50 SMEs from 14 countries have been selected in the latest round of Horizon2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. Each project, 47 in total, will receive up to € 2.5 million (€ 5 million for health projects) to bring their product from pilot-phase to the market. The European Commission received 553 project proposals involving 689 participants by 3 February, the first cut-off date for Phase 2 in 2016. Read more
Challenges faced by agriculture and rural areas and the long-term character of research activities call for a strategic approach to research and innovation. European Commission organised a large conference to discuss how such a strategic approach could be implemented. The conference closed a half-year process kicked-off in Milan in June 2015. See the presentations and videos. #EU_AgriResearch Read more
Are you a public procurer that is interested in training or assistance on how to use innovation procurement in the security / defence / law enforcement sector? Attend the 9 June 2016 Riga workshop organised by the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip).
The REDDSTAR project is using stem cell therapy to repair the damage induced by high glucose levels, enhancing the health and quality of life of diabetic patients, and improving available treatments. Read more
On April 21-22, Amsterdam will be the meeting place for foundations, innovative philanthropic and social investors, social entrepreneurs, research institutes, financial intermediaries, corporations, policy makers, and researchers. Read more
While the motto 'local problems, local solutions' holds particular sway for environmental problems, is it possible to take one local solution and transfer it to another region? Yes, according to EU-funded researchers who did exactly that in Latin America. Read more
National nuclear energy authorities, operators and researchers continue to collaborate on developing better prevention and mitigation strategies for severe accidents through a network developed by the EU-funded SARNET2 project. Read more
Pilots around the world can practise recovering control of their aircraft after entering a stall, using a simulation model developed by the EU-funded SUPRA project. By simulating such situations, the project fills a gap in current pilot training, and aims to improve air travel safety. Read more