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Weekly digest - EU news for businesses 08/04/2019

Events to look out for

Webinar: Domain names in Latin America: what to do to protect your brand and enforce your rights – 17 April 12:00 CET. Attendees will learn about how to avoid potential intellectual property rights infringements, how to protect their brand, the Domain Name/Trademark relationship and the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings.

DeFINE Bootcamp – 5-6 June, London (UK). Start-ups or small businesses working within the fashion supply chain are invited to apply for this London Bootcamp and contribute to the development of the European Fashion-tech Innovation network.



Funds available

Demonstration vouchers up to €60,000 to improve resource efficiency in food production. The Horizon2020 INNOSUP project VIDA is offering demonstration vouchers up to €60,000 to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) in the food, water, energy or Key Enabling Technologies sectors. The vouchers will directly fund the demonstration of innovative solutions to improve resource efficiency in food production. There will be two calls for projects, the first deadline for applications is 30 April.

Innovation vouchers of up to €60,000 for Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The Horizon2020 INNOSUP project IoT4Industry has launched an open call for collaborative projects. It will finance, through innovation vouchers, small and market-oriented projects involving Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). Projects should focus on the integration and the use of IoT technologies in machines, robots, manufacturing tools, industrial processes, and factories environments.

€25 million for cultural and creative businesses in Portugal. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) have signed an agreement in Portugal. Through this partnership, CGD will launch a new product - Caixa Invest Cultura Criativa - to finance small and medium companies in the cultural and creative sector in Portugal.

€168 million of financing for Romania’s smaller companies. The European Investment Fund signed three agreements with CEC Bank S.A., Deutsche Leasing Romania IFN S.A. and Libra Internet Bank S.A. The agreements will allow these institutions to provide some €168 million of new debt financing for almost 3,000 small and medium-sized Romanian businesses.

Get involved

Survey in careers in the Textile/Clothing /Leather/Footwear (TCLF) sector. What is the perception of careers in the TCLF sector in Europe today? What makes these careers attractive to students and job seekers? Which opportunities does the sector offer? The European Commission wants to hear from students, job seekers, VET providers, employers and others professionals involved in the creative industries to build an information campaign to help better match skills with job opportunities.

Updated on 8 April 2019