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E.g., 18-01-2018
E.g., 18-01-2018
  • The European Commission today launched a Horizon Prize in Social Innovation to improve the mobility of older people. The prize has a budget of €2 million and is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. One prize of €1 million and four runner-up prizes of €250,000 each will be awarded to the most innovative mobility solutions that enable older citizens to continue to fully participate in social activities, maintain their autonomy and age healthily. Carlos Moedas,
  • Graphic of a cityscape with text The European Commission's Digital Cities Challenge Make your city more liveable, productive and innovative
    On 10 October 2017, during the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Commission (DG GROW and DG REGIO) and the Committee of the Regions launched the Digital Cities Challenge. The challenge invites cities in Europe to improve the life of their citizens through the development and implementation of digital policies.
  • Graphic showing hands holding a smartphone browsing through apps and an image of a connected home
    The European Commission has launched a new Horizon Prize: "Seamless authentication for all". EUR 4 million is available for inventing secure, privacy-friendly and affordable authentication methods for smart objects available to everyone.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2017 Prizes Winners announced
    The Marie Sklodowska Curie prize winners were announced at the MSCA 2017 Presidency Conference, “Mobility takes research further” on Thursday 11th by Director General, Education and Culture of the European Commission Martine Reicherts.
  • Are you interested in providing feedback on the progress made by EU-funded projects that deal with emerging technologies in the public sector? Then you may want to participate in the Open Public Review (OPR). By reviewing and scoring project deliverables and initial results, you can provide valuable feedback to the project coordinators on initial objectives, future impact and potential.
  • Clothes and accessories made from marine waste, a portable hub that provides clear water, solar energy and Wi-Fi connectivity in developing countries, or a 3D hologram of the brain that meant a breakthrough for neuroscience.
  • Horizon Prizes for energy innovation
    The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.
  • A consortium of 12 partners in six European countries has launched a project to develop a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for improving the efficiency and transparency of the compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) monitoring procedure. The RECAP project is supported by the EU programme on “ICT- enabled open government” until October 2018.
  • Innovation Deals, a new pilot scheme launched by the European Commission today, aim to help innovators with promising solutions to environmental issues to navigate regulatory challenges to bringing their ideas to market.
  • Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research
    The conference was organised by DG RTD and held in Brussels on the 4-5 February 2016. The report summarises the main discussions and conclusions of the conference, identifies immediate and long-term research needs and provides recommendations for policy making.

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