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Call for Tender: Artificial intelligence: critical industrial applications

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Call for Tender: Monitoring Digital Transformation and Key Enabling Technologies

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Second Canvas by Madpixel: Appreciating art in the digital era

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Press Release: EIC SME Instrument top innovators shine at MWC18 4YFN

From 26 to 28 February, 79 high-potential SME Instrument companies participated in Mobile World Congress (MWC) and 4YFN in Barcelona (Spain) thanks to the EIC Business acceleration services in collaboration with EEN-Acció. Twelve of them pitched their business ideas on mobile solutions to repsresentatives of big companies at a bespoke pitching contest. Lumen Research Limited, a company that uses eye tracking technology to optimize creative development and cross-channel media placement of advertising, won the pitching contest. The 2nd place went to Secure Secure Ltd, that presented a system to detect cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The 3rd place was given to SAT4M2M GmbH, for their system for industrial IoT data communication.​

12 top innovators compete for the best pitch at 4YFN-MWC Barcelona

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Fintech, blockchain, insurtech investors – join us in London on 6 March @RocketSpace!

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Press Release: Learn from cities and regions investing in climate adaptation, clean urban transport and energy efficiency

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Market Place gathered this year over 300 practitioners of finance for sustainable energy to share experiences in developing investment projects, and to inspire their peers to replicate such solutions in their own cities and regions. A total of 25 front runner projects and initiatives from all around Europe were showcased this year.

Press release: SOCLIMPACT joins the decarbonisation projects family

SOCLIMPACT is a new Horizon 2020 project, which joined the portfolio of those working on decarbonisation. It aims at modelling downscaled climate change effects and their socioeconomic impacts in European islands for 2030–2100. In the context of the EU Blue Economy sectors, it will assess corresponding decarbonisation and adaptation pathways. Furthermore, it will complement current available projections for Europe and nourish actual economic models with non-market assessment.

Press Release: Looking for fun ways for youngsters to learn about energy efficiency?

Close to 10,000 pupils, students and teachers are achieving reductions in their energy consumption from 15% to 30% thanks to the Green Awareness in Action (GAIA) project where youngsters are using digital technology to drive behavioural change.

Press Release: SME Instrument top innovators pitch their projects to AIRBUS

As part of the new European Innovation Council pilot (EIC), the SME Instrument business acceleration services offers exclusive services providing investment, dissemination and networking opportunities for the companies participating in the programme. On 29-30 january a selected group of 30 SME Instrument top innovators had the opportunity to pitch their business cases, receive feedback and network with top managers of the global leader in aeronautics AIRBUS.

Press release: From tyres to tracks: EU startup Greenrail signs € 75 million deal with US company for sustainable railway tracks

Getting the first client is a landmark for any company, but signing for 75 million € with the first client is a real record for a start-up. After years of research, testing and certification, Greenrail has signed their first contract with an American company to license their sustainable railway sleepers that close the circular economy loop by using recycled plastic and end-of-life tyres as a material.

Event: SME Instrument top innovators flying high with AIRBUS (Hamburg, Germany, 29 – 30 January 2018)

As part of the European Innovation Council pilot (EIC) Business acceleration services, the EIC SME Instrument continues to expand its exclusive services providing investment, dissemination and networking opportunities for the companies participating in the programme. The next event will take place in Hamburg (Germany) on 29th-30th January with global market leader in aeronautics AIRBUS hosting SME Instrument grantees for an exclusive and intensive Corporate Day.

Press release: Supporting EU policy-makers in the transition to the circular economy

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Press release: The new frontiers of Earth Observation

This week the Horizon 2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project launched an interesting photo exhibition in the premises of the European Parliament. The event was hosted by MEP Monika Hohlmeier who is the Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee, and Chair of the “Sky and Space” Intergroup at the European Parliament. Monika Hohlmeier and Kurt Vandhenberge, Director at the European Commission, gave inspiring opening speeches, where they insisted on the crucial importance of protected areas such as national and regional parks. These are a mainstay of biodiversity conservation, while also contributing to people’s livelihoods, particularly at the local level. Furthermore, they contribute to mitigate the impact of climate change: it has been estimated that the global network of protected areas stores at least 15% of terrestrial

Press release: Hydrokemos builds a plant to clean groundwater with clean-tech

Algal bloom may sound pleasant but in fact it kills aquatic life by consuming all the oxygen from the water, suffocating wildlife and seriously damaging our environment. Most of it is due to excess nutrients applied to the soil, including nitrates. SME Instrument-funded Hydrokemos has built a plant to purify nitrate-polluted water with clean-tech equipment in Borrassà, Spain. Once fully operational, the plant will produce drinkable water to the city of Borrassà, the first town to use this new technology. In 2017 Hydrokemos also received an extra investment of € 500.000 from Victòria Venture Capital ​to help their project skyrocket.

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