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Latest R&D&I news
In 2012, a total of 2,278 measures against dangerous non-food products, were taken by
Member States and reported in the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX). This indicates
a 26% rise in alerts when compared to 2011 figures, an increase most likely caused by the
improved enforcement work carried out by the authorities in EU countries.
The European Commission has adopted a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green Infrastructure is a tried and tested tool that uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. Instead of building flood protection infrastructure, for example, a green infrastructure solution would be to allow a natural wetland to absorb the excess water from heavy rain.
Awards of £24k to encourage digital innovation in the health sector. The aim of this contest is to promote good practice across the healthcare profession and improve patient engagement and health.
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are to invest up to £3m in the development of innovative sensing for asset protection under the SBRI initiative.
Registration deadline 19 June 2013.
An Innovation Voucher helps companies to access knowledge from universities, colleges and other centres of expertise. With funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Cyber Security Innovation Voucher will support SMEs, entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups who want to protect and grow their online business.
The new Innovation Voucher, which joins a range of Innovation Vouchers from the Technology Strategy Board, will allow Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to bid for up to £5,000 from a £500,000 pot, to help improve their cyber security by bringing in outside expertise.
Innovation Vouchers for cyber security can be used to secure specialist consulting and services to help:
- Businesses looking to protect new inventions and business processes
- Businesses looking to ‘cyber audit' their existing processes
- Businesses looking to move online and develop a technology strategy
- Business start-ups looking to develop an idea into a working prototype and needing to build cyber security into the business from the very beginning
Full details about the Innovation Vouchers initiative, guidance notes and how to apply can be found at the link below:
Applications are now open and will be accepted up to 24th July 2013"