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Horizon Europe funding for PCP and PPI

Interested in EU funding for your next innovation procurement? Horizon Europe provides funding opportunities for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: ICT, health, security, climate change, satellite and research infrastructures etc.

Calls for tenders open: Three new Polish pre-commercial procurements

The Polish National Center for Research and Development invites interested bidders to submit offers for the following two pre-commercial procurements about: (1) Home water retention technologies, (2) Ventilation for schools and homes, (3) A combined heat and power plant in the local energy system,

Call for tenders open: Pre-commercial procurement for an environmental multi-spatial data analysis platform

The Andalusian ministry of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and sustainable development invites interested bidders to submit offers for its pre-commercial procurement. Objective is to develop a cloud based e-infrastructure innovation that facilitates the spatial integration of a broad set of environmental variables (vegetation, uses, climate, cadaster, natural risks, climate change scenarios, etc). Aim is also to create a wide range of tools for analysis of the data (machine learning, generation of indicators, geoprocesses, statistical analysis).

LUX Audience Award 2021: Collective takes home the Award

The 2021 LUX Audience Film Award went to “Collective”, by Alexander Nanau. The winner of this year’s edition was announced on 9 June at the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, where the LUX Audience Award Ceremony was held.

The Out-Of-Commerce Works Portal goes live

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU) 2019/790, for which the transposition deadline for Member State expires today, addresses among other things an issue that the cultural heritage sector has been struggling with for a long time: the exploitation of out-of-commerce works. Out-of-commerce works are works (e.g. visual arts, films, books, published or unpublished, etc.) that are still protected by copyright but that are not available via any commercial channels. European libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions currently contain millions of out-of-commerce works in their collections. Such works can still hold great cultural, scientific, educational, historical and entertainment value. In order to support the core mission of cultural heritage institutions for public interest, the Directive establishes a clear framework for the digitisation and dissemination of such works.