How will the upcoming calls under the European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 support the European Open Science Cloud? Find out more by participating to our Information Day on 15 April 2016.
Unfortunately greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on Europe's roads continue to increase, polluting our cities and the air we breathe. EU-funded SyrNemo is developing an electric motor that may help the EU slash its CO2 emissions and reduce toxic emissions detrimental to human health. Prototypes of the motor have been manufactured and could be in cars soon.
A cleaner, more efficient ferry is on the horizon. A prototype mid-range 100 % electric vessel developed by an EU-funded project is set to cut transport pollution and operational costs. The ferry will be powered by wind-sourced electricity and will carry the largest battery pack ever installed. Tests are due to begin in summer 2017.
The European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2016 takes place in Eindhoven (NL) 8-10 June 2016. The conference is titled The Power of Regional Innovation Ecosystems and serves as a prime event of the Dutch EU Presidency. WIRE 2016 provides a platform for 400+ policy makers, national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and enterprises from all over Europe to have an in-depth discussion on the opportunities for research in the current EU funding programmes and those beyond 2020. In order to create impact in Europe, to upscale and to aim for global competitiveness, WIRE 2016 intends to increase awareness about the importance and urgent need to build regional innovation ecosystems. A particular focus therefore lies on extraordinary examples of collaborative open innovation practices throughout the EU and inspiring showcases from around the globe.
In a blog post, Thierry Van der Pyl, Director "Excellence in Science" at the European Commission, highlights significant milestones passed by both FET Flagship projects. At the end of March the Human Brain Project (HBP) consortium released the first version of its six ICT Platforms. The Graphene Flagship started a new operational phase under Horizon 2020. At a kick-off seminar, 6 Partnering Projects for HBP and 13 for the Graphene Flagship are being presented.
If you are thinking of buying an electric vehicle, one consideration is how far you can go before recharging. An EU-funded project is developing a modular power system for long journeys with fewer stops, encouraging wider use of electric cars. Trials begin in summer 2016.
Europe has the competence and skills to engage in the global competition towards Exascale Supercomputing. To fully benefit from the opportunities of the digital single market, Europe must strengthen the fundamental research on which digital transformation is based and build a stronger European High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem.
For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring.
The first Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2014