EASME news

  • 20/05/2019

    World Circular Economy Forum 2019: renewing the economy, as we know it

    On 3-5 June 2019, the third edition of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) will take place in Helsinki, Finland.Over two thousand circular economy thinkers, strategists and experts will gather to discuss how to scale up the transition to the next era of the circular economy.
  • 15/05/2019

    EIC innovators connect with large Corporates in Hamburg

    On 24 and 25 April 2019, at the old Customs House in Hamburg, 54 companies backed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot had the opportunity to pitch and present their business cases and to engage in one-on-one business meetings with representatives from some of the leading Corporates in Europe. The multi-corporate event was promoted by the EIC pilot together with comdirect.
  • 06/05/2019

    XpectralTEK's technology fights diseases in vineyards

    In the late 19th century the phylloxera epidemic destroyed most of the vineyards in Europe. Since then many techniques have been tried to avoid such a cataclysm, ranging from burying a live toad under the vine to chemical treatments to the plant. XpectralTEK has developed a multispectral imaging technology that can predict plagues and diseases in vineyards. The technology is now being tested with Vinho Verde producers from the Minho region of Portugal.
  • 30/04/2019

    Join the Euronext TechShare Programme 2019

    Interested in what’s happening within the capital markets in the coming 18-36 months? Apply to the next edition of TechShare Euronext’s educational programme targeted towards CEOs of small businesses keen to learn more about capital markets. Euronext is now in the process of selecting the candidates for the next edition, starting in September 2019. The deadline to apply is the 5th of June 2019.
  • 25/04/2019

    EU speeds up access to market of 13 innovative projects with €33 million

    The European Commission is awarding €33.12 million to bring innovative ideas to market quicker. The 13 benefitting projects, involving 54 partners in 17 countries, will receive around €2 million each with this round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot.
  • 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.
  • 11/04/2019

    277 innovators selected for funding under EIC’s SME Instrument

    A 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.
  • 08/04/2019

    EIC pilot and EDP promote matchmaking day for energy innovators

    The 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.  
  • 08/04/2019

    EIC Investor Day: Empowering women innovators

    Companies 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. 
  • 04/04/2019

    1765 small businesses seek funding under the EIC SME Instrument

    The European Commission received 1765 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the latest cut-off date on 3 April 2019. SMEs from 35 countries submitted proposals.

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