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Innovation fund to boost Digitization of Higher Education

eLearningworld News The Irish Minister of Education Richard Bruton and Junior Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is launching a new Higher Education and Innovation Fund. The project is funded with €5 million that now is available for innovation in higher education, and is a part of the €100 million additional funding that the Irish government boosting research and development within the sector with. Prioritised areas for funding are e.g. support of innovation, transformation… Continue reading

Billions to innovative start-ups in Europe

eLearningworld News As SME’s are the today’s and the future main engines of economic growth, where promoting entrepreneurship and startup are a key to success. The EU Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) is now launching a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme called VentureEU. The purpose for VentureEU is to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe to improve the prerequisites of commercial success. EU will finance the programme with €410 million,… Continue reading

Latest News: Roadmap for Research to boost “Made in Germany”

eLearningworld News from Germany The German Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka has announced the launch of the national Roadmap process for research infrastructures. The aim of the process is to prepare research policy decisions on long-term investments in research in Germany. As part of this process the German scientific community is given the opportunity to contribute with their ideas to new complex research infrastructures with investment costs of at least 50 million euros. 20 million… Continue reading

Latest News: EdTech Accelerator offers Funding and Expertise

eLearningworld News from USA EDGE Edtech is now launching an accelerator-programme for edtech-businesses in New York City. Until September 2015 the programme will be accepting applications from innovative startups that are developing technology-solutions for education and learning. At the end of the year ten of the applicant-businesses will be selected to receive $170,000 in funding and a three-month mentor-led accelerator that includes everything to secure success. One of the founders of EDGE Accelerator Jonathan D.… Continue reading