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Living Lab Workshop: Securing EU funding for Innovative SMEs

28 November, 2018, Securing EU funding for Innovative SMEs

The InnoRenew CoE is happy to announce we have organized a special workshop for Living Lab members. This workshop will explore the various European Union (EU) funding mechanisms that are designed to help support innovative, small and medium sized companies. A review of the current opportunities, their evaluation procedures, and the key to preparing a successful application will be covered in this workshop. Active participation from attendees is encouraged and there will be opportunities to practice the idea validation process for those who wish to apply for SME funding.

Who should attend:  Small and medium companies from the wood/bio-product/agri-food/bioeconomy fields who are interested in securing funding to support their creation, development, and expansion.

Led by: Innovarum, a consultancy firm founded in 2013, which is specialized in EU grant application and management for industrial innovation, particularly working with SMEs in the agri-food sector and other industrial areas related with the bio-economy.

Agenda

Please register no later than November 14, 2018 by sending an email to: CoE@innorenew.eu with subject line “Registration for the LL InnoRenew Workshop” and providing the names and affiliations of attendees in the body of the message.

The workshop will be presented in English (simultaneous translation will not be provided). There will be no charge for this event.

 

Facilitators

 

 Ms. Maya Hernando Calvo 

Maya is an Agronomist from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with the specialisation of Plant Science, and a Master of Science specialised in Organic Agriculture from the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands). She completed her academic background with in-the-field experiences in Nicaragua and New Zealand.

After working in Brussels for 3 years as a responsible for implementing projects related to organic farming at EU Level, in 2013 co-founded Innovarum with Irene.

From then on, she has been responsible for numerus successful project applications within Horizon 2020, and she has participated in evaluations of H2020 calls and Life projects. She has coordinated the application for the GreenProtein project, evaluated with 15/15.

 

 Ms. Irene Paredes Díaz 

Irene holds the title of Agronomist from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with the specialisation of agri-food industry, and a Master of Science in Food Safety from the University of Wageningen. She has been researcher in renowned researching institutions both in Spain (ANFACO-CECOPESCA, Vigo) and Portugal (National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon) and has published 2 scientific articles related to food toxicology.

After working in Spain for 3 years in a consultancy firm specialised in consultancy firm specialised in national R&D projects oriented to the agri- food sector, in 2013 co-founded Innovarum with Maya.

In Innovarum she has been responsible for numerus successful project applications within Horizon 2020, and she has participated in evaluations of H2020 calls -like Fast Track to Innovation, CSAs or Innovation Actions-, BBI-JU, and other main EU calls.