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Event: DYNAMAP final conference on acoustic impact of road infrastructures (Rome, 06 June 2019)

This final event from the project LIFE DYNAMAP will present the project’s automated monitoring system developed to detect and represent in real time the acoustic impact of road infrastructures.

The system, which uses low-cost sensors and a GIS (global information system), has been piloted in alongside a motorway near Rome and in the city of Milan.

Press Release: COSME initiatives supporting Intellectual Property

The protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is important for promoting innovation and creativity, developing employment, and improving competitiveness. Creating a supportive economic environment is one of the priorities of the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of SMEs (COSME). The IPA4SME and IPR SME Helpdesks are two COSME funded initiatives aiming to provide SMEs with advice, financial support and guidance on IPR.

Press Release: Highlights from the European Maritime Day

Maritime stakeholders from all over Europe gathered on 16 and 17 May in Lisbon at the European Maritime Day. Read the highlights from the event to grasp what is currently going on in the blue sector.

The focus of 2019 Maritime Day was blue entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to boost sustainable technologies and emerging value chains in the wider ocean economy.

Press Release: EIC innovators connect with large Corporates in Hamburg

On 24 and 25 April 2019, at the old Customs House in Hamburg, 54 companies backed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot had the opportunity to pitch and present their business cases and to engage in one-on-one business meetings with representatives from some of the leading Corporates in Europe. The multi-corporate event was promoted by the EIC pilot together with comdirect.

The EIC Corporate Days promote business opportunities between big corporates – which are always looking for innovative solutions to improve their products and services – and the SMEs funded by the EIC pilot.

Press Release: XpectralTEK’s technology fights diseases in vineyards

In the late 19th century the phylloxera epidemic destroyed most of the vineyards in Europe. Since then many techniques have been tried to avoid such a cataclysm, ranging from burying a live toad under the vine to chemical treatments to the plant. XpectralTEK has developed a multispectral imaging technology that can predict plagues and diseases in vineyards. The technology is now being tested with Vinho Verde producers from the Minho region of Portugal.

Press release: EU speeds up access to market of 13 innovative projects with €33 million

The European Commission is awarding €33.12 million to bring innovative ideas to market quicker. The 13 benefitting projects, involving 54 partners in 17 countries, will receive around €2 million each with this first round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot.

Press Release: Monitoring emissions for a greener inland shipping sector

A consortium of shipping companies, port authorities, regional governments and ship owners are building a wealth of emissions data to help the inland shipping sector to green its fleet. Results from the LIFE CLINSH project are starting to emerge, as speakers at its mid-term conference demonstrated.

Call for Tender: Study on the Development of an EU Framework for Buildings’ Digital Logbook

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Press Release: EIC pilot and MAN drive the future for sustainable mobility and smart logistics

18 companies backed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and working in the fields of electric mobility, connected transportation, and intelligent supply chains explore business opportunities with MAN Truck & Bus on 19 March in Munich.

Press Release: New study recommends creating an umbrella fund for supporting blue economy

The “Study to support investment for the sustainable development of the blue economy” sets out recommendations to address major market failures to supply capital to high potential, innovative and sustainable marine and maritime businesses. The study makes a strong case for a Blue Economy Investment Platform to channel blended public and private finance into promising projects.

Press Release: NextGEOSS Release 1.0 now available

NextGEOSS, the European Data Hub and Platform funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme, is now available. It provides access to Earth Observation (EO) data to the European users’ communities.Together with a suite of platform services and Cloud resources that are seamlessly connected, it provides an integrated system for supporting applications, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Press Release: Transformative tech for metros from Milan to Sydney

A technology called Hesop, which significantly reduces energy consumption by trains and metros, is being rolled out around the globe, following successful prototyping within the RE-USE LIFE project. RE-USE ran between 2012 and 2018.

Event: Looking for investors to finance your Deep Tech innovation? (Stockholm, 6-7 March 2019)

The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Nasdaq invite applicants for an exclusive pitching event for Deep Tech companies in Stockholm, Sweden.  On 6-7 March 2019, a selected number of companies funded by the EIC pilot will have the opportunity to pitch their business to top European investors and connect with Nasdaq representatives and partners. In addition, the event will offer workshops on IPOs and how to go public, presented by experts from Nasdaq and certified advisors, as well as entrepreneurs from IPOed companies.

Press Release: NEPTUNE, the success of a Blue Growth accelerator

The Blue Growth Accelerator NEPTUNE was created in 2016 to support innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs in the fields of environment, maritime transport, water management, marine renewable energies and port logistics. Three years later, it has granted funds for €2.8 million to 41 projects in 6 countries.

Recycling construction foams

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Press Release: Spanish farmers go organic at a profit

Organic agriculture is boosting crop revenues and restoring soils across some of the driest regions in Spain. As part of the LIFE-funded Crops for better soil project, some farmers boosted their profits from €50 a hectare to over €300 in just five years. To do so, they abandoned fertilisers, adopted soil-friendly farming techniques and shifted to higher-value organic produce.

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