Is it possible to produce electric cars on a very large scale? At the moment, this can depend on costly materials that must be imported. More specifically, this concern relates to the rare earth magnets on which their motors tend to rely. EU-funded researchers have developed promising technology that works without them.
The Public Consultation on PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) is now open!
You are invited to contribute to the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) that focuses on 8 major themes:
- Smart and sustainable farming
- Water-saving solutions
- Nutrition/Mediterranean diet
- Food and Water chain efficiency
- Reduction of impact of pest and pathogens in farming
- Innovative business models in agri-food industry
- Land and water sustainability in arid and semi-arid watersheds
- Policies and governance of water management systems
European Commission addresses barriers to innovation: the first Innovation Deal focuses on water reuse
The European Commission, together with 14 partners from national and regional authorities, universities, knowledge centres, innovators and end-users, takes concrete steps to address regulatory barriers to innovation by signing the first Innovation Deal on "Sustainable Waste Water Treatment Combining Anaerobic Membrane Technology (AnMbR) and Water Reuse".
Call for applications for the selection of members of the Commission expert group "Support to Circular Economy Financing Expert Group"
Deadline for applications: 9 June 2017
As part of the Circular Economy Finance Support Platform launched on 26 January 2017, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has set up a group of experts. The Support to Circular Economy Financing Expert Group is an informal Commission expert group operating in accordance with the horizontal Rules for Commission Expert Groups and registered in the Commission's Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities ('the Register of expert groups').
The expert group will provide advice and expertise to the European Commission to support the generation and financing of circular economy in the Member States. It will provide recommendations regarding concrete measures to facilitate circular economy project financing.
Please note that the DDL for application is extended to 9 June 2017More Information
What's New on the Site
14 September 2017
Research & Innovation Projects - CALLS 2014, 2015, 2016 and first part of 2017
16 June 2017
Interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 - Societal challenge 5 - New publication
19 May 2017
New Publication: Research*eu - Resource efficiency : powering green growth for Europe
27 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium - Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead
9-10 October 2017, Bruges, Belgium - Water Reuse Europe Conference and Exhibition on Innovations in Water Reuse
10 October 2017, Torino, Italy - EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility
23-24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium - European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future