EASME - Executive Agency for SMEs

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has been set-up by the European Commission to manage on its behalf several EU programmes in the fields of SME support & innovation, environment, climate action, energy and maritime affairs.

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  • 23/04/2019

    Monitoring emissions for a greener inland shipping sector

    A consortium of shipping companies, port authorities, regional governments and ship owners are building a wealth of emissions data to help the inland shipping sector to green its fleet. Results from the LIFE CLINSH project are starting to emerge, as speakers at its mid-term conference demonstrated.
  • 18/04/2019

    CELLINK partnerships and acquisitions complement strong organic growth

    Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, CELLINK is developing bioprinting technology with a focus on making it easy to use for non-experts. Founded in 2016, Cellink went straight to an IPO on Nasdaq First North that year, raising €360,000 (SEK 3.7M). In 2018 the company received a Phase 2 grant from the EIC pilot SME Instrument of € 2.4 million.
  • 17/04/2019

    Seeding wild flowers to support Italy’s national biodiversity strategy

    Wild flowers in Italy’s natural parks face many threats but are critical for biodiversity. Conservation and reintroduction by experts from LIFE FLORANET are ensuring a stronger future for these threatened plants.
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