Insights

Clean Hydrogen Partnership of Horizon Europe has been launched

This week has been the European Hydrogen week! On Monday the 29th November, the Horizon Europe Clean Hydrogen Partnership was officially launched, following the footsteps of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. This brand new partnership will have a budget of 2 B€, and it is a joined collaboration between The Commission, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research. The official website for the new partnership is expected to open soon.

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Industryhack joins Spinverse

Industryhack Oy, a consulting company specialised in co-creation methods, and an innovation consulting company Spinverse Oy have reached an agreement where the operating assets of Industryhack business are transferred to Spinverse. As a result of this asset deal, Spinverse strengthens their ecosystem program management services, expertise on challenge-based development operations, and the network of innovative SMEs.

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The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) will be launched at the end of November

The CBE partnership worth 2 billion euros between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is the successor of BBI partnership. Bio-based industries are considered to be a key enabler of the green transition towards a resilient and environmentally sustainable EU economy. The CBE JU’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and the Work Programme for 2022 are expected to be adopted in Q1-Q2 of 2022, after which the first CBE JU call for project proposals will be launched, bringing growth opportunities to companies working in this sector.

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Spinverse CEO Laura Koponen elected as deputy board member in Technology Industries of Finland for 2022-2024

Spinverse is happy to announce the election of their CEO Laura Koponen as the deputy board member in the Technology Industries of Finland, the lobbying organisation for technology industry companies. Laura Koponen will bring to the board her extensive expertise and understanding on the opportunities of public funding to accelerate companies’ growth, competitiveness and renewal.

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The Digital Europe Programme drives the digital transformation of Europe with 7.6 B€ and the first calls have just opened

Making a greener and more digital Europe is one of the biggest challenges for our generation. The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new funding programme from the European Union, which focuses to strategically fund the development and acceleration of European digital technologies to businesses, citizens and public administrations and support the recovery of the economy from the pandemic. With the opened and upcoming calls for proposals, that release the budget of 7.6 B€, there will be remarkable growth opportunities to small and mid-sized enterprises working on digital technologies as well as to organisations providing key technological capabilities and services.

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Small-scale Innovation Fund to boost your CO2-reducing projects and innovations

Is your company on a mission to reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change? To become climate neutral by 2050, Europe has to take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To support this ambitious goal, European Commission has launched an Innovation Fund programme to fund both large-scale and small-scale projects that demonstrate low-carbon technologies. Read on to find out if your SME company or a consortium you are part of is eligible to have your fair share of the 10 B€ available through this massive funding programme over the period of 2020-2030 — the next small-scale call is approaching early next year!

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Nominations for CTOs of the Year and Innovation Professor of the Year 2022 opened in this autumn’s CTO Forum

CTO Forum is an invitational community for Finland's Chief Technology Officers, organised since 2011. The key theme in this autumn’s event on 3rd November 2021 was to discuss how Finland is aiming to solve global challenges. The hybrid networking and idea-sharing event brought together a good number of CTOs and other technology leaders representing a wide variety of Finnish industries. In discussions and workshops, participants were sharing valuable insights on how to best utilise our technology sector and how public programmes can support these efforts. What is more, the nomination period for the CTO of the Year 2022 and Innovation Professor of the Year 2022 was opened!

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EU funding for Research and Innovation

Open EU funding calls in Q4 2021 – find what matches your R&I instantly

As the annual cycle soon closes, October Q4 opened a new and continuous wave of EU funding calls. Many organizations might be focusing on reporting of the current year, but don’t forget this is also the time to build the next year’s strategy and work plans considering some funding deadlines can spawn into Spring 2022.

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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.

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