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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.

EIC pilot to invest €146 million in 79 top-class innovative projects to help them access the market faster


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EIC pilot to invest €146 million in 79 top-class innovative projects to help them access the market faster

Thursday, 24 May, 2018
The European Commission will support 79 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. In total, the projects are to receive €146.173 million under the SME Instrument (Phase 2) and Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.

Published on: Thu, 24 May 2018 11:55:16 +0000

EIT RawMaterials: U-START call on circular economy


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EIT RawMaterials: U-START call on circular economy

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018
EIT RawMaterials: U-START call on circular economy
The call for the joint EIT RawMaterials and Veolia incubator programme is now open. U-START's ambition is to accelerate the time to market of innovative concepts through the support of EIT RawMaterials and Veolia in a “co-creation” mode. To be considered for the start-up program, you have to prove a societal and environmental benefit of your concept in the following three to five years. Apply before 22 June 2018.

Published on: Wed, 23 May 2018 13:41:22 +0000

Design for Innovation training for SMEs in Athens


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Venue: 
Athens, Attica, Greece

Design for Innovation training for SMEs in Athens

Thursday, 21 June, 2018
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is co-organising together with the European Commission a cost-free training for SMEs in Athens: Discover how design-driven innovation can become the key to improve you competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability. The course will provide the participants with a meaningful view of the benefits and the opportunities of design-driven innovation, with presentations, case studies and team work in one full day. Register now!

Published on: Wed, 23 May 2018 13:29:58 +0000

Apply now for the EIT Digital Challenge and scale up your digital tech business


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Apply now for the EIT Digital Challenge and scale up your digital tech business

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018
Are you a fast-growing European digital technology scale-up? Does your product or service leverage digital technology applied to industry, cities, wellbeing, infrastructure or finance? Does your company already have annual revenue of €300,000 or €2 million in funding, and is less than 10 years old? Then apply for the EIT Digital Challenge. You have until 14 June. Apply for the EIT Digital Challenge and win an international growth package worth up to €100,000 to scale up your business.

Published on: Wed, 23 May 2018 13:22:56 +0000

Work with the EIT as evaluator or reviewer


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Work with the EIT as evaluator or reviewer

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018
Experts needed. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is continuously looking for external expertise to evaluate, monitor and review the EIT innovation model and the Innovation Communities. Who we are looking for? The EIT typically seeks experts with experience in working with business, education or research organisations or with experience integrating business, education and research activities (‘Knowledge Triangle Integration’). Interested? Apply now!

Published on: Wed, 23 May 2018 12:26:38 +0000

The latest Research and Innovation Framework Programme: Horizon Europe


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Thursday, 17 May, 2018

The latest Research and Innovation Framework Programme: Horizon Europe

At the beginning of May, the European Commission announced a proposed budget of €100 billion for the next EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme, called Horizon Europe (2021-2027).

Once the Commission’s proposal has been accepted following negotiations by the Council and European Parliament, Horizon Europe will be launched on 1 January 2021. You can find the blog from Commissioner Moedas explaining the rationale for the new name here.

With simpler rules and less red tape, it will be designed around three pillars: Open Science, Global challenges and Open Innovation.

We would like to thank you for your valuable input throughout this process, which was fed into the proposal.

In order to ensure the best possible outcome for EU funds for research and innovation, we invite you to tweet messages of support using this shareable image and these three hashtags:  #InvestEUresearch #HorizonEU #EUBudget.

These tweets will be retweeted from the official @EU_H2020 Twitter account.

Together let’s do our best to ensure that we secure an EU budget for research and innovation that Europe deserves, for the coming years!

Feel free to forward this News Alert to anyone who you believe may be interested!

Published on: Thu, 17 May 2018 17:13:06 +0000

Future and Emerging Technologies: 375 proposals submitted under the Research and Innovation Actions call


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Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Future and Emerging Technologies: 375 proposals submitted under the Research and Innovation Actions call

Graphic with a screen half filled with text on orange background "Empowering European Innovators" and half of a photo of young person
375 proposals have been submitted under the first Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open call of the European Innovation Council Pilot, that closed on 16 May, for an available budget of 123.7 million EUR.

FET Open supports early stage science and technology research exploring new foundations for radically new future technologies by challenging current paradigms and venturing into unknown areas. Early detection of promising new areas, developments and trends, along with attracting new and high-potential research and innovation players, are key factors.

FET Open combines high scientific ambition with concrete technological implications. It aims to attract interdisciplinary consortia that do not shy away from exploring connections between remote disciplines in order to open-up new and potentially game changing technological directions that FET as a whole aims to develop into the leading technology paradigms of the future, including through FET-Proactive projects and FET-Flagship initiatives.

