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The REA manages about half of all EU-funded research grants and provides support in selecting proposals for EU funding, helping to maximise the societal benefits of science and innovation.
Investing in evacuation technologies for safer cruise ship trips
8 August

An EU-funded project, Lynceus, is designing low-power wireless location and tracking technologies for smooth large-passenger ship evacuation. The new technological solution, still in the making, is expected to monitor, in real time, all passengers and crew members on board a ferry or cruise ship in distress.


Twinning grants to close R&I gap in the EU
2 July

Research institutions from Portugal, Luxembourg and countries that joined the European Union (EU) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 can now benefit from a new package of EU grants particularly intended to foster knowledge transfer from leading European research centres. Around €64 million are available for this first lot of ‘Twinning’ grants published today under Horizon 2020.


Satellite orbiting planet Earth
20 June

Two small satellites developed in an EU space research project were put into orbit yesterday. This is a first for the research programme of the European Commission. The devices, two double ‘cubesats’ of 10x10x20 cm3, were launched in a precursor flight to the main space mission. The main mission is intended to explore the lower layers of the thermosphere.


 Info event (3/07) on a new EU research action to help lower-performing countries to reduce disparities across Europe on innovation and research capacity
11 June

On 3rd July 2014 an Info Day will take place in Brussels on ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation’, a new EU research funding action within Horizon 2020. The main aim is to reduce the disparities across Europe in research and innovation performance. Coordinators of the projects to be funded should be located in the 13 'new' EU member states plus Portugal, Luxembourg, and some associated countries.


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Rome, Italy / 15-16 September 2014
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