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Strategic European partnership on Smart Networks and Services to boost 5G deployment and 6G research activities

 The European Commission has adopted its legislative proposal for a strategic European partnership on Smart Networks and Services as a Joint Undertaking, with a public R&I investment of 900 M€ over the new long-term budget period 2021-2027. The Joint Undertaking will coordinate research activities on 6G technology under Horizon Europe and 5G deployment initiatives under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital and other programmes.

Senior Project Manager Pekka Torvinen at Spinverse says: ”Smart Networks and Services funding instrument offers a great opening to build projects focused on strong European telecommunications industry and ecosystems. The proposed project topics can range from research-intensive projects to demonstrations and trials with different industry verticals. This offers unique opportunities for many organisations in different fields when developing and testing technologies beyond 5G."

The budget over the next seven years will allow for the strategic planning and implementation of a truly roadmap-based 6G research programme. The public funding of 900 M€ by the Commission will be topped up by the private sector, leading to a total investment of at least 1.8 B€, which can be expected to leverage broader R&I investments in Europe in the order of 10 B€.

Overview
The public-private Joint Undertaking for Smart Networks and Services has two objectives, namely:

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Introducing new Spinverse experts

We have again welcomed a group of versatile professionals to join the ever-growing team of experts at Spinverse. Warm welcome to Jari Herranen, Franklin Nguyen, Dijana Soininen, and Giancarlo Pastor (as seen in photo).

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Spinverse helps industry connect with the latest European research in AI

We discussed with Patrick Halford who leads our Digital Industries team about the research activities around Artificial Intelligence (AI). Keeping up with the many overlapping technologies under the umbrella of what is commonly known as artificial intelligence as they ride their respective cost/performance improvement curves is no easy feat. It is, however, an essential element of Spinverse’s business model as we strive to help our clients from across all industries and organization types capitalise on converging technologies to secure R&D&I funding and build out new value chains. 

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Podcast: Spinverse Founder and Chairman Pekka Koponen's take on NextGenerationEU

Jaakko Tapaninen of Hybrid Times podcast invited Pekka Koponen to shed some light on the growth, partnership and internationalization opportunities on offer to Finnish companies through the  massive funding programmes under the NextGenerationEU. In the podcast, Jaakko and Pekka discuss what kind of future will be built with the hundreds of billions of euros for a more sustainable, digital and stronger Europe and how Finnish companies can be part of that growth. 

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LuxTurrim5G offering showcased in Expo 2020 Dubai as from October

An important gateway to the global market for the smart city offering developed within the LuxTurrim5G ecosystem will be opened at the Expo 2020 Dubai, launching in October. In the event, the LuxTurrim5G concept and two functional smart poles will be showcased together with Nokia and Tehomet, Orbis, Teleste, Vaisala, Indagon, L7 Drive, Link Design, VTT and Spinverse. Spinverse has been part of the ecosystem since its very start, taking care of the ecosystem leadership and project coordination.   

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Series of business conversations on reimagining the value chains for the digital age

Great opportunities for sustainable growth can appear from multiple directions. Sometimes, they occur as a result of unforeseen circumstances, such as global events which trigger a re-wiring of business, government, and society’s mode of operation. Sometimes these transformational shifts are recognized by large corporates who have a clear understanding of how fast the snow is melting at the edges of their organization, recognizing that they have to simultaneously dramatically change to a new business model, at the same time as delivering on existing business commitments. Join a series of conversations around these topics, arranged by HCL Technologies and moderated by our Patrick Halford!  

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Spinbase, AI-based search tool for EU funding, partners and projects

Simplify EU funding search -  Spinbase upgrades user interface and new features

Equipped with a powerful AI engine and semantic analytics, Spinverse’s funding search engine Spinbase shortens the search time from hours to mere seconds. In our commitment to drive research and innovations, Spinbase listened to customer feedback and made major upgrades. Now with a brand-new user interface, calendar views and email reminders, your team can easily harness the tool and align with upcoming and relevant EU funding calls.  

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Veera Mustonen: reinventing smart cities after the pandemic

Veera Mustonen recently joined Spinverse as a Senior Manager. She leads an experienced and international Smart Cities and Mobility team with a wide variety of technology, industry and city management capabilities. Veera and her team support Spinverse customers in building and running complex mobility and city ecosystems and international consortia across organisations of all types. We had a chat with Veera about the future insights of this sector, which has been close to her heart for almost a decade.

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Finnish hydrogen cluster opens up doors to European networks

In spring 2021, a national company-led hydrogen cluster was established in Finland to accelerate hydrogen economy and exports of hydrogen-related solutions. To date, the cluster has attracted almost 50 companies already, including Spinverse, which will provide services for building project consortia, raising funding and coordinating projects. The cluster aims to open up doors to European networks as there are plans to invest tens of billions of euros to hydrogen economy. The cluster has now published its website.

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Spinverse strengthens its expert teams

This spring and summer,we were seeking for several new experts to join our ranks, and we are now gradually onboarding our newly hired colleagues. They will help our customers grow through public funding in health tech, defence and security, smart city & mobility, manufacturing industries, and ICT & electronics. Warm welcome to Renuka, Cloé, Veera, Robert, Simo-Pekka, Sameer and Diederick.

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LIFE 2021 call is open -  billions of euros in funding for environment and climate objectives

The LIFE programme dating back to 1992 is the only European Union fund entirely dedicated to environmental and climate objectives. A recent provisional agreement to raise the budget of the programme to more than 5.48 B€ for 2021-2027 offers growth opportunities to basically anyone registered in the EU to apply for LIFE funding: public bodies, companies, and NGOs, including growth companies. The first LIFE call for proposals has just opened and this is the time to act! 

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Business Finland’s funding calls for sustainable projects for battery industry, green transition of SMEs and low-carbon built environments

Business Finland has recently opened several funding calls to boost the renewal and competitiveness of Finnish industries operating in the areas of sustainability. The funding, worth a total of 150 - 170 M€ in the course of 2021-2023 for sustainable innovation projects meant to accelerate sustainable growth, is a part of the European Union’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). This autumn, there are three interesting calls focused to support the EU targets of sustainable growth.

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Eurostars funding programme is opening soon - now with a wider reach

The Eurostars funding instrument is making a comeback with a wider scope, thus offering growth opportunities to a wider group of applying companies and organisations. This time around, not only R&D-performing SMEs, larger companies, research organisations and universities will be eligible to apply for Eurostars funding, but innovative SMEs are also welcome to send in their application as the company to lead an EU funded project with its partners. Get ready, as the first call of the new Eurostars programme will open soon and it is time to act now!  

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Close to 10 B€ for new European partnerships to boost digital transition and greener Europe

The European Union has proposed to set up ten new European Partnerships with total investments of almost 10 B€ for the green and digital transition. Their goal is to accelerate the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe and increase the resilience and competitiveness of European industry. In addition to funding research initiatives, the partnerships will also fund industrial investments for pilots, demonstrations and first-of-their-kind flagships.

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Next Generation EU made easy - guide to industries

The European Association of Innovation Consultants published its first collective report to help European Commission in their work to inform the industries on the deployment of Next Generation EU funding instrument, the largest economic stimulus ever funded by the EU. As one of the founding members of EAIC, Spinverse has also contributed to this report, called "A Guide to Next Generation EU for industry to better understand and seize its opportunities".

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Spinverse is part of successful EDIDP consortium focusing on developing next generation defence capabilities

Patria Land is leading a defence industry consortium that has now been selected as part of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), an industrial programme of the EU. As part of the EDIDP, the program focuses on Ground Combat Capabilities (GCC) to develop the next generation armoured platforms and upgrade the current ones. Patria Land acts as the industrial coordinator of the EDIDP-GCC-2020 and has formed a consortium called FAMOUS (European Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armoured Systems) to execute the program. The consortium includes 19 leading European defence companies from different countries. Spinverse supported the planning and preparation of the winning FAMOUS project proposal and will help Patria Land to coordinate the project.

EDIDP is a defence industry development program designed to support the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union's defence industry. The EDIDP is the first EU-funded program to develop defence capabilities, with a financial envelope of 500 million euros. The selection for the EDIDP program was made in June 2021 and the actual start of the project will take place in autumn 2021. The GCC project led by Patria will last 24 months.

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