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From 17/01/2017 to 17/01/2017
What’s your action plan? If you are planning to run the marathon or just go for a walk, chances are that your approach is completely different. We want to give you some ideas on how to increase your outreach and learn from successful EU-funded projects. Read more
From 20/12/2016 to 20/12/2016
184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon2020 SME Instrument. The funding is provided under Phase 1 of the instrument, which means that each project will receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies for new products that can disrupt the market. They can also ask for up to three days of free business coaching Read more
From 06/12/2016 to 06/12/2016
58 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 16 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. In this phase of the instrument, each project will receive up to €2.5 million (€5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities. The total amount to be distributed between the SMEs working on 51 projects is €80 million. Read more
From 01/12/2016 to 14/12/2016
The EU-funded RELIEF project aims to innovate chronic pain self-management through procuring the best digital solutions. They started an open market consultation, this way the consortium will get insight into the market, the state of the art and future developments. Three workshops will be held: 1/12 in Paris, 9/12 in Uppsala, 14/12 in Córdoba. You can also have your say in the online questionnaire. Read more
From 10/11/2016 to 10/11/2016
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Iceland's Arion Bank today signed a loan guarantee deal that will offer small and medium-sized companies (SME) in Iceland easier access to risk capital for the development of innovative ideas. Read more
From 08/11/2016 to 08/11/2016
Are you an independent fund manager with a strong track record of attracting private investment and picking winners? The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) are today inviting applications for setting up and managing one or more private-sector led, market-driven Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds. Read more
From 24/10/2016 to 24/10/2016
189 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon2020 SME Instrument. Read more
From 12/10/2016 to 12/10/2016
Since its launch in October 2015, more than 3000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have received the Seal of Excellence, the EU's quality label marking first-class innovative ideas worthy of investment. Read more
From 10/10/2016 to 10/10/2016
Clothes and accessories made from marine waste, a portable hub that provides clear water, solar energy and Wi-Fi connectivity in developing countries, or a 3D hologram of the brain that meant a breakthrough for neuroscience. Read more
From 26/09/2016 to 27/09/2016
Incheba conference centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event. Read more