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PERMIDES: First Innovation Voucher Applications have been awarded for Financial Funding
Next Application Deadline October 10th 2017
Two months after the start of the first round of applications, it becomes apparent that the project which is funded by the European Union in the Horizon 2020 program is of great interest to both the biopharma and the IT sector. With the first cut-off date in mid-May, a total of 46 applicationswith an overall volume of more than € 2.5 mio have been submitted for innovation projects, each project involving a biopharmaceutical SME and at least one IT SME. 22 of these 46 applications have been awarded for funding with an overall funding amount of more than € 1.25 mio (funded innovation projects). In this first application round, project proposals were submitted for e.g. the development of intelligently networked sensors for special therapies, innovative interfaces for medical wearables, as well as novel computer-based methods for cancer research.
Next application round for IT and biopharma SMEs has started: until October 10, 2017 interested companies can apply for PERMIDES vouchers. It is important that the applicants fall under the definition of the EU for small and medium-sized enterprises and want to develop an innovative IT solution for problems in the biopharmaceutical value chain.
BIO-Europe® is the preeminent partnering conference for the life sciences, bringing together international decision makers from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and financial sectors, offering networking opportunities, workshop and panel participation, a high profile exhibition, and private, prescheduled one-to-one meetings.
During this event, PERMIDES Digital Health Forum offers powerful opportunities for your memeber SMEs to network and matchmake with the right company to partner and apply for PERMIDES Innovation Project Vouchers up to € 60k.
The TCI Network’s 20th Anniversary Global Conference 2017 will be held in Bogota, Colombia on 7-9 November 2017 on the theme of „The future of clusters through cross-country & cross-region collaboration“.
Hosted by TCI member Bogota Chamber of Commerce, the conference will focus on collaboration and complementarity alliances between developed and developing countries for better policies, better business, and better management practices. Identifying cluster emerging trends.
URBAN INNO: first activities towards implementing participative urban environments in Central Europe
URBAN INNO project (Interreg CE) addresses the challenge of making central Europe more innovative and competitive by maximising the innovation potential of smaller and medium sized urban ecosystems.
With the aim to implement participative urban environments where the innovation performance will substantially improve, first URBAN INNO pilot activities have involved actively citizens in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Trento (Italy).
The URBAN INNO Karlsruhe Pilot deals with the topic ‘eBikes & Energy’ and the Karlsruhe Pilot Team was actively present at the FahrradFestival (Bicycle Festival) in Karlsruhe. At this event, the Karlsruhe Pilot Team started with testing a a crowd sourcing approach, which aims to ‘customize’ an existing GIS software in order to use the functionalities for citizens participation related to energy issues of eBikes and to provide it to citizens for testing purposes.
The URBAN INNO Trento Pilot deals with the topic of ‘Innovative Government‘, in particular, how to engage citizens in the development of an innovative government process/service, by testing participatory methods which ensure the direct involvement of the citizens in the Trento urban area. Citizens have been already involved twice. The „young citizens“ group gathered together with the goal to design a feasible project for the „better neighborhood“. On the other side ideas were collected within a co-design laboratory with civil organisation to better usage of empty spaces in the neighborhood.
For the 5th time BSR Stars hosts the Cluster Matchmaking Conference. The Cluster Matchmaking Conference offers excellent matchmaking opportunities with Europe’s leading cluster organisations, lots of networking opportunities and a thrilling interactive programme in a vibrant and learning atmosphere.