Summer School of Technological Entrepreneurship in Pančevo

Summer School of Technological Entrepreneurship, called “Startup Supermarket”, organized by the Association of Citizens Connecting people, will be held from 14 to 17 August in Čardak (40km from Pančevo). During four intensive days, participants will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to run your own business. Speakers will share with participants the knowledge on how to choose the right idea, how to form a winning team, to develop and sell a product, how to find appropriate investors and to get the necessary funds, and how their entrepreneurial ideas implemented. Applications Summer School of Technological Entrepreneurship is intended for all those who are thinking about starting their own business under the age of 30 years. Competition for the participants of the first summer school of technological entrepreneurship will be open from Wednesday, June 18, to July 15. Space is limited, and priority in the selection of those who will have worked out the idea. Applications can be made on the official website of the Summer School of technological entrepreneurship, the following link.

EUREKA water tech Cluster ACQUEAU launches call for projects

Apply in the ACQUEAU call before October 1, 2014 and receive funding and support for your water tech research project. Present in 20 European countries, as well as Canada, Israel, Turkey and South Africa, ACQUEAU is EUREKA’s platform for the funding and support of projects in water technology. Twice a year ACQUEAU launches a call for the funding of projects in all areas of pre-competitive research in the water sector. The opening of ACQUEAU’s autumn call has just been announced and will close on October 1, 2014. In a second phase, applicants will be asked to present a full project proposal before November 9, 2014. ACQUEAU is a EUREKA Cluster: a strategic initiative launched by Major European multinationals including BASF, Suez and Veolia, and mandated by national public authorities part of EUREKA. For SMEs, Clusters are the ideal instrument for a first collaboration with a major player in their sector.

Tirana: Your Competitive Idea

In the framework of NEXT Project 023 “Collaborative Platform to support research and technology transfer”, the Foundation “Partnership for Development” (PfD) in collaboration with the National Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation (ARTI) and the Faculty of Economy in Tirana, launched the 1st Competition “Your Innovative Idea “ on 30 June 2014, at the premises of the Faculty of Economy of Tirana University. This iniative that started up with this first meeting nearby the premisses of the Faculty of Economy, will continue to spread up all over Albanian territory, through promotion and informative meetings and campaing with all potential actors and stakeholders that wish to promote and launch their innovative idea or/and project and will be open up to 15th of November 2014.

Compare your region

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OCDE, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development did publish a website OECD Regional Well-being  where is possible to have a screening of wellbeing indicators, measuring eight different topics: Environment, Income, Health, Safety, Access to services, Civic Engagement, Education, Jobs. So the benchmarking is more extended than mere GDP. Through the website is also possible to compare regions.