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21st October 2020 - Comments Off on Internship opportunities around Intelectual Property (IP)

Internship opportunities around Intelectual Property (IP)

The IPwe IP Scholars Program - your chance to gain on the job experience on IP.

The IPwe IP Scholars Program is a cooperation between IPwe and leading universities around the world where IPwe introduces students from around the world in multiple disciplines to innovation an IP. As an IPwe Scholar, you are put on real business projects with our top people that will impact innovation. The typical IPwe Scholar commits to between seven and 20 working hours per week – which can vary by week – and receives in depth real world training on innovation and IP working with some of the largest companies in the world, innovative startups and SMEs and some of the world’s top universities.

The goal of the IPwe IP Scholars Program is to expose the best minds and students from around the world to innovation and IP at a global level. It might lead to a career at IPwe or it might be an experience that simply enriches your understanding of the world and benefit you and your future employer. Upon successful completion of the IPwe Scholars Program, you will be recognized for your successful completion of the program and join our growing alumni network.

New openings for the virtual internships are posted every month on for European students and on for students in the USA.

About IPwe

IPwe is the world’s first global IP platform where the world comes to get information, engage and to transact about intellectual property. Using artificial intelligence and blockchain the IPwe Team has begun to unravel the mysteries and lack of transparency that have limited the utility of IP for centuries. With a presence in Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Singapore), the EU (France, Germany, Ireland and the UK), South America (Colombia) and the US, IPwe has a 50 person team that is dedicated to improving innovation.

Check out two examples of planned internship postings:
  1. Data Science Intern (chemical formulas and compounds) - internship
  2. Extracting Genomic Sequences

You can find more information here or contact

20th October 2020 - Comments Off on Calling European and Israeli start-ups to supercharge your global market expansion

Calling European and Israeli start-ups to supercharge your global market expansion

EIT Hub Israel is launching its first start-up programme – Calling2Scale, a 4-week virtual bootcamp and start-up competition.

The programme is offering globalisation support, practical tools, and an international network to 12 highly motivated and disruptive European and Israeli start-ups.

🚀What to expect on your global journey? 

A for week virtual bootcamp and start-up competition offering globalisation support, practical tools, and an international network to 12 highly motivated and disruptive Israeli and European start-ups. The programme strategically and effectively prepare and enhances a company’s ability to penetrate and scale into new global markets by leveraging its network of partners and international experts.

The programme operates in three tracks – Health, Climate, and Smart Cities. The bootcamp takes place in November-December 2020.

🌠Why join?  
  • Fully funded bootcamp with hands-on supports and tailored workshops to meet your needs.
  • Strategic partners and speakers from leading innovation ecosystems - including Israel, Silicon Valley, and Europe.
  • Weekly 1:1 session to support your growth and progress
  • Direct access to a pool of top tier experts and mentors from various fields based on your specific needs (business, communication, leadership, technology, marketing, and more).
  • The three winners of the start-up competition, one from each track, will compete in the prestigious “Get in the Ring” global start-up competition.
Find out more & apply now!

(Submission deadline: 5 November 2020, 23:59)

2nd October 2020 - Comments Off on Join a webinar with the winner of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020!

Join a webinar with the winner of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020!

Learn more on how Computational Drug Design Tools can be used for Green Chemistry. EIT Health Alumni meets Maria Lucas: Winner of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020!

The Community is very pleased to have Maria Fátima Lucas, CEO and co-founder of Zymvol Biomodeling, join for a webinar on 7 October 2020.

Maria's webinar will focus on her own entrepreneurial journey, and will present a new focus of her biomodelling company; how computational drug design tools can be used for green chemistry. During her talk with the community, Maria will share some of the experiences and challenges she faced when setting up her own company, and will look into some of the lessons she has learnt along the way.

There will also be time for a live Q&A, a great opportunity for participants to grab the chance to learn from a top quality entrepreneur, and winner of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020!

Maria Fátima Lucas

Maria is an experienced researcher in the field of biotech, and computational chemistry. In 2017, she founded Zymvol Biomodelling alongside her two co-founders, Emanueleonza (CSO) and Victor Gil (CTO). Since then, Maria has overseen the expansion of the team, has secured +2M€ in equity free funding for R&D, and closed sales with multinational companies in Chemical, Biotech and Pharma sectors in Europe, America and Asia.

On 23rd September 2020, Maria was selected as one of three winners of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020. This prestigious annual award is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.

