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This page is an outline of the most recent research news direct from the Horizon 2020 website. This webpage provides you with direct access to the Horizon 2020 RSS Feed (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/rss.xml)

Please Note: The information on this page is download directly and automatically from the Horizon 2020 RSS feeds at http://ec.europa.eu. The EPA have no control over the currency or content of these RSS feeds. They are supplied for information purposes only. Please check http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/ for the most up-to-date information on Horizon 2020 funding and related activities.

Events - MARITIME CUISINE MEETS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES - 11 May 2017, BOULOGNE SUR MER, France


The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop « Maritime Cuisine Meets Sustainable Tourism » is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa - Centre National de la Mer in France. I

t will bring together European and national representatives from tourism and seafood industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens.

They will share knowledge and expectations, define a common vision and propose

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05/10/2017 - 02:00
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Published on: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Organic innovation days


How do we move organic farming forward to ensure sustainability & health of our food systems? TP organics organises the Organic innovation days, along side the SC2 Infoweek, to discuss how innovation can help. H2020 OK-NetArable will hold their final conference there and opportunities for funding for organic farming under H2020 work programme 2018-2020 will be presented. Call for innovations open until 31 July.
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From 15/11/2017 - 01:00 to 17/11/2017 - 01:00
Venue: 
Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
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TP Organics
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Published on: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:35:49 +0000

EIT Newsletter - Issue 6/2017 - The top 10 most innovative universities in Europe are EIT Community partners


The EIT Newsletter brings you the latest news on EIT Community events, achievements and opportunities.
Date: 
22/05/2017 - 16:14

In this edition you can read about:

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  • The top 10 most innovative universities in Europe are EIT Community partners
  • EIT Innovators Award winner 2016 also wins MBR Global Water Award in Dubai
  • EIT InnoEnergy start-up, Elestor, receives prestigious award
  • EIT Digital PhD graduate has 'sixth sense' for innovation
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Published on: Mon, 22 May 2017 14:14:59 +0000

EIT Innovators Award winner 2016 also wins MBR Global Water Award in Dubai


Norbert Kuipers, who won the EIT Innovators Award 2016, has now won the MBR Global Water Award in Dubai. Norbert and the team from TNO won for their MemPower® product, which uses renewable sources of energy such as solar and residual heat to produce very pure water by membrane distillation. An exciting aspect of this is that MemPower® produces but consumes no electricity, while at the same time safe drinking water and electricity can be produced from sea water.
Date: 
19/05/2017 - 12:37
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Published on: Fri, 19 May 2017 10:37:41 +0000

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2017 Prizes Winners announced


The Marie Sklodowska Curie prize winners were announced at the MSCA 2017 Presidency Conference, “Mobility takes research further” on Thursday 11th by Director General, Education and Culture of the European Commission Martine Reicherts.
Date: 
19/05/2017 - 11:35

The conference, which was organized by the Malta Council for Science and Technology, as part of the program of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, was held at Esplora, National Interactive Science Centre, Malta.

Three MSCA fellows have been awarded for having reached excellent results in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Communicating Science and Contribution to a better society through a highly competitive call with around 200 applications.

Ms Nadine Castillo, Director of Research & Innovation Strategy, Policy and Internationalisation at Malta Council for Science and Technology
Dr. Kristina Bliznakova, "Contribution to a Better Society" category prize winner
Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, "Communicating Science"category prize winner
Dr. Adam Celiz "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" category prize winner
Ms Martine Reicherts, Director General at Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

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Published on: Fri, 19 May 2017 09:35:04 +0000

New report assesses the role of crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance for research and innovation


This report provides an assessment of whether alternative finance has the potential to help Europe address the problem of access to finance for innovative companies and bridge the gap in terms of access to risk capital, and if EU action is needed to support development of the sector.
Date: 
17/05/2017 - 16:45

The study demonstrates that Alternative Finance (AF) plays an important role in funding R&I. In quantitative terms, it provides a sizeable contribution to funding R&I, although not living up to the hype embodied by the headlines about "AF overtaking Venture Capital". It can’t be considered as a solution to the current R&I funding gap in Europe, also because its growth in Europe appears to be lagging behind other regions of the world.

