The registration deadline for the virtual bilateral meetings during the Health Tech Hub Styria Pitch & Partner 2022 (HTH Styria) has been extended. The event will take place on February 27 and 28, 2022 and it is an excellent opportunity for start-ups, small and medium enterprises with solutions in the field of health care, digital technologies in healthcare, clinical activities, etc. Companies will be able to present their work to corporate participants who have already listed the specific challenges for which they are looking for solutions. The deadline for registration and meetings scheduling is January 27, 2022. The cases from the companies are already available on the competition website here – https://www.hth-styria.com/page-4901. You can ask for assistance from the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce at the contacts listed here.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced its second Call for Proposals, inviting higher education institutions to design activities that will improve entrepreneurial and innovation capacity. The program will support up to 40 consortia of higher education institutions with research centers, public organizations, associations, private companies. each selected project will be awarded a maximum of EUR 1.2 million. Funding Phase 1 will run from July to December 2022, and projects will be awarded a maximum of EUR 300,000 during this period. Upon successful completion of Phase 1, Phase 2 funding of up to EUR 900,000 will follow for the period from January 2023 to June 2024. The deadline for submission of proposals is 28.02.2022. More information can be found on the website of the Program here: https://eit-hei.eu/calls/call-for%20-proposals-november-2021%20/
Companies from the private sector, academia and public administration in all EU countries can also apply for the Digital Europe program. Grants will be targeted towards an investment of over €415 million in cloud to edge infrastructure, data spaces, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum communication infrastructure, in advancing people’s digital skills, and projects that promote a safer internet, fight child sexual abuse, and disinformation, until the end of 2022. The call is also open to proposals for the creation and implementation of the European Digital Innovation Center (EDIH) network, which will support private companies, including SMEs and start-ups, as well as the public sector in their digital transformation. The application deadline is February 22, 2022 via the site here.
We remind you that current open call on EU priority areas are published on the European Commission’s website here. The Commission updates the page with funding programs and open calls under Horizon Europe, the EU Health Program, the Cohesion Fund, the LIFE Environment and Climate Program, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and others.