Zymvol Biomodeling

ZYMVOL BIOMODELING SL is a biotech company based in Barcelona, Spain, and specialized in the design, development and application of molecular modeling software to enzyme discovery and optimization. ZYMVOL is deeply embedded in the international scientific community and actively participates in various top tier research projects. ZYMVOL’s goal is to make high-performing enzymes accessible to any company in need of biocatalysts. Our clients include companies in sectors such as Chemical, Pharma, Food & Beverage, Biotech service providers, Generics, Flavor & Fragrances and Animal Feed.

Get the ticket now!

1st October 2020 - Comments Off on Wanted: your ideas for ESA’s future space missions

Wanted: your ideas for ESA’s future space missions

Do you have a compelling idea for a future space mission? ESA wants to hear it.

The European Space Agency is issuing an open call for new mission concepts across its entire range of activities. Anyone is encouraged to submit in response, from research institutes and companies to ‘citizen scientist’ members of the public.

Ideas can be submitted via ESA’s new Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP), which also provides full details of the timing, process and evaluation criteria.

“Following the successful Space19+ Ministerial meeting, it’s time to plant the seeds for new programmatic decisions on new missions and new space projects. This time we’re tapping into the insight, competence and creativity of industry, academia and private citizens to identify the best ideas for new space missions beyond our current planning or scope.” - ESA Director General Jan Wörner

The scope of future space missions is figuratively and literally infinite. Proposed space mission concepts can also be outside of the current scope of ESA space missions, but they need to be within the mandate assigned to ESA by its Convention.

Missions might aim to solve a prevailing scientific puzzle, like ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, seeking to pin down the source of mysterious methane emissions on the red planet. Or look back at the world in a new way, such as the Aeolus mission mapping wind fields from orbit. Or they can test out new ways of accessing space, as with the resuable Space Rider.

Novel technology is often a spur to new missions: ESA’s Biomass Earth Explorer mission will map all the trees on Earth through an innovative P-band synthetic aperture radar system. Or a mission might be chosen to prove a novel operating approach, as with the double-satellite Proba-3, which will demonstrate precision formation flying to form an artificial eclipse in orbit, to observe the Sun’s ghostly corona.

Alternatively, missions can form the basis of space-based services, like ESA’s Telecom missions. For instance, the just-launched ESAIL microsatellite uses automatically-transmitted ‘AIS’ identification signals from ships as the basis of global maritime tracking.

The smallest missions tend to be among the most experimental, such as CubeSat missions built up from 10-cm boxes, including the twin RACE CubeSats to demonstrate miniaturised rendezvous and docking, or PRETTY, employing reflected satellite navigation signals to gather details of the terrestrial environment.

Find more information here.
Submit your idea here!

2nd September 2020 - Comments Off on Apply to the JRC call for Access to Nuclear Research Infrastructures!

Apply to the JRC call for Access to Nuclear Research Infrastructures!

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.

The JRC offers access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers and scientists from EU Member States and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. For nuclear facilities, the JRC opens to EU Member States and to countries associated to the Euratom Research Programme.

The JRC is opening access to the following groups of Research Infrastructures:

Nuclear calls: Laboratory of the Environmental & Mechanical Materials Assessment (EMMA)

[Calls close 15/10/2020]

In Petten, four research infrastructures provide hosting opportunities in laboratories for mechanical tests in ambient and corrosive environments from cryogenic to high temperatures at the macro and micro scales. Scientist have the opportunity to investigate materials performance, mechanical and corrosion properties and characterisation to make reactor infrastructures safer.

Nuclear calls: European research infrastructure for nuclear reaction, radioactivity, radiation and technology studies in science and applications (EUFRAT)

[Calls close 15/10/2020]

The JRC will also make accessible four of its European facilities for nuclear reaction and decay data measurements in Geel. Such measurements help to make nuclear reactors and the handling of nuclear waste safer, and enhance radiological protection for citizens and the environment.

Nuclear calls: Actinide User Laboratory (ActUsLab)

[Calls close 30/09/2020]

Three state-of-the-art laboratories are located in Karlsruhe and are designed for research on actinide materials. Actinide elements are the backbone of nuclear technologies, such as energy, space exploration or medical treatments. Scientists will be able to conduct exploratory research to help develop new nuclear equipment or materials.

Conditions and criteria for access

The calls are addressed to external users from academia and research organisations, industry, SMEs, and more in general from the private and public sectors.

  • The Lead User Institution and User Institutions (see definitions in the Framework) must be from an EU Member State, country associated to the Euratom Research Programme (only Switzerland and Ukraine).
  • The Lead User Institution must be from a university, research or public institution, or from a Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME).
  • Ethical considerations in accordance with EU Law, in particular Art. 19 of Regulation (EU) 1291/2013, and applicable laws and regulations in the EU Member States.
  • The proposal submission form is complete and complies with the instructions.

New: The JRC may provide a financial or in-kind contribution to support Users to cover their costs of travel and subsistence (T&S) related to the User stay Days, subject to the availability of funds, personnel and other resources to Users from User Institutions located in an EU Member State or country associated to the Euratom Research Programme (only Switzerland and Ukraine).

27th August 2020 - Comments Off on Unlocking Global Tech – A virtual travel to discover how different regions & countries expand post Covid-19

Unlocking Global Tech – A virtual travel to discover how different regions & countries expand post Covid-19

Ever wanted to travel 40,075km in a day, taking in local tech ecosystems along the way?

Join Tech Nation on Tuesday, 8 September as they navigate across the globe, hearing from leading tech figures in Australia, Singapore, Europe, the UK and US to discover how to expand and scale in different regions post Covid-19, and the countries that are open for business.

Hosted exclusively online, the event will be kicking off down under at 8am BST, with leading investors, trade commissioners and tech founders in Australia. From there participants will be heading over to Singapore at 9:45am BST and Europe (Germany, Netherlands and France) at 11:30am BST. Then, after a short breather, the event will continue in the UK at 2pm BST followed by a trip to the US at 4pm BST.

As part of London Tech Week, there will be a host of panel discussions, keynote speeches and fireside chats from around the world, featuring high-profile members of local tech hubs, giving you exclusive insight into what makes each region tick.

So, grab your virtual passports, fasten your seatbelts, make sure your seat back and laptops are in their full upright position and join Tech Nation as they navigate the global tech scene on 8 September 2020.

Book the free ticket now!

25th August 2020 - Comments Off on Join the 5-day PIRATEx live event, connect & learn from a global start-up ecosystem.

Join the 5-day PIRATEx live event, connect & learn from a global start-up ecosystem.

Experience a most personal networking experience in a 100% remote set-up from 31 August to 4 September 2020.

At PIRATE Live it’s all about #meaningfulconnections. Connecting some of the brightest people of the start-up ecosystem has always been their goal, whether it be through dedicated one-on-one sessions, discussion tables, or mentoring sessions for start-ups.

Since 2010, PIRATEx produce memorable experiences across many industries. From start-up conferences to executive events. Online and offline. Big and small. Rather than focusing on a certain area or topic they center around what all events have in common: the people. And that’s where PIRATEx excel.

How does it work?

PIRATE Live is a five-day event welcoming all stakeholders of the global start-up ecosystem to connect, learn, get inspired and interact. In cooperation with Startup SAFARI Rhineland you are given an authentic behind the scenes look into the daily work of entrepreneurs. Followed by high-level keynotes and masterclasses, as well as discussion tables to ask away and contribute yourself, you can design your own agenda from a variety of sessions.

Check out the Agenda and start choosing the sessions you want to participate in.

Find out more and join now!

25th August 2020 - Comments Off on Apply for the Digital Top 50 Awards until 30 August!

Apply for the Digital Top 50 Awards until 30 August!

Since 2016, the Digital Top 50 Awards (DT50) have recognized Europe’s top entrepreneurial talent, endorsing the continent’s thriving tech scene.

Google, McKinsey, Freshfields, 468 Capital and Hering Schuppener have joined forces to organize this year’s Digital Top 50 Awards to reward and celebrate the bold and trailblazing work of tomorrow’s top entrepreneurs across Europe.

Winning DT50 added to our credibility, contributed to a tenfold sales increase and helped us stipulate our position as a sustainability and carbon management tech leader in Europe. We are still bearing the fruits of this success and are really grateful for the opportunity!

Lubomila Jordanova, Founder and CEO of PlanA.Earth, DT50 Sustainability Start-up winner 2019

The Awards cover the full spectrum of the business and technology landscape. Startups from all over Europe (EU, EFTA and UK) can apply for one of the four categories:

  • Best Technology (Software, AI, Automation, IoT, Analytics);
  • Best Enterprise Business Model Innovation (SAAS, Marketplaces, Open Source);
  • Best Consumer Business Model Innovation (Marketplaces, D2C- Brands, Ecommerce, Services, Software);
  • Tech for Good (Double Bottom Line: solve social and/or environmental problems).

