Funding news from Horizon 2020

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Calling urban mobility and manufacturing innovators: competition for new EIT innovation communities launched

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) has launched a competition for new innovation communities in the areas of urban mobility (EIT Urban Mobility) and added value manufacturing (EIT Manufacturing). The winners will join Europe’s largest innovation community to bring solutions to European citizens.

Published on: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:22:09 +0000

Maximising the impact of EU research and innovation

Europe must step up investment in research and innovation in order to maximise impact, while also further refining the success story that is Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. This is one of the key messages from the Communication on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation that the European Commission presented today. It also calls for a mission-oriented approach, focusing on cracking specific challenges, as a way of boosting the impact of the programme. Other key messages inclu

Published on: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:17:54 +0000

FE2RIN training for FET projects: how to better validate research results and connect with early stage investors and crowdfunding sources

A series of workshops offer help to FET Projects to prepare to launch innovative solutions to the market with the Lean Startup approach to product development.
training map how to succeed

The FET-Open CSA project FET2RIN’s main goal is helping researchers to learn how to rapidly develop and test novel solutions by gathering feedback. Many projects fail to generate impact, as startups fail to succeed on the market, by not validating their ideas early on, with real-life customers. To mitigate that, researchers attending FET2RIN workshops will learn how to apply the lean start-up approach, getting out of the lab, search for unmet needs and validate their impact related assumptions. 

FET2Rin coaches will guide FET teams through assumption identification, customer interviews, rapid experimentation, and new exploitation opportunities. FET2RIN training pushes teams outside their comfort zone and changes the way they look at research results in the view of use and impact.

The 4th edition of FET2Rin training will be held from mid-Mach to mid-May 2018, consisting of both online and on-site in Brussels sessions. If you are interested to know more or you want to apply for the training, please visit the FET2Rin website.


Published on: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:49:52 +0000

CellViewer: super-resolution microscopy to visualise live cells

A FET-Open project works on new high-throughput microscopy technique, which will allow for visualisation of DNA, mRNA and proteins in living cells.
protein expression

CellViewer consortium will develop a unique cutting-edge high-throughput super-resolution (SR) microscopy approach (including new hardware and software development) to collect a large amount of spatial and dynamic information in single cells. CellViewer technologies will allow studying the mechanisms of mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) self-renewal and differentiation upon application of specific stimuli, as a specific test case.

In addition to its high impact on stem cell characterization, tissue engineering and regeneration, CellViewer will contribute further to the optimization of personalized medicine as it can be adapted to characterize a group of genes and gene products in a wild type or tumour biopsy cells from patients.

If you are curious to find out more on this FET-Open project's consortium, goals and achievements, please visit the CellViewer website.

CellViewer: super-resolution systems microscopy to assess pluripotency and differentiation of stem cells at single cell level

Published on: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:19:57 +0000

Turning solar and bioenergy into electricity: two new technologies will enter commercial demonstration phase thanks to EU loans

Two first-of-a-kind projects aimed at demonstrating commercially innovative ways of harnessing solar and bioenergy will be built thanks to loans totalling €45 million from the InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP) facility - funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. Successful demonstration will pave the way for future commercialisation of these technologies.

Published on: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:12:29 +0000

EU to invest over €114 million to help 262 small businesses bring their innovation on the market

A total of 262 small and medium-sized companies have been selected for funding under the latest round of Horizon 2020's SME Instrument. The total amount to be distributed to the companies under both Phases of the programme is €114.237 million. With this funding, companies will be able to finance their innovation activities ranging from feasibility studies to market launch.

Published on: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:26:20 +0000

Information Day for the EIT's 2018 Call for Proposals

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is organising an Information Day for the 2018 Call for Proposals for two new Innovation Communities: EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. Join us to make innovation happen!

Published on: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:48:34 +0000

CURE will cure asthma

Asthma has become a major health and economic burden in Europe affecting 30 million Europeans and one quarter of European children. Current therapies are limited to temporary improvements of the conditions of asthmatic patients but none tackle the underlying causes of the disease. There is no cure for asthma and so far no developments are recorded for new cures but what if this complex disease requires out-of-the box thinking?
Lungs' image

The CURE project proposes to do exactly that. In a previously EU funded project (PREDICTA) researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Athens have detected a correlation in the population changes of the bacteria and the bacterial viruses (phages) of the airways of asthmatic patients, including children. Building on this result, the CURE project proposes to test whether a new radical approach, phage therapy, could be effective in rebalancing the bacterial population of the airways, a possible underlying cause of asthma. The project will investigate how phage addition impacts the ecology of the airways and will design appropriate interventions for further use in clinical trials.

The CURE project gathers multidisciplinary expertise committed to develop new knowledge and work closely with relevant stakeholders towards a cure for asthma. The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Disease Patients' Associations (EFA) is one of the partners. The project is coordinated by the University of Athens (NKUA). If you are curious to know more about this FET-Open project's consortium, objectives and achievement, please visit CURE website.


Constructing a ‘Eubiosis Reinstatement Therapy’ for Asthma

Published on: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:23:45 +0000

Put your cybersecurity expertise on the map

The European Commission is conducting a mapping of the existing centres of expertise in the field of cybersecurity. The results of this mapping will be translated into a "Cybersecurity Atlas" that will be made publicly available. This Atlas aims to become a valuable tool and a reference for the cybersecurity community to look for potential partners and pool resources. Are you a center of excellence in the field of cybersecurity? Then register before 15 February 2018.
logo of the campaign with a map of Europe

Published on: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

EIT Community delivering significant impact for Europe and its citizens

A new study points to substantial successes in each of the EIT's key areas. The study, 'EIT: Our Impact from 2010 - 2016', analysed the global and European socio-economic impact of the EIT and its Innovation Communities between 2010 and 2016. With existing reviews mostly focusing on results and efficiency, the study sets out to look beyond those results and structure the achievements of the EIT Community in terms of impact.

Published on: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:41:55 +0000

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