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© EU, 2014 - Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn is presented with the Legion d'honneur from the French Minister for Research and Higher Education, Geneviève Fioraso, in Brussels, 26/9/2014

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science,
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, receives France’s highest honour

26.09.14. The award, France’s highest and best-known distinction, has been given in recognition of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn's contribution to the European project. Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn received the medal from the French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, at a ceremony in Brussels. read more...

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Last update: 26 September 2014

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Seminar on Fast Track to Innovation (Horizon 2020)

16 December 2013, Brussels

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One of the novelties under Horizon 2020 will be the launch of a full-scale pilot to test a 'Fast Track to Innovation' instrument aiming to speed up the time from idea to market and to increase the participation of industry, SMEs and first time applicants. The pilot will be set up in 2015 and assessed as part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. 

DG Research and Innovation is organising a dedicated workshop with experts and stakeholders to prepare the setting up the 'Fast Track to Innovation' pilot with the aim to test this approach in a fully open and transparent way and in line with the potential beneficiaries' needs. 

Seats distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 


Dublin's Festival of Curiosity

25-28 July 2013, Dublin

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Dublin’s annual festival of science & culture with FREE events for families to take place from 25 – 28 July 2013. 2012 saw a unique year long celebration of science in Dublin as over 600, 000 people took part in Dublin City of Science 2012 celebrations. Although that year may be over a brand new Festival has evolved from the energy and excitement it generated.

The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual Festival of Science and Culture, will take place for the very first time this year from 25-28 July. The Festival will provide new opportunities for adults, families and children to come together and experience a hands on adventure in science, play and curious technology. The Festival will transform Dublin’s City Centre into a fun filled curiosity hub for four days in July, with free day-time events for families & children, accompanied by an evening programme of interactive science debates, discussions and shows that will intrigue and challenge the most curious of minds.


Innovation, a Business Opportunity for SMEs

11-12 June 2013, Dublin

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Register now for a two-day, free of charge conference event that will give you unique insights on what it takes for a small to medium-sized enterprise to successfully innovate and grow, and learn about support opportunities that can turn businesses into constant innovators! Apart from keynote speeches on the inclusive economy, open innovation and sustainable growth for SMEs, the event will feature a session on SME promotion under the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. Enrol now at http://eurosme2013.eu/register/ and join the Irish Presidency of the EU and the European Commission in Ireland for a discovery tour of the potential of innovation for SMEs!