EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban mobility announced!
Mar, 04/04/2017 - 00:34
Empresa e investigación
‘Innovative manufacturing offers many opportunities for economic growth and job creation in Europe. I am therefore very pleased that the EIT Governing Board has decided to re-launch the competition for EIT Manufacturing in 2018’, said Peter Olesen, Chairperson of the EIT Governing Board. ‘I am convinced the added value manufacturing sectors can benefit from the EIT’s unique approach to boosting innovation and empower European innovators and entrepreneurs. ‘
ORIZONT Program, offers €110,000 of financial support, 6 months of acceleration program and a specialized mentoring network in agrifood sector
Mié, 03/29/2017 - 12:30
Empresa e investigación
Medio ambiente, agricultura y desarrollo rural
The agrifood business accelerator ORIZONT (Navarra, ES) presents its 3rd edition.
ORIZONT Program, offers €110,000 of financial support, 6 months of acceleration program and a specialized mentoring network in the sector.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Capitalizable equity loan of up to €80,000. €20,000 in capital in exchange of a 9% stake. €10,000 bond contribution for consultancy or advisory services.
DURATION: 6 months of acceleration. Continuity of the activity in Navarra for 2 years or during the participation of Sodena in the capital of the company. Business model defined and contrasted. Business plan developed. Contacts sales made. Knowledge of the sector. Training in professional skills. Group work (synergies).
FACILITIES: Located in CEIN seedbed at CAT (www.ciudadagroalimentaria.es) Shared working space, pilot floor for R&D and pre-test with Kitchen and Laboratory. Access to CEIN’s facilities at Noain (networking space, …). Access to industrial units adapted to the requirements of the agrifood sector.
ACCOMMODATION: Availability of houses for entrepreneurs during the period of acceleration. After this period the houses will be at the disposal of entrepreneurs with optimum conditions.
ADVICE: Cross-cutting services (mentoring from well-known companies, networking, pre-test plant, working space, individual supervision. Access to mentors and supporting companies. Access to a partner list: services companies in advantageous conditions.
SCREEN aims at the definition of a replicable systemic approach towards a transition to Circular Economy in EU regions within the context of the Smart Specialization Strategy, through the identification and implementation of operational synergies between R&I investments from H2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds, thus contributing to novel future eco-innovative and horizontal business models across different value chains.
The concept of the action is to develop a EU reference framework for establish operational synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds related to Circular Economy by:
Sustaining the regional actors' participation at H2020 The mechanism of the "vouchers", already adopted in the past, will be reinforced an harmonized, in order to ensure common rules in EU regions and therefore encouraging to composition of international Consortia applying for circular economy projects related to the regional Smart Specialisation.
Encouraging the entrepreneurial initiatives based on H2020 project's results The participating Regions will agree about a specific rule in their Structural Funds giving an advantage for those initiatives targeted to the exploitation of the H2020 project results with a circular economy approach.
Investigating the possibility of maximizing the H2020 investment through a "recovery" (full or partial) of well ranked unfinanced proposals dealing with circular economy. Even if there is a clear presence of several bureaucratic and operational barriers, a possible solution could have an impressive multiplier effect on the H2020 results. The approach of the action is to leverage on growing industry sectors in EU regions to act as a driver also for the less performing ones, through a circular economy approach, and to support the emergence of new actors in the regional economies leading to new or redesigned value chains.