ANR Joint Laboratories Call for Proposals 2020
Creating joint labs between SMEs and research labs
The purpose of this program is to encourage research actors to create new structured partnerships through the creation of “Joint Laboratories” between a SME or an intermediate-sized enterprise and a research laboratory. A Joint Laboratory is defined by the signing of a contract defining its operation, including:
- A common governance,
- A roadmap for research and innovation activities,
- Resources to operate the roadmap,
- A strategy to ensure the value creation from the research activities.
Activities funded by the program will focus on the construction stage of the Joint Laboratory and initial research operations.
Find out more and apply by 15th December here.
DigiFed Open Call 2
Apply in two tracks: Application Experiments or Digital Challenges
Application Experiments (AEs) are the core activity of DigiFed. This pathway directly supports SMEs and Midcaps with different levels of digital maturity:
- For SMEs with low digital maturity it offers the capacity for SMEs to catch up and upgrade their skills and existing products with dedicated services, tools and solutions.
- For SMEs with higher digital maturity it offers further innovative technology integration as well as access to potential customers including larger industrial stakeholders.
Application Experiments have been proven to be successful by several projects especially in I4MS and SAE initiatives (on which DigiFed is built). DigiFed will continue such successful practices and amplify their potential by also supporting direct collaboration between SMEs.
Digital Challenge is a match funding opportunity where advanced digital technology SMEs are selected through an open call to solve industry challenges set by corporate businesses.
The purpose of the Digital Challenge is to highlight attractive market needs to be addressed through CPS and embedded systems and for which new solutions are required.
DigiFed will be working with large European organisations, he Digital Challenge Owners, who will serve as early adopters of the accelerated innovations and provide additional support to the programme in the form of co-funding, access to innovation support and pilot sites.
Match Startup Programme
Apply for a unique engineering learning experience
The programme offers a unique engineering learning experience, led by AQ Anton.
During the programme , the tools needed for upscaling your business will be introduced. The startups will be led through a Bootcamp, where they will work with hands-on case studies, related to processing plastic. The plastic division of AQ Anton is processing 1800 tons of plastic raw material per year. About 30 t/year of recyclable technical plastics are generated from production scrap and waste. Innovative ideas to potentially use these resources to your own products will be seen as an advantage in the selection process. The selected startups will have the chance to improve and showcase their engineering skills through one-to-one mentoring, hands-on production techniques, and the dedicated AQ Anton team.
For one selected winner from the Bootcamp, the programme will evolve into a collaboration with AQ Anton. As program leaders, AQ Anton will use their expertise to fill in the gaps in engineering, production, and other operational areas in order to assist in the launch of the final product to the market.
The selection journey will include other valuable services from external partners as well.
Apply for this unique opportunity by 1st December here.
Agence Nationale de la Recherce Generic Open Call
Apply for the ANR's main call
Why European Commission Regulations Won’t Kill Crypto in Europe
At the end of September, the European Commission released its new Digital Finance package, which included two sweeping regulatory proposals specific to crypto-assets and blockchain.
Wondering what this means for the future of crypto in Europe? Find out more here.
Digital Innovation HUBS and Collaborative Platform for Cyber-Physical Systems
Join HUBCAP EU in the Cyber-Physical Systems revolution! HUBCAP has a €3 Million equity-free fund for SMEs to experiment and innovate with MBD CPS solutions and technologies.
HUBCAP is your one-stop-shop for embracing digital innovation using model-based design technology for Cyber-Physical Systems. Get the tools and resources you need to scale ideas and grow your business. Source potential partners for your application experiment, with an array of competences – both technological and business related.
Apply for Call #1.2 by 30th November for your chance to win €1000 lump sum and support services, as well as the chance to sell your product / services on the HUBCAP platform.
Find out more at https://www.hubcap.eu/