ChIMERA main objective is to improve innovation capacities of CCI public and private actors through strengthened cooperation among companies, research bodies,public authorities and civil society.Thanks to ChIMERA,CCIs key actors will improve their innovation capacities, regions will strengthen innovative CCIs clusters,cooperating in a transnational network, clusters members will benefit of tailored services to meet innovation needs and regions will concretely pursue innovation strategies on CCIs.
The EU manufacturing sector, apart from financial services, is the second largest sector in terms of employees & turnover and the first contributor to non-financial business economy. Exports consist mainly of manufactured products. This sector plays an essential role in the innovation chain because is RD&I-intensive activity. Nowadays, lack of automation, synergies and obsolete management systems cause loss of competitiveness with respect to emerging markets.
The 3DCENTRAL project aims at connecting “islands of innovation” to a stable network of regions for innovation. It´s focused on smart engineering & rapid prototyping where a substantial, current & future emerging market for CE cooperation partners is visible. Generally there is solid knowledge base in the CE area, but less structured and less connected. This leads to some inefficiencies in developing regions, RTD and business sector.
In total, 343 National EEPA entries were received from 31 participating countries in 2016 and our project KIKštarter was shortlisted among TOP 3. They were then narrowed down by the national EEPA coordinators to 57 projects put forward for the European level of the competition.
At a meeting in Brussels on 27 September, the EEPA Jury drew up a project shortlist for each of the 6 project categories and
The winner will be announced on 24 Novemner in Bratislava.
Today and tomorrow, the leader of the Initiative Start:up Slovenia, Matej Rus, will attend a two-day event of the European Commission, where we will contribute our share to designing effective policies and measures for supporting startups and entrepreneurship ecosystems, and lay the foundation for the European Start-up Manifesto 2.0.
With a series of nine roadshow events across Slovenia, the Initiative Start:up Slovenia, led by Technology Park Ljubljana and Venture Factory Maribor, started this year’s autumn round of financing startups. Slovene Enterprise Fund’s products SK75 and SK200 enable innovative companies with potential for rapid global growth to acquire a 75,000 € convertible loan or a 200,000 € public equity investment, as well as to enter two intense accompanying supporting programmes.
Slovenia will be represented by its best idea in the European Final of ClimateLaunchpad 2015, Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition. This competition scouts Europe’s cleantech talent and helps them grow their sustainable ideas into global businesses. Start-ups from 28 countries will compete in the European Final. Now Slovenia confirms its finalist.