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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

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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".

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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 2017

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22 June

From farm to flight

Picture of a green fuel canister among other canistersBiofuels for aviation face numerous challenges in the journey from farm to flight. An EU-funded project has successfully demonstrated via test flights how biofuel can enter the aviation supply chain as a greener alternative to fossil fuels. Thousands of passengers have already taken flight on biofuel.

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