Grant za najbolji mobilni internet startup

Deadline: 7 November 2014
Open to: web entrepreneurs and small/medium enterprises from eligible countries
Grant: up to 100,000 euros

Future Internet Public Private Partnership aims to accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe, advance the European market for smart infrastructures, and increase the effectiveness of business processes through the Internet.The types of projects that IMPACT will fund are:

  • Start-up stage:Projects with a working prototype available, valued less than a million Euros and at least two founders who work full time for the project and with a target market launch date that is set in six months away, after the submission deadline of the call;
  • Growth phase:Companies already present in the market for less than seven years with turnover below two million euros, where the founders still own 51% of Shareholders Equity and provide indicators proving an exponential growth potential. The objective is its globalization or the consolidation of a change of business focus.

Eligibility

The call is opened for:

  • SMEs (legal persons) participating on their own – A SMEs person will be considered if they are: Headcount in a Annual Work Unit less than 250 and annual turnover is less than 50 million euros
  • Web entrepreneurs participation in a group of minimum of two individuals

List of eligible countries: Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom

Grant

The beneficiaries will receive the 100.000€ in cash in three stages:

  • 1st Stage (Month 0): 25%, once the’IMPACT sub-grant Agreement’has been signed and the deliverables indicated submitted and validated.
  • 2nd Stage (Month 3): 50% once the criteria for this second stage have been completed and the deliverables submitted and validated.
  • 3rd Stage (Month 6): 25% delivered in 2 batches. First batch of 10% at the end of the acceleration program, if all the objectives have been gotten, and the remaining 15% will be approved but the payment will be done when the IMPACT consortia will receive the last payment from the European Commission.

Application

You can submit your project proposal on the online platform where you need to register and create an account.Proposals need to be submited in a single stage that need to include:

  1. General Information;
  2. Project Proposal:Market opportunity; Technology; Competition/Differentation; Commercial strategy and Scalability; Financials and Metrics; Team;
  3. Attached Documents: Technology map; Business plan;
  4. Honor declaration on exclusion criteria and absence of conflict of interested.

For more information please check the official call and see the FaQ section

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/10/24/grants-for-internet-mobile-start-ups/#ixzz3H3goev7e

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European Commission Call for Proposals for strengthening the role of civil society in human rights and democratic reform and implementation of EU guidelines on Death Penalty

The European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) has issued a call for proposals with the objectives of strengthening the role of civil society in human rights and democratic reform, and supporting the actions on human rights and democracy issues in areas covered by EU Guidelines, including on the death penalty.

Since this is a restricted call for proposals, only concept notes outlining the proposed project have to be submitted by the eligible applicants. Detailed proposals will be requested from shortlisted applicants after successful review of their concept notes.

There are two lots to be covered under this call for proposals and their objective are us under:

For lot 1 – the strengthening of transnational (regional and global) actions on conflict management, mediation and dialogue and/or strengthening regional/global civil society and its interaction with regional/global human rights mechanisms.

The aim is to support civil society networks developing greater cohesion in working on human rights, political pluralism and democratic political participation and representation, while contributing to the peaceful conciliation of group interests and combating discrimination on any ground; by developing equal participation of men and women in social, economic and political life, thus becoming an effective force for positive change, through cooperation among local civil society organisations and stakeholders.

For lot 2 – support for the implementation of the EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty, which provide the general framework for EIDHR assistance in this area as well as the EU policy towards third countries.

EIDHR support will be given to activities focusing on promoting the restrictive use of, the establishment of a moratorium on, and the abolition of the death penalty.

Deadline for submitting the concept notes is August 1, 2011

For more information and details, please visit this link.

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UN Women’s Call for Proposals for the UN Trust Fund – 19.01.2012.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UN Women has announced the availability of grant support to NGOs under the the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

This call for proposals also marks the UN Trust Fund’s 15th Anniversary. It was established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 to support national and local efforts to end violence against women. The UN Trust Fund awards grants annually through an open and competitive process. The majority of its grantees are NGOs, with grants awarded also to governments and UN country teams.

Current call for proposals is open to NGOs, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations to apply and seek funding support.

The areas of action under this call are:

  • Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
  • Addressing Violence against Women in Conflict, Post‐conflict and Transitional Settings

The UN Trust Fund can allocate funding from US $300,000 to $1 million for large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country teams. For small organizations, including grassroots women’s organizations and networks, project funding for a minimum of $100,000 will be considered. Project durations can be from 2-3 years.

