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EBN: Startups and SMEs in green economy, smart cities, social inclusivity invited to apply for HORIZON 2020 SME INSTRUMENT

BRUSSELS, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SMEs and startups both in the early stage of development (Phase 1) and more mature ones (Phase 2), working in the field of green economy, smart cities, social inclusivity and others,  are invited to apply to HORIZON … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

The six best start-ups for 2017 have been decided MUNICH, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), a joint innovation platform of BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration … Read the full press release

EBRD, EU and the UN FAO to help wool and cashmere production in Mongolia

From goat to cashmere coat LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mongolia’s grasslands are an ideal playground for several million cashmere goats, sheep and yaks. Their world-renown wool means big business: it provides an income for around 400,000 herders, so it should … Read the full press release

Online retail is the key driver for the German retail sector in 2017

Frankfurt am Main, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German retail sector has visibly lifted its sales forecast for 2017, up from 2% to 3%. The key driver is online retail, along with the currently very consumer-friendly economic environment in Germany, which … Read the full press release

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) opens office in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria team will have major focus on development of small enterprises LONDON, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has stepped up its support for the economic development of Egypt, with the opening of an office in … Read the full press release

Airbus, HAX launch four-month accelerator programme for urban air mobility in Shenzhen, China

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO launches new initiative for SMEs looking for a loan entirely online

AMSTERDAM, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting today, SMEs looking for a loan online can go to New10, an initiative of ABN AMRO. New10 lets them know within 15 minutes whether they qualify for a loan and under what terms and conditions. … Read the full press release

New edition of the Premios EmprendedorXXI (EnterpriseXXI Awards) to be held in Portugal for the first time

The event is now in its eleventh incarnation in Spain. Widely viewed as Spain’s most prominent event for start-ups, the competition is now to be staged in Portugal for the first time. The entry period runs from 4 September through … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bundesbank: low-interest-rate environment continues to weigh heavily on SME credit institutions in Germany

FRANKFURT, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The low-interest-rate environment continues to weigh heavily on small and medium-sized credit institutions in Germany. This was established by the latest survey on the profitability and resilience of German financial institutions in a low-interest-rate environment, which … Read the full press release

KfW Group: Providing junior employees with vocational training is vital to the survival of SMEs

SMEs provide training for 1.2 million apprentices and trainees – 90% of total Training intensity varies across states – Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are leaders Microenterprises have few trainees or apprentices Frankfurt am Main, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of trainees … Read the full press release

WEF report: Fintech startups have fallen short of their ambitions to upend the competitive landscape in finance

Fintech start-ups have fallen short of their ambitions to upend the competitive landscape in finance, driving innovation but failing to capture large market share, a new World Economic Forum report finds The competitive landscape in banking and insurance is being … Read the full press release

Heathrow funds UK SMEs to encourage them to export their goods or services to new international markets

Heathrow to fund 20 SMEs’ trade missions, trade shows and foreign market research in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign Products SMEs are looking to export include beauty products, organic beets, puncture-proof tyres and ice cream … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

MUNICH, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL), a joint innovation platform spearheaded by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme. The best start-ups out of a total of 265 entries … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Summer Internship scheme grown to support 75 businesses with more than 105 students

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From testing cricket bats to counting nocturnal mammals of the same name, more than 100 Nottingham students are making their mark on businesses in the region as part of a University scheme. Now in its fourth … Read the full press release

KfW-Research: High-growth enterprises in Germany employ graduates, target international markets early, and have R&D based business model

Fast-growing enterprises are crucial for economic growth and job creation Employment of graduates, international orientation and R&D activities are the main drivers of fast growth Frankfurt am Main, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Successful, fast-growing enterprises are very important for economic development. … Read the full press release

Six innovative mobility teams begin new Volkswagen start-up incubator programme

200 days: from innovative idea to market readiness Teams for parking space navigation, charging columns, vehicle data, car sharing and environmentally friendly local logistics Support from the state capital of Dresden New programme will start in Spring 2018 DRESDEN, 01-Aug-2017 … Read the full press release

