The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness. This year's edition reveals a positive trend in the majority of EU countries – most notably in Malta, the Netherlands, and Spain, with Sweden remaining the EU innovation leader.
The European Commission released the Open science monitor, a radically expanded, updated version of this key scientific tool, which tracks key indicators in the fast-growing European open science movement. With the objective of providing data and insight needed to support the implementation of open science policies, the Monitor gathers the latest developments, drivers and impacts in the field. In addition, it draws on multiple indicators and rich case studies.
EIT Climate-KIC teamed up with five partners to build partnerships between industries to use production wastes as resources.
The new platform, SCALER has been launched to help industrial sites work together to share and reuse resources and raw materials, with the objective of reducing industrial emissions and boosting economic prosperity.
Under the European Union’s Horizon2020 initiative, the project will also develop a set of best practices and recommendations.
The European Battery Alliance (EBA) was launched by European Commission Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič to allow all Europeans to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions, while creating a competitive sustainable battery cell manufacturing value chain in Europe.
EIT InnoEnergy is proud to be instrumental in achieving this European ambition, and ready to be a driving force behind the actions identified.
The prize, run as part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, will award €10 million to an innovative, commercially viable and low-cost solution to launch light satellites. It will contribute to the objectives of the Commission’s Space Strategy for Europe, which aims at reinforcing Europe's autonomy in accessing space and at encouraging the development of the space market.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission today proposed €100 billion for research and innovation. The new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.
The European Open Science Cloud, which will support EU science in its global leading by creating a trusted environment for hosting and processing research data, is one important step closer to becoming a reality. Meeting in Brussels today, EU research ministers endorsed the roadmap for its creation
The European Commission will support 79 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. In total, the projects are to receive €146.173 million under the SME Instrument (Phase 2) and Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.
The call for the joint EIT RawMaterials and Veolia incubator programme is now open.
U-START's ambition is to accelerate the time to market of innovative concepts through the support of EIT RawMaterials and Veolia in a “co-creation” mode.
To be considered for the start-up program, you have to prove a societal and environmental benefit of your concept in the following three to five years.
Apply before 22 June 2018.
Are you a fast-growing European digital technology scale-up? Does your product or service leverage digital technology applied to industry, cities, wellbeing, infrastructure or finance? Does your company already have annual revenue of €300,000 or €2 million in funding, and is less than 10 years old? Then apply for the EIT Digital Challenge. You have until 14 June.
Apply for the EIT Digital Challenge and win an international growth package worth up to €100,000 to scale up your business.