With their capacity to connect people, places, public and private actors, cities can substantially enhance innovation in Europe and improve the quality of citizens’ lives. New approaches to undertake and deploy innovative practices are gaining support, marking the shift from traditional top-down schemes to stronger bottom-up practices, where citizens are increasingly co-shaping public policies in …

by Heather Smith

We are happy to announce that the European Commission has launched the Horizon Impact Award 2020 on 13 Feb 2020! This award is the European Commission’s initiative to recognise and celebrate outstanding projects that have used their results to provide value for society. The applicants will need to demonstrate that their results have created societal impact …

by Heather Smith

The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) is a new initiative designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges. The objective of the ESCF is to bring together public and private resources to improve social services to enable people who need support to live as valued and participating members of their …

by Heather Smith

On the 11th March ECHAlliance will take part in 2 exciting events in Bucharest Flag of Moldova From 16h to 18h, Development of a Bucharest Digital Health Ecosystem From 18h to 21h, joint event hosted by Fresh Blood and EITHealth entitled: Funding for Healthcare Innovators Venue: Both events will take place at Commons Unirii Bucharest …

by Heather Smith

In spring 2020, both the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and DigitalHealthEurope (DHE) are working together to promote their twinning schemes to the people of Europe. What’s in it for me? These are real opportunities for sites and regions throughout Europe to get together, meet, and share their experiences. The focus …

by Heather Smith

Fermanagh company, Devine and Associates Ltd, is encouraging innovative companies with fertile ideas to secure a cash injection from the Co-Innovate Programme as a new funding round opens. The Co-Innovate programme, led by InterTradeIreland, offers specific funding and support to cross-border business collaborations with innovative ideas for products or services that boast strong commercial potential. …

by Heather Smith

INNOWWIDE is launching two calls for proposals that will focus on supporting innovative European SMEs and start-ups in targeting markets of developing countries, large emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico etc.) and developed countries. The Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) have a maximum duration of 6 months. The INNOWWIDE financial support rate is fixed at …

by Heather Smith

Catalyst funding is available to support training opportunities and exchanges, prioritising those involving LMIC members and academic/industrial partners, for the transfer of knowledge and skills in bacterial vaccinology Up to £6,000 per award is available and each training visit is expected to be up to three months in duration. The aim of this funding scheme …

by Heather Smith

Funds available until December 2021. Med-Tech Trial grants of up to £50,000 are available for eligible life science companies in Leicester and Leicestershire, to test and evaluate their products and services in a clinical setting. This ensures that they are working as intended, are effective and are safe for use. The gathering of this evidence …

by Heather Smith

Description Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied …

by Heather Smith