On 27 and 28 November, 21 companies funded by the SME Instrument strand of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot presented their ideas and business models to Ferrovial at the Impact Hub Gobernador in Madrid, Spain.
The rapid growth in air travel has made the task of controlling borders increasingly cumbersome. Passengers frequently face long queues and the inconvenience of juggling bags, passports and tickets as they pass through airport controls. Portuguese company Vision-Box is working on a technology that allows travellers to store multiple ID documents (such as passport, citizen ID card, membership cards) in a smartphone which can then be used to permit hands-free authentication at authorised touch points.
Virtual reality resolution is still very far from human-eye resolution. Or at least it used to be. EIC-funded start-up Varjo just raised a €27m private financing for its new technology, which is able to reproduce the level of detail of human sight in virtual reality (VR) products.
The European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument is funding outstanding women innovators that break new grounds in technology, science and engineering. This year four women entrepreneurs funded by the SME Instrument have made it to Forbes’ Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech 2018 list. From the CEO of Ada Health to the Founder of SoapBoxLabs have a look at these remarkable innovators.
Newly published study identifies main problem areas of international ocean governance. It also recommends projects that can improve the situation. The study focuses on 13 third-countries that have active bilateral agreements with the EU through Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
Public administrations participating in the 50000&1 SEAPs project are improving their energy performance, saving resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Their energy consumption in public buildings, street lighting and vehicle fleet has been reduced with the implementation of Energy Management Systems in conjunction with Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs).
The workshop “Smart water services: Bridging the digital and the physical world” has been jointly organised on 13 June by the European Commission and the European Water Technology Platform (WssTP) within the Water Innovation Europe in Brussels.
From Tuesday 26 to Wednesday 28 June, the European Parliament is celebrating the 7th edition of the Bee Week. Here are 4 projects managed by EASME on beekeeping that contribute on the ground to this year’s theme: How is the agricultural community mobilised to protect bees?
Empowering personalised medicine through digital solutions – this was the motto of the Final Conference of PERMIDES, an EU funded project supporting 50 innovative solutions with strong digital elements.
On 16 June, the Business Accelerations Services team travelled with sixteen SME Instrument funded companies selected to present their visions for the future of healthcare to Roche corporate representatives at the company’s Digital Innovation Lab in Basel, Switzerland. Following a jury vote, three of the companies would be selected to take on the main stage at Roche’s annual Innovation Summit the next day.
Would you like to receive €60,000 equity-free funding, mentoring and support for your innovative mobility or automotive idea? Here is your chance!
Sustainable water supply and sanitation is key to the food security, health, survival, societal well-being and economic growth in developing countries, and especially in Africa.
In order to treat wastewater and save water we have to use energy; quite a lot of it. So, how do we counter that and make wastewater treatment more energy efficient? The ENERWATER project aims at improving the energy efficiency of these plants and EASME is helping it.
3 Weeks to go for applications to last 3 Trade Fairs in 2018! Want to take the opportunity the EIC SME Instrument is offering you to explore the potential of Asian markets and go global by exhibiting your technology on a European pavilion together with the most innovative SMEs of the EU?
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.