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Innovating Cities with Nature and Culture - registration is open!

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The European Commission is organising a Stakeholder Partnership event on 20 October 2015, in Brussels, to facilitate networking, information exchange and partnerships of actors interested in addressing urban challenges through innovating with nature or by making innovative use of cultural heritage assets for regenerating cities.

In the autumn, under the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-17, the European Commission will launch new calls for large-scale demonstration projects in cities as living-labs for nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience and cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable development.  

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EU Prize for Women Innovators: €100 000 up for grabs!

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As part of the EU Prize for Women Innovators, the European Commission wants to give public recognition to outstanding female entrepreneurs who brought their innovative ideas to the market.

The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes, the EURATOM Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme (CIP) or actions relating to research and innovation under the European Structural and Investment Funds (known as the Structural Funds prior to 2014).

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Calling all young innovators – will you accept the Single Board Challenge?

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The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition and Intel are looking for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on how to apply the latest generation of single board computers and controllers to social causes. These solutions can be based on tools such as Intel Edison and Intel Galileo, applied in the form of wearables, embedded devices, Internet of Things solutions or other applications which can be used to improve people’s lives.

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Don't miss your chance to enter the Discovering Start-Ups competition and win big!

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Are you an innovative technology start-up or entrepreneur? Want to get noticed and pitch your social idea to an elite panel of industry leaders and potential investors? Enter the sixth Discovering Start-Ups competition NOW.

The sixth Discovering Start-Ups Competition, jointly organised by Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared, aims to discover the creative, technical and entrepreneurial amongst promising and emerging UK technology start-ups. The Competition, hosted and sponsored by Deloitte UK and now in its sixth year, has grown into a well-established annual event for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the wireless and mobile technology sector. This year the Competition will go global and accept applications from outside the UK.  

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Participate in the IESI Mapping Survey 2015 on ICT-enabled social innovation

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion are looking for cases on ICT-enabled social innovation in the framework of their research project on “ICT-enabled Social Innovation in Support to the Social Investment Package” (IESI).

If you are running or participating in outstanding projects that showcase how the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) combined with social innovation can contribute to modernised European welfare states to provide better and more cost-efficient services for citizens, you are invited to take part in the IESI Mapping Survey 2015

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CALL FOR EXPERTS: Structured Dialogue under ESI Funds

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The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' partners group of experts (ESIF SD).

The group of experts currently consists of 52 member organisations and 2 observers, selected and appointed following a call for experts launched in July 2014. The objective of this call is to complete the number of member organisations up to the maximum of 60 members.

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