вторник, 30 мая 2017 г.

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Co-funding available for close-to-market environment and climate solutions

Looking for close-to-market projects

We are particularly looking for close-to-market projects ie. projects that:
  • Propose a new, demonstrative solution able to bring clear environmental and/or climate benefits e.g. in the fields of waste management, circular economy, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, and water; and
  • Have a level of technical and business readiness allowing them to implement their solution in close-to-market conditions (i.e. at industrial or commercial scale) during the project duration. 
The LIFE programme can provide up to 60% co-financing to such projects.

How to apply for the LIFE programme?

A proposal may be submitted by any legal person registered in the European Union. For close-to-market projects we mostly expect applications from private companies ("cleantech") – from small businesses to large industries.
The LIFE programme is flexible: It's up to you to decide on the project duration and budget, and whether your company would like to run the project on their own or join forces with partners from your own or a different EU Member State.
Interested applicants should consider applying to the "Traditional projects" call for proposals in the following priority areas:
The European Commission is organising an information and networking event on 31 May in Brussels to advise applicants on the LIFE programme's 2017 call for traditional projects.
https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/co-funding-available-close-market-environment-and-climate-solutions

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понедельник, 29 мая 2017 г.

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LIFE 2017: Up to 60% co-financing for close-to-market environment and climate solutions

The European Commission will launch a new call for proposals under the LIFE programme on 28 April 2017, with application deadlines in September 2017. Nearly €260 million in funding will be available for environment and climate projects ("traditional projects").

The Commission is particularly interested in close-to-market projects, i.e. projects that:
  • propose a new, demonstrative solution able to bring clear environmental and/or climate benefits, e.g. in the fields of waste management, circular economy, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, and water; and
  • have a level of technical and business readiness allowing them to implement their solution in close-to-market conditions (i.e. at industrial or commercial scale) during the project duration. 
Interested applicants should consider applying to the traditional projects call for proposals in the following priority areas:
Applicants busy designing projects for potential new LIFE funding should highlight the following date in their agendas: 31 May 2017. This is when the European Commission will host an information and networking event on the 2017 LIFE funding opportunities.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2017/april/index.htm#c2m

воскресенье, 28 мая 2017 г.

How is Horizon2020 performing?

Cities need to innovate to survive. Here are four ways they can do it https://t.co/b7BG7GgesS via @wef


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10 breakthroughs to shape Europe for the next 60 years https://t.co/kWWt7wUDku @HorizonMagEU


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среда, 24 мая 2017 г.

Предложение NKB

SIA „NKB” на рынке с 2008 года – специализируется в разработке бизнес планов, привлечении средств фондов ЕС, а так же, оказывает консультации о возможностях привлечения финансовых средств, разрабатывает стратегию развития предприятия.


Мы предлагаем:
  1. Разработку бизнес планов для подачи в банк, получения средств структурных фондов и инвестиций.
Содержание бизнес планов зависит от поставленой задачи. SIA “NKB разрабатывает полный бизнес план предприятия, в котором описывает компанию, производит анализ рынка, конкурентов, продукты или услуги, разрабатывает маркетинговый план и стратегию развития, финансовые прогнозы.
  1. Консультации для привлечения средств Еврофондов
Если клиенту ничего не известно о возможностях ЕС грантов, и о том, где найти финансирование для проекта, сотрудники SIA “NKB” помогут найти подходящее решение всех вопросов.  
  1. Разработка проектной заявки
Разработка проектной заявки происходит в сотрудничестве с клиентом, основываясь на бизнес идею клиента, подыскивается подходящая программа.
Процесс разработки зависит от требований администрирующей организации. Это включает в себя формулировку идеи, идентификацию проблемы, разработку плана действий, бюджета, подготовку необходимой документации и отправку заявки администрирующей организации.
  1. Помощь в поиске партнеров
SIA “NKB” предлагает помощь в поиске зарубежных партнеров.

Если есть вопросы, спрашивайте, с удовольствием Вам поможем!

NKB Piedāvājums

NKB pakalpojumu piedāvājums
SIA „NKB” darbojas tirgū jau kopš 2008. gada - specializējas biznesa plānu izstrādē, ES fondu piesaistē, ka arī sniedz konsultācijas finanšu līdzekļu piesaistes iespējām, izstrādā piemērotu klientam uzņēmuma attīstības stratēģijas.


