Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


E.g., 17-12-2017
E.g., 17-12-2017
  • The next cut-off date for FET-Open calls for Research and Innovation actions (RIA)(FETOPEN-01-2016-2017) and the Innovation Launchpad (FETOPEN-04-2016-2017) is Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 17:00. There is now just 2 weeks to submit your proposal.
  • The European Commission is launching today the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100 000, with second and third prizes of €50 000 and €30 000 respectively. A special prize of €20 000 will be dedicated to the Rising Innovator Award (30-years-old or younger) for an exceptional innovator at the beginning of her career.
  • A new report on transport electrification has been published, outlining the main trends and developments in the field.
  • More than 1 000 leading partners. More than 1 100 inspiring graduates. More than 1 200 great business ideas and more than 200 innovative start-ups. Do you want to be part of this Community? Join the EIT for two ‘webinars’ on the upcoming competition for new Innovation Communities: 6 September: focus on the Call for EIT Urban Mobility 7 September: focus on the Call for EIT Manufacturing The EIT Interim Director, Martin Kern, will be online to answer your questions.
  • A new report on connected and automated transport has been published, outlining the main trends and developments in the field.
  • Call for Expressions of Interest to select five new members of the EIT Governing Board
    The EIT today launches a Call for expressions of interest for the selection of five members of the EIT Governing Board. The EIT Governing Board is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the EIT. The board is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Innovation Communities.
  • The EIT has announced the 21 nominees for the EIT Awards 2017: women entrepreneurs make up 38% of the nominees. The awards ceremony will be held on 16 October during the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT, in Budapest. The 21 nominations represent Europe’s most promising entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • The European Union will further boost its research and innovation cooperation with its strategic partners Brazil and South Africa in order to better understand marine ecosystems and climate. The three sides launched today the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative and signed a joint Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation.
  • Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future
    An independent high level group of leading experts chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, presented today to the Commission a new report on the future of EU research and innovation.
  • To further enhance its impact and to incentivise the innovations needed to meet major societal challenges, the EIT is continuing to expand its activities by launching a competition for two new Innovation Communities:EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. The first step in the process of designating the new Innovation Communities in December 2018 is the publication of the Evaluation Criteria.