InnoEnergy is making its Investment Round for supporting and launching clean energy innovations open year-round.The move is expected to offer flexibility to businesses to shorten the journey from lab to launch.The Investment Round is open now for applications and businesses can find out more about how to apply here. The cut-off for funding inside 2017 is 23 October.So far this year, InnoEnergy has invested EUR 23.5 million in projects spanning eight technology areas across Europe. This takes its total financial commitment since launching its Investment Round in 2011 to EUR 170.5 million – resulting in EUR 3 billion of forecasted sales.This year’s funding has been spread across 144 project partners – more than 40 per cent of InnoEnergy’s 323 total partnerships to date. Of these, 252 are in industry, 130 are SMEs and 142 are academics. Furthermore, InnoEnergy has supported 12 new projects and services, bringing its overall tally to 90.“It’s our mission to provide sustainable energy innovators with the flexible and adaptable funding they need to succeed and grow – and, ultimately, bring forth the future of clean energy. The continued success of our Investment Rounds shows that we’re on the right track,” Diego Pavia, CEO of InnoEnergy, said.“Our support goes far beyond funding. As the only organisation to offer a comprehensive set of support services – from marketing to business strategy and beyond – alongside mentorship from our network of more than 300 partners and an open innovation ecosystem, InnoEnergy is proud to act as the commercial co-pilot to European cleantech’s pacesetters.”The Investment Round is open to proven European technology concepts that will help to change the future of the energy industry. By offering funding and connecting successful applicants with InnoEnergy’s network of industry experts, the initiative helps address challenges faced when commercialising technology to accelerate innovation.
Messi, Ronaldo are from another planet, so I’m world’s best- NeymarBrazilian striker Neymar has said that he is the “world’s best player,” given that Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo are “from another planet.”“Modesty aside, I think that I am the world’s best player,” Neymar quipped in an exchange with the hosts of Desimpedidos, a Brazilian YouTube channel. “Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are from another planet, so I’m No. 1.”
Share Domenico Mazzola, AltenarSports betting and gaming operator Replatz has chosen software from Altenar to power its new Fastbet.it brand for the Italian market. Replatz has decided to break from its existing branding to launch Fastbet.it with a full suite of services from Altenar, including extensive in-play betting, multi-lingual customer support and advanced data management, as well as the popular cash out feature.This follows the announcement from news agency Agimeg that a previous ban on cash out functionality for Italian market customers would be lifted on a trial basis.Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar, said: “Launching our first customer for the regulated Italian market is a massive breakthrough for Altenar. “It is also a huge opportunity for us to disrupt a market where region-specific sportsbook providers have been unable to offer the complete sports betting experience, which of course includes cash out.“Altenar is equipped to come in and offer this from day one. This is a clear example of how Replatz.it – the operator behind the new and exciting Fastbet.it brand – will benefit from Altenar’s international experience, while we expect to learn from their knowledge of the local market to customise the platform in the right way to ensure long-term success.”Replatz was one of 70 licensees confirmed by the Italian gaming regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) last month, following a number of delays to the process.Each licensed operator is required to pay a fee of €200,000, with companies also required to have an existing Italian or European Union gaming licence, and turnover of at least €1.5m in the past two years. All licences are valid until 31 December 2022. StumbleUpon Submit Share