News about Excellent Science

E.g., 17-03-2018
E.g., 17-03-2018
  • Twelve outstanding finalists are in the running for the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators

    Twelve successful women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market have made it to the shortlist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
  • Speech by Commissioner Carlos Moedas at European Industry Day - A New Ecosystem for Science, Start-ups and Industry

    Speaking at the Industry Day in Brussels, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas delivered a speech on the challenges for European industry and on opportunities in the next EU research and innovation programme.
  • Commission launches the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest

    Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, opened the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest at the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony in the European Parliament. The winning city will be awarded a prize of €1 million to further promote and enhance its innovative actions. Applications can be submitted until 21 June 2018.
  • Bold science to meet big challenges: independent report calls for mission-oriented EU research and innovation

    Ambitious research and innovation missions can inspire European citizens, push the frontier for research and innovation, drive economic growth, and help solve some of our society's biggest challenges. These are several conclusions of a report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, presented today to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
  • Latest update on country participation

    Information about Horizon 2020 country participation has just been updated. Find out more.
  • EU financing for breakthrough innovation should adapt to the needs of the innovator, experts say

    The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published its recommendations on how a European Innovation Council (EIC) should fund and nurture breakthrough innovation from start-up to scale-up. In their report, entitled 'Europe is back: Accelerating breakthrough innovation', they recommend that a future EIC provides simplified and flexible financing, tailor-made for the needs of the innovator and which incentivises private investment for rapid scaling u
  • Horizon 2020 in full swing - Three years on

    The brochure "Horizon 2020 In Full Swing -Three Years On – Key facts and figures 2014-2016" provides a snapshot of the programme's main achievements, taking into account more than 300 calls for proposals
    Horizon 2020 in full swing - Three years on - key facts and figures 2014 - 2016
  • Maximising the impact of EU research and innovation

    Europe must step up investment in research and innovation in order to maximise impact, while also further refining the success story that is Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. This is one of the key messages from the Communication on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation that the European Commission presented today. It also calls for a mission-oriented approach, focusing on cracking specific challenges, as a way of boosting the impact of the programme. Other key messages inclu
  • Put your cybersecurity expertise on the map

    The European Commission is conducting a mapping of the existing centres of expertise in the field of cybersecurity. The results of this mapping will be translated into a "Cybersecurity Atlas" that will be made publicly available. This Atlas aims to become a valuable tool and a reference for the cybersecurity community to look for potential partners and pool resources. Are you a center of excellence in the field of cybersecurity? Then register before 15 February 2018.
    logo of the campaign with a map of Europe
  • Commission launches EIC Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid

    The European Commission has launched the first of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. EIC Horizon Prizes are part of the European Innovation Council pilot run under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme.