The European Commission today launched eight contractual Public Private Partnerships (cPPPs) of strategic importance for European industry. The partnerships will leverage more than €6 billion of investments to be allocated through calls for proposals under Horizon 2020, the new EU programme for research and innovation. Each euro of public funding is expected to trigger additional investments of between three and 10 euro to develop new technologies, products and services which will give European industry a leading position on world markets.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have come up with a technique to establish early on if a cancer treatment is working. The results, published in Nature Medicine, confirm the method’s robustness. The lead author, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, is a former Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow.
On the occasion of TRA 2014, the major conference on transport research held in Paris, TRA Visions Contest, two competitions are launched, one for students and young researchers and one for senior researchers.
The European Commission has today for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020. Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives.