Opportunities

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)

2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

What is smart specialisation (strategy), and why is it important? The Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is a policy concept developed as an instrument for boosting national or regional innovation, specifically focused on the strengths and the competitive advantages of a region, through enhancement of partnerships between businesses, public entities, and knowledge institutions. Registered countries and [...]

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

Innovation Hubs

2020-02-26T15:13:53+02:00

Among larger corporations, it is fashionable to have one, whilst many cities are claiming to be one. We are talking of course of “Innovation Hubs”, a widely used term for central places where innovation activities take place. While companies often define these as dedicated offices that are designed, equipped and staffed with creativity in mind, [...]

Innovation Hubs2020-02-26T15:13:53+02:00

Copernicus Start-up Programme

2020-02-26T15:14:38+02:00

Copernicus – the European Union's Earth Observation Programme – invests in different stages of start-ups to support the growth of Copernicus-based businesses in Europe as well as user uptake for Copernicus-based products and services. It is composed of: Copernicus Prizes,Copernicus Hackathons,Copernicus Accelerator,Copernicus Incubation. Source: Copernicus The Copernicus Prizes innovation competition (aka Copernicus Masters) is designed [...]

Copernicus Start-up Programme2020-02-26T15:14:38+02:00

EU Funding: A wide Horizon of opportunities

2020-02-17T10:29:55+02:00

For several decades, the EU has shown strong commitment to supporting Research and Innovation activities. These are funded through a wide range of instruments, most notably its framework programmes. With the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) on its way to approval, looking at past, current and future opportunities for start-ups and SMEs is worth a [...]

EU Funding: A wide Horizon of opportunities2020-02-17T10:29:55+02:00