CELLINK partnerships and acquisitions complement strong organic growthBased 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.
Seeding wild flowers to support Italy’s national biodiversity strategyWild 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.
Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, perspectivesWhat’s it like to apply for LIFE funding? How much time will you need? How do you find the best partners? We asked 3 recently successful projects for their insight. Here, LIFE Resilience explains how they applied for their climate change adaptation project.
LIFE enables EU’s first zero-emissions waste collectionsIn a European first, 2 hydrogen powered bin lorries have been approved for road use and are being rolled out on the streets of Eindhoven, Best and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. With this inauguration, the municipalities are raising the game on zero-emissions waste collection and making their streets quieter and their air cleaner.
277 innovators selected for funding under EIC’s SME InstrumentA total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
Apply now for the 2019 LIFE calls for proposals!Are you looking for funding for your environment, nature, or climate action project? Check the 2019 LIFE calls for proposals and take a look at some tips to help with your application.
Financing Energy Efficiency: what you need to knowOn 12 March the 2019 call for proposals for the energy efficiency topics of the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme was launched. There is €112 million available in total; aroud €26 million - to support investment in sustainable energy under four topics of the call.
Join our webinar: Financing Energy Efficiency, 30 April 2019EASME organises a webinar for potential applicants on the finance topics in the Energy Efficiency Call 2019. The webinar covers the topics on Integrated home renovation services, Innovative financing, Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance and Project development assistance.
EIC pilot and EDP promote matchmaking day for energy innovatorsThe European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and EDP organised a matchmaking day for startups and scaleups working in the energy sector. On 26 March, a total of 29 entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their solutions and engage in bilateral meetings with corporate representatives in Lisbon.
EIC Investor Day: Empowering women innovatorsCompanies that have women in leading positions consistently perform better than companies that don't. However, innovative, techy and digital companies still excruciatingly lack women entrepreneurs. On 4 April, 33 innovative companies led by women and funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot met for an EIC Investor Day in Brussels to promote the access of women entrepreneurs to finance. In addition to panel discussions with investors and plenty of networking, 12 innovative companies got to pitch in front of investors. In addition, European Commissioner for Innovation Carlos Moedas announced the 13 finalists for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019, two of which are funded by the EIC.