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Our EU Projects

From the beginning, we have been involved in +40 EU-funded projects as Coordinator or WP leader. Benefit from our extensive experience in collaborative projects.

Horizon 2020 and the 7th Framework Programme

Horizon 2020 and the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development include all the European research initiatives under one structure in order to strengthen efforts for employment, growth and competitiveness in Europe.


Boosting the circular economy using digital tools

2020-2022 – DigiCirc is a H2020 Innosup project gathering 11 partners and aiming to boost the circular economy using digital tools by supporting very innovative SMEs in the development and marketing of solutions, products, processes based on circular value chains in different sectors and different countries. 2,4M€ will be distributed to 90 SMEs which will be selected through Open Calls. The winners will participate in one of the three acceleration programs on Circular City, Blue Growth and Bioeconomy.

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To foster advanced research in Data Portability through support to researchers, SMEs and high tech startups from all over Europe

2020-2022 – DAPSI will select the best proposals from researchers and SMEs that will develop MVP and use cases on Data Portability with market potential in a collaborative way. Up to 50 teams will be selected and only the best ones will progress through two phases of 9 months in an incubation programme where experts in diverse field will provide a working methodology, access to top infrastructure, training in business and data related topics, coaching, mentoring, visibility, community building and investment. On top of that, each DAPSI team will receive up to 150€ equity-free funding, distributing a total amount of 5.6M€ through three open calls.

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The first European Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) action seeking to turn Cities Carbon Neutral with the use of Artificial Intelligence

2020-2022 – AI4CITIES brings together a group of leading European cities and regions (Helsinki, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Stavanger and the Paris Region), in the intersection of ‘smart cities’ and Green-House Gases emissions reduction, in order to speed up and steer the creation of new breakthrough solutions in how AI can support cities’ climate action commitments. 4.67 Million Euro are reserved for companies or consortia for the development and piloting of innovative solutions capable of helping Cities becoming carbon neutral. The expected call for tenders to be open Autumn 2020.

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Enabling a positive future for European cities in their energy transition

2019-2023 — MAKING CITY is a large-scale demonstration project aiming at the development of new integrated strategies to address the urban energy system transformation towards low carbon cities, with the positive energy district (PED) approach as the core of the urban energy transition pathway. Cities of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Oulu (Finland), which are currently working intensively in ambitious transformation planning, will act as lighthouse cities for the 6 European elected follower cities in this project.

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A service providing an open innovation platform for the FMCG industry

DIY4U aims to develop and promote the adoption of collaborative production engineering approaches in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. The concept is an extension of the format for paint customization at a DIY store where they can make any small quantity of any colour a customer requires. It focuses on particulate and liquid FMCG like detergents, cosmetics, food, etc.

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Boosting the existing cooperation arrangements between the EU and China

2017-2019 — URBAN EU-CHINA aims at:

  • Developing a robust, evidence-driven bottom-up approach to complement the existing top-down EU-China strategic approach to sustainable urbanization
  • Creating tighter coupling between city-level, national, and supra-national programmes, planning, policies, and projects
  • Yielding a significant increase in cooperative EU-CHINA R&I activities
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Vital Media

Enlarging community in the broad media area

2016-2018 — Bringing together the community in digital media research and innovation, making best use of social media to achieve this through collaboration with the NEM Initiative.

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Research Data Alliance 3 (RDA3)

Building the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing and re-use of data on a global level

2015-2018 — Ensured that European research, industrial, e-infrastructure and policy stakeholders habe been all aware of its achievements, engaged with and actively involved in the global RDA activities and will advance the use of its results.

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Gathering media clusters to bridge digital content with emerging technologies

2013-2016 — Develop cooperation between all the stakeholders along the value chain (industrials, SMEs, research labs, academics, and public authorities) to address the Transmedia revolution with innovative solutions and stimulate economic development at European level.

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International fundraising support improving the value of digital media and creative industries through innovative business models and services

2013-2016 — ImMediaTe aimed to provide tools and services to assist the growth of digital media SMEs operating in the creative industries sector. IMMEDIATE is dedicated to the development of digital media and creative industries thanks to innovative services and business models. Cap Digital contributed to organize 5 international meetings about: Investment Forum at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona), IPR for Creative Talents (Amsterdam), Cross-media (Rome), Mobile Gaming (Malta) and Digital Solutions for Creative Cities (Paris)

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Accelerating Cross-border Engagement (ACE)

Providing a tailormade assistance to boost ICT entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs internationalization process

2013-2015 — Engage highly innovative ICT start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs in cross-border cooperation and venturing in order to boost their growth. The project suitably involved entrepreneurs and support services stakeholders with a total of 133 SMEs from 18 countries supported through the support services, with 21 companies securing investments.

