March, 10 2016
He’s Italian and he leads the operations of the European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), at the European Commission. In other words: he’s the man who assigned more than 48 million Euro to Italian innovative SMEs, only between 2014 and 2015.
Now, through the open call for 2016-2017, he’s ready again to allocate funds that can reach the amount of 2.5 million per company.
His name is Marco Malacarne and he will be the special guest of the Technology Forum Preview in CastelBrando, on March 11th: ‘When Europe finances innovation. How to use Horizon2020, with Italian SMEs that got it’.
There, he will meet the InnoTech Community of Ambrosetti Club, for sharing a deeper knowledge of the SME Instrument, which is based on a simple and focused approach, but still remains under-exploited by the Italian companies.
Making the most of the available European funds for 2016-2017: this is the goal of the meeting, where Marco Malacarne will count on the contributions of two inside-experts: Antonio Carbone, National Contact Point for Horizon2020 at APRE, and Alberto Di Minin, Professor of Strategy at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Carbone will offer the basics to deal with the Instrument, while Di Minin will deepen the real meaning – and power! – of an open innovation policy.
With the interventions of six Italian entrepreneurs who reached the goal of Horizon 2020 and obtained the European funds, they will provide participants with a complete kit to apply, and hopefully to succeed.
Chiara Piloni and Carmen Lojacono
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