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note.

The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 19 January 2012, 11:59pm New York Time (EST). For more information, visit this link.

Proposals invited for the Next Funding Cycle by the National Endowment for Democracy Source – 20.01.2012

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.  Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over.

NED’s direct grants are aimed at providing financial support to hundreds of nongovernmental groups abroad working to ensure human rights, an independent media, the rule of law and to advance other democratic goals.

NED encourages applications for financial support from activist organizations in diverse situations, such as transitional countries where the goal is democratic consolidation, authoritarian countries where the goals are liberalization, and the protection of human rights.

In this context, NED is currently seeking grant proposals from eligible organizations to be considered during the next board meeting scheduled to be held on March 30, 2012.

Programs Eligible for Grants

NED is especially interested in proposals that originate with local democratic groups. It is also interested in nonpartisan programs seeking to strengthen democratic values. Note that the Endowment does not make grants to individuals.

Selection Procedure

NED Board of Directors meets every quarter for reviewing and evaluating the grant proposals. In addition to evaluating how a program fits within the Endowment’s overall priorities, the Board considers factors such as the urgency of a program, its relevance to specific needs and conditions in a particular country, and the democratic commitment and experience of the applicant.

Last date for submission of grant proposals for the next cycle is January 20, 2012

For more information, visit this link.

Poziv za dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga do 13.02.2012.

Poziv za dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga do 13.02.2012.

In fondacija, fondacija za unapređenje socijalne inkluzije djece i mladih u BiH uz finansijsku podršku Kinderpostzegels, Netherlands (KPZ) otvara poziv za lokalne nevladine organizacije kojima su primarni korisnici djeca i mladi uzrasta do 21 godine.

In fondacija podržava inovativne projektne prijedloge koji uključuju vlastito učešće ili podršku lokalne zajednice i koji u svoje aktivnosti uključuju volontere. Jedna od komponenti projekta bi trebala biti i aktivnost zagovaranja za promjene u zajednici, kao i promocija aktivne participacije korisničke grupe.

Pozivamo sve zainteresovane organizacije da pošalju svoje prijedloge projekata, a projektnu dokumentaciju mogu preuzeti s naše web stranice. Popunjene prijave dostavite na našu adresu: In fondacija, P.P. 45, 78102 Banja Luka, najkasnije do ponedjeljka, 13.02.2012. do 12.00 sati.

Napomena: prijave slati samo običnom poštom, što isključuje brzu dostavu.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks grants proposals to transform health and agricultural development in the world’s poorest countries / deadline 17 nov 2011/

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking proposals for Round 8 of its Grand Challenges Explorations. The initiative is the part of a $100 million in grants aimed at encouraging innovation in the fields of global health and development research.

The initiative invites scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs from around the world to submit proposals for the opportunity to win $100,000 in grant and pursue their unconventional ideas aimed at transforming health and agricultural development in the world’s poorest countries.

Topics of Grand Challenges Explorations Round 8

  • Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
  • Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
  • Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges
  • Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems
  • Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas

Eligibility

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks to involve innovators around the world, including researchers who do not typically work in global health and development; those with innovative ideas in Africa, Asia and other parts of the developing world; people working in the private sector; and young investigators.

Selection Criteria and Grants

The initiative uses a streamlined, straightforward, online grant-making process.  The proposal process makes it easy to apply.  Applications are two pages, and preliminary data about the proposed research are not required.

Grand Challenges Explorations is a unique initiative that supports innovative research of unorthodox ideas. Every aspect of the program, including the carefully designed topics describing critical scientific barriers to progress in global health, the two-page online application, and the rapid review process, are designed to swiftly award funding to scientists who are testing unproven ideas that could lead to breakthroughs in global health.

The Gates Foundation and an independent group of reviewers will select the most innovative proposals, and grants will be awarded within approximately four months from the proposal submission deadline. Initial grants will be $100,000 USD each. Projects showing success will have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $1 million over two years.

Last date for submission of proposals is November 17, 2011. For more information, visit this link.

The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites

The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites

Google’s strategy of empowering site developers and owners with free and valuable tools has proven to be effective in garnering a fair bit of geek love for the company. But this affinity to Google by technology enthusiasts is not without warrant—they really do make excellent products that can be instrumental in building, maintaining, and improving websites. What’s more, they’re all usually free.

Check out some of the best Google products for developing, analyzing, maintaining and tinkering with websites.

