Digital technology https://business-spirit.news/ en How can freelancing bridge social inequalities? https://business-spirit.news/news/how-can-freelancing-bridge-social-inequalities <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/how-can-freelancing-bridge-social-inequalities" data-a2a-title="How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" 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<div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/freelancing" hreflang="en">Freelancing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/tech-for-good" hreflang="en">Tech for Good</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?" title="How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/990.png?itok=th-2Ooyq" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Leveraging digital technology, social innovator designed a platform that matches freelancers with purposeful organisations while offering decent work for people worldwide.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2933 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2934 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Geoffrey Hucker, Founder and CEO of the <a href="https://www.workforimpact.com/" target="_blank">Work for Impact</a> (WFI) freelance platform, wanted to design a solution that matches freelancers with impactful organisations with whom they share similar values.</p> <p>He developed a solution specifically for socially, environmentally responsible and non-profit organisa¬tions to source talent while offering decent work for people regardless of their social situation or location.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2937 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2935 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">From shock to action</p> <p>Hucker's passion for social change dates back to 2002 when he was dismayed to witness first-hand the disparity of wealth in Ethiopia. An airline pilot by trade, he always had an interest in Ethiopian history, and when he visited Addis Ababa, it was at the height of the HIV AIDS pandemic.</p> <p>He saw a beautiful country rich in history and culture, but he was shocked at the plight of the vulnerable street kids.</p> <p>“Through a series of events, I ended up in a small orphanage, the Kidane Mehret Chil¬dren's Home,” he recalls.</p> <p>“The kids there were the same age as my son at the time, probably 5 or 6, so I connected with them. I hung out and played soccer. When I went to leave, one of the kids said to me, ‘You white people come, but you never come back. Please come back’. So I came back a month later. What had happened was that some of the kids had passed away from AIDS.”</p> <p>Hucker remembers this as an eye-opening experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2936 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/991.png" width="327" height="547" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Geoffrey Hucker, Founder of Work for Impact online freelance platform</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2939"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2938 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“There I am flying around the world as an airline pilot and staying in 5-star hotels, thinking nothing of spending $20 on a meal and here are these beautiful kids who are dying because they didn’t have $20 for a month of medicine.</p> <p>It touched something really deep in my soul, and it led me on a journey. So I started working with the orphanage in Addis Ababa, which was run by Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2940 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>He wanted to do more and founded an organisation in 2007 called <a href="https://beyondtheorphanage.org/" target="_blank">Beyond the Orphanage</a>, which is based on a foster care/kinship model that looks at the children holistically and helps them become happy and well-educated adults. However, as it turned out, employment opportunities are often limited because of their location.</p> <blockquote> <p>Not to be defeated, Hucker wondered how he could level the playing field to ensure social and economic background would not determine the future of these bright young people.</p> </blockquote> <p>These experiences were the seeds to found the Work for Impact platform in April 2020.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2941 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">The power of remote freelancing to change lives</p> <p>The working landscape has changed irrevocably for employees and organisations since the Covid pandemic.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2944 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2942 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/992.png" width="1347" height="1025" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Work for Impact platform offers equality and empowerment to skilled professionals while improving unemployment issues and job readiness in low-income countries. Image: Getty Images</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2943 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Remote working is on the rise alongside the trend that socially and ethically responsible organisations are the first choice for many job-seekers.</p> <p>“We only work with for-purpose organisations. They need to adhere to the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit), be a social enterprise, BCorp or Not for Profit organisations, trying to do good for the world, not just making a profit.</p> <p>We connect them with on-demand talent passionate about working with for-purpose organisations.”</p> <p>The platform operates in a transparent and straightforward way to support its clients and freelancers.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2945 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“Just because you were born in a remote part of Ethiopia does not mean that you are not talented in coding, designing or writing. And if you are based in Africa, you can still work for an Irish business or a company in New York.</p> </blockquote> <p>In many cases, it may only mean you haven’t had the opportunities.”</p> <p>Aside from the charitable, ethical and socially responsible work practices, there are other advantages to using this platform, like having access to a global talent pool that you can scale up or down very quickly as required.</p> <p>“We have talent in 170 countries, and we use time zones to work to our benefit and also different price points. We give 6% of our revenue to our charity partners, and we also give back through our Pathways in-house program,” Hucker explains.</p> <p>This initiative is based on the premise that the future of work doesn’t require a conventional career path or even physical presence at a specific workplace. Instead, it focuses on the skills and experiences to perform a role.</p> <p>Giving hope and creating opportunities for young people in developing countries has been the driving force behind Hucker's work for the last twenty years.</p> <p>Through his dedication, hard work and support from his team, he has changed the lives of many children, providing safe homes, education and a future that previously would have been only a dream.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.istockphoto.com/" target="_blank">Getty Images</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2947"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2946 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Read the full interview with more insights in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/winter-2021-22-edition" target="_blank">Winter 2021/22 issue</a> of the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine </a>&gt;&gt;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Mon, 14 Mar 2022 10:47:00 +0000 Sinead Connolly 224 at https://business-spirit.news Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users https://business-spirit.news/news/dating-app-for-vegans-and-vegetarians-breaks-record-with-over-half-a-million-users <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/dating-app-for-vegans-and-vegetarians-breaks-record-with-over-half-a-million-users" data-a2a-title="Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/vegetarian" hreflang="en">Vegetarian</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/plant-based-diet" hreflang="en">Plant-based diet</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/application" hreflang="en">Application</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/digital-technology" hreflang="en">Digital technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users" title="Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/962.jpg?itok=dQCzchW6" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Specialised dating app taps into growing plant-based diet trends to reach over two million pair matching.