The European Commission launches a new Horizon Prize, challenging innovators to develop the most affordable, internet-enabled, full-page tactile display. The €3 million prize will go to the best solution able to convey digital information -text and graphics- for blind and visually impaired people.
The Commission is launching a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money. Announced by President Juncker in September 2016, and backed by the European Council in December 2016, the Fund will coordinate, supplement and amplify national investments in defence research, in the development of prototypes and in the acquisition of defence equipment and technology.
The European “Industrial Innovation in Transition” (IIT) project involved 700 companies from 11 European countries to analyse their innovation activities. ZABALA took part in examining the best innovation practices in the EU. The results were presented at the "New models of innovation in European industry" conference hosted by the Center for Industrial Technological Development.
The ZABALA UK office provides a general update on Research and Innovation funding opportunities in the country and summaries of some of the main calls currently available to UK businesses through "Innovate UK"
Access to European funds, knowledge and opportunities for collaboration are the motivations to participate in Horizon2020 by companies and organizations. The European Union held a public consultation that analyzes participation in the largest program of European funds for research and development.
As a EUROPEAID programme participant, ZABALA Innovation Consulting took the opportunity to present, together with its consortium members, the Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP) project to international stakeholders attending a EU-Latin America Raw Materials diplomacy event