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During the Supercomputing Conference SC15 (15-20 November 2015, Austin, USA), P. Tsarchopoulos from the European Commission presented the "European Supercomputing Research Programme" to the audience. Take a look at the slides he presented. Read more
The work programme for 2016-2017 will continue to support eGovernment/ICT-enabled, public sector, innovation-related activities through the following topics, under "Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" (Societal Challenge 6). Read more
38 SMEs from 13 countries have been selected in the latest round of Horizon2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. Each project, 33 in total, will receive up to € 2.5 million (€ 5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities like demonstration, testing, piloting, scaling up and miniaturisation, in addition to developing a mature business plan for their product. Read more
Presentations and live discussions held on 23 November 2015 at the 'Transport SME Innovation Day' are now available. Read more
The European Commission has granted the EU legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) – a greenhouse gas observations facility distributed across Europe. Read more
Latest news on Future and Emerging Technologies research, funding opportunities, latest project news, reporting on workshops & conferences and future events. Read more
Did you know the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies programme "FET-Open" receives an extremely high number of submissions each year and the chances of new brilliant ideas to be funded by the EU programme have dramatically dropped? It leaves a lot of great interdisciplinary thinking unrewarded and a lot of people disappointed - this problem needs to be addressed if "FET-Open" is to remain credible as an early detector of future technologies. Read more
Research is urgently needed to strengthen the fight against Xylella fastidiosa, a dangerous plant pathogen worldwide, damaging important crops including fruit trees (olive trees), grapevine and ornamentals. A new EU-funded project just started and funding for another project will be available in the coming months. Read more
The European Commission is launching today the second edition of the "SOFT Innovation Prize" for fusion research. Proposals can be submitted concerning any physics or technology innovations related to magnetic confinement fusion research with a potential for further exploitation. Read more
High-performance computing (HPC) is one of today’s most important priorities. Europe can attain worldwide leadership in HPC, not for the sake of being the first to get the fastest machine, but to master this strategic technology and put it to the service of a more competitive and innovative Europe and to help address societal problems. Read more