First open call of the COSME action: “Boosting the use of Intellectual Property (IP) with an action specifically designed for Innovative SMEs”
May 9, 2019
COSME is looking for SMEs with a Seal of Excellence in need of assistance with their IP valorisation. IPA4SME presents a unique business opportunity for SMEs to acquire Intellectual Property Valorisation and Protection, through a variety related services.
Free IP Pre-diagnostics: a customized report by a verified IP Expert on your business strategy related to IP with recommendations on achieving a secure and efficient exploitation of your assets
This service is available to SMEs registered in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden
Financial reimbursement of IP protection costs, specifically eligible costs of qualified IP attorney and European patent application fees, for all EU and COSME countries
By applying, SMEs can receive financial support up to 15 000 EUR per company and tailored IP services.
LEDGER, a European project financed by the European Commission, is looking for 32 SMEs, teams, organizations, and researchers that want to shift data management, leveraging on decentralized algorithms based on blockchains, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and/or peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies to address Privacy-by-Design, reliability, trustworthiness, and openness to build human-centric solutions.
Apply by 30 April to develop your decentralized, human-centric solution! Venture Builder LEDGER EU offers:
E²tech4cities Brokerage event & Pitch session in Brussels on June 20th 2019
April 11, 2019
E²tech4Cities Brokerage event 2019: dedicated to Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities: do you have an innovative project and are you looking for a partner to improve and develop your technology?
E²tech4Cities Pitch session 2019: are you looking for financial investors? Apply to the pre-selection for the pitch session, 6 companies will be selected to present their project idea to a panel of large corporations and financial organizations as potential investors.
Or are you an investor looking for the next golden nugget? Join the panel of investors to pre-select the companies you want to invite to pitch on the 20th of June.
University of Porto with the support of TechTour is pleased to invite you to the Digital Health Venture Forum 2019 in Porto on 23-24 May 2019. The forum promotes innovation and investment into the best technology companies from across Europe and is your chance to connect with VCs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and thought leaders to foster new connections, business and investment.
The event will focus on the following sectors:
Integrated care & silver aging
36 of the best Portugal and European early stage Digital Health companies will be selected to present at the event. The event will allow entrepreneurs to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships.
Around €112 million of EU funding is now available for energy efficiency research, innovation and market uptake.
A call for proposals for the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy topics of the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme was launched. The funding is available for proposals submitted under 16 topics addressing 5 main areas: buildings, industry, finance, public authorities and policy support and consumer and services.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 3rd September 2019. The call is managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the European Commission. (EASME).
Pitch Your Startup (PYSU) is an international pitch-based competition aiming to attract the best and brightest startups from around the world to Luxembourg next May 21st, 2019. This year, PYSU will take place in conjunction with the ICT Spring Event. This is an annual tech summit dedicated to expanding networks for decision makers in IT, finance, banking, and the web, as well as marketers, investors, entrepreneurs, innovation managers, startups, researchers and venture capitalists across Europe.
Are you eligible?
Applicant(s) must have:
- an average turnover of less than 500.000 Euros
- a headcount of maximum 15 persons.
There are four verticals to which you can submit your application (each startup is allowed to submit its application in 1 up to 2 verticals among the 4 available):
- Fin- and RegTech
- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data
- Smart Living
The deadline for submission is March 29th, 2019 and the pitch date is May 21st, 2019
Are you a public research organisation looking for support for your IP strategy?
February 19, 2019
IP Booster is a new specialised professional IP service for public research organisations looking to realise value out of their research results, to help H2020 beneficiaries protect and transfer their technology. EU experts will examine your case and guide you towards the best intellectual property strategy for your public research organisation, at no cost to you. Who is eligible for support?
The application must come from a European University or Public Research Organisation
Your organisation must have benefited from EU funds for research at some time
National funds must not be available that could support you to secure similar IP services
Requested services should not duplicate other services you are already receiving
For any additional questions please check this link or email directly to IPBooster@metagroup.com
The European Investment Bank released podcasts to help you understand european finance and economics.
Focus today on the notion of quasi-equity.
Why a company would use quasi-equity, which he also calls “venture debt.” Quasi-equity is an innovative debt instrument. It bears the same risk as equity without diluting the founders, and therefore pays off more like equity than traditional debt.
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to project proposals submitted to Horizon 2020 which succeeded a highly competitive evaluation process by independent experts, but did not received funding due to budget limits.
This quality label is a guarantee for investors to find high standard project proposals from European SMEs with growth potential.