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March 2021

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.

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!

4 Mar 2021

Investment Promotion as driver of competitiveness and sustainable development - an introduction to UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion initiatives

Vienna - Austria 4 March 2021 - 10:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: UNIDO

Highlighting the cooperation between UNIDO and the EU, the event will focus on the role of Investment and Technology Promotion (ITP) for increased competitiveness. It will showcase UNIDO’s EU-funded Programme “ACP Business-friendly: Supporting value chains through inclusive policies, investment promotion and alliances”, UNIDO’s tools and methodologies for project appraisal and feasibility analysis, COMFAR, and UNIDO’s ITP Network with its nine ITP Offices.

5 Mar 2021

EER Award 2020 - Stakeholders' Next Action Plan for 2022 / 2023

Göteborg - Sweden 5 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: Business Region Göteborg

“EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape” Purpose: • Inform multiple stakeholders and gather input • Generate motivation and incentive • Attract more ambassadors Business Region Göteborg holds the EER Award 2020 for its Strategy to create 120 000 new jobs by 2035. The Strategy supporting this vision is well organized around multiple stakeholders, indicators, action plans, strategic areas. To proceed, all stakeholders discuss priority areas for 2022 and 2023. The action plans are revised every second year in an interactive process.

5 Mar 2021

GTAI presents Smart City Germany – a digital journey

Berlin - Germany 5 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Making Europe’s industry climate-neutral by 2050

Organised by: Germany Trade & Invest GmbH (GTAI) 

Come with us on a digital journey across Germany and be inspired by innovative practical examples about Smart City solutions around sustainability, citizen services, mobility, health, energy, education, construction and urban planning. The event is part of the GTAI event series ’Germany – for a green and digital Europe’ designed for the EU Industry Week 2021.

8 Mar 2021

Business (is not) as usual

Bjelovar - Croatia 8 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: hub.in Bjelovar/Technology park Bjelovar

Workshops will contribute to raise awareness on the benefits of digital transformation among SMEs and industry stakeholders. It is needed to help SMEs and mid-caps to make the most of digital opportunities and present small scale experiments where companies can implement and test digital innovations to ultimately develop new products, processes and services.

9 Mar 2021

Developing a secure IoT Smart City Framework for a better digital future

Madrid - Spain 9 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Worldline

IoT Smart City Applications are a key component of most digital transformations, but as the number of IoT devices continues to raise, the challenges related with security and privacy are more and more present. M-Sec is born to overcome the main challenges on data reliability, confidentiality, integrity and availability. Security and privacy vulnerabilities are considered in all layers of the system; from a device level to network level to an application level.

9 Mar 2021

Digitalisation in the heating and cooling industry - combining policy and project perspectives

Brussels - Belgium 9 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)

Deploying highly efficient heating and cooling technologies such as heat pumps and combining them with innovative processes such as digitalisation (that has a proven effectiveness in demonstration projects and pilot sites, all the while adapting and improving upon policy approaches) creates the basis for the upcoming energy transition, where Europe can be leading the way.