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For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. The first Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2014 Read more
INNOVEIT2015 brought together the EIT Stakeholder Forum, the EIT Awards, the EIT Roundtables and the EIT Alumni Connect event in one Innovation forum. The objectives of the forum were to bring together a large and wide group of actors from the European Innovation Community. Read more
This Annual Report gives an overview of the activities and achievements of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2015, a year marked by the signing of the 5000th grant. By promoting excellence and supporting the best researchers, the ERC has established itself as an assential component of the EU's research funding system. Read more

This study examines the potential for EU investment into venture capital (VC) funds-of-funds operating at EU level. It makes a strong case for supporting several such multi-country funds in a coherent way in order to help address Europe's equity gap, remedy the fragmentation of the VC market, and improve the performance of European VC funds in raising finance from major institutional and other private investors.

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Patients are at the heart of the EU’s innovative medicines initiative (IMI) that seeks to speed up the development of more effective and safer medicines. Created in 2008 as a public-private partnership, IMI plays a leading role in the EU’s efforts to remove barriers to the discovery of new treatments. It does this through collaborative research projects and by building networks of industrial, academic experts, researchers, regulators, clinicians and patients. Read more
Earth observation data and information are vital to allow decision-makers and society in general to take informed decisions about climate, energy, food security, natural hazards, health and other societal challenges. These challenges are complex, interrelated, cross-border in nature and interdependent at the global scale and therefore coordination is essential to avoid duplication of efforts and reduce observational gaps. Read more
How can the public sector become an agent of innovation through Innovation & Communication Technologies? A new section within the Joinup Open Government community is devoted to discussing the draft outputs and results of an ongoing study on the new generation of eGovernment services. Give your input! Read more
This report presents the conclusions of the independent Expert Group on the “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” that was established by the European Commission (EC) to provide advice on the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for implementing the new global sustainable development agenda (2030 Agenda). Read more
What is the origin of the Universe? How do galaxies form and evolve? Is there a possibility of extra-terrestrial life? This brochure presents a few projects addressing some of the most important challenges in the field of Universe Sciences which were funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Read more
Diabetes is a chronic disease that constitutes a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Diabetes rates are alarmingly increasing both in developed and developing countries across the world. It poses a considerable burden to patients and healthcare systems. The report presents the outcome of discussions carried out during a workshop on prevention and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Read more