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In addition to 328 early-career scientists awarded ERC Starting Grants in December, the European Research Council today announces another 47 winners as part of this 2014 call. They will receive funding, worth up to €2 million per project, to build their own research teams and pursue their best ideas at the frontiers of knowledge. Read more
The European Union has been active in the response to the Ebola emergency from the start. Ahead of the high-level conference on Ebola taking place in Brussels on 3 March, the European Commission has published a state of play of its actions. The EU's total financial contribution to fight the epidemic is over €1.2 billion. Read more
Rural development is often seen to be a policy issue only. But for policy-making to be evidence-based and well suited to the rapidly evolving needs on the ground a variety of questions must be answered and tools provided. Reflecting on what these questions should be, experts highlighted the crucial importance for research outcomes to be well suited to the operational needs of decision-makers in order to ensure a real impact of rural development research. Read more
Development of graphene and related materials (GRM) for medicine is considered an area of immense potential and a rich playground for fundamental and applied sciences. The utilisation of GRM and their properties in specific medical applications constitutes a key remit in the next H2020 phase of the Graphene Flagship.......
Deadline for response: 6th March 2015 Read more
The fight against Ebola has moved one step closer to an effective treatment against the disease. Thanks to EU funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) last night announced encouraging evidence that the antiviral drug favipiravir might be an effective treatment against early Ebola disease. Read more
Around 65 experts assembled in Brussels to discuss what 'climate-smart farms' of 2030 should look like, with the ultimate goal to define research activities which may help us progress on the road towards climate-smart agriculture. Read more
Read the blog by Thierry Van der Pyl, Director "Excellence in Science", DG CONNECT, European Commission. Read more
Opportunities for participation presented to universities of applied sciences by EU funding, especially by the EU's research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020, were the main topic of the conference "Mobilizing Universities of Applied Sciences for Horizon 2020”, hosted by the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) on 4 February 2015 in Brussels. Read more
The Graphene Flagship launches an open invitation for Expression of Interest for new industrial partners to be incorporated under the Horizon 2020 phase. Read more
Have your say on how to make the most out of Earth observation! Read more