Innovazione: i bandi in scadenza per startup e pmi

I principali settori incentivati vanno dall’efficienza energetica all’Ict, fino al rilancio del Made in Italy e alle nanotecnologie. L’innovazione è il filo rosso che lega bandi, iniziative e concorsi promossi sia da enti privati che pubblici. Dalle startup nascenti in cerca di formazione alle pmi che vogliono rinnovare i propri modelli di business, dalle nuove tecnologie fino alle imprese sociali, abbiamo selezionato alcune occasioni da tenere d’occhio. Eccole in ordine di scadenza. L’articolo continua su:


Marche Region – Unit Innovation Research and Competitiveness will present the upcoming activities and added value services rendered available to the companies of the region by the project NEXT. The project NEXT, aims at implementing a collaborative platform that acts as a “search engine” to support enterprises in the innovation process and increase their capacities in implementing projects (finding partners, technologies, new markets, patents). This tool will offer to its users a practical support in terms of information, visibility and networking/scouting opportunities. Thanks to the platform NEXT IS users will get detailed information on the market potential of the countries of the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region, the geolocation of active companies and Research and Technology Transfer centers, the local development programs, and all financing/investing opportunities available (both public and private). Companies registered in the platform could easily search, be searched and identify business and innovation related opportunities/projects in the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region. The project and its services will be presented by Regione Marche during 4 road shows, held in different Marche region Cities, lasting half a day each, scheduled in between January-February2015. During the Road shows the mechanisms of cooperation provided by the platform NEXT will be presented in details and combined with practical demonstration on how to access and make use of the platform. Meetings are scheduled as follows: – Monday, January 19 in Civitanova Marche at hotel Cosmopolitan 14.30 – Friday, January 23 in Pesaro at Confindustria Pesaro 14.30 – Wednesday, January 28 in Ascoli Piceno at Confindustria Ascoli Piceno 15 hours – Monday, February 2 in Ancona at headquarters of the Region – Palace Li Madou 14.30.

Pitch event in Milan next 18th november

The event is being organised by Backtowork 24 – a service company of Il Sole 24-Ore Group -.
A pitch event consists in meetings between managers, start-up, innovative entreprises and private investors (funds, venture capitals, seed-capitals) in order to catch good opportunities in the capital private market (extra-bank) for financing innovative and promising projects.
More information are at disposal here.


NEXT Match-making events (Marche Region and Montenegro) The first NEXT match making event took place in the frame work of the fair Innovactors (, organized by NEXT Lead Partner Marche Region in June 2014. The match making aimed at helping SMEs, Universities, research centers of different countries  to get know each other and to start cross border cooperation. In fact, almost 70 actors from Montenegro, Albania, Italy (Marche and Puglia regions), Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia took part to the event, coming from the Agro-food, the ICT, Construction and renewable energies, and Social science and Humanities sectors (see the match making catalogue for details: file:///C:/Users/Elisabetta%20Zeni/Downloads/catalogo-stampa.pdf) The event, based on the “speed dating” format, offered the opportunity to meet in a smart and informal way, several potential partners during pre-arranged, bilateral face to face meeting in order to: • Get to know new research and business partners located in the Adriatic Ionian Region • Promote products and services in an international context • Indentify solutions for specific problems • Find cooperation partners for EU and National funded projects The 68 participants (48 SMEs and 20 CRTT, of which 14 stemming from Marche Region) confirmed the success of the initiative through the answers they gave to the feedback questionnaires: 31% rated the event as excellent, 35% as very good. In terms of impact, the event allowed more than 50% of participants to identify possible area of cooperation, declaring at least three contacts that gave a follow up after one month. Positively, 24% has declared the start up of an official cooperation, already one month after the event took place.   We will be following up the paths SMEs and CRTT that participated in the first NEXT match making event will be going in the near future….Stay tuned!     NEXT partners have been also starting promoting and organizing match making events. Firstly, Sandra Tinaj, General manager of University of Donja Gorica and senior staff in NEXT project presented the format of the match making event and illustrated the opportunities it generates. The presentation took place in the framework of the event From innovation to business – organized inside “Regional XIX Milocer Development Forum 2014″ by Faculty for information system and technologies in cooperation with Association of Economics and Managers of Montenegro, University of Donja Gorica and Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities. The NEXT event From innovation to business was attended by 400 participants, 70 eminent participants from sector of business, science and politics (see: Secodnly, the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro participated within NEXT project at Festival of ICT held in Budva, form 29th September to 04th October 2014. INFOFEST is known as the biggest ICT event in the region, that gathers huge number of companies from all over the world. This year more than thousand representatives from more than 20 countries participated at this event ( The aim of such participation was to present current activities of CoE in ICT area supported by NEXT project within ICT cluster and to ensure further cooperation through matchmaking of relevant ICT companies that for the future NEXT Collaborative Platform. Within the framework of INFOFEST, NEXT second Match Making event has been organized; 53 companies held 120 bilateral meetings and presented new and innovative business solutions realized in past years, opening the way to new cooperation in the next future. Stay tuned on NEXT Blog  for learning the first results of the Montenegro Match making event, to be published soon!

Innovation and research in international cooperation – The NEXT project and the Adriatic and Ionian macroregion –

Region of Puglia has organized, within the “Fiera del Levante” one of the greatest italian fair, the workshop “Innovation and research in international cooperation  – The NEXT project and the Adriatic and Ionian  macroregion -“. This workshop aims to provide, through the illustration of the objectives of the NEXT project already underway, insights to understand how to better integrate and capitalize knowledge and encourage technology transfer, particularly in key sectors of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, through the use of new cooperation Policies of the EU. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 15:00 to17: 00 in Room B – Pad. 152 of the Fiera del Levante in Bari.


University of Donja Gorica, Faculty of Information Systems and Technologies, has organized within the regional XIX Milocer Development Forum, one of biggest regional conference, the event “From innovation to business” which will held form 16th to 17th September in Budva, Montenegro. UDG has also organized “Mach making meetings” which will held in the NEXT AREAS: economy and entrepreneurship, civil engineering and polytechnics, food technology and safety and tourism.

“Evaluation activity” for NEXT Project

Regional Council of Shkodra intends to award a service contract for “Evaluation activity” for NEXT Project in Shkodra with financial assistance from the IPA Adriatic CBC Programme 2007-2013. The contract notice is available from The deadline for submission of applications is 25 August 2014 (11:00), local time. Date of publication in the website of the institution: 25 July 2014

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.


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:

Techsylvania May 31, 2014 to Jun 2, 2014 Cluj-Napoca / Romania

For the first edition of Techsylvania, the biggest technology event in Transylvania, participants will have the opportunity to listen disruptive technology speakers delivering insights into what the future may actually be like, to be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and meet investors. The first two days (May 31st and June 1st) of the event will be a “hackathon“, focused on wearable and connected technologies, where teams of talented people come together to hack a solution on some of the most interesting devices out there. The third day (June 2nd) will be the main event day consisting in a great conference with leading innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals giving participants valuable insights about global new technologies and trends in product and business development.