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Addressing the inertia of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) deployment in European formal education systems

2013-2015 — Two stages contest process throughout European countries (four regional contests and a Great Final) and demonstrated successful adoption and scaling-up of the awarded products and demand by the formal learning context. We contributed to regional and final contests design, recruiting participants and communicating the contests.

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Open Cities

Towards Smart Cities using Open-innovation schemes

2010-2013 – Opencities aimed to explore the possibility of integrating Open and User-driven Innovation methodologies in the public sector. Through this project, Cap Digital intended to support businesses working in the areas of digital contents in Europe, refined their innovative on-line and mobile services and digital contents. Cap Digital’s involvement has been on real size experimentation before the commercial development of the project.

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Enabling unobtrusive human to machine interface

2010-2012 — Investigate and demonstrate ultra low-power wireless body-area-network (WBAN) technologies for enabling unobtrusive human to machine interfaces (HMI) into SME-driven market segments of smart fabrics / interactive textiles (SFIT), robotics for augmented reality assistance and rehabilitation, and natural interfacing devices for video gaming.

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Regional Economic Development by ICT/New media clusters (REDICT)

Exchanging experiences and best practices to better understand the transfer of knowledge to SMEs

2008-2009 — This project brought together 6 regions and clusters (17 partners) to map, analyse and exchange all critical issues in the field of ICT/New Media cluster-development in the regions involved, in order to compose the best strategy and related practical Action Plans to strengthen the economic competitiveness, with a clear focus on role and potential of SMEs.

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HORIZON 2020 and the COSME Programmes

Developing the ecosystem of innovation support to SMEs in Europe.


Leveraging cross capacity building between ICT, Health, BIO and Medicine sectors for new emerging industries in personalized health

2017-2019 – INNovative LABS (INNOLABS) was an acceleration program dedicated to foster collaboration and transfer of knowledge among European SMEs in order to develop, improve and deliver disruptive technologies in cross sectors as ICT, Health, BIO and Medicine. Made up of different events (contest ideas, bootcamps, hackathons and workshops), INNOLABS was aimed at selecting 100 innovative projects and awarding the best among them up to €50 000.

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Cluster Excellence for Creative Industries Leadership (CECIL)

Driving cluster excellence and providing top professional support services in the digital cultural and creative industries (CCI) sector

2015-2017 — CECIL consortium united European clusters to drive cluster excellence and provide top professional support services in the digital cultural and creative industries (CCI) sector (ICT for CCI). We have been chosen for being a reference gold label cluster for Digital Creative Industries, but also, knowing that the sector in which we operate is fast moving and relies hugely on creativity, for which exchange of best practices and services with clusters from other regions is needed and rewarding for the benefit of European SMEs.

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European Institute of Innovation & Technology Health (EIT Health)

Supported by the European Union, EIT Health is the first network of innovators in Health in Europe enabling a connection between those who demand health innovation and innovators in our partnership who supply it

European Health Catapult (EHC)

Sourcing and accelerating European start-ups in biotech, medtech and digital health

2017 – 2021 – For the fifth consecutive year, EIT Health Accelerator selects and trains the best European teams in Medtech, Biotech and Digital Health in order to address the challenges of tomorrow.
Nominated SMEs, spin-offs and start-ups have the opportunity to optimize their business plan and to strengthen their ability to pitch in front of top-level investors and industry stakeholders in view of the EIT Summit in Stockholm (2021) where prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Cap Digital is responsible for the overall project management, the setting up of the project guidelines, rules & structure, the preparation of the participation call, the marketing strategy and activities, the identification, selection and nomination of teams and the planning and implementing the pitch event and the award ceremony as well as for reporting.

