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Upcoming PERMIDES matchmaking events

You are interested in the funding opportunities of PERMIDES. You are looking for contacts in IT or biopharma sector? Join our matchmaking events to find potential cooperation partners for projects in the area of Personalized Medicine.

On June 18-21, PERMIDES will host a Digital Health Forum at Bled eConference in Slovenia. With fresh ideas and complementary themes the conference would like to establish a creative environment for researchers, government, industry/business representatives and technology providers and an attractive meeting point for discussing new R&D and project ideas, also in the spirit of new Horizon 2020.

Also in Nuremberg, Germany at the MT-CONNECT & MedTech Summit 2017 (June 21-22) PERMIDES informs about funding opportunities and connects IT and biopharma SMEs.

In July PERMIDES offers a matchmaking lunch in Heidelberg. Interested companies can register here! The matchmaking with potential partners will be facilitated by a 1:1 speed-dating format.

PERMIDES succesfull first round: 45 applications submitted - Apply now for the second call

Two months after the start of the first round of applications the project consortium was able to present a positive picture: the PERMIDES project which is funded by the European Union under the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 has aroused great interest from both the biopharmaceutics and IT branches. By the first deadline in mid-May 45 applications for innovative projects each involving one biopharma SME and at least one IT SME and with budgets amounting to EUR 2.5 m had been received. At the same time, consultancy vouchers totalling approximately EUR 40,000 and travel vouchers for selected matchmaking events with a total value of almost EUR 40,000 had been issued.

Eight partners including six leading biopharma and IT clusters from Germany, Austria and Norway are cooperating on the PERMIDES project with a view to supporting the digitalization of the biopharma sector. PERMIDES has a total budget of EUR 4.8 million and is scheduled to run until 31 August 2018. Further applications for innovation projects can be submitted with immediate effect. The next deadline for applications is 31 August 2017. These deadlines do not apply to applications for consultancy or travel vouchers which can be submitted at any time.

To apply for funding, visit:

PERMIDES is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement Number 691546.

Save the date: TCI Conference 2017

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.

Registration is open now:

URBAN INNO at mobileGov World Summit 2017

May 7-9, 2017, Brighton, UK

The mobileGov World Summit 2017 took place May 7-9, 2017 in Brighton (UK) and aimed at gathering mobile Government ICT professionals from all over the world. Representatives of Mobile Industry, Public Sector, NGOs, and Academia joined this event to discuss and share achievements and challenges of mobile government of the last decade. High level public sector delegations from best performing countries, including Korea, UAE, India and Colombia, just to name a few, shared their experiences and lessons learned in utilizing mobile technologies in public sector. Topics addressed were amongst others information security, challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things systems and development of artificial intelligence for mobile government solutions. Tamara Högler presented Urban Inno as an example for the importance of citizens´ involvement in innovation processes with focus on Smart Cities.

EU tender: Cluster go international

The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across European countries and also across sectorial boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest towards third countries beyond Europe and notably in support of the development of emerging industries.

The present call for proposals is targeting actions for two phases, divided in three Strands. Applicant consortia can submit proposals for one Strand only and applicant organisations can be part of maximum one consortium per Phase.

Please find out more at:

EU - Taiwan Cluster Matchmaking

26-27June, 2017 – Brussels
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), in collaboration with the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and Silicon Europe Worldwide, will organise an EU-Taiwan Cluster Matchmaking Event, taking place on the 26th and 27th of June 2017 in Brussels (Belgium), in the context of the 3rd EU-Taiwan Industry Dialogue. The aim of the Event is to foster cooperation between European and Taiwanese clusters and business associations.

This call for expression of interest is launched to identify a European delegation composed of representatives of cluster organisations from technology fields in support of the following areas:

• 5G (5th Generation Wireless Systems)
• Circular Economy
• Smart Industry
If you want to participate, follow the instructions at

PERMIDES: Vouchers for IT&biopharma cooperation: Call for Proposals open now

Call for Proposals open now

The voucher funding scheme of PERMIDES is aimed at SMEs from the biopharmaceutical sector developing novel personalized medicine products and solutions (e.g. biotech/medtech companies, diagnostics companies, CROs, biobank companies, bioinformatic companies). Only biopharma SMEs, together with IT SMEs, according to the EU definition and established in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries can submit the proposals for funding provided by PERMIDES. To be eligible for funding, project teams need to consist of one biopharma SME as main applicant/beneficiary and at least one IT SME as service provider. Potential project team partners can be found e.g. via the PERMIDES platform offering the need-vs-expertise-based matchmaking of companies from the biopharmaceutical and IT sector.  Biopharma SMEs can avail benefits from this call for obtaining vouchers up to a maximum of € 60,000. IT SMEs can collaborate with various biopharma SMEs in multiple projects, and are not affected by € 60,000 limit. Please note that biopharma SMEs are the beneficiaries of the innovation projects and the costs involved in providing the services by IT SMEs will be funded and paid to IT SMEs by PERMIDES.

Interested biopharma and IT SMEs can apply now:

With the semantic matchmaking platform the biopharmaceutical SME and the ICT partner can jointly tackle an innovation barrier in the value chain using innovation vouchers valued up to60,000 €. Descriptions of the vouchers can be found here:

5th Cluster Matchmaking Conference

21-22 September, 2017 – Stuttgart
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.

Please find out more at:

++Save the date: Bled eConference++

Bled, Slovenia,18-21 June, 2017
Bled eConference has been shaping electronic interactions since 1988. It attracts speakers and delegates from business, government, information technology providers and universities and is the major venue for researchers working in all aspects of “e”.

With fresh ideas and complementary themes the conference wants to establish a creative environment for researchers, government, industry/business representatives and technology providers and an attractive meeting point for discussing new R&D and project ideas, also in the spirit of new Horizon 2020.

Find more about it here!