The European Commission today granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). Read more
Public funding of research and innovation (R&I) acts as a catalyst to boost private R&I activities and overall economic growth, according to a report released today by the European Commission. Read more
As part of the Circular Economy Finance Support Platform launched on the 26th January 2017, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has set up a group of experts. The Support to Circular Economy Financing Expert Group is an informal Commission expert group operating in accordance with the horizontal Rules for Commission Expert Groups and registered in the Commission's Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities ('the Register of expert groups'). Read more
On Tuesday 7 March the European Union celebrated the one hundred thousandth fellow benefiting from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. To mark this milestone in the history of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, 30 highly promising researchers have been selected to showcase the EU's actions dedicated to excellence and worldwide mobility in research. Read more
The European Commission announced the winners of its annual Prize for Women Innovators.
Kristina Tsvetanova from Bulgaria, CEO and co-founder of EIT Digital-supported BLITAB Technology, won the Rising Innovator category, recognising the best women entrepreneurs under 30 in Europe.
71 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 22 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. The total amount to be distributed between the SMEs working on 66 projects is €103.82 million. In this phase of the instrument, each project will receive up to €2.5 million (€5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities. Read more
At an award ceremony in Brussels on International Women's Day, Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness announced the four winners of the 2017 Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators. Read more
EIT Digital today opened an innovation hub in Madrid to strengthen development of digital innovation in Spain.
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Spanish Minister for Education, Culture, and Sport, attended the opening and welcomed the closer integration of the Spanish innovation ecosystem into the European market through the new EIT Digital Node. Read more
The energy industry is undergoing a tremendous transformation with the decentralisation of energy production and the emergence of new business models. In this context, open innovation, a concept coined by Professor Henry Chesbrough at UC Berkeley, has quickly grown from academic theory to common practice within the industry.