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  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Economy Window call launched

€22.5 million worth of funds are available for SMEs through the Blue Economy Window call, launched by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 EU budget: increased funds for R&I

The EU has agreed the budget for 2020, which includes an increase in funds for research and innovation.

  • 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).

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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

STOA study & briefing 'New technologies and regional policy: Towards the next cohesion policy framework' published

A STOA study and briefing has now been published, reporting on the workshop on 'New Technologies and Regional Policy: Towards the Next cohesion policy Framework'. The European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel organised the workshop in Brussels on 16 October 2017. The objective was to provide input to the debate on the next EU cohesion policy, after 2020. The workshop focused on the impact of new technologies at the European and regional levels, affecting EU cohesion policy and regional innovation-led growth.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

The first call of Got Energy Talent (GET)

GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) is a fellowship programme co-funded by the EU as part of the H2020-MSCA-COFUND programme (Grant Agreement number 754382). GET is run by the University of Alcalá (UAH) as beneficiary of the action in collaboration with the University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). Both universities co-fund the action in equal parts. GET is an ambitious programme that aims not only to enable researchers to conduct their own excellent research project.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Open Call for Regional Development Agencies’ Participation in OaSIS project (H2020)

To help regional development agencies and other entities supporting innovating SMEs in Europe to improve their SME segmentation and innovation support services, the OaSIS project seeks to establish cooperation agreements and launches a public call for participation. Eurada, Linknovate, and Cracow University of Technology initiated the project, funded by the European Commission’s H2020 program (GA No 777443).

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

3 Pre-Commercial Procurements initiative recently launched by Lombardy Region

In the framework of ERDF ROP 2014-2020 - the action 1.I.b.3.1 “Strengthening and upgrading government demand for innovation through the support for Pre-commercial Public Procurement and Innovation Procurement”  foresees three calls for tenders to develop innovative solutions to satisfy the public sector needs. The 3 topics selected for PCP - which enables public procurers to compare alternative potential solution approaches and filter out the best possible solutions that the market can deliver - concerne the healthcare domain: 1) Evaluation of the fragility of the coronary atherosclerotic plaq

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

ERRIN and Auvergne Rhone Alpes to host a session at WIRE 2018

  ERRIN and Auvergne Rhone Alpes Region are hosting a session “Cooperation between regional innovation ecosystems: inspiration from Alpine Regions” during the 9th edition of the WIRE conference taking place on 4-6 July 2018 in Innsbruck (Austria). The session focuses on how to use EU policies and instruments in a coordinated manner, across governance levels, to support transformation towards resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth at territorial level.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Transport and tourism for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility

This research study has been undertaken for the European Commission TRAN Committee. Its aim is is to provide Members of the European Parliament  with clear recommendations on what could be done, in particular at the EU policy level, to support accessibility in the transport and tourism sectors.