We at Spinverse thoroughly enjoyed doing our first webinar together with our Swedish colleagues from IMCG. Here are some takeaways from our knowledgeable experts on the funding opportunities and hot topics for 2023 and beyond.
Spinverse helped Lignin Industries secure 4.4 M€ from Innovation Fund to expand their production of bio-based materials
Lignin Industries from Sweden converts lignin so it can be blended with virgin and recycled thermoplastics to create new types of bioplastics. Lignin Industries recently secured 4.4. M€ funding from the EU Innovation Fund to help them financing the expansion of the first-of-its-kind large-scale production site located in Sweden. Lignin Industries secured their success in the highly competitive application process with support from Spinverse funding experts.
LIFE 2022 call for proposals is open for innovative projects linked to environment and climate actions
With the budget of 598 M€ for the 2022 call, Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE), is set to make an impact on Europe by funding projects that give a boost to nature and biodiversity, accelerate circular economy, mitigate of and adapt to climate change, and help the transition to clean energy. The calls were opened in May with the deadline on 4 October 2022.
CleverHealth Network ecosystem and E3 Excellence in Pandemics Response project showcased at HIMSS22 Europe
Europe’s healthcare leaders will meet on 14-16 June 2022 at the HIMSS22 European Health Conference & Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki University Hospital will showcase their expertise and results of joint R&D with companies through the CleverHealth Network ecosystem and “E3 Excellence in Pandemics Response” project. These two entities are part of the inspiring programme at the Finnish Pavilion, where Finnish know-how on health technologies is on display for the international participant group of healthcare pioneers and innovators. Spinverse team coordinates the CleverHealth Network (CHN) ecosystem and facilitates the joint work in the E3 project, and will be present at the HIMSS22 event.
From mostly reacting to partner invitations, the City of Rotterdam now transitions to approach EU opportunities with a proactive mindset first. Our intent is to utilize EU-level funding in enabling innovation and digital capabilities of the region. In this journey, Spinbase becomes a tool to empower every colleague in the municipality to take advantage of funding calls.
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!
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".
Eurostars is a public funding instrument dedicated to innovative, research-driven small and mid-sized enterprises who want to join forces with other like-minded companies. Successful applicants are in for grants worth an average of 1-2 M€ each to boost their civilian projects aimed at developing new products, processes or services. The funding instrument stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.
The extensive funding expertise of Spinverse came to good use when Technology Industries of Finland, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and Finnish Energy requested Spinverse to help them create an easy-to-read website about EU funding. Aptly named as EU Funding Playbook, the approachable and visual website aims to help companies get a good overview and practical tips to the exciting and somewhat complex world of public funding.
Spinverse founder and Chairman of the board Pekka Koponen and Managing Director Laura Koponen share their thoughts about the year 2021, when two major EU funding programs will be launched. The first funding program is the seven-year Horizon Europe of more than 95 B€ and the second is the European Recovery Package, which will release 750 B€ within just a few years. There are also opportunities for Finnish companies, although the competition will be fierce. Should your company join? Read here Pekka's and Laura's expert advice to companies and their executives.