Mēs piedāvājam:
  1. uzņēmumiem pieejamu un profesionālu biznesa plānu izstrādi bankas kredīta, struktūrfondu un investīciju saņemšanai.
Biznesa plāna saturs tiek specifiski pielāgots tā mērķim, SIA “NKB izstrādā pilnu uzņēmuma biznesa plānu, kurā apraksta kompāniju, tirgu, konkurences apstākļus, produktus vai pakalpojumus, mārketinga un darbības plānu, finanšu prognozes un finansējuma piesaistes plānu. Kā arī biznesa plāna saturs var būt pielāgots tieši klienta vajadzībām.
  1. Konsultācijas ES Fondu piesaistei
Ja klientam nav zināms par ES grantu iespējām un to, kur atrast naudu projektam, SIA “NKB” darbinieki sniegs konsultāciju, kuras laikā tiks atrasts uzņēmumam piemērots risinājums.  
  1. Projekta pieteikuma izstrāde
Projekta pieteikuma izstrāde notiek sadarbība ar pasūtītāju, balstoties uz pasūtītāja biznesa ideju, tiek sameklēta piemērota programma.
Projekta pieteikuma izstrādes process ir atkarīgs no administrējošās organizācijas prasībām. Tas iekļauj sevī projekta idejas formulēšanu, problēmas identifikāciju, aktivitāšu izstrādāšanu, budžeta veidošanu, nepieciešamās dokumentācijas sagatavošanu un pieteikuma nosūtīšanu administrējošai organizācijai.
  1. Palīdzība partneru meklēšanā
SIA “NKB” piedāvā palīdzību ārvalstu biznesa partneru meklēšanā.

Ja ir kādi jautājumi, ar prieku palīdzēsim!

понедельник, 22 мая 2017 г.

Smart money and business acceleration: the SME Instrument Impact Report 2017 edition is out!

The Horizon 2020's SME Instrument supports market-creating innovation in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with significant growth potential and global ambitions. With more than 31,000 applications received and more than 2,000 small companies funded, in only three years the SME Instrument has proven its appeal for the European innovation ecosystem. First results are starting to kick in – and we are proud to present it all in our yearly Report. 


The SME Instrument impact report aims to highlight the first insights into the growth trends of selected SMEs, their profile as well as the key features of the programme that have made its unique selling points. It contains cumulative data from 2014 to 2016.
Curious to learn about the concrete impacts of the programme? Here's a sneak preview of the report highlights.
Three years of programme, 31.000 applications, 2 457 SMEs supported and €882 million distributed in 36 countries. The SME Instrument has generated on average a 250% increase in turn-over and 122% in employment for funded companies. The programme celebrated two IPOs, €480.7 million of private investment leveraged and deployed 400 coaches to help the funded SMEs fine-tune their market strategy and make contacts. This is addition to getting companies ranked in lists of fast-growing companies, precious awards and plenty of innovative entries on the market. Although the business world moves fast, these results, observed only three years after the start of the SME Instrument, are just a glimpse of the future potential.
Interested in knowing more about our achievements? Read the Highlights or the full Report.
Find all SME Instrument projects in our data hub
https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/smart-money-and-business-acceleration-sme-instrument-impact-report-2016-out?&pk_campaign=report-followthrough&pk_kwd=tw

Co-funding available for close-to-market environment and climate solutions

our company is working on a solution that benefits the climate or the environment?
Check the EU's LIFE programme: You might be eligible to receive up to 60% co-financing.
The European Commission will launch a new call for proposals under the LIFE programmeon 28 April, with application deadlines in September 2017.
Nearly €260 million in funding will be available for environment and climate projects ("traditional projects").

Looking for close-to-market projects

We are particularly looking for close-to-market projects ie. projects that:
  • Propose a new, demonstrative solution able to bring clear environmental and/or climate benefits e.g. in the fields of waste management, circular economy, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, and water; and
  • Have a level of technical and business readiness allowing them to implement their solution in close-to-market conditions (i.e. at industrial or commercial scale) during the project duration. 
The LIFE programme can provide up to 60% co-financing to such projects.