The ESTACA team won this year’s Dassault UAV Challenge

The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to a close with the final on April 22 and 23, on the Supelec campus in Gif-Sur-Yvette. PARIS, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to … Read the full press release

This year’s KfW Entrepreneurs’ Award accepts applications until 1 August 2017

Prize for start-ups formed in or after 2012 EUR 35,000 in total prize money Awards to be presented to 16 regional winners and one national winner Winners to be chosen for one special award and one “people’s choice” award Frankfurt … Read the full press release

SGS, International Labour Organization (ILO) to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to SMEs

GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS has entered into a Public Private Partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SCORE is a practical training and in-factory … Read the full press release

Active start-ups can apply for the spin-off label of the University of St.Gallen at the CfE-HSG

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New business ideas for products and services, as well as the start-ups emerging through them, are essential for our national economy. Now firms which have started out of the HSG can apply for the … Read the full press release

Telefonica: Data Transparency Lab (DTL) announces the projects that will receive €50,000 in grants

Grantees will present their projects during the 4th edition of Data Transparency Lab which will take place at Telefónica Barcelona in November BARCELONA, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Data Transparency Lab (DTL) announces the projects that have been awarded with €50,000 each to … Read the full press release

Six startups presented their ideas to Volkswagen and Siemens at the Group Digital Factory Conference

Six international startups devise practical solutions for digital factory planning Volkswagen Group and Siemens PLM Software joint project Winners implement ideas and results together with Volkswagen and Siemens BRUNSWICK, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Six startups from six countries spent 24 hours … Read the full press release

Forms-2-Go – Complete Set of Business Forms for Smartphones, Tablets and PCs

Forms-2-Go app puts business forms (invoices, work orders, time sheets, HVAC, etc.) right into customers’ hands and works on iPad, iPhone Android, PCs. Dublin, OH, USA, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MaximumSoft Corp. announced release of Forms-2-Go app new version. This … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s InnovatorsRace50 winner start-ups announced

Winners secure equity free funding and opportunity to become a Capgemini partner. Each also receive the Serge Kampf Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award PARIS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the … Read the full press release

New Roland Berger study: German consumer goods industry is still failing to exploit the potential of all the new technologies

New Roland Berger study: Potential of digitization lying untapped in marketing and sales organizations Fully 83 percent of survey participants consider rival firms’ strategies superior to their own 54 percent of respondent companies think their sales team will not meet … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo’s acceleration platform the StartUp Initiative lands in Hong Kong

For the first time since its launch in 2009, the Innovation Center lands in the Group’s Asian Hub Branch Having surpassed 100 editions, five “made in Italy” start-ups, selected as part of the Start.it.Asia programme promoted by the Consulate General … Read the full press release

German SMEs in May: Taking a breather after the all-time high

SME business confidence was down slightly in May but remained on a very high level Large enterprises are more optimistic German economy continues to run smoothly Frankfurt am Main, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In May sentiment among Germany’s small and medium-sized … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group To Support Development of Technology Startups Through Partnership with Plug and Play

Global logistics leader to provide mentoring and product development support to high potential technology startups Plug and Play offers accelerator programs for innovative new businesses in 11 verticals, including mobility and supply chain and logistics BONN, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Airbus, SGInnovate held first aerospace start-up event in Singapore

Focus on innovative aerospace concepts for a “Smart Nation” SINGAPORE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus’ first start-up event held over the weekend of 2-4 June in Singapore, attracted around 80 participants from the region, competing on aerospace concepts that could lead … Read the full press release

Consumers Demand Benevolent Capitalism

Live online seminar tackles topic of capitalism and the new consumer Houston, USA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business innovator, Gary Douglas warns, “You cannot afford to ignore the demand for benevolent business.” International speaker and vocal advocate of Benevolent Capitalism, … Read the full press release