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With oceans becoming clogged by plastics, companies are introducing eco-friendly consumer products to take advantage of the public growing concerns over plastic waste. Most of the plastics are actually packaging. This problem has been addressed by some biodegradable solutions such as bioplastic, paper or even bamboo containers. However, they still need at least half a year to degrade. Warsaw-based manufacturer Biotrem is making more than 10 million pieces of biodegradable disposable (single-use) tableware and cutlery that compost — without need for industrial composting facilities — within 30 days.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Signinum Inovação, through XpectralTEK, has developed a multispectral imaging technology that allows to control pests and anticipate diseases in the vineyards. The technology is now being tested with Vinho Verde producers from the Minho region of Portugal.
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Interested in what’s happening with the capital markets in the coming 18-36 months? Apply to the next edition of TechShare Euronext’s educational programme targeted towards CEOs of small businesses keen to learn more about capital markets.
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The Director General of DG Environment will lead a company mission to boost Circular Economy in Singapore and Malaysia on 5 - 12 June 2019. During the mission, there will be several business meetings including B2B between companies that will provide to businesses and investors the opportunity to identify cooperation, technology exchanges and business opportunities. Apply now.
The EIC created a new Story 26 April 2019
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Save spending. European Innovation Council pilot's funded company PENSUMO was one of the first to give shape to this seemingly simple idea.The company is dedicated to converting daily actions and purchases into savings in a very simple way: through a mobile app.
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The European Innovation Council pilot's funded technology company CELLINK presented the results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018/2019, showing continued growth profit. The company shows increased net sales, profit, acquisitions and new products on the way to fuel an active and healthy global community of users and resellers.
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A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
The EIC created a new Story 10 April 2019
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Companies that have women in leading positions consistently perform better than companies that don't. However, innovative, techy and digital companies still excruciatingly lack women entrepreneurs. On 4 April, 33 innovative companies led by women and funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot met for an EIC Investor Day in Brussels to promote the access of women entrepreneurs to finance.
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The European Commission received 1765 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the latest cut-off date on 3 April 2019. SMEs from 35 countries submitted proposals.
The EIC created a new Story 26 March 2019
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Irish technology company SoapBox Labs has teamed up with Microsoft to bring its child focused speech recognition software to the tech giant’s Azure platform. The company will see its tech deployed in a school pilot programme to prove it has a global, scalable product.

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