How to apply for the LIFE programme?

A proposal may be submitted by any legal person registered in the European Union. For close-to-market projects we mostly expect applications from private companies ("cleantech") – from small businesses to large industries.
The LIFE programme is flexible: It's up to you to decide on the project duration and budget, and whether your company would like to run the project on their own or join forces with partners from your own or a different EU Member State.
Interested applicants should consider applying to the "Traditional projects" call for proposals in the following priority areas:
The European Commission is organising an information and networking event on 31 May in Brussels to advise applicants on the LIFE programme's 2017 call for traditional projects.

Environmental and climate solutions kick-started with LIFE funding

Over the past 25 years, the LIFE Programme has invested in many close-to-market projects. Have a look at the video showing three successful projects financed in the past.
https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/co-funding-available-close-market-environment-and-climate-solutions

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R2Pi – supporting the transition to a circular economy

he main objective of the circular economy is to make economic systems and industrial processes more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Shifting to a circular economy is not a straight forward process and requires substantial changes in the value chain such as greater recycling, re-use of products, better waste and water management or adapted design.

Circular economy business models

The focus of the R2Pi  project – “tRansition from linear 2 circular: Policy and Innovation” - is to accelerate this transition by supporting the implementation of new business models and related policy measures. The 15 partners from 9 countries are analysing the obstacles to a more circular approach at market and policy level and develop case studies in order to understand how companies are managing their transition. As a result, R2Pi will produce a toolbox and policy guidelines to support both businesses and policy makers. 

Most recently, R2Pi entered into a partnership as a member of the jury of the Green Alley Award 2017, Europe’s first start up competition for a circular economy.

The circular economy is a great opportunity for Europe's economy. It has the potential to preserve scarce resources, create many jobs and open up new business opportunities. EU funding of over €650 million under Horizon 2020 and €5.5 billion under the structural funds, is available to support the transition towards circular economy.
 https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/r2-supporting-transition-circular-economy?pk_campaign=r2pi&pk_source=easme&pk_medium=easme-twitter

Commission's high-level advisers advocate open research and innovation as essential drivers for growth in Europe

The high level expert group of Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) today presented its report 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative and global. In their report, RISE stresses that a successful shift towards Open Science and Open Innovation will substantially increase the economic and social impact of research and innovation. The benefits would be further increased if science and innovation is 'Open to the World', by accessing the latest knowledge and best talent worldwide.
Commissioner Moedas said: "Making our science and innovation more open and international will help Europe respond to the challenges of globalisation and social sustainability that the Commission has recently highlighted. I am grateful to the members of the RISE group for their thoughts and ideas which will contribute to my political agenda of Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the World and encourage a broad reflection and debate throughout Europe on the economic and societal policy rationale for an open EU Research and Innovation strategy."
The main points made by the RISE group are that:
    A shift to Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World would help reinforce the link between knowledge and innovation, if it is supported by a new policy vision. This would imply allowing for experimentation with ways to promote greater openness in research and innovation bringing together citizens, researchers, innovative companies and public authorities in a common project for the benefit of all.
    Openness can be a valuable policy to help tackle societal challenges, including achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Traditionally, public support has focused on the supply of new technology through research. Public investment should also be coordinated with efforts to stimulate demand from markets and users by involving them in the design and development of innovative ways to address those challenges.
    Openness should be viewed as an inclusive policy that can further develop the concept of 'commons' beyond established areas such as open access to research results and open data, citizen science and integrity in research to maintain public trust. Open science also includes openness with respect to how knowledge is absorbed, developed and refined at local and global levels, through which new value is being created. The RISE group also emphasised the role of people as drivers of innovation.
Openness also means possibilities for experimenting with innovation at a local level, for creating new markets and for improving regulation.
The book will act as the basis for further reflection and debate with experts and stakeholders on the economic and societal policy rationale for an open EU Research and Innovation strategy.

