Attend the Seal of Excellence workshop at Startup Olé 27 April
If you are attending Startup Olé in Salamanca between 25 and 27 April this week, make sure to come say hi to the Seal of Excellence team! We have a booth at the Startup Fair and are organising a workshop from 11h to 14h on Thursday 27 April in Sala Menor. In the workshop we will address opportunities for Seal of Excellence holders, present an upcoming scheme for Seal of Excellence holders in Junta de Castilla y León and give you a chance to share your Seal of Excellence experience with us, investors and other SMEs.
Commission awards the Seal of Excellence to 2300 researchers
The Commission has today awarded, for the first time, Seal of Excellence certificates to more than 2 300 researchers in recognition of their high-quality research proposals under the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions. These are being awarded to all researchers whose MSCA Individual Fellowship proposals in 2016 had a score of 85% or above but could not be funded due to the highly-competitive nature of the MSCA programme.
Funding available for Seal of Excellence holders in Asturias
SMEs who received the Seal of Excellence for Phase 1 of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and are based in the Spanish Region of Asturias can now apply for a regional grant. The grant will partially finance the requested budget but no more than €50 000 euros. The ceiling for the co-financing rate on eligible expenditure is 75%. Applications are open until 2 May 2017
National scheme for SME Instrument - phase 1 holders in the Czech Republic
First call for SME Instrument - phase 1 Seal of Excellence holders from the Czech Republic to apply for funding. The Technology agency of the Czech Republic will finance projects in the frame of the GAMA programme with a maximum of 55% of the total costs. Seal of Excellence holders from the 2016 cut-off dates and the first 2017 cut-off date are eligible. The call closes on 2 May 2017.
Present your Seal of Excellence experience at Start Up Olé in Salamanca, Spain
Are you a Seal of Excellence SME that managed to get alternative funding (i.e. private, national, regional, etc.) with your Seal of Excellence certificate? We are looking for three Seal of Excellence SMEs, either Phase 1 or Phase 2, that would like to share their positive experience and tips to find funding with other Seal of Excellence holders.
Are you a Seal of Excellence SME that would like to attend Start Up Olé and have an opportunity to pitch to investors, network and present your business? We also have limited FREE spaces available for Seal of Excellence holders who wish to participate in the Start Up Fair and represent their business with a booth. Start Up Olé is taking place in Salamanca, Spain on 26 & 27 April 2017.