On 29 November 2017 the Centre of Excellence on Interactive Media, Smart Systems & Emerging Technologies (RISE) was officially inaugurated in Cyprus as the 11th Teaming Phase 2 project by Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director General of DG Research and Innovation, and Mr. Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Mayor of Nicosia. The RISE project is coordinated by the Nicosia Municipality and cooperates closely with its advanced partners University College London (UK) and Max Planck (DE). It is designed to empower knowledge and technology transfer in the region. It will act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation to fuel scientific, technological and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe.
EGVIA and ERTRAC, supported by the European Commission, are organising this European-wide conference to showcase the results of selected H2020 funded projects on road transport related areas.
Various technological challenges will be covered in order to highlight the contribution of ongoing EU-funded research projects to meet EU policy goals.
The European Commission today launched a Horizon Prize in Social Innovation to improve the mobility of older people.
The prize has a budget of €2 million and is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. One prize of €1 million and four runner-up prizes of €250,000 each will be awarded to the most innovative mobility solutions that enable older citizens to continue to fully participate in social activities, maintain their autonomy and age healthily. Carlos Moedas,
The digital single market offers many opportunities for agriculture and food value chains -up to the consumer- to become smarter, more efficient, more circular and more connected. This event placed Horizon 2020 investments in farm and food digitisation in their broader policy context and showcased successful and inspirational projects.