Unioncamere Piemonte has a representative office in Brussels.
Its aim is to inform on EU policiesand support in the participation to EU funding
A new service has been launched on the Commission's CORDIS web portal called the Unique Registration Facility (URF), which will make it easier for SMEs and other bodies to prepare grant agreements with the European Commission's research team. SMEs and other bodies participating in the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, no longer have to submit their legal and financial information each time they submit a proposal or negotiate a contract.
Thanks to this new initiative participants are validated as legal entities by the Commission's central validation team. After registration, they receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC), which they will be able to use in all proposal and submission negotiations. The new service will also allow participants to see the information which the Commission holds on them.
Info: Brussels Headquarters of Unioncamere Piemonte
Rue de l'Industrie 22
phone 0032 25500250
Piemonte Regional Executive allocates €60 million for Innovation Hubs
Food and agriculture, bio and biomedical
technologies, sustainable chemicals, mechatronics,
advanced production systems, digital
creativity and multimedia, renewable
energy, energy saving and sustainability, ICT
and textiles are the sectors and technological
frameworks identified by the Regional
Executive together with the areas of reference,
related to all the provinces. The creation
of the hubs - made up of groups of
companies that operate in a specific sector
and a management body - aims to stimulate
the development of business research and
innovation activities, enhancing the potential
already present, fostering internationalisation
processes and increasing the attractiveness
of business investments in Piemonte.
Incentives and grants for new investments in Piemonte
Within the EU and Regional financial framework 2007-2013, resources are available for new investments in industry, research and services. The Regional Operational Programme (POR 2007-2013) dedicates over half the funds to R&D and Innovation with a focus on renewable energy. €270 million is devoted to supporting investments in renewable energies. Piemonte is the European region that has dedicated most EU funds to the introduction of renewable and alternative energy, to support not only demand but also supply.
Regional Law number 4/2006 is aimed at supporting SMEs' R&D and innovation programmes (public-private partnerships, collaboration with Universities, Science and Technology Parks, Innovation Hubs, converging technologies etc.), and Regional Law number 34/2004 is intended to underpin R&D and innovation especially for collaborative research, technology platforms and internationalisation in all production and service sectors, included renewable energy.
Designing Connected Places
Designing Connected Places is an education event which will take place from July 13 to 29 at the UniversitÓ di Scienze Gastrono-miche of Pollenzo (Cuneo), founded by the international association Slow Food. 180 students from the best international design schools will take part, divided in 6 classes, each one dedicated to in-depth study of a specific theme through workshops, seminars and lessons by designers and experts of international renown. Six important topics will be approached listening to local needs, understanding the requests for change that can be expressed through the institutions that govern the Region, companies, and local communities: health, food, urban mobility, security of the city, new production systems and forms of representation of the complexity of the region.