Deadline:   22 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Specific Challenge: Start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the primary source of innovation in Europe and globally. However, the fragmentation of innovation ecosystems and the lack of connectedness among public national and regional agencies appear to be one of the main bottlenecks towards ensuring the support of …

by Heather Smith

Deadline:   02 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Specific Challenge: Only 5% of European start-ups scale-up and pursue the position of world tech leaders. As high growth companies are the ones largely responsible for job creation and economic benefit, this is a missed opportunity. These growth barriers are even higher for truly high-risk deep tech innovators, the …

by Heather Smith

Deadline:   15 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Specific Challenge: Improving SMEs’ access to public procurement is an important objective for the European Commission. Inside the Union, the SMEs’ weight in above threshold procurement is still low when compared with their contribution to Gross Domestic Product (only 45% compared to 58%). The participation of SMEs in procurement …

by Heather Smith

ValueCare is a Horizon2020 project that started in December 2019 and is coordinated by the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. The consortium consists of 17 participants from 8 different EU countries:Italy, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium and Croatia.  The project’s aim is to deliver efficient outcome-based integrated care for older people who suffer …

by Heather Smith

GATEKEEPER project is a funded initiative of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme promoted by the European Comission. Itsmain objective is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena to take full advantage of the new technologies potential such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big …

by Heather Smith

On July 3rd, SmartWork technical partners (Byte, UPAT, SPARKS, RRD, COIN, IPN, and RtF-I) met online to establish the roadmap towards the release of the SmartWork prototype that will be tested in a controlled environment in Portugal, at the CDC pilot site. The first prototype of the Unobtrusive Sensing Network has been released under the …

by Heather Smith

“Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy and Independent Living at Home” Ana Aslan International Foundation specialists, together with 26 other partners, are an integral part of the SMART BEAR project, which will use “Big Data” information type to improve the health and well-being of the European population. SMART BEAR – …

by Heather Smith

13 new call topics under the Horizon 2020 Science With and For Society programme are now accepting proposals for research examining the intersection of social policy and science research. The Science With and For Society (SwafS) programme aims to address the European societal challenges of Horizon 2020, through both building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting …

by Matt Grek

On 25 January 2018 we took part in a workshop led by Ian Spero (Agile Ageing Alliance, Innovate UK and the European Enterprise Network) to target the forthcoming Horizon 2020 call SC1-DTH-03-2018: Adaptive Smart Work and Living Environments supporting active and healthy ageing. This call will be of interest to members as it looking to …

by Heather Smith