In spite of the high initial risk, the long-term impact can be enormous: these new technologies can become the core for new high-growth companies, for new industries or for radically new ways of tackling societal challenges.

The FET-Open call is a part of the EIC pilot, which supports top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at cutting edge of innovation. In line with this, the EIC pilot offers coaching and mentoring services to funded SMEs. The coaching services focus on strategy, organisation and management, financing, technology assessment and commercialisation. Mentoring aims to develop leadership skills such as resilience, tenacity and strategic insight, qualities that could be the key to the growth of a business. FET Open provides the EIC with a bold exploratory engine that shatters the frontiers of current thinking. All FET-Open projects, even if far from today's markets, are full of great ideas to inspire the entrepreneurial minds that the EIC attracts.

 

Published on: Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +0000

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen visits EIT Digital Silicon Valley hub and discusses Europe’s AI Strategy


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European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen visits EIT Digital Silicon Valley hub and discusses Europe’s AI Strategy

Thursday, 3 May, 2018
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen visits EIT Digital Silicon Valley hub and discusses Europe’s AI Strategy
EIT Digital welcomed Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness in their Silicon Valley Hub. This meeting further developed interactions between Europe and US technology and innovation scenes, including the local European footprint and exchange on key topics such as artificial intelligence, future of work, regulations and digital single market.

Published on: Thu, 03 May 2018 10:54:50 +0000

Commission proposes biggest ever investment for a R&I programme in Europe


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Wednesday, 2 May, 2018

Commission proposes biggest ever investment for a R&I programme in Europe

Today the Commission presented its long-term budget proposal for the 2021-2027 period. Building on the success of the EU's past flagship research and innovation programmes, the Commission proposes to increase investment in research and innovation by allocating €114.8 billion from the future long-term EU budget.

Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme has been allocated €97.9 billion, making it the biggest ever research and innovation funding programme.

Press release: EU budget: Commission proposes a modern budget for a Union that protects, empowers and defends

Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation framework programme

Published on: Wed, 02 May 2018 17:20:31 +0000

Interactive innovation in action – Multi-Actor projects learning from each other


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Management Centre Europe
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Interactive innovation in action – Multi-Actor projects learning from each other

Thursday, 8 March, 2018
The concept of “multi-actor approach”, a practical translation of the interactive innovation, has been introduced for the first time in the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 under the Societal challenge addressing agriculture and forestry. Since then, over 80 projects have been selected. The European Commission organised a workshop to trigger interaction and exchange of best practices between these projects’ coordinators and produce interesting recommendations for the future.

Workshop aim and objectives

The overall aim of the cross-fertilisation event for multi-actor project coordinators was to contribute to the implementation of multi-actor projects of the H2020 Work Programme, a new participatory R&I approach which started as from the first H2020 call 2014.

To improve the impact and outreach of the multi-actor projects, the event aimed at promoting the  exchange of best practices on a number of emerging issues linked to the running projects. A number of inspiring examples were presented and participants were invited to contribute to discussions on how to manage Horizon 2020 Multi-Actor projects successfully. The outcome of the workshop will also help the European Commission to improve its guidance towards multi-actor project partners and coordinators.

Programme

Introduction

  • Networking NCPs - ‘Flash’ presentation of the BioHorizon project (www.ncp-biohorizon.net) - Bożena Podlaska
  • Lessons learnt from the multi-actor approach in H2020 SC2 projects – Lara Passante, Head Sector Project Management (REA B.2)
  • Setting the SceneInge Van Oost (DG AGRI – R&I)
  • Introduction and overview of the day – Mark Redman (facilitator)
  • Welcome - Kerstin Rosenow, Head of Research and Innovation (Unit B2 – R&I), DG AGRI

Managing Multi-Actor Projects and Processes

Break-out session: Managing Multi-actor Projects (see presentations at the bottom of the page)

Break-out session: Managing Multi-actor Processes (see presentations at the bottom of the page)

Dissemination, Communication and Outreach of Multi-actor projects

Break-out session:  Drafting and Disseminating Practice Abstracts (see presentations at the bottom of the page)

Break-out session:  Outreach and Communication (see presentations at the bottom of the page)

Reflections on the day:

  • Karlheinz Knickel, Independent Research Co-ordinator and Consultant
  • Tom Kelly, Director of Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc
  • Pekka Pesonen, Secretary-General of COPA-COGECA
  • Inge Van Oost, DG AGRI – R&I unit

 Documents and presentations

Contact: 
AGRI-H2020-EVENTS@ec.europa.eu

Published on: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 15:01:00 +0000

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