Science fueling the growth of European private companies - Meet the winners of the BlueBRIDGE Competitive Call for SMEs

20 July 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe's economy. They represent 99% of all businesses in the EU. In the past five years, they have created around 85% of new jobs and provided two-thirds of the total private sector employment in the EU. The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation, and social integration in the EU. (See here)

BlueBRIDGE Workshop "FAIR friendly research data catalogues: how far are we?" post event report

The BlueBRIDGE H2020 project recently convened a one-day workshop in Barcelona entitled “FAIR friendly research data catalogues: how far are we?”.  The aim of the event was to bring together representatives of H2020 projects, e-infrastructures, data users and other European initiatives currently dealing with research data catalogues, to understand how they are approaching the FAIR principles, what status they are at and to discuss together how to move forward. 

The BlueBRIDGE Competitive Call for SMEs

The H2020 BlueBRIDGE project has just launched a Competitive Call for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in the fisheries, marine, environmental, ecological and aquaculture). 

e - Infrastructure Catalogue of Services

Donatella Castelli, CNR-ISTI and BlueBRIDGE Coordinator, actively conributed to the writing of the report "e - Infrastructure Catalogue of Services".

How BlueBRIDGE can effectively support the establishment of a European Open Science Cloud

BlueBRIDGE brings together researchers from different domains, policy makers, educators, and private companies in a virtual environment where they can collaborate, share, and re-use research outputs, creating a bridge facilitating the cross-fertilization of results among different disciplines, thus achieving the aims of the European Cloud Initiative.

BlueBRIDGE Offers Considerable Potential for Private Business, Survey Demonstrates

In addition to applicability in public and academic sectors, BlueBRIDGE - the H2020 e-Infrastructure project of the European Commission that delivers tailor-made data management services in the field of aquaculture - shows strong compatibility with and great potential for private businesses, according to a survey BlueBRIDGE conducted earlier this year. This application of BlueBRIDGE’s services could have significant ramifications for the whole of the EU economy.

How do VREs contribute to making Europe the best place for research & innovation? Find out in the latest eInfraEU publication!

Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services & BlueBRIDGE Outreach Manager, actively contributed to the writing of the booklet "E-infrastructures: making Europe the best place for research and innovation".

EOSC: Commission High Level Expert Group Report

The Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC) released the draft of their first report available: A Cloud on the 2020 Horizon. Realising the European Open Science Cloud: first report and recommendations.

BlueBRIDGE Online Survey: Final Statistical Report

In order to develop services and tools that meet the end users expectations, we asked the members of the French Business and Sea Innovation Cluster, the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, to complete an online survey. Over 200 responses have been collected. The survey results describe...http://www.pole-mer.com/