Background

On the RISE Group:
The high level expert group of Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) was set up in 2014 to advise and support the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation on the formulation and implementation of policies under his remit. RISE also provides insights into how research and innovation can best contribute to economic growth that is smart, sustainable, and socially inclusive. The report 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' is presented to Commissioner Moedas and discussed at a workshop in Brussels on 15 May 2017 hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
On Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World:
The basic premise of Open Innovation is to open up the innovation process to all active players so that knowledge can circulate more freely and be transformed into products and services that create new markets, fostering a stronger culture of entrepreneurship. Open Science represents a new approach to the scientific process based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new collaborative tools. Being Open to the World means striving to ensure that EU research and innovation can work at a global level for everybody. More information on "the three Os", the priorities set by Commissioner Moedas for EU research and innovation policy, is available online.
http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?&na=na-150517&pg=newsalert&year=2017

Cutting the 88m tonnes of edible food wasted annually in EU by 50% by 2030

As part of its action plan on the circular economy, the EU is aiming to give substance to a more efficient use of resources by reducing food waste and increasing food security. The European Parliament is due to vote in May 2017 on an own-initiative report proposing measures to cut the 88 million tonnes of edible food wasted annually in the EU by half by 2030.
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2017)603909

How should financing instruments be combined to support the audiovisual sector?

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четверг, 11 мая 2017 г.

Innovative blue growth projects join European Maritime Day 2017

5 innovative new blue growth projects funded through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will be present at European Maritime Day this year - all of which are winners of the blue career, blue labs and blue technology calls. 
European Maritime Day (EMD) is the key annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. This year, the EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will take place from 18-19 May 2017 in Poole, in the UK, with up to 1000 participants expected.
The new blue growth projects will have an opportunity to meet and exchange information during a side networking event on the 18th May through a pitching process; and then a break-out into smaller sessions to discuss general maritime themes in order to get bottom-up input for policy-making.
Out of all the projects, three projects have been selected to present during the EMD plenary session on 19th May – these are:
The objective of the EMFF-funded projects being present at the EMD 2017 is to network, have visibility and take advantage of being at the biggest gathering of maritime stakeholders in Europe.
https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/innovative-blue-growth-projects-join-european-maritime-day-2017

No hobija projekta līdz starptautiskam biznesam



Lietuvas jaunuzņēmums Vinted UAB no hobija projekta, lai pārdotu savas drēbes internetā un to vietā iegādātos citas, pārtapis starptautiskā biznesā
Šobrīd Mildas Mitkutes (Milda Mitkutė) un Justa Janauska (Justas Janauskas) izveidotajai platformai Vinted ir 15,5 miljoni lietotāju, un katru dienu tai pievienojas 11 tūkstoši jaunu. Kopumā Vinted ir izvietoti 22,3 miljoni preču, un katru minūti tiek pārdotas 90. Uzņēmums piesaistījis 50 miljonus eiro no investīciju fondiem Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners un Hubert Burda Media.
Bizness aptver ASV, Lielbritāniju, Vāciju, Austriju, Franciju, Lietuvu, Poliju, Čehiju, Nīderlandi un Spāniju.
Vinted mērķis ir mainīt to, kā cilvēki iepērkas, lai lietotas mantas būtu viņu pirmā izvēle. «Mūsu mērķis ir panākt, lai katru reizi, iedomājoties par jaunu kleitu vai citu apģērbu, cilvēks dodas uz Vinted, nevis uz Zara vai H&M,» saka M. Mitkute.
Šobrīd visvairāk Vinted lietotāju ir Vācijā. Sākotnēji platformas radītāji nebija domājuši par to kā par globālu biznesu. Paši bijuši aktīvi alternatīvās viesmīlības pakalpojumu platformas CouchSurfing lietotāji, un reiz pie J. Janauska palika divas meitenes no Vācijas. Uzzinot, ar ko viņš nodarbojas, viešņas izteicās, ka būtu priecīgas, ja šāds projekts būtu arī Vācijā. Tā kā M. Mitkutei un J. Janauskam nebija līdzekļu, lai maksātu algu kādam, kurš projektu tur attīstītu, meitenes bija ar mieru darīt to brīvprātīgi, jo viņām ļoti patika pati projekta ideja. Vairākus mēnešus pēc tā sākšanas Vācijā par Vinted sāka rakstīt blogeri, un platforma tur drīz vien kļuva populāra. Pēc diviem gadiem lietotāju skaits Vācijā bija lielāks nekā Lietuvā. «Tad sapratām, ka vajadzētu veidot globālu biznesu,» saka M. Mitkute.
 

