Monday, October 19, 2015

Shape the Digital Single Market - JOIN US at ICT2015!

GROWTH! - How to connect languages and transform commerce for the Digital Single Market. 
When? Thursday 22 October, 9.00 am
Where? Room 5C (1st floor of congress center) at ICT 2015 Lisbon

Help us shaping a multilingual Digital Single Market for the benefit of borderless e-Commerce and participate in our COMPETITION on the best multilingual solution for the DSM that will be launched at the session: Participants will receive a QR code that links to the competition website - the winner will be invited to LT-Innovate 2016 where he can present his/her solution in front of experts and VCs!
Don's miss this opportunity and join us in Lisbon!

Monday, July 13, 2015

EMF at ICT 2015 in Lisbon

EMF as partner in the LT Observatory project, will organise a networking session with the title: "Growth! How to connect languages and transform commerce for the Digital Single Market". Speakers from the area of language technologies (together with the CRACKER project), but also other sectors like Big Data and Future Internet will together discuss how to make the Digital Single Market multilingual for seamless cross-border e-Commerce. You can find out more at the ICT 2015 website or by contacting us.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DG REGIO publishes Synergies Guide

How can one combine different funding sources to optimise the impact of EU projects? The new guide on "Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes" gives answers on how to ensure optimal synergies to face the ever increasing competitive pressure from global markets. EMF Secretary General, Margaretha Mazura, is co-author of this guide that is the result of cross-DG collaboration of the European Commission. Primarily geared at policy-makers and implementing bodies, it also gives practical examples (Annex 2) that may be of interest to potential proposers. 

Download the Guide.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Opportunities for ICT SMEs

Within the framework of Future Internet - Public private Partnerships, the FINODEX project will open a call for SMEs in October, with funding opportunities between UR 10.000 and 170.000. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

EU and EIB Group join forces to support up to €48 billion in R&I investment

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) today launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. Over the next seven years, it is expected that the "InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators" products will make available more than €24 billion of financing for research and innovation (R&I) by small, medium and large companies and the promoters of research infrastructures. This finance is expected to support up to €48 billion of final R&I investments.

More information

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Content Award Vienna on Tour in Brussels

The representation of Vienna hosted the "Content Award Vienna on Tour" on 22 January 2014. The winners of the 2013 awards gave a vivid insight into digital content productions. Together with Belgian counterparts, they entertained the audience with hands-on tools and amazing films as teasers have to watch it. At the end, a (very) young Ausrtian company presented their Tagtool, a collaborative, creative tool, and the public could test how easy creativity can be. Load down the brochure and have a look at all the creative people around you!

InfoDay for Creative Industries & Cultural Heritage - presentations on-line

The Info Day of Creative Content & Cultural Heritage was held on 23 January 2014 in Luxembourg. The creative community flocked to the Jean Monnet Building to hear what Horizon 2020 has on offer for their potential projects. The presentations gave a good insight on what is expected from potential proposal, and pointed out differences to FP7 (e.g. clear market-driven approach for the support of SMEs in Call 18; the weighting of criterion 2 "impact" for Innovation Actions etc.). But it could not hide the disappointment over the relatively low budget available. More info and all presentations can be found on the InfoDay webpage.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Erasmus+ Work Programme 2014/2015 published on 12 December 2013!

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020, starting in January 2014. The Work Programme 2014/2015 was published on 12 December 2013! 

Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work. With a budget of €14.7 billion within its 7 year programme, it represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and shows the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

Have a look here to find out what's in it for you!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2014/15 published today!

After the final adoption yesterday, the European Commission published the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes today. 
All programmes and ancillary documents such as model contracts, rules of participation etc. can be found at: 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How will the money of Horizon 2020 be spent?

European Parliament has approved €77 billion to the EU research programme Horizon 2020. How will the money be spent?

MEPs made it a target that at least 11% of the Horizon 2020 budget should go to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Moreover, there will be a specialised SMEs department, with its own budget, to ensure that the programme's calls for tenders are SME-friendly.

Have a look to this pie chart (below) or click here to go to the tree map.