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INNOWWIDE InfoDay in Porto, Portugal

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Event Description:

On February 27th, SPI will organise the second Portuguese InfoDay of the INNOWWIDE project, in order to present the 2nd INNOWWIDE VAP call that opened on January 15th 2020.  This funding opportunity, that aims to bring European highly innovative SMEs to the forefront of international market, is open for applications until March 31st.

The objective is to fund each approved VAP with a fixed grant amount of €60,000, representing a maximum of 70% of total eligible costs (staff, consumables, equipment, subcontracting, others) which must be a minimum of €86,000. A total of 70 projects will receive funding.

If you are an innovative SME with the ambition to develop a new and innovative product-market combination (or process or service) with a strategic counterpart outside Europe; or if you need to first check the technical, commercial, legal and socio-economic feasibility of your innovative idea, the VAP instrument supported by the INNOWWIDE CSA can be the solution!

The session will provide practical information for SMEs about the 2nd INNOWWIDE VAP call, including details about eligibility, application process and submission. Participants will learn about the scope of INNOWWIDE, the financing opportunity provided and how to apply for it.

Target Audience:

Portuguese SMEs, Business Support Organisations, Networks, Business Angels

Tentative Agenda (Portuguese time):

  • 09:00 – 09.30 > Registration
  • 09:30 – 09:45 > Introduction
  • 09:45 – 10:00 > INNOWWIDE Project
  • 10:00 – 10:45 > Funding Opportunities
  • 10:45 – 11:30 > Website and submission platform presentation
  • 11:30 > Closing
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Webinar: Leveraging available EU funding schemes to attract and cooperate with EU companies – ENRICH in Brazil & INNOWWIDE

European SMEs can access different internationalisation funding schemes made available at regional, national and European level to scout and enter new markets outside Europe.

This webinar, organised by ENRICH in Brazil in collaboration with INNOWWIDE, aims at presenting an available funding opportunity for EU SMEs interested in the Brazilian RDI ecosystem and the way Brazilian RDI actors can leverage this scheme to attract and cooperate with European companies.

On January 15th, 2020, the INNOWWIDE project (www.innowwide.eu) launched its 2nd call for Viability Assessment Projects which will grant 60000€ to 70 European SMEs to assess viability of their services/products in third countries outside EU. The grant is aimed at allowing EU SMEs to work with trusted partners in the targeted country to run their VAP.

In this framework, the importance of trusted partners is clearly high. ENRICH in BR can introduce EU companies interested in the Brazilian market to the right local stakeholders. ENRICH Soft Landing Hubs and ENRICH partners are definitely well positioned to act as “broker”.

During this session concrete experiences of Business Support Organisations in non-EU countries and successful companies from the first INNOWWIDE call for VAPs will be presented.

Global Business Inroad (GBI), an Indian centre specialised in supporting EU tech, innovation and research in India, will present their experience with the 1st INNOWWIDE call for VAPs, as they managed to leverage this scheme to attract EU companies to their centre and connect them to Indian RDI players.

A EU SME will tell about their specific project with Brazil and will tell about the most relevant support an EU SME could receive when approaching the Brazilian market.

Agenda:

  • 14.00-14.05 ENRICH in BR intro
  • 14.05-14.20 The Innowwide funding scheme – Chiara Davalli, European BIC Network
  • 14.20-14.30 The experience of an intermediary organisation – Leena Pishee Thomas, Global Business Inroads
  • 14.30-14.40 A success story from the 1st VAP beneficiary -TBC
  • 14.40-14.45 Q&A – Chiara Davalli, European BIC Network
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INNOWWIDE - Webinar 11 Feb 2020

Webinar: Introduction to the 2nd INNOWWIDE call for Viability Assessment Projects

Event Details:

Event Description:

On February 11, EBN organises a webinar to present the 2nd INNOWWIDE call for Viability Assessment Projects, a funding opportunity providing European SMEs with a head start in target markets outside Europe.

The INNOWWIDE programme helps innovative SME gain access to new international markets by funding viability assessment projects to be deployed in cooperation with local stakeholders around the world.

The INNOWWIDE 2nd Call for applications for the VAPs – Viability Assessment Projects – just opened on January 15th and will close on March 31st. The budget available for the 2nd Call is €4.2M (to be divided approximately one third per target country group).

Each approved VAP will receive a fixed grant amount of €60,000, representing a maximum of 70% of total eligible costs (staff, consumables, equipment, subcontracting, others) which must be a minimum of €86,000.

The webinar will provide practical information for SMEs in Europe and potential R&I partners in third countries about the INNOWWIDE open call: participants will learn about the scope of INNOWWIDE and how to apply for it.