вторник, 9 мая 2017 г.

EU project @smarticipate develops a digital platform connecting smart citizens with their cities. Read their story

Kā mazs uzņēmums simtkāršo eksporta apjomus? Rūķīšu tēja - lepojamies!


Z/s “Rūķīšu tēja” ar ALTUM atbalstu uzsāk eksportu uz Lielbritāniju

Dobeles novada zemnieku saimniecība “Rūķīšu tēja” uzsākusi produkcijas eksportu uz Lielbritāniju, un tas ir uzņēmuma pirmais nozīmīga apjoma eksporta darījums. Eksports uzsākts ar ALTUM jaunās valsts atbalsta programmas palīdzību, kas piedāvā eksporta garantijas jeb eksporta darījumu apdrošināšanu uz Eiropas Savienības valstīm.

Pateicoties šai atbalsta programmai, jau drīzumā vienā no lielākajiem britu veikalu tīkliem būs nopērkams Latvijā ražots ievārījums. 

Pirmajā z/s “Rūķīšu tēja” produkcijas kravā uz Lielbritāniju ir 17 tonnas jeb vairāk nekā 57 tūkstoši ievārījuma burciņu ar 11 dažādām garšām. Plānots, ka pēc aptuveni nedēļu gara ceļa no Dobeles ievārījums jau no maija vidus būs nopērkams gan Londonā, gan arī citviet Anglijā. Lai jaunā eksporta prece būtu saprotama tās potenciālajiem pircējiem, uzņēmums ir izveidojis arī Lielbritānijas tirgum atbilstošus iepakojumus angļu valodā.

Raimonds Lignickis, “Rūķīšu tēja” saimnieks:

“Līdz šim mūsu saimniecībā ražoto produkciju bija iespējams iegādāties pārsvarā tikai vietējā tirgū, eksporta apjoms bija minimāls. Taču līdz ar ieiešanu Lielbritānijas tirgū, kas ir noticis, pateicoties veiksmīgai sadarbībai ar ALTUM, eksporta apjoms burtiskā nozīmē ir simtkāršojies! Prognozēt, kā tālāk attīstīsies mūsu eksports, vēl ir pāragri, jo šī ir pirmā šāda veida iespēja, kuru izmantojam, taču mēs viennozīmīgi raugāmies uz to kā uz ļoti potenciālu biznesa izaugsmes iespēju.”

Reinis Bērziņš, ALTUM valdes priekšsēdētājs:

“Prieks, ka Latvijas uzņēmumi ir veiksmīgi ne tikai vietējā tirgū, bet arī pietiekami ambiciozi, lai iekarotu starptautisku arēnu. “Rūķīšu tēja” ir lielisks paraugs tam, kā salīdzinoši neliels uzņēmums ar valsts atbalsta palīdzību var sākt iekarot eksporta tirgu. Tagad, pateicoties ALTUM eksporta garantijai, arī citi uzņēmumi, eksportējot uz Eiropas Savienības valstīm, var to darīt ar drošības sajūtu, bez riska nesaņemt samaksu par savām precēm un pakalpojumiem. Rezultātā ieguvēji būs visi – gan eksportētāji, gan valsts ekonomika, gan arī sabiedrība kopumā.” 

”Rūķīšu tēja” ir pirmais lauksamniecības produkcijas ražotājs, kas izmantojis jauno ALTUM pakalpojumu – eksporta garantijas jeb pircēja nemaksāšanas risku apdrošināšanu uz ES valstīm. Līdz šim z/s “Rūķīšu tēja” ir izmantojusi arī citas ALTUM atbalsta programmas, piemēram, investīciju aizdevumu, kas izmantots augu pārstrādes ceha celtniecībai, kā arī apgrozāmo līdzekļu aizdevumu. 
https://www.altum.lv/lv/jaunumi/z-s-rukisu-teja-ar-altum-atbalstu-uzsak-eksportu-uz-lielbritaniju