29 Apr2014global competition for innovation, students, entrepreneurs, start ups did participate. The competition includes categories such as Internet security, e-health, mobile internet, the future of media and cloud services. Submitted ideas from Montenegro will be evaluated at the national competition, which will be organized by Montenegrin Telekom in May 2014. The winning team will thereafter enter the next stage of the competition, and will participate in the entrepreneur academy and the final competition of innovation in June 2014, which will be held in Krakow, Poland. Telekom will organize a series of workshops in Montenegrin schools, with the aim to introduce the competition and to provide an additional information on participation to the interested parties.
28 Apr2014Crowdfunding is an activity collects money to sustain an initiative from a large pool of backers—the “crowd”—usually made online by means of a web platform. The initiative could be a nonprofit campaign (e.g. to raise funds for a school or social service organization), a political campaign (to support a candidate or political party), a philanthropic campaign (e.g. for emergency funds for an ill person or to produce an emerging artist), a commercial campaign (e.g. to create and sell a new product) or a financing campaign for a start-up company.(Wikipedia) In Italy there are many platform dedicated to this goal: DeRev – a platform for creating social innovation, offers a toolkit for projects (named Rivoluzioni). The platform did receive an investment of € 1,250,000 on august 2012, and the headquarter is in Naples. Siamosoci helps companies to collect money from private citizens, and enables investors groups to access information for investment. Headquarter in Mila CrowfundMe is a crowfunfìding-equity based website, enabling investors and businessmen to connect. Headquarter in Milan WeAreStarting – online platform for crowfunfìding-equity based activities related to italian market. Focused on startups,. Based in Bergamo. Smartika – Based in Milan, the platform is a social lending initiative, privies known as Zopa Italia. Boober is a peer to peer social lending platform. Born in Netherlands, is now based in Bergamo. Produzioni dal Basso – Pdb is the oldest italian crowfunding platform, it connects investors and new ideas. Eppela – Is a general and reward based platform, founded on 2011. It collects funds mainly for art, tech, cinema, design, music, social innovation and writing projects. Kapipal – Founded on 2009, it’s a site to collect money for personal projects. Free. Starteed – Based in Milan, the platform allows users to create an own one and to sell directly their products. COM-Unity – Based in Modena. Owned by Banca Interprovinciale SpA, the platform funds projects in social, humanitarian, cultural and scientific fields. Prestiamoci – A social lending website, Prestiamoci is online since 2009 connecting investors and entrepreneurs. Based in Ivrea. Starsup – A crowdfunding website recently created and invested by Consob, the financial italian authority
Tender: Croatia – Second Science and Technology Project (STP II)- REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for individual consulting services of Project Assignment Expert
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The Republic of Croatia has received 20 million EUR from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for the implementation of Second Science and Technology Project (STP II). Through the STP II, the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES) has the objectives to (i) improve the capacity of Croatian R&D and innovation institutions to implement Europe 2020 strategy for increased investments in R&D through efficient absorption of EU funds and (ii) develop a pipeline of public and private R&D projects, including research groups, that could qualify for financing through EU structural funds. Within the implementation of STP II, MSES envisages to engage a consultant to act as Project Assignment Expert. The consultant services of Project Assignment Expert would include: developing project assignments for four (4) proposed R&D&I infrastructure projects to be ready for applying to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for financing in the programming period 2014-2020. The Consultant will closely cooperate with appointed MSES team and the beneficiaries to get needed guidance, to define the approach and to facilitate preparation of requested documents. The object of the project assignment is defining the necessary construction documentation in accordance with the Law on Spatial Planning (Official Gazette 153/13), Construction Law (OG 153/13), Law amending the Law on Architectural and Engineering Activities in Spatial Planning and Construction (OG 25/13), other applicable and valid laws and regulations and industry standards. The project assignments should include following elements: the object of the assignment, general information (description of the project, existing documentation (if applicable), current project status), tasks and guidelines for the preparation of project documentation, goals, objectives and expected results, estimation of project documentation value, estimation of cost of works and equipment risk analysis, method of delivery of documents and the deadlines. The Consultant must visit all locations as well as revise all existing project documentation which will be available in Zagreb. The consultant will have to submit completed project assignment (as described in the chapter Scope of work of the TOR) and report for each R & D & I infrastructure project (for all proposed locations). Consultant must prepare detailed schedule of deliverables. The MSES now invites eligible candidates to submit his/her expression of interest, together with the curriculum vitae and requested evidences and references, in English language. Interested Consultants may obtain further information regarding detailed Terms of Reference at the Ministry’s website http://public.mzos.hr/Default.aspx?sec=3534 or at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Project Implementation Unit, attn. Ms. Vesna Grbac, Donje Svetice 38, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +385 1 4594551. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Project Implementation Unit, attn. Ms. Vesna Grbac, Donje Svetice 38, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, or by e-mail: email@example.com no later than April 4, 2014. http://narodne-novine.nn.hr/clanci/oglasi/2578856.html
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24 Mar2014flagship initiative, Innovation Union. It combines all research and innovation funding previously channeled through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development (FP7), the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). If you want to learn more about Horizon2020: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020 One of the important innovative element of Horizon2020 is the high relevance given to the participation of SMEs, for which the program foreseen a new devoted financing stream: the SME instrument. It offers financial resources for business innovation support from idea to market, covering the three stages of the full innovation and start up creation cycle (proof-of-concept, innovation development and commercialization). In addition, a coaching and mentoring scheme is provided exclusively to beneficiaries of the instrument in order to accelerate the impact of the funding provided. If you want to learn more about the SMEs instrument download the brochure: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/sme-instrument-your-highway-innovation Horizon2020 call are open! You can easily find the call better fitting with your need here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/index.html