1. Google Chrome Developer Tools

Google Chrome Developer Tools

Most developers know the advantages and convenience of testing and debugging in a web browser. It’s this fact that has led to the popularity of browser add-ons such as Firebug and Web Developer Toolbar.

Google Chrome, the latest major entry in the web browser market, has a robust, capable, intuitive, and downright helpful suite of tools geared for developers comparable to—and some might even argue, better than— web development tools such as Firebug. It includes a web page inspector for studying the DOM, a JavaScript console and tab for stack-tracing, debugging, setting breakpoints, and testing scripts, timeline-profiling (akin to YSlow!) of assets being downloaded in a web page for performance tuning, and more.

For Google Chrome users: access the Developer Tools by clicking on the Page icon and then going to Developer > Developer Tools (or pressing Ctrl/Cmd+Shift +I).

2. Webmaster Tools

Webmaster Tools

Though you might balk at the choice of name for this Google product (“Webmaster” is so mid-90′s), you won’t contest the usefulness of Google’s Webmaster Tools. The web-based application, once set up, provides you with plenty of information that can help you maintain and improve your website. It has a Diagnostics set of tools for identifying malware on your site and finding spider-crawl errors. Under the Diagnostics set, Webmaster Tools has an HTML Suggestions page that highlights how you can improve your site’s mark-up.

It additionally lets you discover your most popular web page by way of showing you the number of external links that point to it. It can even point out broken links on your website (see a tutorial on how to do this with Webmaster Tools). All that—and much more— makes the five minutes that this free Google service might take the average site owner to set up, more than worth the time.

3. Google Web Toolkit

Google Web Toolkit

Google Web Toolkit is a development framework for web application developers. The framework streamlines the process of making high-performance and well-tuned web apps by giving developers a solid foundation to build their app on, sidestepping issues such as browser quirks and having to write common web functionalities (such as an authentication system).

Couple all that with the fact that GWT tightly integrates with the company’s other products such as Google AdWords, FeedBurner, and Google Ajax Libraries, and you’ve got yourself a great framework (especially if you are already a Java developer).

Get up and running quickly with GWT by reading Google’s tutorial doc.

4. Google Code Search

Google Code Search

Can’t seem to figure out how to get that stubborn login feature to work? Want to see how other developers tackle the feature you’re working on? For designers, it’s easy to find inspiration by viewing one of the many design gallery sites out there. But for developers, its slim pickings, even though our work is also creative and does need some inspiring ideas sometimes.

Google Code Search crawls and indexes publicly available sample code that developers and programmers can search and study. It has a robust search syntax that permits regular expressions in case you already know what you’re looking for. Not comfortable with search syntax? Their advanced code search has a simple user interface that will let you run highly specific search queries.

5. Page Speed

Page Speed

With Google search now factoring in a website’s loading time in an effort to improve user experience, it’s now more essential than ever to analyze your site for places where you can trim the fat and expose issues that you can fix to speed it up.

Page Speed is an open source Firebug browser add-on that helps you evaluate the performance of your web pages. Factors assessed by the add-on are based off Google’s Web Performance Best Practices, spearheaded by highly respected ex-Yahoo! Chief Performance and current Google executive, Steve Souders.

6. Browser Size

Browser Size

Though the applicability of the “above the fold” concept—a principle carried over from print design— in web design is highly debated, it’s still not a bad idea to see how your web page renders when first loading, in various web browser sizes.

Browser Size is a handy web-based tool for visualizing how web pages look on popular browser viewport sizes by overlaying boundaries and contours of visible areas on top of your chosen web page. This Google product is great for times when you want to see if important page elements are visible without scrolling.

7. Google Ajax Libraries API

Google Ajax Libraries API

Most websites take advantage of using JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and MooTools for creating Ajax-enabled web apps. But serving these libraries can give your web server a beating, especially if your website generates a lot of unprimed cache site traffic.

Google Ajax Libraries API is a way of serving popular JavaScript libraries (there are currently 10 popular libraries being offered up) to your site visitors, giving you the chance to offload the burden to Google’s highly capable infrastructure.

Using the Google Ajax Libraries API is advantageous for many reasons, including the reduction of web server bandwidth and resource consumption and a higher chance that your site visitors will hit your web pages with a primed cache because they might have visited another site that uses Google Ajax Libraries previously, producing faster page response times and enhancing their experience.

