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Call for proposal Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs

Call for proposal Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs | EU Policies, Programmes and Projects | Scoop.it
European Commission - GROWTH

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nicoleta susanu's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:23 AM

The scope of this call is to provide support to innovative SMEs, including start-ups, for the design and creation of innovative applications, in order to foster the delivery of mobile public services.


Specific Challenge:

Current societal and economic challenges as well as rising expectations to reduce the burden on users, put pressure on all public administrations to provide efficient, open and citizen-centric public services.

Due to the increased use of mobile technology as well as the increasing availability of public information, data and online services, public services can be transformed. Coupling open public data and services with information and services offered by the private sector can lead to innovative, user-friendly and personalised services that can be accessed easily.

Because of their size, knowledge and agility, SMEs are key actors for the provision of those innovative services. The "apps" market for mobile devices is a very dynamic market, which mostly lacks application specifically for the public sector. Engaging SMEs into the potentially huge public sector innovation market is a challenge for local and regional public authorities.

The scope of this action is to provide support to innovative SMEs, including start-ups, for the design and creation of innovative applications, in order to foster the delivery of mobile public services.

The aim is to help the interaction of citizens and businesses with public administrations. This may be done through the combination of public and private sector services, through mobile technologies. Although they may be first piloted in a local context – with the involvement of public administrations and end users - the solutions need to ensure replicability, also taking into account multi-lingualism and, where necessary, the cross-border dimension. Scalability and sustainability issues are to be considered.

Scope: The SME instrument consists of three separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 with a view to applying to phase 2 at a later date, or directly to phase 2.



Expected impact:

  • Enhancing profitability and growth performance of SMEs by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities.
  • Market uptake and distribution of innovations tackling the specific challenge in a sustainable way.
  • Increase of private investment in innovation, notably leverage of private co-investor and/or follow-up investments.
  • The expected impact should be clearly described in qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market seize, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).

Type of action: SME Instrument (70%)



The submission to this call will be open as of 1 January 2015.



Deadline Date16-12-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Cut-off date(s)18-03-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)17-06-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)17-09-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)



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Investment Offensive for Europe: EU Task Force identifies 2,000 potential projects worth €1.3 trillion

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The EU Task Force on Investment published a report showing that there is significant potential for investment in Europe. It identifies around 2,000 projects across Europe worth some €1.3 trillion of potential investments.
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EU Annual Growth Survey 2015: A new Momentum for Jobs, Growth and Investment

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The 2015 Annual Growth Survey (AGS) published by the European Commission today focuses on putting Europe firmly back on a path of sustainable job creation and economic growth.
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COSME call: Supporting competitive and sustainable growth in the tourism sector. Deadline 30/6/15

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New HERA Call “Uses of the Past” Call for Proposals Now Open.

New HERA Call “Uses of the Past” Call for Proposals Now Open. | EU Policies, Programmes and Projects | Scoop.it

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The HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Network is pleased to announce a new HERA Joint Research Programme (HERA JRP) on “Uses of the Past”. With up to €21 million available, the research programme will fund new and exciting humanities-centred projects involving researchers from four or more countries.Summary of the funding opportunityFunding is available for research projects addressing the theme of “Uses of the Past” that involve at leastfour researchers from four different eligible countries. The application process will be in two stages.The draft timetable for applications is:
  • Outline Proposals to be submitted 9 April 2015, 19:00 Central European Time/18:00 Greenwich Mean Time
  • Shortlisted applicants to submit Full Proposals in October 2015.
Which Countries Are Involved?The following countries have committed to the HERA JRP on Uses of the Past:Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

All the guidance documents have been updated to include Spain and Spanish regulations.



Deadline for submission of Outline Proposals: 
Thursday 9 April 2015, 19:00 Central European Time/18:00 Greenwich 
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EU launches Investment Offensive to boost jobs and growth

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The European Commission today announced a € 315 billion Investment Plan to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work.
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