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An innovative medical device devoted to improve amputees’ daily lives and comfort

2019-2020 – Using electronics and robotics in prosthetics, this project is aimed at developing a medical device which will enable individuals to manage their prosthetics and give them more control over their condition and prevent the chronic pressure ulcers in amputees (especially in diabetics), encourage them to remain active and, finally, reduce the financial burden on the healthcare services by introducing a cutting-edge application. In this collaborative project with the Imperial College London and the NHS, Cap Digital is in charge of developing the business strategy and the implementation plan, such as establishing clinical connections, setting up and animating an Advisory Board and identifying the best living labs.

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A virtual healthcare assistant dedicated to support nurses and medical practitioners in intensive care units

2019-2020 – Claire is a virtual medical assistant supporting medical staff in intensive care units with documentation, disease detection and accurate, evidence-based treatment. It is aimed to improve medical treatments in intensive care units, saving patient’s lives, time and costs for them and their relatives. This innovative solution applies state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithms (long short-term memory recurrent neural networks and autoencoders) to uncover relevant data patterns in patient data (Smart Labs), to detect life-threatening diseases (AI guard) and to improve overview by summarizing trends (Smart Summary). Cap Digital is involved in the business creation and the support of activities and clinical requirements.

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Improving the frailty assessment among the elderly, facilitating and securing their daily living

2019-2020 – The Frailty Assessment in Daily Living (FRAIL) project focuses on developing a new smartwatch app to support elderly individuals who are at a pre-frail or frail state. The FRAIL app will be used to monitor three key aspects related to frailty: detection of fall risk, physical activity indicators of frailty and frailty detection in activities of daily living to improve the detection frailty and prevention of its consequences among the elderly. Combining these 3 features, the app will be deployed on the market as a new key feature for the LOLA App, a health-monitoring app for the elderly available on the market through Qolware. Cap Digital’s role consists in setting up and animating the Advisory Board, disseminating the project’s results and contributing to the Business Modeling.

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Network of Incubators

Accelerating the internationalization of premium SMEs in health sector

2018-2019 – Network of Incubators (BRIDGEHEAD) is an internationalization program for micro and small enterprises active in the fields of MedTech, Biotech and Digital Health interested in being hosted by one or more top-notch accelerators/incubators/clusters from the EIT Health European network. Cap Digital has joined the program as a CATalyzer (which designates the best incubators/clusters and accelerators in Europe) and is in charge of the overall project management for 2018.

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Digital Health Entrepreneurs (DHE)

A one-semester course devoted to enable innovative digital solutions to respond to the daily-basis needs of the elderly

2019 – Covering the fields of entrepreneurship and home care for ageing, the Digital Health Entrepreneurs E-lab is dedicated to train interdisciplinary teams to develop home healthcare solutions for the elderly using digital solutions. It includes interactive teaching modules focusing on entrepreneurship, user-centred design as well as ethically oriented product development.

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Innovation Game

Using the playfulness and competition of e-games to enhance healthy behavior

2019 – 2020 – This summer school is dedicated to improve skills of European students in health sector using game design and competition games. Working in multidisciplary teams and cooperating with serious gaming experts and professionals from the business and public healthcare sector, participants are stimulated to adopt an innovative mind-set to address health issues for children and adolescents.

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eMaps II

Knowledge Hub for Industry and Clinical Innovators

2018 — Through an EIT Health Funded project, the Oxford Academic Health Science Network; Achmea and the Karolinska Institute have been developing a web based e-learning platform that helps guide innovators through the market specific challenges in several EU member states. The platform eMAPs provides innovators key information on regulation, market sizing, developing market specific value propositions, and navigating national and regional reimbursement processes. Currently, the platform covers the UK, The Netherlands and Sweden but in time will include France, Spain, Switzerland and Denmark.

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Innovation Fellowship

A unique learning experience in entrepreneurship and health innovation offering by three different programmes

2018 — Comprehensive activity that unites the three types of health innovation fellowship programmes. The network maximises the synergies between the fellowship programmes, enabling the spread of the methodologies to both teachers and learners across EIT Health pillars, and resulting in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial people, products and services in healthcare.

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Israel-Canada Gateway (IL-CAN Gateway)

Providing top European SMEs a unique gateway to two internationally recognised hubs of innovation, with the involvement of strong local partners

2018 — Canada can be an excellent alternative to the US for those interested in the North American market. Gain access to the complementary ecosystems of Toronto and Montreal and take advantage of a unique agreement with Europe to fund innovative collaborations as well as a new trade agreement.
Israel has one of the most condensed ecosystems in life sciences and digital health and is the number one country in R&D spending and capital investment per inhabitant. EU SMEs can discover opportunities to access key opinion leaders, set up clinical trials and meet private funders.