8. Google Website Optimizer

Google Website Optimizer

Out of the list of concerns of web designers and developers, web page usability is on top. Google Website Optimizer helps you tease out issues with your web page design by allowing you to construct two or more web pages and comparing them side by side, in a process known as split testing (or A/B testing). Test your ideas and experiments with different web layouts easily with Website Optimizer.

9. Sites

Sites

Need to get up a website quickly? Sites—as you might have intuited by its name—is a Google product that gives you the ability to easily create your own site. Its tight integration with other Google products enables you to quickly post YouTube videos, slideshows, Gmail calendars, Gear gadgets, Google Docs spreadsheets, and other content types in your Site.

You can keep your Site private if you want, and in that case, it can become your very own personal web-based documentation tool.

10. Speed Tracer

Speed Tracer

Speed Tracer is a tool with a singular (but important) purpose: to help you, the developer, identify issues with your web application by presenting you with a visual breakdown of how your web app is rendering on web pages. Not sure how this is useful? Read about some use case scenarios.

11. Project Hosting

Project Hosting

Project Hosting is part of Google Code that gives open source developers a place to host their projects. For people not maintaining projects, Project Hosting becomes a repository of open source projects, giving you the ability to find open source project files that you can integrate into your site.

12. Google App Engine

Google App Engine

Google App Engine lets you run your web apps on the company’s infrastructure. What this ultimately translates to is that you can save your dough without sacrificing uptime and server resources. You can still use your web app on your own domain, but if you’re really that strapped for cash, you can use their free domain as well (yourapp.appspot.com).

To get your feet wet quickly, Google devised a practical tutorial on using Google App Engine to build a guest book. Want to see what the Google App Engine can do? Rummage through the Applications Gallery.

13. Google Chart Tools

Google Chart Tools

Raw data and numbers presented in tabular form are boring, and can also be more difficult to grok and gain information from. Google Chart Tools allows its users to add charts, graphs and other data visualization types for embedding on web pages.

Google Chart Tools can have interactivity features that lets your users interface with the charts you present them, such as hovering over data points to reveal more information about them, as well as animation options to captivate your audience.

14. Closure Tools

Closure Tools

JavaScript closure is a good thing when understood and used properly. But the accidental use or misuse of closures can lead to memory leaks and poorly optimized code.

The Closure Tools is a development suite currently in Google Labs that consists of (at the moment) three tools: Closure Compiler, which is a JavaScript optimizer, the Closure Library, which is a JavaScript library for Ajax application development, and Closure Templates for creating dynamically generated HTML.

The Closure Tools speeds up high-performance web application and website development and can test existing JavaScripts for closure issues.

15.  Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics gives you relevant and useful statistics about how your website is performing in terms of site traffic. GA is a robust and powerful tool, enabling you to create custom reports, study various stats such as where visitors are coming from, what browsers they use, what their Internet connection speeds are, and more—all of which can give you a clear picture of your site’s audience.

This Google product also helps you in cutting down your server resources if you choose it over server-side software (which can be pretty taxing on your server when running and logging persistently). (Learn more about Google Analytics’ more advanced utility through this tutorial.)

Other Google Products

Here are other great Google products to check out.

Gears

This Google product is similar to Greasemonkey in that it extends the user’s ability to use web applications by giving them additional functionality through their web browser.

Chrome Experiments

Chrome Experiments is a gallery of user-submitted experiments showing what the latest open web technology standards (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) can do. It’s a great place to see some innovative work.

Google AJAX Feed

Using only JavaScript, Google AJAX Feed allows you to grab RSS feeds from websites to use for mash-up’s, such as, for example, displaying a sidebar widget of the latest new posts of multiple sites.

Google AJAX Language

With websites having a worldwide audience, Google AJAX Language enables developers and site owners to easily provide their readers a convenient way of translating page content into another spoken language.

The Go Programming Language

Go is a compiled software programming language that focuses on speed and performance.

Google Fusion Tables

Fusion Tables is a way to discover public datasets, as well as store your own on Google’s infrastructures.

FeedBurner

Managing, creating and infusing site RSS feeds with more features is just so much easier with Google FeedBurner.

“Balkans, let´s get up!”

 

 

After the first succesful edition of the programme “Balkans, let´s get up!” in 2010 we are keen on calling for Applications for the second edition of the project in 2011.

Below you can find the detailed description of “Balkans, let´s get up!” and the modality for application.

For further information please visit our Website: http://www.balkansletsgetup.org or contact: info@balkansletsgetup.org

With best wishes
Your Balkans, let´s get up! team