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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUNDING: MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE
22/09/2016
Horizon 2020, with a budget of €77bn from 2014 – 2020, is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever and one of the largest worldwide. Horizon 2020 promotes Europe’s scientific and technological excellence to extend the frontiers of human knowledge, boost the EU’s economic competitiveness, address societal challenges and remove barriers to innovation, including between the public and private sector. Read more
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22/09/2016
The EU-funded GETUI project is developing ways to assess how gestures fit into the communication skill set needed for collaborative problem solving. Read more
22/09/2016
The EIT and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) strengthened cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the EIT Headquarters in Budapest. Read more
21/09/2016
The European Commission will set up a High Level Group of experts who will advise on how to maximise the impact of the EU's investment into research and innovation. The Group will be chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, the Commission decided on 21 September 2016. Read more
21/09/2016
The European Investment Bank today announced a €20 million loan agreement with German-based Heliatek, a world leader in the production of organic photovoltaic devices and solar films. Read more
20/09/2016
The European Commission presented today key policy recommendations that will help enhance the performance of Hungary in research and innovation. These recommendations were requested by Hungary under the Policy Support Facility (PSF), a new instrument under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. Read more
20/09/2016
In war, there are rules - but sometimes countries decide that they don't apply. Colonial campaigns, for example, were often seen as exceptions. EU-funded research is studying several fought over a century ago. Ancient history? Hardly. Many aspects of this troubled past remain relevant to current debates as the world attempts to tackle terrorism. Read more
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19/09/2016
By redesigning the car interior and harnessing the latest electronic technologies, EU-funded scientists are designing and developing an affordable and user-friendly electric vehicle specifically for Europe's ageing population. A prototype should be ready in 2018. Read more
19/09/2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today signed an EU-backed loan agreement worth 250 million Swiss francs (€230 million). Read more
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16/09/2016
Dendritic cells are a type of white blood cell. By studying them, an EU-funded project aims to provide wider insights into the role of the immune system in the development of cancer. The insights provided by the project could eventually help researchers develop new ways to fight a range of cancers - helping to save lives. Read more

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