Moreover, the webinar aims to connect with Business Support Organisations and programmes interested in further disseminating this opportunity with their networks, and able to introduce EU SMEs to potential partners in target countries.

Target Audience:

European SMEs, EBN members, EUBICs, Business Support Organisations, Networks, EU funded initiatives outside the EU

Moderators and Speakers:

  • Chiara Davalli, EBN
  • Peter Lalvani, EUREKA Network

Tentative Agenda (CET):

  • 14.30-14.40 > Introduction about INNOWWIDE and the webinar > Chiara Davalli, EBN
  • 14:40-15:00 > INNOWWIDE call for VAPs > Peter Lalvani, EUREKA Network
  • 15:00-15:10 > Connecting ecosystems: supporting EU SMEs finding the right partners > Chiara Davalli, EBN
  • 15.10-15.30 > Q&A + closing remarks

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Webinar: INNOWWIDE 2nd VAP Call and how to connect to the Chinese market

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Event Description:

INNOWWIDE, in partnership with the ENRICH in China Centre ( http://www.china.enrichcentres.eu/ ), is organizing a webinar, taking place on February 10th at 11:00am CET, that will provide practical information for SMEs in Europe and in China, and about the 2nd INNOWWIDE VAP (Viability Assessment Project) call, which opened on January 15th 2020.

Participants will learn about the scope of the INNOWWIDE VAP Calls and how to apply for it. This webinar will also provide an opportunity for European SMEs to find ways to connect with Chinese counterparts that can be included as subcontractors on their VAP applications.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Introduction to the INNOWWIDE project
  • 2nd Call for VAPs – How to Apply
  • ENRICH in China – a platform to support finding your Chinese partner
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Webinar: INNOWWIDE 2nd VAP Call Info – spoken in German!

INNOWWIDE is organizing its first German-language webinar for SMEs and Start-Ups for all German-speaking countries on February 12th, 2020 at 10:00 CET to inform them about the upcoming second call for INNOWWIDE project proposals.

The INNOWWIDE project offers a total funding volume of 7.2 mio. € for internationalisation projects of innovative, European SMEs and start-ups across all industries to bring them to the top of international markets. The project funds Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs), which serve to analyse the feasibility of internationalisation and local product adaptation for market entry in the respective target country, which must be carried out in conjunction with a local partner. Each VAP project is funded with a fixed grant of 60.000€ (with a minimum project amount of 86.000€).

During the first call in spring 2019, a total of 50 applications were approved from over 400 submitted project applications. In the forthcoming second call for VAP project applications from 15th January to 31th March 2020, a further 70 VAP project applications will be eligible for funding. The webinar will provide you with important information on the funding conditions and the application submission process.

The webinar is organized by the INNOWWIDE partners DLR German Aerospace Center, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency and Steinbeis 2i GmbH.

Register right here and inform yourself about the INNOWWIDE funding for your internationalization project: https://eveeno.com/INNOWWIDE-Info-Webinar-DE

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2nd VAP Call is Open!

The INNOWWIDE 2nd Call for applications for the VAPs – Viability Assessment Projects – just opened on January 15th.

You will be able to submit your application until March 31st in the following portal: https://innowwide.smartsimple.ie/s_Login.jsp

The budget available for the 2nd Call is €4.2M (to be divided approximately one third per target country group).

Each approved VAP will receive a fixed grant amount of €60,000, representing a maximum of 70% of total eligible costs (staff, consumables, equipment, subcontracting, others) which must be a minimum of €86,000.

If you are an innovative SME with the ambition to develop a new and innovative product-market combination (or process or service) with a strategic counterpart outside Europe; or if you need to first check the technical, commercial, legal and socio-economic feasibility of your innovative idea, the VAP instrument supported by the INNOWWIDE CSA can be the solution!

If you want to know more about the process before applying, you can refer to the “VAP Application and Guidelines” page on the INNOWWIDE website, here: https://innowwide.eu/guidelines/

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‘Get Ready for Japan’ Mission by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is organising a 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in the country. It offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan’s business and technological achievements. Continuously improved to meet the latest expectations about business in Japan, the Get Ready for Japan provides EU businessmen with a professional Japan-related expertise.

The purpose of the mission in Japan is:

– to acquire a broad understanding of the Japanese business environment, business practices and Japanese-style personal communications in order to find ways to do successful business through a partner relationship;
– to become aware of the decision-making process inside Japanese companies and therefore gain a better understanding of their negotiation style and hierarchy;
– to give the opportunity to reinforce relationships with current Japanese customers and facilitate contacts with future ones.

The participants in this programme can be Start-Up’s or SME’s that are already working or intend to develop their business relations with Japan. The eligibility criteria and the selection process can be analysed on the mission’s website page.

All information is available here: https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/get-ready-for-japan-training-programme

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