The application deadline for the first round of our Proposal Innovation Vouchers and International Property Rights Innovation Voucher has officially been extended to Sunday, December 31, 2017.

The primary reason for the extension is to allow as many SMEs as possible the chance to apply before the new year. The INCluSilver team also wants to encourage anyone with a viable idea within the field of personalised nutrition for the silver economy to apply for funding to ensure we achieve the best results with this project.

Read more about the Proposal Innovation Vouchers and the International Property Rights Innovation Voucher and apply here.

Our latest cluster meeting in Budapest, on November 28, 2017, was in the spirit of the importance of digitalization.

We have discussed many advantages and disadvantages of digitalization.

Some quick gains organizations are discovering as the result of digitalizing:

•Improve accessibility and facilitate better information exchange worldwide

•Increase response time and customer service anywhere in the world

•Improve the efficiency of business processes, consistency, and quality worldwide.

So then we can say that if an organization adopts today’s digital technologies, it will enable decision makers to have access to all the information they need all the time, from anywhere, and from any device they choose.

The question is: With all these advantages, why are we not seeing all organizations moving to a fully digital environment?

Adopting today’s technologies is no longer optional, the businesses with the best technologies will win because they will have agility and cost efficiencies that others can not have. 

If you are a decision maker in an organization, it is important that you understand that digitization offers an opportunity to integrate business records in digital form accessible by anyone you need.

Our latest cluster meeting in Budapest, on November 15, 2017, was in the spirit of the development of personalized nutrition for people over the age of 50. More than 60 people attended the event, which was a great opportunity for them to become part of the INCluSilver project and to obtain new European partnerships.

As personalised nutrition continues to grow in Europe, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now apply online to receive up to €60,000 in financial aid to develop ‘innovative ideas, products and technology’ within the field of personal nutrition for the elderly. Supported by the EU Horizon 2020 program, a total of €2.8 million has been allocated for the project, and should kick start personalised nutrition for the senior category.

The INCluSilver project supports collaboration between actors in different sectors to bring innovative ideas that have great potential to reach the market to the field of personalised nutrition for the silver population. 

1st Joint training in TRACE-KEI, was held on 28-29 of June in Bari, Italy where more than 14 cluster managers were involved in the training. The training aimed at giving the TRACE-KEI cluster managers a deeper knowledge on Industry analysis, Market Segmentation and Value chain analysis. The training provided an overview of the theoretical basis of these topics and the application on the most common tools.

On Monday , 21th of November 2016  INNOSKART ICT Cluster and its partners: University of Dąbrowa Górnicza,  You too in IT and DEX Innovation Centre, with the support of International Visegrad Fund organized an international conference called  „Society – ICT – Economy  - Industry 4.0” which got a perspective on digitalisation and its effect on the economy and society.  


Agribusiness is being digitised by IoT sensors and the cloud

This year, on 7th October INNOSKART ICT Cluster had a chance again to host 3 students from local secondary school as a part of “Smart Future For Girls” program.

On the 3rd of September the members of our  cluster had an opportunity to spend some great time with nature kayaking on the Danube River. Together we went to visit many interesting places on the riverside with peace and quiet, enjoy the beautiful weather and just have some fun.

 

The European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that the European Cluster Conference 2016 will be held in Brussels on the 30th of November – 2nd of December 2016. The conference will take place on December 1-2nd, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Rogier Hotel with a European cluster matchmaking pre-event on the 30th of November 2016.

The fifth edition of the European Cluster Conference will be an inspiring event not to be missed by policy-makers from national and regional authorities involved or interested in cluster policies and cluster practitioners. The last edition of the European Cluster Conference in 2014 gathered over 340 cluster stakeholders from across Europe. As the 2016 edition is limited to 250 participants, early registration is advised – once possible; the registration platform is expected to be open in September.

Natureef project wishes to better understand its target third country ecosystems with focus on the applicability of four Natural Resources Efficiency priorities. This knowledge will enable participating clusters to promote natural resources efficiency business in South America, Asia and ASEAN Countries for enterprises based in Natureef cluster consortium countries.

The first study visit went to Latin America, Colombia. The main objectives were to have a general overview of 1.) natural resources in Colombia and 2.) the agricultural sector in Colombia with focus on flowers and plant industry (fruits, vegetables etc.)