The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe's world-class innovators. The public is invited to vote for their favourite among 36 nominees from across Europe who have been developing innovations through EU-funded projects. The finalists include SMEs, universities and start-ups that are delivering a diverse set of scientific and technological breakthroughs. The public can vote online until 26 August 2019 at midday (12:00 CET).
A total of 65 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 16 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €113 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
The European Commission is conducting a mapping of the existing centres of expertise in the field of cybersecurity. The results of this mapping will be translated into a "Cybersecurity Atlas" that will be made publicly available. This Atlas aims to become a valuable tool and a reference for the cybersecurity community to look for potential partners and pool resources. Are you a center of excellence in the field of cybersecurity? Then register before 15 February 2018.
Are you interested in providing feedback on the progress made by EU-funded projects that deal with emerging technologies in the public sector? Then you may want to participate in the Open Public Review (OPR). By reviewing and scoring project deliverables and initial results, you can provide valuable feedback to the project coordinators on initial objectives, future impact and potential.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to seek views on the past performance of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and on a possible overhaul of its mandate in view of new challenges the EU faces in the cybersecurity field. The consultation is open until 12 April 2017.