Yet, AF plays an even more important role from a qualitative point of view. There is no such thing as "AF for R&I": different instruments can provide a different contribution to different phases of the innovation cycle. Hence, there is no space for a "one size fits all" policy intervention. The role of AF extends far beyond the pure provision of funding, especially in the domain of R&I. It helps researchers raise awareness about science and create support networks that add value to the research. It helps entrepreneurs test the project potential at an early stage and market their innovations. It helps investors diversify their risks and enter new markets. Moreover, platforms themselves are not pure neutral matchmaking players: they assess and filter projects, provide financial education, and help bring the ecosystem together. Even looking at policies only, the introduction of bespoke regimes has not just been substantial to incentivise investment, but also to generate wider awareness and trust in AF.

Looking ahead, one challenging area appears to be related to understanding the wider role of AF in terms of signal creation, usage, and propagation within the financial ecosystem. This is particularly true in a context such as R&I, characterised by high information asymmetry as the main barrier to investment.

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Published on: Wed, 17 May 2017 14:45:26 +0000

Science Café with Jan Konvalinka - 28 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium


Science Café with Jan Konvalinka is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of biochemistry.

Our guest is a recognized scientist, who was involved in development of the first inhibitors of the HIV protease. Currently he is focused on viral resistance development.

Dr. Konvalinka holds position of vice-rector for research at the Charles University in Prague and head of department at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy

Date: 
05/11/2017 - 01:00
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Published on: Fri, 12 May 2017 09:57:06 +0000

Impact workshop on the cPPPs in Horizon 2020 - 17 May 2017, Brussels


This 7th Impact Workshop, organised by the European Commission, will gather representatives of Horizon 2020 projects funded under the 2014-2016 cPPP calls for proposals, and the members of the cPPP Partnership Boards.

The objective of the workshop is to assess the impact of the contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs) :

-Factories of the Future

- Energy Efficient Buildings

- Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency

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Date: 
05/10/2017 - 02:00
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Published on: Thu, 11 May 2017 01:13:41 +0000

Making Poland's energy infrastructure more sustainable


The EU-funded SuPREME project will help to promote a conversion to renewable energy systems and resources in Poland by twinning one of the country's best energy research centre with more advanced EU centres of excellence in the field.
Date: 
05/05/2017 - 12:56

Poland’s economic progress has come at some environmental cost – its history in electricity production resulted in it registering the highest rate of coal production of any EU country in 2009. Poland is Europe’s third largest polluter and is home to 30 of Europe’s most damaging power plants.

However, Poland’s demand for electricity is also twice the EU average. This means that energy must continue to be generated in similar quantities, albeit in a considerably more sustainable manner. Renewable energy systems (RES) are a logical solution, but unlike traditional power facilities, RES can lead to unpredictable and variable outputs depending on the weather and other seasonal and geographical factors.

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Twinning for a Sustainable, Proactive Research partnership in distributed Energy systems planning, Modelling and managEment
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Published on: Fri, 05 May 2017 10:56:45 +0000

Can you solve the 'Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge? A €2 million Horizon Prize for the innovator who can!


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Date: 
04/05/2017 - 16:32

The European Commission has launched the Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize, inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water resources.

The € 2 million prize will be awarded through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

This is the fourth ICT-based Horizon Prize and it will be awarded to the best solution that will succeed putting together wireless sensors using harvesting technologies and demonstrate the positive impact of using self-powered energy in acquiring, monitoring, communicating and analysing information about water resources.

For further info: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizonprize/index.cfm?prize=watermonitoring

Can you solve the 'Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge? A €2 million Horizon Prize for the innovator who can!
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Published on: Thu, 04 May 2017 14:32:52 +0000

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