Product Market Fit

Supporting European digital health and medtech start-ups that are ready to launch their solutions in European countries outside of their home market

2017-2018 – In this project, EIT Health Accelerator offered companies a market scan of Sweden, Estonia, Spain, UK, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Sixteen digital health and medtech companies benefited from a fully funded product/market fit report conducted by a local partner. The free-of-charge research has a value of €25 000. The information acquired gave companies actionable insights and was of tremendous value for them as they seeked to convince investors in the next funding round and to decide whether to explore or discard possibilities in a given market. Cap Digital was is charge of the engineering support of the service, communication and dissemination activities.

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Market Coach Network (MCN)

Connecting EIT Health’s individual experts, partners, institutions and corporations, and leveraging this robust European know-how with a platform to best support start-ups through individual mentoring

2017 — The Market Coach Network core value is to facilitate connections and exchange know-how – helping health and healthcare start-ups get advice from that person who has the expertise needed at that very moment.

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Therapy Lens

Using augmented reality to allow patients to perform rehabilitation exercises at home

2017 – The Therapy Lens project aimed to develop a software application for supporting patients with neurological disease in activities of daily living (ADL). Using the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality device, users perform ADL tasks in real life while the Therapy Lens application provides embedded virtual support that aims to guide users towards a successful outcome.
Cap Digital’s role consisted in setting up and animating the Advisory Board, disseminating the project’s results and contributing to the Business Modeling.

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European Institute of Innovation & Technology Digital (EIT Digital)

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

Last-Mile Autonomous Delivery ( LMAD) 

Offering an all-round solution to reduce costs and to improve Last Mile Delivery Services

The activity’s purpose is to address the pain points of: growing demand of low-cost, flexible parcel deliveries; e-commerce growth and corresponding city congestion and pollution; scattered end-to-end user experience in parcel delivery.

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Make your custom make-up online 

The Swedish start-up develops mass personalization technology for cosmetics to meet diverse customer’s needs and prevents over production. Thier first product is a custom-made liquid lipstick. Cap Digital is in charge of the environmental analysis of the production mode, and supports the start-up in their business model development.

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Solution to increase the use of autonomous robots in supermarkets

This project aims to develop an autonomous robot capable of scanning store shelves and detecting anomalies : out-of-stock products, misplaced items, missing price tags or wrong prices. This robot would then send a report to the store floor management, which will allow the employees to find solutions on these problems. Cap Digitai will select and onboard retailers. It will also support the project’s scoping and the use case definition.


Securing and facilitating the access to credit of SMEs

2019 – Smart credit management for SMEs (SCM4SME) is designed to improve the access to credit of SMEs and reduce the default risks by creating a global secured blockchain. The main output will be an effective and secure solution for smart credits to be used for the management of the credit authorisation process lifecycle, from the request of credit to banks till the payment. In this one-year project led by Sia Group, Cap Digital and Finance Innovation is in charge of providing market analysis, contributing to the Business Modeling and Go-to-Market Strategy.


A service dedicated to analyze fake news, trace their source and their authors

2019 – REVEAL delivered a novel Web service to investigate the origin and dynamics of online disinformation, to detect, identify, browse, and analyse online news and communication campaigns by individuals or entities to pursue specific interests, e.g. influencing trade markets or denigrating competitors. Conduct by Engineering, Cap Digital led the overall experimentation process by defining the methodology, launching an open call, selecting users and experts to invite them to try and improve the REVEAL platform. We also contributed to the Business Modeling and Exploitation Plans.

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Startup to Scaleup Launchpad Europe

Creating a platform where passionate innovators from startups, corporations and investors are brought together

2017-2018 – Launchpad Europe is a concept of a joint activity between Espoo Marketing, Nokia, Cap Digital and Systematic. The platform has brought high growth potential startup companies together with multinational corporations and investors with a concrete Open Innovation approach. Cap Digital was in charge of contributing to the Business Modeling and disseminating its results during the Festival Futur.e.s in Paris (2018) and some several learning expeditions.

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