The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.
The EU will support 257 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 31 countries who aim to get their innovations faster to the market. The companies have been selected in the latest round of the SME Instrument, which is part of the recently launched European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot.
ORCHID will facilitate dialogue towards accelerating the development of prototypes of organs-on-chips (validated cell systems that mimic diseased or healthy human tissue), and the implementation of this technology by a broad group of potential users in science, health care and industry.
The management of Big Data is a major challenge in many research fields, such as physics, informatics, neuroscience, genomics and drug development. The DEDALE project is developing new analysis methods to work on them.
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body based in Budapest that is strengthening Europe's ability to innovate.
The EIT recently launched a call for expressions of interest for the selection of new members of the EIT Governing Board.
The EIT Governing Board is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the EIT.
Application deadline is 14 May 2018.
The Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 will bring together more than 300 key participants to discuss the opportunities and further needs of financial instruments fostering research and innovation across Europe.
The event is an initiative by the European Commission, organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, in association with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and heavily involving the Bulgarian ecosystem, supported by Tech Tour Global.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot provides continuous support for market-creating innovation. As part of the EIC pilot, 6 SMEs from the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)-Open programme, managed by the Research Executive Agency (REA), have initiated the process of receiving each, a 12 days of business coaching.