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March 2021

1 Mar 2021

Kick off: AI Hub East Netherlands

Apeldoorn - Netherlands 1 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Regional Development Agency Oost NL

Join us for the digital launch of the AI Hub East Netherland, as part of the Dutch AI coalition. During the event we will present the East Netherlands AI proposition: Make AI work! The goal of the Hub is to create impact by valorisation of innovation in regional industry SMEs in a European market in multiple domains. The development of the AI Hub East Netherlands is strongly embedded in the S3 2021-2027 and it aims to create impact by providing digital solutions for regional SMEs based on AI.

1 Mar 2021

The European Green Deal: Are we ready? Main IP challenges for the Green Deal?

Brussels - Belgium 1 March 2021 - 9:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Under the new European Green Deal, the development of climate-neutral and circular products should be fostered both in the EU and globally. Moreover, having a comprehensive Intellectual Property (IP) strategy in place should be at the forefront for any EU SME offering green technologies and sustainable solutions — be it in South-East Asia, China, India, Latin America or Europe.

1 Mar 2021

A NEW INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY SHAPING EUROPE'S DIGITAL FUTURE: NOURISHED BY TALENTS, DRIVEN BY DATA, REINFORCED BY TRUST

Luxembourg - Luxembourg 1 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: FEDIL 

The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry- We hereby kindly invite you to participate in our 2-days program, on 1 & 2 March 2021, by following our online stream in French or English available on our website, HERE. Under the heading “A NEW INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY SHAPING EUROPE’S DIGITAL FUTURE: NOURISHED BY TALENT, DRIVEN BY DATA, REINFORCED BY TRUST” we will guide you through a program with 4 sequences. We have invited the Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel to react to CEO statements on the digital lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 crisis, the Minister of Economy, Franz Fayot, to delight us with a speech on the Industrial policy in the digital era, and the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, to spark a conversation on how the EU prepares our citizens for the jobs of tomorrow. This is your opportunity to interact, amongst others, with our Chairwoman, Michèle Detaille, with the Vice-President of the Chamber of commerce, Valérie Massin and with the European Commission’s DG CONNECT Director for AI and Digital Industry, Lucilla Sioli. A chat box to send your comments and questions will be integrated in the stream. You will see in our program that we propose varied sessions, including a workshop on data literacy & the space sector as well as a sneak peak of the national cybersecurity strategy IV! Don’t forget to register HERE. We are looking forward to entertaining you with high-level expertise and dynamic discussions!

1 Mar 2021

GREEN HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGICAL FRONTIERS

Brussels - Belgium 1 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT -11:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

2 Mar 2021

Industry transformation for sustainable future

City of Zagreb - Croatia 2 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

This round table will be focused on transformation of industry sector with the focus on sustainability and achieving climate neutrality. The focus will be on energy-intensive industries in the greenhouse gas emissions trading system (EU ETS). During round table there will be short presentation of programs available to finance projects (Innovation, Modernisation, Recovery fund). Special focus will be on taxonomy and preparation of project in line with taxonomy requirements.

2 Mar 2021

Industry 4.0 - a key element for a green transition.

Warsaw - Poland 2 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: BUSINESS - UNIVERSITY - REGION "PRO SILESIA" ASSOCIATION

Implementing technological innovations in industrial enterprises is an opportunity to boost their competitiveness within the European Single Market and beyond, while supporting the green transition of the European economy. Smart factories tend to increase the work efficiency, flexibility of production and their revenues while reducing costs related to production and logistics. They are crucial players that need - especially in current, difficult pandemic situation - a greater financial and institutional support from their innovation ecosystems. The session aims to encourage the industry stakeholders to implement innovative solutions to improve production processes. At the same time the objective is to present challenges and obstacles that the industry is facing in the field of the green transition and to explore possible solutions and new paths of collaborations between R&I and industry 4.0 that could support the decarbonisation of economy and set global standards for the rest of the word.

2 Mar 2021

GTAI presents Smart City Germany – a growing market for urban technologies

Berlin - Germany 2 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Germany Trade & Invest GmbH (GTAI)

The webinar will show how German cities cope with the increasing urban agglomeration and the new demands on housing, mobility, digitization, climate neutrality or health. Experts from BABLE, Breeze Technologies and GTAI will give answers to the following questions: What are the most innovative and promising core areas of German Smart City projects? Who are the players and initiators behind the German Smart City initiatives? What kind of funding & collaboration opportunities are there for partners? The webinar is part of the GTAI event series ’Germany – for a green and digital Europe’ designed for the EU Industry Week 2021.

3 Mar 2021

Dekarbonisierung - Chancen für KMU

Berlin - Germany 3 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

CO2-Reduktion und -Neutralität sind Themen, die das Arbeits- und Lebensumfeld der Menschen in den nächsten Jahren stark prägen werden - nicht zuletzt wegen des Kohleausstiegs, der auch die Lausitz betrifft. Doch wie sind solche Ziele zu erreichen? Welche Herausforderungen gilt es dabei zu berücksichtigen? Und wie können sich KMU forschungstechnisch einbringen?

