Boosting event in Ancona, 12.5

On May 12 at the Marche Region, Sala Raffaello, ten start-ups / SMEs in the Adriatic will present their innovative ideas to private investors during a pitch lasting 5 minutes (see agenda, session 11: 00-13 : 00). The event is part of activities under the project NEXT and presented at various road shows organized in recent months in various locations in the territory. The main objective of the NEXT project is to implement a technology platform at the service of the various actors of innovation and research of the Adriatic Ionian: www.nextisplatform.eu. This event is intended to provide a concrete example of the activities that the platform-IS NEXT could support through virtual interaction between the various stakeholders, especially through the encounter between innovative ideas and potential funders. Those interested to attend public sessions can send an email to info.next@regione.marche.it or contact the following no .: 071 8063625 – 8063602. Here the agenda Boosting agenda_regional stakeholders_draft_300415

V Stock of entrepreneurial idea

On this occasion, we inform you that an open competition for application ideas for the fifth market of entrepreneurial idea that will take place on 09 May 2015 at UDG. We remind you that the turnover on the stock exchange last year reached 25,000.00 eur, while some of the ideas already evolved into a business! Given the success of the project in previous years, the concept of the Exchange is already known. The Stock Exchange of entrepreneurial ideas is a meeting place for supply and demand. On the “supply” there are business ideas, and on the “demand” companies and institutions that want to invest in new business ideas. The top 10 ideas will have the opportunity to present themselves before the party “demand” on the Day of European Countries 09 May 2015. Traditionally, presentation are followed by a quotation.  After quotations will be held sped up meetings of entrepreneurs and students and researchers. The best 30 ideas will be presented in the fourth edition of the book “The Book of ideas.” What is important to emphasize that the representatives of “demand” will be able to invest in all the ideas you find in this edition of the book, but are not presented. The competition is open to all high school students from Montenegro and Europe! More information on http://www.udg.edu.me/berzaideja/.

NEXT envive for the future – Opportunity

Schermata 2015-04-29 alle 15.52.33 On July the NEXT project will end, but we would like to exploit the follow up of a three years collaborative project. So we have made a proposal to NEXT partners that’s open to new ones. You’ll find in attach two papers that explain how we would like to give continuity to NEXT:
  • In the coming years the Italian regions, Croatia and Slovenia, will publish calls for financing initiatives to develop areas of specialization chosen by their Smart SpecializationStrategy (S 3)
  • At the same time the EU through Horizon 2020 will play a similar role.
  • In Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania governments will proceed to strengthen themselves excellence with targeted funding.

This means that in the next 6-7 years, it’s opening a space of opportunities to seize on innovation. In the Adriatic Ionian Macro Region will be therefore to materialize projects and initiatives to address the needs of common development.

Academicus ISJ, balcan scientific journal

Prof. Arta Musaraj has published on Linkedin this news, related to the Academicus Journal: Dear Authors, Readers and Collaborators of Academicus ISJ, It’s a great satisfaction to announce you that Academicus ISJ becomes the first Scientific Journal in all Balkan area that becomes part of an electronic repository. http://econpapers.repec.org/article/etcjournl/ RePec, one of the 4 biggest electronic repositories in the world, has included in its electronic repository all works published in Academicus, as future works will also be deposited there. All authors have now protected and guaranteed their works published in Academicus ISJ, as part of the humanity scientific heritage and Academicus is once again holder of the most advanced standards of publishing and shows once again its institutional responsible for the protection of the intellectual property and heritage. Click at the Academicus website. Be yourself part of the Academicus network on Facebook and Twitter. Click “Like” on its Facebook Page and “Follow” at its Twitter Page to be updated with latest news. Team Academicus, International Scientific Journal

Adriatic Sea Forum

Schermata 2015-04-15 alle 12.23.56 On 23-24 April, in Dubrovnik, will be held the Adriatic Sea Forum refers      to EUSAIR strategy. The Forum is focused on tourism and opportunities that it offers to the area. Here the organization press release: Adriatic Sea Forum is a crucial meeting point for whoever is interested in the opportunities the Adriatic offers, for the development of new tourism maritime traffics (cruising, ferries, and boating) with all the related activities. A unique appointment to increase one’s knowledge, technical information, personal and professional relationships, and to introduce and promote one’s entity and projects. The main point of Adriatic Sea Forum is to favour the promotion of the whole Adriatic area through fitting choices and strategies and to enhance the cooperation among different countries (7), regions (25), and destinations (more than 150) facing the Adriatic sea. This will widen business possibilities and provide useful results for all the operators involved in the sectors that are topic of this Forum

Marche Region ROP ERDF: III Call for Innovation

Launched by the Marche Region interventions of the new community program to promote research and development, innovation of business processes and the use of new digital technologies in the areas of smart specialization. The first call provides for contributions in c / capital to companies and research organizations for projects aimed at the introduction of new technological solutions and products / services or innovative processes in the areas of home automation, mechatronics and manufacturing sustainable. The second call provides for the granting of vouchers to support innovation processes of SMEs, stimulating investment in new digital technologies, technological modernization, the development of marketing plans, methods evolved design and eco-design and the protection of property intellectual. As part of the ROP ERDF 2014/2020 was launched a new action to strengthen the planning capacity of SMEs, supporting their participation in Thematic programs directly managed by the European Commission in the areas of smart specialization. The notices will be published in the Official Bulletin of the Marche Region of Thursday, April 16, 2015. Information seminars were organized in the region with the following link:  http://www.impresa.marche.it/Portals/0/Documenti%20marco/Ricerca%20e%20innovazione/Bandi%20POR%202014-2020/Calendario%20seminari%20bandi%20POR%20FESR%202014-2020.pdf

MOU: Italian Embassy in Tirana and Marche Region

ItaEmb The Italian Embassy in Tirana and Marche Region (P.F. Innovazione Ricerca e Competitività) did sign a Memorandum of Understanding related to Next project, as a cooperation field in promoting Adriatic-Jonian Macro Region strategy. Here you can read the MoU MOU ALB_MR (italian text) The Embassy will put at disposal of Marche Region the open data related to Albanian business and research centers to push cooperation with italian business for commercial partnerships and R&D activities. Marche Region will contribute with NEXT IS platform and services, the blog and the newsletters to strengthen the cross border networking for technology transfer and competitiveness of the area.