Archive: 'Aug 2020' :

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £345,000 (inc VAT) to develop new solutions using digital technology to provide psychological support. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding and have access to advice from NHS Grampian. The aim is to increase availability of […]

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What if, instead of being known for red tape, government agencies won a reputation for green-lighting—as many have in implementing their stimulus initiatives related to COVID-19? What if, instead of imposing barriers and the same level of scrutiny on all, they eased access to services for the majority, offering speed and convenience, all at lower […]

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Many sectors have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, none more so, nor more directly, than healthcare. We are already seeing organisations in many areas, such as universities, businesses and public administrations that leverage digital technology to adapt to this unprecedented crisis, from adopting remote working practices to using big data to inform lockdown policy. […]

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Deadline:   22 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Specific Challenge: Start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the primary source of innovation in Europe and globally. However, the fragmentation of innovation ecosystems and the lack of connectedness among public national and regional agencies appear to be one of the main bottlenecks towards ensuring the support of […]

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Deadline:   02 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Specific Challenge: Only 5% of European start-ups scale-up and pursue the position of world tech leaders. As high growth companies are the ones largely responsible for job creation and economic benefit, this is a missed opportunity. These growth barriers are even higher for truly high-risk deep tech innovators, the […]

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Deadline:   15 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Specific Challenge: Improving SMEs’ access to public procurement is an important objective for the European Commission. Inside the Union, the SMEs’ weight in above threshold procurement is still low when compared with their contribution to Gross Domestic Product (only 45% compared to 58%). The participation of SMEs in procurement […]

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The European Commission is launching a call for proposals for a Preparatory Action in the field of Digital Solutions for citizen engagement.Technology can be used to facilitate citizen’s access to, and interactions with, public administrations. The objective of this preparatory action is to set up a network of local ‘laboratories’ to support the development and roll-out of digitally enabled innovative solutions for citizen engagement in policy making […]

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Applications open for Infrastructure Organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds Current Status: Open for Applications Maximum value: £ 20,000 A growing body of data, including from ONS and Public Health England shows that people who are Black, Asian and from minority ethnic (BAME) groups have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. BAME-led organisations are playing a pivotal role in ensuring that […]

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Organisations can apply for a share of up to £345,000 (including VAT) to develop new solutions using digital technology to provide psychological support. Competition opens: Monday 20 July 2020 Registration closes: Wednesday 9 September 2020 11:00am This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding and have access to […]

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Introduction Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways programme will award fixed grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans. Projects should aim to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing by getting veterans out and active. You can find out more about the projects awarded in earlier round of this programme […]

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