APPLY FOR THE COMMON IP BOOSTER

A 1st call is open for a new EU-funded service to provide specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations.

The IP Booster is a free service funded by the European Commission for public research organisations looking to realise value out of their research results.

Experts will examine the case and guide them towards the best intellectual property strategy. It is possible to benefit from 5 services which will be offered depending on needs:

  • Initial IP Audit
  • Patent landscaping
  • IP evaluation or due diligence
  • Patents, design and trademark application
  • Negotiating technology transfer

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The application must originate from a European University or Public Research Organisation
  • The applicant’s university or organisation must have a PIC (Participant Identification Code)
  • You must not be able to secure similar IP services at national level

Applications for the 1st call are open until Wednesday 6 March. IP support services will be available until December 2021.

More information available here: http://ipbooster.meta-group.com

 

RURITAGE CALL FOR INTEREST FOR REPLICATORS – OPEN UNTIL 31 MARCH 2019

The H2020 RURITAGE project is looking for rural areas which would like to transform themselves in in sustainable development demonstration ‘laboratories’, through the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential.

Already 19 case studies, also called Rural Heritage Hubs, are involved in the project. These 19 Rural Heritage Hubs represent 13 good practice examples or Role Models and 6 Replicators, which will implement innovative heritage-led solutions. Together with several multidisciplinary expert institutions, these Rural Heritage Hubs aim to demonstrate that Cultural and Natural Heritage can emerge as a driver for sustainable regeneration and development.

Why apply?

Territories selected as an additional Replicators through this call will have the opportunity to learn from Role Models, Replicators and knowledge experts and to access a wide range of tools and knowledge in order to develop heritage-led regeneration plans. Thanks to this process, they will be able to implement strategies tailored to their own rural territory and increase the visibility of their region worldwide.

Who is eligible?

Eligible beneficiaries for this call are rural communities both from EU Member States and ENP countries, eligible for participation in the EC H2020 Framework Programme and be located or implement their actions in “predominantly rural regions” (i.e. the rural population accounts for 50% or more of the total population) or “intermediate regions” (i.e. the rural population accounts for between 20% and 50% of the total population) according to the EUROSTAT definition.

Up to 9 replicators spots, 6 within, but not limited to, the EU and 3 in ENP countries, will be awarded.

Deadline

31 March 2019

More information about the call and submission of application available here

EU RAW MATERIALS WEEK

The 3rd EU Raw Materials Week will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November in Brussels. In order to address the latest news on raw materials in EU, the European Commission has planned a series of events along the whole week offering  to people interested in raw materials the opportunity to discuss together relevant issues for the whole community (i.e. policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base and others).

The highlight of the week is the 6th High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, taking place on 14th November. Its main topic is “Raw materials for low carbon and circular economy” and it will cover relevant issues such as battery value chain or secondary raw materials for energy-intensive industries.

Full agenda of the event, speakers, practical info and registration available here

 

RURITAGE Call for Interest for Role Models – Open until 18 November 2018

The European project RURITAGE has extended the deadline for its recently launched call for interest for local actors in rural areas for joining the project as additional Role Models. The deadline, originally planned for 31st October, has been moved to 18th November. Candidate Role Models can apply by submitting good practices they have been implementing in their territories. A good practice is a successful experience, which has been tested and validated and that has reached a great impact in rural regeneration, and that deserves to be shared so that a greater number of rural communities can adopt it.

RURITAGE is a European project that aims at transforming rural areas in sustainable development demonstration ‘laboratories’, through the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential. Additional Role Models selected following this call will have the great opportunity to see their good practices promoted by RURITAGE and to share their experiences with the other Role Models and knowledge experts enabling the subsequent enhancement of the good practice in their own rural territory.

For more information about the RURITAGE project and how to become a Role Model, click here.

Deadline: 18th November 2018

RURITAGE invites rural communities to join the project as Role Models

The European project  RURITAGE has recently launched a call of interest for local actors in rural areas for joining the project as additional Role Models. Candidate Role Models can apply by submitting good practices they have been implementing in their territories. The good practice should demonstrate how the local community relied on its cultural and natural heritage for regenerating its area.

RURITAGE is a European project that aims at demonstrating how cultural and natural heritage can emerge as a driver of sustainable development and competitiveness of rural areas. Additional Role Models selected following the call will have an excellent opportunity to enhance their good practices through the exchange of experiences with other Role Models and RURITAGE experts. Their good practices will be showcased to a broad range of audiences with an interest in rural regeneration. The wide promotion of the RURITAGE Role Models will increase the visibility of their rural area worldwide.

For more information about the RURITAGE project and how to become a Role Model, click here.

Deadline: 31st October 2018