice and implementation of a smart specialisation strategy.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

European Capital of Innovation 2019 announced

Last week at the Research and Innovation Days the Commission announced the European Capital of Innovation for 2019. The city of Nantes in north-west France was awarded the title, securing a €1 million prize funded by Horizon 2020. Nantes was recognised for its ability to use innovation to improve its citizens lives as well as its collaborative and open approach to governance. The projects that secured Nantes the title include ‘Nantes City Labs’ – where exciting new solutions have been tested in real life to provide physical and digital infrastructure in the city.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Startup Europe Regions Network: open survey on measures to support statups at regional level

SERN (Startup Europe - Regions Network) was officially launched by the European Commission in October 2015. Since then, SERN has been set up as a non for profit organisation with a strong commitment to support startups and its activities, in particular by focussing on the mapping and promotion of support activities at regional level across Europe and by mobilizing regional resources to address relevant barriers to startups’ growth, such as harmonization of regulations, access to talent and to major research infrastructures.

  • By Ryan Titley

ONLINE CONSULTATION ON DIGITAL EUROPE PROGRAMME

The European Commission has opened a consultation on the draft Orientation of the first two years of its proposed Digital Europe programme. Inputs received through the consultation will help the Commission finalise the Orientations for Digital Europe. These will then shape the work programmes and calls for proposals for the programme’s first two years (2021-2022).