3 Mar 2021

Sustainability: Transforming Industry's Business Model The European Abrasives industry on the path of green transition

Paris - France 3 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA)

How to ensure that sustainability becomes a key part of Industry's business approach? How to make the link so that customers value Industry's commitments to sustainable production and distribution processes? The abrasive industry in Europe serves as an example showing that both can be achieved through a voluntary industry program: SEAM - Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers. The SEAM Members must meet a series of minimum sustainability requirements and they must set for the next three years their sustainability targets. With its efficient monitoring and support system, the SEAM program has already attracted significant interest from other industrial sectors and the event will be an occasion to discuss its contribution in achieving the EU's climate and sustainability goals and the possibility to adapt this approach to other industrial sectors.

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3 Mar 2021

Setting the Standards for Green Bonds: navigating in-between the dangers of greenwashing and exclusive club approaches. Insights from the CEE Region

Warsaw - Poland 3 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Business & Science Poland

From a perspective of an average European business, the European Green Deal introduces a ‘tectonic shift' in regulatory requirements. Scaling up the EU's reduction targets for 2030, with a view to achieving climate neutrality by 2050, impacts all the economic sectors. The European business largely supports these goals while emphasising the need to match the regulatory ambitions with realistic financing possibilities. The European Green Deal Investment Plan seeks to mobilise at least EUR 1 trillion in sustainable investments over the next decade alone. That scale requires unlocking the private sector's potential to address the climate change and foster conditions for investors to help finance the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy. The pace of introducing the green bonds is gradually taking up. However, only few market players have a solid experience or information about it. In that respect, securing an involvement of stakeholders from Central and Eastern EU, from the region with comparatively highest rate of investments needed to achieve ‘green transformation', is vital to secure their support for the legislative ambitions. Setting up the EU Green Bonds Standards has a potential to be an enabler of this process. The departure points in achieving the status of environmental contributors vary significantly across geographies and sectors. The capacity to transform the business operations in CEE is largely reliant on the national energy-mix. The Green Bonds are not unknown in the region and first attempts to shift investors attention has been made. The debate intends to recapitulate this experience and to answer, among others, the following questions: - How to achieve the effect of the scale in introducing the Green Bonds? How to make the instrument more attractive and widely accessible as they tend to be more costly than normal bonds? - What possible incentives are necessary to support the uptake of green bonds among market participants and vitally among those who are not yet ‘best in class' in achieving the sustainability goals? - Voluntary vs. Obligatory and Legislative vs. Non-legislative - which approaches can render highest interest?

3 Mar 2021

Dekarbonisierung – Chancen für KMU

Berlin - Germany 3 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Making Europe’s industry climate-neutral by 2050

Organised by: Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz - Enterprise Europe Network

3 Mar 2021

GTAI presents Smart City Germany – expert sessions: the energy sector, the mobility sector, the e-health sector

Berlin - Germany 3 March 2021 - 11:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Making Europe’s industry climate-neutral by 2050

Organised by: Germany Trade & Invest GmbH (GTAI) 

German Smart Cities cope better and better with the increasing urban agglomeration and the new demands on housing, mobility, communication, climate neutrality or health. The workshop will give an overview in three different areas: energy, mobility, e-health: Economic situation, political background, innovative market & pilot projects, business solutions and opportunities. The workshop is part of the GTAI event series ’Germany – for a green and digital Europe’ designed for the EU Industry Week 2021.

3 Mar 2021

Boosting experimental innovation policy to encourage SME growth in Europe

London - United Kingdom 3 March 2021 - 11:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: Innovation Growth Lab, Nesta

Increasing EU competitiveness demands effective SME support. Finding the most impactful approaches requires combining new ideas with rigorous testing. In this session, we will showcase why the EU Commission has encouraged a more experimental approach to innovation policy. Drawing on the experience of European innovation agencies, a presentation and a panel discussion will showcase how attendees can also use experiments to increase SMEs’ productivity.

3 Mar 2021

From Cynara cardunculus sustainable valorisation to cheesemaking wastewater circular management

Beja - Portugal 3 March 2021 - 2:00pm (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: CEBAL – Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo

A welcome video bridging the cardoon production with the cheesemaking wastewater valorisation will open the event. Two funded projects related to the event will be briefly presented. Then, a virtual visit to an experimental field of cardoon and a demonstration on nanofiltration membrane process to treat and valorise cheesemaking wastewaters will occur. An analysis on rural competitiveness promotion from the presented valorisations will conclude the event.

4 Mar 2021

Industry 4.0: Making locally - going globally with Digital Innovation Hub services

Bielsko-Biała - Poland 4 March 2021 - 9:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Biała

How innovative technologies can improve regional competitiveness? What are the benefits from Industry 4.0 transformation? What Digital Innovation Hub is and how can we help you? Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Bia?a together with top local I4.0 technology providers operating under the umbrella of local DIH, will explain the importance of digital transformation in terms of boosting regional competitiveness and improving business. AR/VR, IoT, machine learning, ERP, 3D scanning, additive manufacturing, robotics … - we invite you to join technological virtual study tours and to participate in interesting sessions with technology practitioners!