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.
The event is organized by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN3) in collaboration with the European Commission. This information day and brokerage event gives details on the calls for proposals which will be published on 1 March 2017 under the societal challenge "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens".
EIT Digital today opened an innovation hub in Madrid to strengthen development of digital innovation in Spain.
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Spanish Minister for Education, Culture, and Sport, attended the opening and welcomed the closer integration of the Spanish innovation ecosystem into the European market through the new EIT Digital Node.
The energy industry is undergoing a tremendous transformation with the decentralisation of energy production and the emergence of new business models. In this context, open innovation, a concept coined by Professor Henry Chesbrough at UC Berkeley, has quickly grown from academic theory to common practice within the industry.
Pr. Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital, yesterday signed an agreement with representatives of the French government to set up a joint doctoral program that combines France’s industrial doctoral scheme (called CIFRE) with additional innovation and entrepreneurship training offered by EIT Digital.
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.
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.