The EAIC organises an hybrid webinar on 29 June from 11h30 to 13h00.
This is an hybrid webinar: there will be the possibility to attend in person in Brussels or on-line.
The EAIC will have the honour to welcome Mr. Angelo Salsi, Head of Department at CINEA, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency in charge of managing the LIFE programme.
Mr Salsi will provide an overview of the LIFE programme as well as useful tips for applicants.
We will also welcome three LIFE project coordinators who will showcase results and share experience from the implementation of their project:
- LIFE AGREMSO3IL (IMIDA-Spain)
- Natural HVACR 4 LIFE (DAIKIN-Belgium)
- LIFE F3 (TROTEC-Belgium and France)
The LIFE programme provides EU Funding opportunities for impactful environmental, climate and energy related projects. Companies can apply to this programme to co-fund the testing and scaling up of solutions they intend to deploy, which can have a positive impact on the environment or can address climate change/mitigation challenges.
Download the agenda here.
This webinar is free, it is an initiative of the EAIC members Konnekto and IDConsortium.
People wishing to attend in person can stay after 13h00 for a light networking lunch upon prior registration.
Register here for online or in person participation. The link to the online webinar will be sent few days prior to the event.
The LIFE programme is the EU financial instrument supporting the EU Green Deal’s objectives through policy driven actions related to environmental, nature conservation and climate projects. Since 1992 LIFE has funded more than five thousand projects supporting Nature Conservation, Circular Economy and Climate Mitigation and Adaptation.
The new Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) instrument aims to favour the cooperation among regions in line with their areas of specialisation. Let’s debate about the challenges posed by this new funding programme.
When? Tuesday 24 May from 10h to 12h CET
By whom? This event is organised at the initiative of EAIC member KiNNO
For whom? This workshop is reserved to EAIC members.
Interested? Contact us sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday 10 May, EAIC submitted its contribution to the European Innovation Agenda call for evidence launched earlier in April by the European Commission.
The EC was seekign feed-back on Five essential action points it identified to improve Europe’s innovation performance:
The EAIC welcomes this initiative, we stress in particular the following:
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Erdyn also coordinated 2 European projects. Erdyn is involved in EU projects as a partner or subcontractor, supporting project management, communication and exploitation studies (market analysis, competitiveness monitoring, technical-economic analysis, IP support…)
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Artificial Intelligence, Data Spaces, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Digital Skills: projects in these areas should be on the alert for this year’s new round of Digital Europe programme calls. This newly created EU funding programme for 2021-2027 supports investments in five crucial areas: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills and deployment of digital technologies. The objective is to bridge the gap between digital technology research and market deployment, as well as continuing the initiatives started under previous programmes such as Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility.
With a planned overall budget of €7.5 billion - €1.8 billion of which is already advanced through its first-two-year plan - the Digital Europe programme has a different approach than other centrally managed EU funding programmes: it aims to build strategic digital capacities at EU level, ensuring a wide geographical impact and going beyond supporting smaller investments in individual countries.
What is funded?
Looking into the programme’s objectives, four are focused on building capacities in key technological areas:
Approach and financing
A common approach for different initiatives under the programme is to support, at first, one project that will define the governance mechanism, roadmap and requirements, and then deployment follows either through grant schemes or procurement, or using a combination of both.
As a general rule, the Digital Europe programme ensures 50% of the co-financing for the investments, thus safeguarding the commitment of the funding recipients and the Member States where the investments are deployed. The remaining 50% can come from other EU funding sources, such as Horizon Europe for research and innovation, the Connecting Europe Facility for digital infrastructure, the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the Structural Funds.
In common with other central programmes and supporting the wide EU impact, large consortia are expected to prepare and submit projects under this programme. The consortia must target different stakeholders in different areas and ensure a balanced approach in terms of responsibilities and ownership of the results.
European Digital Innovation Hubs
Although part of the deployment objective, the European Digital Innovation Hubs can be treated as a stand-alone objective with their ambitious approach to develop a European Network. These hubs are key to bringing the technology and knowledge to the SMEs and public administrations delivering a quadruple set of services by:
Key factors contributing to a successful application include:
What comes next?
Although the programme started later than expected, the first round of calls closed in February this year and mainly supported preparatory actions for different initiatives.
The 2nd round of calls is now open and focuses on the actual deployment of digital capacities.
The next work programme for 2023-2024/2025 is anticipated to offer a clear view on the approach and focus areas to be supported building on the results of these first calls.
How can we help?
Europe is only now developing its expertise in effectively leveraging the Digital Europe Programme. Being able to offer early intel on the project concepts, the stakeholders involved and the possibilities this programme offers has become one of our core strengths.
We can support your team in building your submission and help connect your projects with relevant stakeholders.
Article courtesy of EAIC member Schuman Associates, read the original article here