Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2014 (currently open)

This call is issued for up to two to three positions as part of WWTF’s Life Sciences funding programme. It addresses Vienna-based research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for the set-up and management of an independent research group. WWTF takes unconventional research careers into consideration in total grants up to 1.6 Mio. € per research group for six to eight years. Full proposal have to be submitted by 24 July 2014. Decisions are planned for December 2014. Hearings of selected candidates will take place in Vienna End of November/ beginning of December. A Vienna Research Group is an assembly of researchers that launches individuals in their post-doc phase onto their next career step. Typically it is the first “genuine” group led by such a young researcher who undertakes leadership responsibility for several group members. Vienna Research Group leaders usually are two to eight years after PhD; care duties may extend this period by up to four years. WWTF intentionally aims this initiative at very young researchers. Vienna Research Groups operate for six to eight years. Key milestones are: (i) an interim evaluation after three to four years; and (ii) the end of the “first” phase, chiefly financed by WWTF, after five years. The second phase will depend on the framework and opportunities available at the home institutions and will run for one to three years. Funding by WWTF is supplemented, particularly in the second phase (i.e. years 6, 6-7 or 6-8), by a significant rise in financing by the home institution. Vienna Research Group leaders are to be independent in designing their research work and recruiting their staff. http://www.wwtf.at/programmes/ict/#c1934v

Entrepreneurship education (Pan-European entrepreneurial learning initiative)

Publication date 11-06-2014 Deadline Date 20-08-2014 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €350,000 Main Pillar Supporting Entrepreneurs
Status Open OJ reference Not published in OJ
The ambition is to support a network and a virtual hub on entrepreneurial learning. Its members will act as promoters of entrepreneurship education at European level, helping to increase the exchange of information and good practice and to improve the coherency and synergies between the many initiatives taken nationally and regionally. The action will include: – The creation of an interactive on-line tool for policy makers and experts in the field, where participants will be able to exchange information and practices, and to promote entrepreneurial learning at European level; – The selection and presentation of inspiring examples of policy initiatives and strategies adopted at national and regional level, to be made available to policy makers and to all those who are interested in developing entrepreneurial learning;

20 milions of EU Grants for manufacturing sectors

The Call Grant is addressed to innovative proposals regarding the Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II (SILC II) of HORIZON 2020 Programme.

CALL FOR SILC II – SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY LOW CARBON II

H2020-SILC-II-2014
Publication date 2014-04-30 Deadline Date 2014-09-02 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €20,000,000 Main Pillar Industrial Leadership
Status Open OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11 December 2013
Proposals must be uploaded into the submission web system within the 2nd of Septmber 2014 h. 17:00 Brx time. More information are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-silc-ii-2014.html#tab1

EU launches top tech start-up competition

date of publication > 29-April-2014 This year’s Tech All Stars competition, organised by the European Commission will be awarding Europe’s best startups.  The award will allow the nominated startup, a company founded  within the last years, to attend the most prestigious startup events in Europe and network with other actors.  Applications are open until May 22, 2014. http://www.eurekanetwork.org/events/-/journal_content/56/10137/4140668

Calls from H2020

WATER INNOVATION: BOOSTING ITS VALUE FOR EUROPE

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stageSub call of: H2020-WATER-2014-2015
Publication date 2013-12-11 Deadline Date 2014-10-16 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Stage 2 2015-03-10 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €75,000,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Open OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11.12.2013
 

GROWING A LOW CARBON, RESOURCE EFFICIENT ECONOMY WITH A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stageSub call of: H2020-SC5-2014-2015
Publication date 2013-12-11 Deadline Date 2014-10-16 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Stage 2 2015-03-10 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €50,000,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Open OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013
 

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National Conference: Education, science and business-Joint potential – Montenegro

Considering the mentioned objectives of the project, from 2nd to 4th of April 2014 was held National conference “Education, science and business-Joint potentials” at University of Donja Gorica and Hotel Maestral in join organization of Faculty for information system and technologies and Chamber of Economy of Montenegro, two national partners on NEXT project. National conference “Education, science and business-Joint potentials” was part of work package 2, Communication and Dissemination; measure 2.2; activity: organization and management of local actions in accordance with the Communication plan. Main aims of these conference are compatible with general and specific objectvies of project customized for Montenegro: 1. Presentation of NEXT project to business and research sector and disemination of information between these two sectors; 2. Identification of potential stakeholders in business and research sector in Montenegro; 3. Detection of problems in business and research sector related for inovation; 4. Recommendations for improvement sectors of development an research in business and research institutions; 5. Networking between bussines and research institutions; 6. Promotion of investment opportunities; 7. Presentation of future activities on project: work shops and roundtables, participation in the International Stock of Entrepreneurial Ideas and Day of Research.

Cross border youth entrepreneurship

Project name: Cross-border youth entrepreneurship Location: Central Serbia Donor : EU, Cross-border Serbia-Montenegro cooperation programme Holder, partners: Regional Agency for spatial and economic development of raski and moravicki region and Regional Development Agency “Bjelasica Komovi Prokletije” Berane, in partnership with Business Innovation Programs  Belgrade, Business Start-up Centre Kragujevac, and the Head Office for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises Podgorica. Amount: 154.798 eur Duration: 24.07.2012-25.07.2013 Goals: To contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in border regions by strengthening  the ties among young people. http://www.bsckragujevac.rs/projects/

SME Instrument

SME INSTRUMENT

Period of implementation: 2014-2020 Total Programme Budget: 2.8 billion € Link: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/sme-instrument-0

Horizon 2020 is supporting Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through a new dedicated SME instrument. SMEs can form collaborations according to their needs, including for subcontracting research and development work to apply for funding and support. In total, more than € 2.8 billion will be allocated for the SME instrument from 2014 to 2020, at least 7% of the total budget of the Societal Challenges and Leading and Enabling Technologies (LEIT) blocks of Horizon2020.

Objectives

The aim of the SME Instrument is to fill the gaps in funding for early-stage, Research and Innovation SMEs and accelerating the exploitation of innovations. Projects will be selected through a bottom-up approach within a given societal challenge or enabling technology of  H2020. They must be of clear interest and benefit to SMEs and have a clear European dimension.

Bizoo program in BiH

Bizoo program consists of three phases. Can apply all entrepreneurs , startups , teams , small and medium enterprises, and all those who are interested in entrepreneurship , and meet the following criteria . Bizoo Idea Factory is ideal for all entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs with interesting and innovative business idea and want to put on the market test . Through Bizoo Idea Factory selected entrepreneurs will have three types of training , including:
  • Training of creating a business model / Business Model Canvas Training
  • Training validate business ideas / Validation Board Training
  • Training of interviewing clients / Mama Test Training
Bizo Accelerator Program is designed for all newly established companies (startups) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) who want to improve their business. Bizo Accelerator program will startups in the program to provide resources such as space , mentors from various fields , helping to create business strategies and help in developing the prototype . Through a partnership with Google Inc. . , Bizo will each startup program provided $ 20,000 in Google services. Bizo Angel Network was formed by leading BiH entrepreneurs whose goal is to detect and investing in new innovative companies with high growth potential . Bizo Angel Network is interested to hear all start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises from all sectors in BiH.