SCHOLARSHIP FOR INNOVATORS

Meet the innovation ecosystem in the Adriatic and learns to tell the tale. It will be an important experience for your path innovator. In JCube you can find exemplary stories of startups, competent people, a technologically advanced environment. Your  JCube and the Association Demanio Marittimo.Km-278 mentors will give you directions on the stories to be searched. And the editors of Nòva will show you how to publish them. You start with a broad agenda, in relation to your project. And then you will improve the program based on what you find, what you’ll make the experience as current news. 1 SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE GRANT: 3.000  € DURATION: six months DEADLINE: Saturday 31 January 2015   See more at: http://nova.ilsole24ore.com/pagina-borsisti/marche-emilia-romagna#sthash.Dt8nnj4T.dpuf  

ROAD SHOW PRESENTATION

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, www.project-next.eu 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.

Horizon 2020: 117 Mns in new grants for SME

Over 275 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are on track to receive a total of €117 million in new grants from Horizon 2020. These are the latest results of calls under the new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market and help generate growth and jobs for Europe. This new funding brings the total amount from the SME Instrument so far destined for innovative companies to €125 million. Horizon 2020 Here the EC news

iDEALAb project

Fostering students’ entrepreneurship and open innovation in university-industry collaboration is a TEMPUS programme supported project with general objective to advance employment and self-employment potential of graduates from WBC and enhance innovativeness of companies by fostering students’ entrepreneurship, creation of business start-ups and open innovation approach in collaboration between universities and enterprises. The project will achieve this by developing a co-creative and supportive environment – iDEA Lab network, which will encourage and foster students’ entrepreneurial intent and at the same time support open innovation approach. The principal results will include: 6 iDEA labs and their network in WBC with trained staff; developed and realized trainings for students and companies, established regional Market for ideas, developed students’ start-ups and open innovations with companies, revised and adapted curricula. These results will provide infrastructural resources necessary to secure project sustainability beyond its lifetime. Results and best practice will be actively diffused and exploited at national, regional and European level. One of the iDEAlabs will be located within the University of Donja Gorica, NEXT project partner institution. Cooperation between the NEXT and iDEAlab will further enhance NEXT’s goals, and support the transfer of knowledge and technology. www.udgedu.me