Applications are evaluated by DT50’s Executive Jury, a hand-picked panel of experts, veterans in venture building and growth mentoring. The jurors will choose the winners in their respective categories.

50 applicants will be selected as this year’s Top 50 cohort and publicly announced in September. They will be invited to join the Bits & Pretzels Networking week from 27 September to 2 October 2020 where the winners will be announced.

The DT50 award helped with our business development and sales teams especially as we are working with rising and emerging technology. After we won DT50 back in 2016, it helped give us an objective validation from third-party sources which directly boosted our product’s sales, leads and brand recognition. DT50 has also been a great way to show appreciation – and I was surprised how excited our employees were about winning.This didn't just go for individual executives and contributors at Everledger – winning awards is a tremendous morale builder for teams and should not be underestimated as a great motivator for all staff.

Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger, DT50 winner 2016
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Why apply?

  1. A brand boost – previous winners tell us that being recognised as one of the hottest European tech companies adds to their credibility and further growth. We are also promoting out winners and Top50 candidates through social media and press outreach.
  2. An opportunity to network - all of the Top50 will be invited to join this years Bits & Pretzels virtual networking event, giving you the opportunity to make the most of the networking options such as: Startup pitch, Table Captains, Founders Roulette, access to all other attendees, etc.. In addition, you can of course leverage the networks of all the partners.
  3. A prize package that you cannot buy - all winners receive as part of their package Tailored workshops and consulting packages, this includes:
    • Two weeks of consulting from McKinsey on topic of your choice (e.g. market entry, growth strategy, sales channel development);
    • Workshop on relevant legal topics (data protection, privacy, IP law) by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer;
    • Review of pitch deck, coaching on fundraising strategy, go to market, growth and internationalisation from 468 Capital;
    • Coaching on Communication strategy (how to address relevant audiences and grow brand recognition) by Hering Schuppener.

Find out more and apply now!

12th August 2020 - Comments Off on Find out how to receive free, personalised advice on Intelectual property (IP) for your SME

Find out how to receive free, personalised advice on Intelectual property (IP) for your SME

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently launched a service to facilitate free, personalised advice by intellectual property (IP) experts from private law firms.

Open on equal terms to all SMEs registered in the EU, this free, one-to-one consultation can now be requested free of charge via the EUIPO’s website for any question relating to intellectual property such as:

  • Understanding which IP rights (trade marks, patents, designs, etc.) are best for you;
  • Preparing a trade mark, patent or design application;
  • Strategy for monetisation of your IP rights;
  • Resolving disputes.

With more than 100 intellectual property law firms from all over Europe already signed up as pro bono providers, EUIPO aims to support SMEs and put the EU economy back on track.

Take a look at the EUIPO’s recently launched Ideas Powered for business hub, which includes this and other COVID-19 initiatives for SMEs.

Find out more.

14th July 2020 - Comments Off on Download the free Online Pitch Playbook – New Rules for Uncertain Times by Beth Susanne

Download the free Online Pitch Playbook – New Rules for Uncertain Times by Beth Susanne

The Playbook is a companion guide to Bethodology, four new online pitch coaching programs with live 1:1 feedback from Beth, so you get funded and scale quickly.

Beth created the Playbook for users in this time of gloval crisis. Everyone is trying to figure out how to make the 'new normal' work. Recently she saw online presentations that ranged from good...all the way to cringeworthy. So she is sharing her observations and advice, in the interest of getting everyone to the best results possible from how we connect to others from the near-term future: online.

Her goal is to help you shine light on the value you bring inthis new, uncertein world.

Beth Susanne is a influential Silicon Valley Pich Coach based in Europe.

Since relocating to Europe from Silicon Valley in 2012, Beth Susanne has trained over 2500 international tech start-ups to pitch successfully to investors, clients and potential partners, and to access strategic resources that help them quickly adapt their service or product to the global market. Her clients have a 78% success rate after 5 years and have raised:

  • An average of  EUR 4 million in funding.
  • Up to EUR 2.1 billion individually.
  • An aggregate of over EUR 10 billion.

Beth takes complex propositions, strips away the unnecessary noise, and quickly surfaces the critical elements your audiences need to hear, in order for you to get funded and launched.

Read or download the playbook here.