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E.g., 25-03-2017
From 24/03/2017 to 24/03/2017
The European Commission has received today the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity aimed at promoting the responsible conduct of research to help improve its quality and reliability. Read more
From 24/03/2017 to 24/03/2017
Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, launched the third edition of the European Capital of Innovation prize. This contest will reward the European city that is building the best 'innovation ecosystem', connecting citizens, public organisations, academia, and business. Read more
From 16/03/2017 to 16/03/2017
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
From 13/03/2017 to 13/03/2017
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
2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators
2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators
From 08/03/2017 to 08/03/2017
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
Commission simplifies Horizon 2020
Commission simplifies Horizon 2020
From 28/02/2017 to 28/02/2017
The European Commission will further simplify participation in Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. New funding rules will reduce administrative costs to participants and help prevent accounting errors. Read more
From 27/02/2017 to 27/02/2017
Researchers working on EU-funded research and innovation projects will receive at least as much salary as they would get if they were working on national projects, and will be eligible for an additional bonus of up to €8000 per year. Read more
From 07/02/2017 to 07/02/2017
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have started selecting promoters of one or more private-sector led, market-driven Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds. 17 applications were submitted by the 31 January 2017 deadline. Read more
Award ceremony  for the "Horizon Prize – Better Use of Antibiotics"
Award ceremony for the "Horizon Prize – Better Use of Antibiotics"
From 02/02/2017 to 02/02/2017
On the evening of 6 February 2017, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation will award the "Horizon Prize – Better Use of Antibiotics" to one of the finalists for the €1m Horizon Prize. Read more
Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020
Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020
From 02/02/2017 to 02/02/2017
To truly integrate Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020 is essential in order to ensure that the programme delivers on its high ambitions. Read more

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