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The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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In the face of this ongoing epidemic that has already claimed too many lives, and for which there is still no cure, the Commission remains at the forefront in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This is done for example through funding research and innovation via Horizon 2020 where € 73 million have already been invested during the first two years of the programme. Read more
On a sinking ship, crews need to evacuate passengers quickly — but they may have to find them first. An innovative system based on EU-funded research may soon make this task a great deal easier. On vessels fitted with this system, teams will be able to locate passengers instantly, on board and in the water. Read more
Patients are at the heart of the EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) that seeks to speed up the development of more effective and safer medicines. Created in 2008 as a public-private partnership, IMI plays a leading role in the EU’s efforts to remove barriers to the discovery of new treatments. It does this through collaborative research projects and by building networks of industrial, academic experts, researchers, regulators, clinicians and patients. Read more
From 06/06/2016 to 09/06/2016
Durban, South Africa
QuEBS 2016 will provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions to researchers from biology, chemistry and physics. The workshop will offer a platform to exchange new ideas and to show the latest developments in the field of quantum biology. Read more
From 18/07/2016 to 22/07/2016
Edinburgh (UK)
The Convergent Science Network (CSN) for Biomimetics and Neurotechnology (FET Proactive Co-ordination Activity) is co-organising the 5th edition of the Living Machines conference. This event will focus on biomimetic and biohybrid systems, and demonstrations of state-of-the-art living-machine technologies. The all for papers, satellite events and sponsors is now open. Accepted papers will be published in Springer Lecturer Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Submission deadline is March 11th, 2016. Read more
During the Supercomputing Conference SC15 (15-20 November 2015, Austin, USA), P. Tsarchopoulos from the European Commission presented the "European Supercomputing Research Programme" to the audience. Take a look at the slides he presented. Read more
Brussels, Belgium
The multi-actor approach is an innovative concept which was introduced in Horizon 2020 for the first time in 2014 for agriculture and forestry projects. The European Commission organised a workshop to share experience with the first multi-actor-project coordinators and inspire new applicants. Read more
From 14/12/2015 to 16/12/2015
Cambridge (UK)
The conference is being organized in Cambridge by two Future and Emerging Technologies projects: MULTI and TOLOP. It will cover a number of CMOS-tech-related topics, and shed light on complex logic operations in molecular media. Read more
The work programme for 2016-2017 will continue to support eGovernment/ICT-enabled, public sector, innovation-related activities through the following topics, under "Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" (Societal Challenge 6). Read more
38 SMEs from 13 countries have been selected in the latest round of Horizon2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. Each project, 33 in total, will receive up to € 2.5 million (€ 5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities like demonstration, testing, piloting, scaling up and miniaturisation, in addition to developing a mature business plan for their product. Read more