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8 June 2018

MI Champions Programme - Championing and accelerating the clean energy revolution. A programme for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders

Mission Innovation (MI) Champions Programme seeks to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This programme will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable by using it more efficiently.

Mission Innovation Champions will be individuals with a track record of progressing creative new ideas that can drive the pace and scale of the clean energy revolution—the people who are inventing the products and services of the future or discovering the science that underpins them. The programme will therefore call worldwide attention to emerging innovators from across the globe.

One Champion from each Mission Innovation member country participating in the MI Champions Program, and one Champion for the European Commission (this being from a European Union country that is not an individual member of Mission Innovation) will be selected.

Registration will be open until 10 September 2018.

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28 March 2018

Launch of a new study on fuel cell for railway

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking together with the Shift2Rail JU is launching a joint call for tender in view of conducting a study on a larger introduction of fuel cell technologies within the railway market. The purpose of this new study will be to address the needed market analysis and assess the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for the rail sector.

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8 March 2018

FET seminar "Artificial photosynthesis: From basic principles to technological impact"

The next FET seminar “Artificial photosynthesis: From basic principles to technological impact”, organised by DG CONNECT, DG RTD and DG ENER, will focus on presenting how the artificial photosynthesis works.

The main speaker will be Dr. José Ramón Galán-Mascarós from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) and coordinator of the FET Proactive project A-Leaf.

The seminar will take place on Thursday 15 March 2018 from 14:30 to 17:00 at the Research Executive Agency (Covent Garden building, room COV2 15/SDR1, Place Rogier 16, 1000 Brussels). The seminar is intended for all interested colleagues and internal or external experts.

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Upcoming Events

26-27 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium - EERA 10th Anniversary Conference

5 July 2018, Brussels, Belgium - Superconducting cables for very high power transmission

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Battery factory to cut Europe's reliance on imports

ImageA loan guaranteed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is enabling Swedish company Northvolt to build a battery demonstration plant.

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