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EU mobilises €10 million for research on the new Coronavirus outbreak


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EU mobilises €10 million for research on the new Coronavirus outbreak

Friday, 31 January, 2020
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The Commission announced today that it would grant €10 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to support research into the new Coronavirus disease.

Published on: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 14:02:30 +0000

FLIPT: how to replace plastic with the creation of a sustainable and resistant fibre


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Thursday, 23 January, 2020

FLIPT: how to replace plastic with the creation of a sustainable and resistant fibre

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The FLIPT project tests and develops a novel way of polymer processing via controlled solidification derived from natural materials with reduced use of water and energy ("aquamelt" concept).

The project takes inspiration from spiders and silkworms and on how these animals are able to create a high performance natural fibre (sustainable, degradable and elastic) in a way which is over 1000 times more energy efficient than industrially manufactured ones.

These fibres will have a remarkable impact not only in the textile sector, for which they were initially created, but also on the entire industry sector and society. Thanks to the very low CO2 emissions engendered and the use of natural resources, this new way of polymer processing will drastically reduce the energy consumption and the plastic production.

In the FLIPT video, Mr Chris Holland, Coordinator of the consortium, explains that the potential of the newly identified polymer processing is huge as, currently, there is no alternative technology that could compete with existing thermoplastics ones.

Moreover, in terms of applications, a recently published article in the “Materials Chemistry Frontiers”, partially supported by FLIPT, reports that natural silks get stronger the colder they get. This could envisage the design and fabrication of new families of natural and silk-inspired filaments for applications in extreme cold conditions such as space (see also this article in Cordis reporting on these findings).

The FLIPT project is now part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot, specifically of the Pathfinder, the new home for deep-tech research and innovation in Horizon 2020.
The EIC Pathfinder is the new paradigm of the previously known Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)-Open and FET Proactive actions funded under the FET Programme.

Published on: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:56:19 +0000

The bionic hand: how a crazy idea has become a medical breakthrough


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Thursday, 23 January, 2020

The bionic hand: how a crazy idea has become a medical breakthrough

Silvestro Micera, Professor of Neural Engineering, EPFL
When we did the first implantation in 2008, the real question was: can we give back sensations to an amputee using electrodes implanted in peripheral nerves?

“When we did the first implantation in 2008, the real question was: can we give back sensations to an amputee using electrodes implanted in peripheral nerves? At that time we absolutely didn’t know, it was a bet. Now we have shown we can do it. We have demonstrated that the patient can use this information during real tasks, so it has an impact on everyday life. The current step is to make this thing clinically usable for many patients for a long time.”

 

Read the full article here.

Published on: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:07:11 +0000

Launch of the last Horizon 2020 call for proposals from the EIC Pathfinder FET Innovation LaunchPad


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Friday, 10 January, 2020

Launch of the last Horizon 2020 call for proposals from the EIC Pathfinder FET Innovation LaunchPad

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The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad aims to turn results from FET funded projects into societal or economic innovations. Up to EUR 100.000 is available to support short actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a FET result into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts.

The FET Innovation LaunchPad topic encourages activities such as defining a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, license-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users.

One of the expected impacts of the Innovation LaunchPad topic is to bring about improved competitiveness of the European industry, and economy overall, by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from EIC Pathfinder FET research results. And indeed, experience from earlier calls shows that some projects have managed to launch a spin-off! Other projects have been able to receive funding from VC funds or signed first sales with customers. Some even have recruited staff of more than 20 high-profile physicists and engineers.

For the three calls that the FET Innovation LaunchPad has had up to now, it managed to attract about 200 proposals and has funded 60 projects with a total budget of €6 million. For the last Innovation Launchpad call under the Horizon 2020 framework programme, beneficiaries will declare costs based on lump sums of up to EUR 0.1 million for each grant.
Do not miss the chance and apply before 14 October 2020!

EIC Pathfinder FET Innovation LaunchPad
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Dedicated video All I need to know about Lump Sum Pilots.  

Published on: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:26:13 +0000

€83 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects


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€83 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Six energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today, 3 December. They make available EU funding of €83 million in total. The topics relate to renewable energy solutions (RES). The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation. The deadline to submit a proposal is 21 April 2020.

Published on: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:59:18 +0000

€105 million available for Horizon 2020 transport projects


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€105 million available for Horizon 2020 transport projects

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Six transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today, 3 December. They make available EU funding of €105 million. The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation. The deadline to submit a proposal is 21 April 2020.

Published on: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:55:37 +0000

€90 million available for Horizon 2020 new Next-Generation Batteries projects


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€90 million available for Horizon 2020 new Next-Generation Batteries projects

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Four next-generation batteries topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today, 3 December. They make available EU funding of €90 million. The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation. The deadline to submit a proposal is 21 April 2020.

Published on: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:44:58 +0000

€99 million available for Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth projects


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€99 million available for Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth projects

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
15 Mobility for Growth topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today, 3 December. They make available EU funding of €99 million.

Published on: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:39:20 +0000

Commission awards more than €278 million to 75 start-ups and SMEs set to shape the future


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Commission awards more than €278 million to 75 start-ups and SMEs set to shape the future

Thursday, 5 December, 2019
Seventy-five promising start-ups and SMEs have been selected in the largest funding round so far under the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. As a major novelty, 39 of these companies are set to receive both a grant and a direct equity investment.

Published on: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:15:07 +0000

Pancreatic cancer test to offer life-saving early diagnosis


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Thursday, 21 November, 2019

Pancreatic cancer test to offer life-saving early diagnosis

An innovative Swedish SME will soon launch a life-saving test for one of the most lethal and hard-to-detect forms of cancer. Clinically validated in an EU-funded project, the test could revolutionise the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, providing early detection with unprecedented accuracy, boosting patient survival rates and enabling widespread screening of high-risk groups.

Published on: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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