Tag: innovation

CultureTECH: Northern Ireland’s Innovation Festival

This year, CultureTECH festival is being held on 11-20 September 2015. The open access event, taking place each September in Derry-Londonderry, is the biggest technology and creative industry event in Northern Ireland. Continue reading


STARTS explores the catalytic role of the Arts

The STARTS (Science, Technology and the Arts) Symposium, being held in Brussels on 22-23 June 2015 at BOZAR, is aimed at exploring the catalytic role of the Arts for innovation in business, industry and society and how to foster it. As representative of the Civic Epistemologies consortium Frederik Truyen, Professor at the Faculty of Arts of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, is attending the event to present the project to the delegates. Continue reading


Italy is culture: cultural institutes for economic development

On 25-26 September, in Turin, at Einaudi Campus it will be held the national conference “Italy is Culture” organised by AICI (Association of Italian Cultural Institutions). The conference aims to give a strong signal about the potential of Italian culture and cultural institutions, which are undergoing a positive process of transformation and renewal: Italian culture has a strong vocation to social and technological innovation, to communicational experimentation, to internationalisation. Continue reading


Scan it, print it, wear it: the future of fashion is 3D

Models can catwalk through holograms of themselves, T-shirts can hug you and couture is being designed virtually and then printed using a 3D printer – no needle and thread involved. These marvels are developing at full speed, changing the way we see, design, make and buy clothes. Continue reading


Digital innovation for regional growth

PREFORMA project will be presented in the one-day event whose aim is to discuss with the European Commission, the S3 Platform, European regions and local stakeholders, on Innovation Procurement and Innovation Vouchers and their application in boosting regional digital growth. Continue reading


High level conference on PCP/PPI

On 26/27 November the big annual high level EU conference with the title “Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through Innovation Procurement” will take place in Milan Italy at the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the EU. Continue reading


Procurement Week 2015

PREFORMA project has been invited to exhibit at the Game Changing Exhibition event organised by the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies in the framework of the Procurement Week 2015. Continue reading


2016 EU Innovation Procurement event

PREFORMA has been invited to deliver a presentation at a major innovation procurement event, co-hosted by the European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism in Athens on the 18th and 19th October 2016. The event, organised by eafip, the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative, will include presentations on joint cross-border Pre- Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI). Continue reading


SMART CITY: creative, sustainable and user-centred cities

In France, a full-scale experimentation has been led in the south of Paris since 2007, in partnership with the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. This exceptional area is turned into a unique observatory for urban, social and technologic innovation. The project can count on a network of very valuable European partners. Continue reading