Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has published its first call for proposals under the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) for Research and Innovation. Read more
Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Brussels
The European Commission’s DG CONNECT (‘Net Futures’ Directorate) is hosting an Info Day about current open 'calls' for research funding grants and calls under "Horizon 2020 ICT Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT)" and also for IoT cross-cutting actions. Read more

The European Commission is holding an Info Day on the Spreading excellence and Widening participation Calls in Horizon 2020. During the event the Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs Calls for 2016 will be presented.

This information day will take place in Brussels on 2nd February 2016 at the Madou Tower, Auditorium (1, Place Madou, B-1210 Brussels, Metro station Madou).

The event begins at 14:00 (registration from 13:30) and ends at 17:00.

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European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
At the "Financing the Circular Economy" conference on 10 December, Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General of DG Research and Innovation) signed an amendment to the InnovFin Delegation Agreement that helps circular economy projects and businesses secure funding and supports the realisation of EU climate goals. Read more
From 15/02/2016 to 19/02/2016
Padua (Italy)
In its 2016 edition, the School on Neurotechniques, organised by the CSNII (Convergent Science Network for Biomimetics and Neurotechnology) FET project, will offer an overview on advanced electrical- and light-based recording methods of neuronal excitability, focusing on those that are most relevant for the investigation of neural networks ‘in vitro’ and ‘in vivo’ and for application in neuroprosthetics. Read more
The AXA Research Fund has awarded ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences) funding for a Chair for a quantum information technology project that will focus on risks associated with data privacy. The chair has a budget of € 1.7 million and during the first 5 years, it will be led by Prof. Antonio Acín. Read more
The SEA CHANGE project aims to encourage citizens to take direct and sustainable action to protect healthy and biodiverse seas by increasing their ocean literacy – defined as an understanding of the ocean’s influence on a person and that person’s impact on the ocean. Read more
After an organ transplant, a patient must take powerful drugs to suppress rejection of the new body part. The EU-funded THE ONE STUDY project is testing whether some of the body's own immune cells can improve organ acceptance. Initial clinical trials are underway. Read more
EU-funded researchers have conclusively shown that large-scale, cost-effective manufacturing of graphene is possible, opening up new product possibilities and ensuring that Europe remains at the cutting edge of applied nanotechnology. Read more
An EU-funded project to design a simple and secure means of collecting online payments will enable more SMEs to efficiently and cost-effectively access the full potential of Europe’s burgeoning e-commerce market. Read more