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Call to organise events as part of the 'EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019'
The European Commission will launch the very first edition of the ‚EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019‘ between November 2018 and April 2019. This initiative promotes national, regional and local cluster events under the ‚EU Cluster Weeks’ brand and at the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. Submissions of expressions of interests are now possible.
Join the Adriatic Wood Days 2018 in Dubrovnik and participate at several international conferences in the field of forestry, wood processing, energy from wood, furniture production and creative industries!
The 4rd edition of the Adriatic Wood Days (www.adriatic-wd.com) will be held in Dubrovnik at the beginning of December (3-4.12.2018).
During two days, this central sectoral conference in the Mediterranean will host a numerous sectoral experts, important policy makers and other relevant stakeholders from business, academia, media, etc, which will discuss topics related to:
hotel interiors furnishing and product design · greater use of wood in construction · managing forests on islands · timber trade and wood products marketing · future of biomass and RES: position of pellets and cogeneration in RED II directive · organizing the sector through clusters and associations · importance of quality and certification…
International Conference 'Knowledge and Smart Cities'
The International Conference Knowledge § Smart Cities – Integrated Planning & Policy Regulationswill be held in Sofia on November 26th, 2018 and will be under the auspices of Sofia Municipality and in partnership with Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, EIP-SCC, Sofia Development Association, Sofia Municipality, Sofia Investment Agency and Sofia Tech Park.
The conference will bring together about 200 participants, representatives of the leading Bulgarian and international companies, clusters, universities, research and scientific institutions, NGOs, investors and others knowledge economy and smart cities development stakeholders. The event is organized under the project „Establishment of organizational capacity and development strategy of Cluster Sofia Knowledge City“, with the financial support of OP “Innovations and Competitiveness“ 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.
Find more information about the event and how to register here.
Call for Project Outlines: Clusters and Ecosystems As Drivers of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity
A call for proposals specifically targeting Nordic clusters, business networks and ecosystems to establish Nordic innovation projects in the field of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity.
Deadline: 20 November 2018 at 15.00 CET
Budget: NOK 200 000
Applications: The application portal will open ultimo October 2018.
Nordic Innovation invites Nordic clusters, business networks and ecosystems to participate in our Clusters and Ecosystems As Drivers of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity call for project outlines.
The purpose of this call is to foster the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains or business models in the field of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity. Through this initiative, Nordic Innovation sets out to promote sustainable growth, innovation, entrepreneurship and global competitiveness of Nordic companies. By promoting Nordic smart mobility and connectivity solutions, Nordic Innovation aims to speed up the transition to a more sustainable and connected mobile future, where quality of life is a cross-cutting aspiration.
Nordic Innovation will provide funding of NOK 200 000 to up to 10 early-stage Nordic projects related to smart mobility and connectivity, with the aim of developing the most promising initiatives to next stage large scale Nordic Innovation projects.
Joint Romanian – Hungarian International Cluster Conference 2018, 20-22. November
Participate in the three-day joint international cluster conference in Oradea, Romania and Debrecen, Hungary, organized by the Romanian Cluster Association and the Hungarian Ministry of Finance. The conference is on the 20-22. November 2018.
The first edition of the conference aims to improve the Central European cluster development practices in the light of the cluster policy recommendations of the European cluster best practices. The event will serve as a great opportunity for knowledge exchange among national and regional authorities, policy makers and cluster practitioners. Furthermore the conference aims to provide platform for the cluster managers to share their experiences among each other and for matchmaking.
EU-Western Balkans Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event in Zagreb
Following the establishment of long-term partnerships of the European Commission with the Western Balkans, PwC organises in close collaboration with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, an EU-Western Balkans Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event on November 22 and November 23 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Application Process will be open until the 14th of September 2018.
The EU-Western Balkans cluster policy and matchmaking event is set up to support clusters as networking support organisations especially for SMEs, in their mission to open up new markets, to collaborate on cross-sectorial level and provide first relevant contacts to their members. The event represents a unique opportunity for European and Western Balkan clusters to explore common areas of interest for cooperation and build complementarities in terms of sectoral, value chain and market focus.
Find more details on the event and application criteria here.