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Join us at Open Source Circular Economy Days in Bucharest, 9-10 june 2016!

OSCEdays Bucharest is part of an open, distributed and globally connected event, happening at the same time in over 60 cities:  Industry representatives, designers, policy makers and innovators from across the globe – all enthusiastic supporters of the circular economy principles – share ideas and solutions for prototyping systems, products and designs for an .. read more

EduCaB story until now

  -          Beginning of 2013: the concept behind EduCaB is drafted; it’s not an NGO, it’s a platform, it’s intended to be a model of local development, by building capacity at the level of established / existing structures. -          Spring of 2013: the concept is started to be tested as the Volunteering/CSR program of Ipsos Romania (the .. read more

On April 7th, 2016, posted in: Blog posts, News by

Kick off ALERT – Earthquake risk mitigation campaign

In February we kick off the project ALERT, a campaign to prevent casualties in case of an earthquake of high intensity. ALERT is an eartquake risk mitigation project aiming to mobilize citizen engagement in data and resource gathering through an online collaborative platform. The project is designed to raise awareness on seismis risk in Bucharest, .. read more

The 3rd edition of RICAP is on!

We are super happy to announce that we have selected the 18 companies we will be working with during the next 6 months. RICAP is designed to help tech entrepreneurs to boost their businesses and get their innovations globally. The novelty of this edition is that we have 2 tracks: RICAP Academy where we have .. read more

On February 9th, 2016, posted in: RICAP by

The fifth stage of the Earthquake Emergency Intervention in Dhading District / Nepal

  Our main focus for this stage is to securing funds and starting the reconstruction works for the first school campus in the area, organizing a second medical camp in Dhading (hiring both GPs and dentists), making a plan and finding the right partners for starting a permanent medical point in the area, while also .. read more

On January 8th, 2016, posted in: Blog posts, Nepal EduCaB, News by

Nepal EduCaB – Stage II of the emergency intervention in Dhading District / Nepal

Mid June, we have closed stage two of the intervention in Dhading, following to the Earthquake on April 25th and the subsequent aftershocks. What we did so far: 1. Securing safe school space for Mahendrodaya Kalika Secondary School In the first instance, we have build a temporary school space that, along with the existing school, will .. read more

On June 26th, 2015, posted in: Blog posts, Ne-categorisit, Nepal EduCaB, News by

Earthquake Emergency Intervention Campaign in Dhading District / Nepal

As a response to the critical situation in Dhading district, 64 km. West of Kathmandu, following the Earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, The Romanian Centre for Innovation in Local Development urgently initiated an intervention in the area, consisting of 8 villages, 300 households, with around 1250 persons. The strategic partners for the intervention .. read more

On May 22nd, 2015, posted in: Blog posts, Nepal EduCaB, News by

Horizon 2020 opportunities for local innovations

Horizon 2020, the EU program for funding research & development and innovation (RDI) was launched last year and entered the implementation period in January 2014. It already offers interesting opportunities for local development projects. What is some of the reasoning behind Horizon 2020? Unlike FP7, the new Horizon 2020 program  has a stronger focus on .. read more

On February 1st, 2014, posted in: Blog posts by Tags: , , , ,

The 15 RICAP Participants Announced

We are happy to publicly announce the 15 companies that we are welcoming in the first cycle of RICAP! What follows is over three months of personalized mentorship with carefully matched highly experienced mentors from Romania and the US, and a range of opportunities to connect to potential partners from a vast international network.   .. read more

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: RICAP, News by