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Design for Europe Policy Workshop in Valletta, Malta
22/09/2016

On September 14th and 15th, KEPA's European Programmes Department executives, organized a “Service Design in Public” workshop for representatives of Malta's Ministries and entrepreneurial institutions. The workshop was a great success, gathering high level government officials and representatives of the business community, uniting them to the goal of adapting Design's Principles, and leading to a series of future actions in Malta.

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Powering Innovation - Design Summit
21/09/2016

Design has a transformational impact on innovation – from promoting business productivity, stimulating jobs and economic growth, to being a valuable tool for more effective policymaking and public sector delivery. The Summit is a unique opportunity to share insights, best practices and trends on what generates success in business, government and the not-for-profit sector. Design for Europe invites you to join more than 200 pioneering individuals and organisations at the forefront of design-driven innovation, for an inspirational, one-day event.

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Climate-KIC Accelerator: where great ideas grow into great businesses
21/09/2016

The Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU accelerator programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation - now coming to more regions across Europe! Get access to an extensive international network, great education, intensive coaching, and substantial financial support. This edition of our start-up Accelerator will open for applications on September 1st 2016 for start-ups in our EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) countries

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Impact and Innovation in Horizon 2020 projects
19/09/2016

The goal of this event is to discuss the importance of impact and innovation in Horizon 2020 proposals and project and to provide participants with insights into best practices to handle these aspects. The workshop on 7 October 2016 in Paris is organised by the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 NCP Legal and Finance and the European IPR Helpdesk.

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Be part of the EU policy-making process!
14/09/2016

The Commission has launched a new website portal,  the 'Better Regulation Portal', in order to listen more closely to the views of European citizens and stakeholders. The website portal provides the possibility for citizens to submit their views and opinions on future EU draft regulations and laws. It will become the main online tool for collecting any feedback on the law and policy-making process, which will then be taken into account by the Commission when further developing its regulations.

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H2020 Energy Research Virtual Info Day
12/09/2016

The info day addressed potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work programme ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’. Presentations covered, the work programme topics that will open for submission in 2016, in particular the novelties and changes in the updated work programme, the submission and evaluation process and best practice from successful applicants.

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Innovation starts in the workplace - EUWIN conference
12/09/2016

Innovation is a complex process. And during these times of digital revolution, the human factor is often overlooked. The European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN) conference on 10 October will give you a unique occasion to discover fascinating stories about companies who are champions in fully utilising the potential of their employees.

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Panorama 58: An Urban Agenda for the EU
09/09/2016

The autumn 2016 edition of Panorama is now available online. The main feature in this issue looks at the EU  Urban Agenda, as established by the Amsterdam Pact agreed during the summer. We examine how it plans to improve life for city dwellers across the EU. We also take a look at how the Commission’s new package of measures to promote the circular economy will help reduce waste and encourage sustainability. This time, our in-depth coverage of one European region features Puglia in Italy, and includes an interview with the region's president and a selection of recent successful projects.

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Cohesion policy in practice: Green energies for public administrations
09/09/2016

Saving electricity costs and cutting greenhouse gas emissions is the main goal of Promoeener. The EU-funded project encourages municipalities and local councils to set up energy efficiency measures while using renewable sources of power. It focused on getting public administrations to use technologies harnessing local, natural resources such as geothermal, solar and biomass energies.

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Alternative ways of financing: Crowdfunding events in Graz
09/09/2016

On 7 September 2016, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) organised a workshop on "Crowdfunding Opportunities and Best Practices in the EU" in Graz, Austria. The purpose of the workshop was to exchange views on the current state of crowdfunding across Europe with leading experts from all EU countries. They shared best practices on how to fully exploit the potential of this fast-growing form of alternative finance for SMEs.

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