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2846 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2845 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://www.veggly.net/" target="_blank">Veggly</a>, a global dating app designed for vegans and vegetarians, has revealed that they doubled in size since late 2020, reaching over 500,000 users worldwide.</p> <p>The unique matchmaking platform was created to help people prefer a plant-based diet to find love or simply connect with like-minded peers.</p> <p>Commenting on the new user milestone, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “It is the best time in history to be a vegan looking for love!”</p> <p>Felipelli believes that one of the reasons behind their success is the continued global growth of veganism.</p> <blockquote> <p>“So many of us want to be with someone who shares the same love for animals, so it’s no surprise we have hit the 500,000 user mark so quickly!”</p> </blockquote> <p>he adds.</p> <p>Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth and launched an enhanced 2.0 version with many extra features to make the matchmaking process even more effective and fun.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2849 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--25-75"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2847 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/963.png" width="432" height="751" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Veggly, a global dating app designed for vegans and vegetarians; Image: Veggly</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2848 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The new version will offer users a cleaner and smoother experience with fresh visuals while maintaining the familiar style of the app.</p> <p>The new range of improvements is based on user feedback from around the world and includes new customisation settings to enhance further the app's ability to find the best match.</p> <p>They also re-launched a new series of blog posts sharing heart-warming success stories of couples who met on the app.</p> <p>One of the stories is about a Brazilian couple who <a href="https://www.veggly.net/brazilian-couple-welcomes-first-baby-after-meeting-on-veggly/" target="_blank">welcomed their first baby</a> thanks to the match made on the platform.</p> <p>Thanks to their active volunteer base, the app has been made available in Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.</p> <p>At present, this is the only vegan and vegetarian dating app available on mainstream digital stores.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2850 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Photo by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@ba-tik?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Ba Tik</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-in-gray-tank-top-holding-white-ceramic-mug-3754293/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> 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December</div> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 17:28:59 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 213 at https://business-spirit.news Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains https://business-spirit.news/event/open-call-for-funding-medical-diagnostics-and-related-value-chains <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/event/open-call-for-funding-medical-diagnostics-and-related-value-chains" data-a2a-title="Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/digital-technology" hreflang="en">Digital technology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/disruption" hreflang="en">Disruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/funding" hreflang="en">Funding</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-04-21T23:00:00Z">22nd April 2020</time> - <time datetime="2020-07-29T22:59:59Z">29th July 2020</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Venue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/venue/european-union-1" hreflang="en">European Union</a></div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Research" title="Research" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/243.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains" title="Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/events/368.png?itok=PbG44OGQ" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Funding for digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1024 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1025 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>An open call for funding was launched by <a href="https://digibcube.eu/" target="_blank">DIGI-B-CUBE project</a>, to support projects focusing on integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains.</p> <p>The DIGI-B-CUBE project is funded under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Programme to support SMEs in the development and delivery of new market-sensitive disruptive technologies and key digital innovations to reconfigure patient-centred diagnostics towards a Health Economy 4.0.</p> <p>The DIGI-B-CUBE project aims to unlock the cross-sectoral collaborative potential of SMEs by combining Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Computing Digital Technologies (CCDT) with the Bioimaging-Biosensing-Biobanking (B-CUBE).</p> <p>What is B-CUBE?</p> <ul> <li>Bioimaging, or biological imaging, refers to when creating images of the human body or parts of it to diagnose or examine disease.</li> <li>Biosensing is the measurement of a chemical substance, for example, glucose monitoring in diabetes patients or other medical health-related targets.</li> <li>Biobanking is the storing of human biological samples so that they can be used for medical research later.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1028 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1026 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Small and Medium Enterprises (including new start-ups) operating in the health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.) can apply for equity-free funding.</p> <p><strong>Application is open for:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Prototyping Voucher - up to €20,000 per SME / up to €60,000 per project</li> <li>Customised Solution Innovation Voucher - up to €50,000 per SME up to €150,000 per project</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1027 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/369.jpg" width="903" height="603" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Image: Pexels</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1029 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Who can apply?</p> <p>SMEs established in one of the EU Member States or H2020 associated countries are eligible to apply for DIGI-B-CUBE vouchers. The sectors of focus include healthcare / medicine / biotech / biopharma, and IT and related (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc).</p> <p><strong>Application deadline: 29th July 2020.</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://digibcube.eu/open-calls/" target="_blank">More details</a></div> Hosted by: <img alt="DIGI-B_CUBE" title="DIGI-B_CUBE" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/host_small_logo/public/bsp-images/hosts/367.png?itok=LcBfeyzA" width="74" height="41" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:44:43 +0000 Anonymous 83 at https://business-spirit.news