06 February 2013

RegioStars Awards

The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. The RegioStars awards form part of the Commission's Regions for Economic Change initiative, which aims to highlight good practice in urban and regional development.

The Award Categories for 2014 are:
1: Smart Growth: SME innovation
2: Sustainable Growth: Green growth and jobs through Bio-economy
3: Inclusive Growth: Creating jobs for the young generation
4: CityStar: Investment projects in sustainable urban public transport
5: Major Investment Projects: Energy efficiency and the low carbon economy

Applications should be sent by 19 April 2013 to the electronic address REGIO-STARS@ec.europa.eu . The selected finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their projects before an independent jury during the eleventh annual European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2013. The Award ceremony itself will take place in Brussels in early 2014.

04 February 2013

Clean Sky programme

European funding for research: Clean Sky
Deadline: 18 April 2013

Clean Sky is the most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe. Its mission is to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performances of airplanes and air transport, resulting in less noisy and more fuel efficient aircraft, hence bringing a key contribution in achieving the Single European Sky environmental objectives. 
The Clean Sky JTI (Joint Technology Initiative) was born in 2008 and represents a unique Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and the industry. It is managed by the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CSJU). The CSJU will deliver demonstrators in all segments of civil air transport, grouped into six technological areas called 'Integrated Technology Demonstrators' (ITD). 

01 February 2013

AAL - Ambient assisted living

Deadline: 30 April 2013 

Eu funds
Call 6 aims at the development of ICT-based solutions which enable older adults to continue managing their occupation – at work in an office, a factory or any working environment; in a first or subsequent career, in paid or voluntary occupation including local social activities – while preserving health and motivation to remain active. Occupation in the context of this Call 6 is defined as paid and unpaid activity that results in benefit for the community, society and economy. 

The AAL Joint Programme is looking for ICT solutions to promote, enhance and sustain: 

  • paid activity (including but not exclusive to professional, entrepreneurial/small business and self-employment) 
  • unpaid activity (e.g. volunteering, knowledge sharing, counselling).
 The AAL Joint Programme aims at innovative and ICT-based solutions delivered through applied research and development activities, which are financially sustainable and underpinned by a credible business case at proposal submission stage. Projects are expected to target market needs and demands

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