Yesterday at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the European Investment Bank (EIB) together with the European Investment Fund (EIF) launched a new financing instrument, in the form of a co-investment facility of up to €150 million, to support artificial intelligence companies across Europe. The initiative, which is part of the EU’s overall support to the European …

by Heather Smith

The AAL Association announces the challenge for the AAL 2021 Call for proposals: ADVANCING INCLUSIVE HEALTH & CARE SOLUTIONS FOR AGEING WELL IN THE NEW DECADE AAL Call 2021 is part of the Active & Assisted Living Programme that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. …

by Heather Smith

Cagliari University Hospital in Sardinia invites interested bidders to submit offers for its pre-commercial procurement that is looking for new intelligent systems for improving ultrasound diagnosis and more accurate determination of the stage of rectal cancer. The aim is to enable autonomous reading and interpretation of ultrasound images to overcome the limits of human interpretation …

by Heather Smith

WHAT ARE SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH INITIATIVES (SBRIs)? SBRIs enable the public sector to connect with innovative ideas from businesses, providing new solutions to specific challenges. They help public bodies engage with organisations from different sectors and small and emerging businesses. New technical solutions can be demonstrated through accelerated technology development, whilst risk is reduced through …

by Heather Smith

The Minister for the Economy has launched a new £2 million COVID-19 Business and Financial Planning Grant (BFPG) from Invest Northern Ireland BFPG is open to all micro and small or medium-sized businesses in Northern Ireland that are Invest NI customers, or operating in manufacturing, construction, professional services, information and communication, or science and technology. It provides …

by Heather Smith

StandICT.eu 2023 “ICT Standardisation Observatory and Support Facility in Europe” will build on the success and momentum of the precursor 2018-20 StandICT.eu initiative to advance and create a truly consolidated European Standardisation Ecosystem.  At the heart of this objective is the StandICT.eu Fellowship Programme, which through a series of 10 Open Calls, will provide 3 million Euro through a …

by Heather Smith

The GATEKEEPER project is an EU-funded initiative under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. Its main objective is to create a GATEKEEPER that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in. This connection between stakeholders will promote an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for senior people. In this …

by Heather Smith

Organisations can apply for a share of £120,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop an AI tool to provide accessible heart failure data from routine patient information. Competition opens: Monday 12 October 2020 Competition closes: Wednesday 9 December 2020 11:00am Description This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission shared in early October the state of play on streamlining the numerous paper-based or electronically managed model grant agreements (MGAs). The new Corporate MGA for use as from 2021 harmonises the contractual models and guidance for all post-2020 programmes such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, Erasmus+, and many others. The Commission is …

by Heather Smith

Monday 9th November, 13:00 – 17:00 | Online Join us at the start of Longevity week to hear about the work of the Healthy Ageing team and meet our ambitious, innovative funding recipients. Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester – the world’s first age-friendly city region – will address the showcase as keynote speaker at …

by Heather Smith