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Boosting European digital Industry

Boosting European digital Industry

The European Research and Innovation days 2022

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

Study on using PCP for crop-in advanced biofuel for commercial cargo-shipping and aviation

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is inviting interested bidders to submit offers for a study to analyse how to use pre-commercial procurements in the context of production capacities, target fleets and distribution infrastructure to create substantial uptake of drop-in advanced biofuel for commercial cargo-shipping and aviation which is essential for decarbonisation of the maritime and aviation sectors. Deadline for submission of offers: 15 July 2022

Startup Europe Success Stories

In order to help build a strong European ecosystem where startups can thrive, Startup Europe & Innovation Radar under Horizon 2020 programme funded nine projects. The Startup Europe projects provided acceleration services to 770 selected startups covering 39 countries. The Innovation Radar detected high potential innovators in the R&I programme and provided go-to-market support to over 500 innovators who subsequently went on to raise over EUR 600 million of growth finance.

High-growth technology business forum: build-to-sell

This series of one-hour online events by the European Patent Office aims to meet the needs of business decision-makers, venture capital investors and IP professionals, in small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. The events focus on the role of IP rights to enhance business. Furthermore, HTB Forums display the importance of IP strategies for attracting investors and increasing company value.

Regulatory sandbox for blockchain and legal advice for EBSI production phase

The European Commission launches a call for tenders (CNECT/2021/OP/0019) to contract a consortium to (1) facilitate and operate a pan-European regulatory sandbox for Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in particular blockchain, and (2) provide comprehensive legal advice pertaining to the operation of the core services of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) and its use cases as approved by the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP).

Webinar: IPR and innovation procurement

The video recording of the webinar that was organised by the European Commission on 20 January about IPR and public procurement is now available. The webinar presents EU guidance on leaving IPR ownership with contractors in public procurement as well as case examples from Member States and the European Commission.

Call for tenders: PCP on integrated care solutions for chronic heart failure

The INCAREHEART buyers group from 5 different countries around Europe (SE, IT, EL, PT, TK) invites interested bidders to submit offers for their pre-commercial procurement. The aim is to trigger new ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to be created and tested that can advance multidisciplinary health and care for patients with chronic heart failure, in particular regarding early diagnosis and anticipatory care, care and follow-up, living with heart failure.

Common European data spaces for agriculture and mobility

On 2 December 2021, following the first call for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL), the European Commission held two information workshops on the Agriculture and Mobility data spaces. Both workshops provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about the call, to share ideas on data spaces and network with potential consortium partners.

Information Session on a Common European Agricultural Data Space

Digital technologies are leading to deep, ineluctable transformations and enabling major innovations across all sectors of the economy. The European Strategy for Data published in February 2020 aims to establish a Single Market for data, where data can flow between countries and sectors, and be accessed and used easily, respecting European values and rules. A Common European Agriculture Data Space is one of the data spaces identified in this strategy.