European Commission Launches New Innovation Initiatives, Advancing the New European Innovation Agenda
One year after the adoption of the New European Innovation Agenda, the European Commission is making significant progress in positioning Europe as a leader in deep tech innovation and start-ups. At a conference on deep tech entrepreneurship in Stockholm, Sweden, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager highlighted the achievements and future plans outlined in the Agenda. The delivery of 25 actions is well underway, with nine already implemented and 16 ongoing, including initiatives such as the Regional Innovation Valleys and the EIC Scale Up 100 program. The collective effort of Member States and countries associated with Horizon Europe is driving this innovation agenda, with a strong focus on funding for deep tech scale-ups and talent development.
SIRENE Presented at NET4Age-Friendly MC Meeting in The Hague
Discover the exciting collaboration between the SIRENE project and NET4Age-Friendly in advancing Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE). During the recent Management Committee Meeting in The Hague, SIRENE Coordinator Carina Dantas and Willeke van Staalduinen from AFEdemy presented the project’s social innovation framework and its potential synergies with the SHAFE concept. With a focus on inclusive and responsive environments, SIRENE aims to create sustainable and age-friendly digital solutions. The meeting facilitated knowledge exchange and fostered connections within an interdisciplinary network of researchers working towards a healthier and more inclusive future. Explore the fruitful outcomes of this collaboration and the significant steps taken towards promoting well-being and societal advancement.
Join the 1st SIRENE Science Café: Exploring Social Innovation for Sustainable Communities
Register for the 1st SIRENE Science Café, an online event aimed at increasing awareness of social innovation for eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from renowned speaker Blanca Herrero de Egaña Muñoz-Cobo, Spain’s leading Social Innovation expert, and participate in an engaging discussion on “What is Social Innovation.” Register now!
In retrospective: SIRENE Project achievements in the first 7 months!
Social innovation is crucial for our global society. Collaboration and networking are essential for knowledge sharing and implementing changes quickly. SIRENE consortium has successfully onboarded experts to its SIRENE Expert Hub, which gathers experts from all relevant spheres of social innovation. SIRENE has been featured in several events, such as “Implementing SHAFE” and “Projects under the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Program.” Cross-collaboration is crucial to SIRENE’s success, as it works towards cultivating new ecosystems to unite social innovators, architects, environmentalists, policy makers, professors, doctors, entrepreneurs, community leaders for a real change in independent living, smart and healthy aging.
Second SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop: Experts Weigh in on the Future of Social Innovation in Europe
Looking for insights on the SIRENE project’s co-design phase? Read on for expert recommendations on social innovation frameworks, societal integration, and the role of municipalities and construction in building a socially innovative future in Europe. Led by Dr. Matteo Zallio, the Living Lab’s co-design phase progresses with the help of the expert hub’s contribution.
Insights from the 37th EFPSA Congress
Gain insights on citizen empowerment approaches and the importance of involving multiple stakeholders in shaping public policies for significant changes in the community through Carina Dantas’ participation in the 37th EFPSA Congress. As a coordinator of the SIRENE project at SHINE 2Europe, Carina spoke in the roundtable discussion on “Addressing the rising challenges: methodologies of citizen involvement and engagement” where she presented the example of SIRENE and highlighted the overall policy framework of SHAFE and NET4Age-Friendly.
Supporting Social Innovation for Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Community-Based Services
The SIRENE project aims to foster the growth of social innovation actors in eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services for SHAFE implementation in Europe. By providing a workable framework for investment, the project relies on the consultation of a selected Expert Hub, as well as feedback gathered from local stakeholder groups. The second SIRENE project meeting […]