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• Better use of Antibiotics • Breaking the optical transmission barriers
• Clean air • Collaborative Spectrum Sharing • Food scanner

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DK  PDF icon 421 KB
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Smart, green and integrated transport  PDF icon 263 KB - Horizon 2020 fact sheet

Coelux

Press release  PDF icon 505 KB

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AT  PDF icon 668 KB
BE (FR)  PDF icon 418 KB
BE (NL)  PDF icon 511 KB
BG  PDF icon 446 KB
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DE  PDF icon 657 KB
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EE  PDF icon 332 KB
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RO  PDF icon 533 KB
SE  PDF icon 418 KB
SI  PDF icon 325 KB
SK  PDF icon 507 KB
UK  PDF icon 505 KB

Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing  PDF icon 251 KB - Horizon 2020 fact sheet

CHESS

Press release  PDF icon 411 KB

National press releases (in local language):

AT  PDF icon 347 KB
BE (FR)  PDF icon 544 KB
BE (NL)  PDF icon 424 KB
BG  PDF icon 396 KB
CY  PDF icon 437 KB
CZ  PDF icon 450 KB
DE  PDF icon 318 KB
DK  PDF icon 333 KB
EE  PDF icon 243 KB
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FI  PDF icon 329 KB
FR  PDF icon 439 KB
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HU  PDF icon 627 KB
IE  PDF icon 411 KB
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SE  PDF icon 341 KB
SI  PDF icon 303 KB
SK  PDF icon 428 KB
UK  PDF icon 411 KB

Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies  PDF icon 790 KB - Horizon 2020 fact sheet

‘Smart’ windows to cut energy use in buildings by 20%

Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy  PDF icon 252 KB - fact sheet on energy in Horizon 2020

Press release  PDF icon 519 KB

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RO  PDF icon 528 KB
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SK  PDF icon 379 KB
UK  PDF icon 519 KB

EU investing in innovative SME research around Europe

SME achievements  PDF icon 1.5 MB (Summary, in English, of projects featured in national press releases below)

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Danish SMEs to Benefit from EU-Guaranteed Loans under Horizon 2020
Danish SMEs will get easier access to risk capital for financing innovation activities thanks to the roll-out of a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility in Denmark. A deal signed today between Vaekstfonden, a Danish State Investment Fund, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will allow Vaekstfonden to enter into new loan agreements with innovative SMEs for an amount up to DKK 1 billion (over €130 million).


Thursday, 22 January 2015

The EU's InnovFin SME Guarantee to Boost Innovation in Swedish SMEs
A new European Union loan guarantee facility for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will allow entrepreneurs from all over Sweden to tap into EU-secured loans for a total amount of SEK1.2 billion (over €125 million) over the next two years. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Swedish government business and financial advisory body, ALMI Företagspartner AB (ALMI), signed today the first "InnovFin SME Guarantee" agreement in the country.


Friday, 16 January 2015

EU research efforts at front line of fight against Ebola
The EU has acted decisively since the early stages of the current Ebola crisis and is today announcing its latest actions in the field of research. Support to research is part of the EU's response, together with humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.


Friday, 09 January 2015

Commission supports innovative SMEs with €117 million in new grants
Over 275 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are on track to receive a total of €117 million in new grants from Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. These are the latest results of calls under the new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market and help generate growth and jobs for Europe.


Building a new innovation fast track to bring ideas to market quicker
The European Commission has today launched the new, €200 million Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot initiative to promote innovation by reducing the time it takes to bring innovative ideas to market. Over the next two years, the pilot initiative will be open to all types of participants, particularly from industry, while stimulating first-time applications from industry and SMEs to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme.


Friday, 19 December 2014

New way to funding opens for Portuguese SMEs
A new European Union loan guarantee facility for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has launched in Portugal. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Portuguese bank Banco BPI signed today the first 'InnovFin SME Guarantee' agreement in the country. The agreement supports up to €200 million of lending over the next two years to innovative companies in Portugal.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Major contract to support new pan-EU pension fund
The European Commission has made a key step on the way to establishing a new pan-European pension arrangement, designed to boost research mobility in Europe. It announced today (16 December 2014) the award of a four-year, €4 million framework contract in support of creating RESAVER (Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Research Institutions).


Monday, 15 December 2014

EU backs 328 top early-career researchers with €485 million
The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 328 first class scientists to receive its prestigious Starting Grants, worth up to €2 million each. The awarded €485 million contributes to supporting a new generation of top scientists in Europe developing so-called "blue sky research": ambitious high-risk, high-gain research projects in any field.


Friday, 12 December 2014

New consortium of mega-antennas will bring stargazing to a new level
The collaboration of telescopes around the globe, involved in measuring celestial objects at radio frequencies, will now be easier and more efficient. The European Commission decided today (12 December 2014) to allow them to form a consortium.


Friday, 05 December 2014

Switzerland and EU join forces in science and research
The European Union and Switzerland are today (5 December 2014) signing a comprehensive international agreement associating Switzerland to parts of Horizon 2020, Research and Training Programme of Euratom and the ITER project. This will see Switzerland participate in project consortia in eligible programmes on an equal footing with EU Member States, while financially contributing to these programmes with an estimated €400 million until the end of 2016.


Thursday, 04 December 2014

EU companies must boost R&D investment to stay globally competitive
Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite the unfavourable economic environment. However, this growth has slowed in comparison to the previous year's 6.8%. It is also below the 2013 world average (4.9%), and lags behind companies based in the US (5%) and Japan (5.5%).


Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Europe and Africa double research efforts to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases
The EU and Africa are today doubling the research efforts to develop new and better medicines for poverty-related diseases affecting sub-Saharan Africa such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hookworms and Ebola.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

A healthier future? Four research priority areas for food and diet
How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, nutrients and health; and by focusing on integrated policy-making. These are the main findings of a new foresight report that will support work done under Horizon 2020, the EU's Funding Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014 – Statement by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas
It is a known fact that growing resistance to antibiotics is one of the biggest challenges to public health today. We need to find new ways to prevent new outbreaks of common infections that have been treatable for decades.


Monday, 17 November 2014

How the revision of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) impacts research and development statistics
In September 2014, the European System of Accounts (ESA), which sets down the harmonised methodology used for the production of national accounts data in the EU, was revised. ESA 2010 replaced the previous methodology ESA 1995 to reflect the substantial changes of the economic environment. This adaptation of the system of accounts is not only European, but world-wide.


EU-funded researchers discover a completely new antibiotic
A completely new antibiotic to help combat drug resistance has been discovered by the EU-funded NABATIVI project. It is now in clinical trials in collaboration with a world-leading pharmaceutical company.


Thursday, 06 November 2014

€280 million to tackle Ebola under a joint EU-pharmaceutical industry initiative
The European Commission and the European pharmaceutical industry are launching today a €280 million call for proposals under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) to boost EU research on Ebola. The funding will cover urgent actions addressing the current epidemic and put in place a long-term strategy to manage any future outbreaks. €140 million will come from Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation, and €140 million from the pharmaceutical companies that are members of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). This call is a substantial contribution to the EU's strategy to fight Ebola and complements the recently announced €24.4 million of funding dedicated to speed up some of the most promising research to develop vaccines and treatments.


Ebola response: EU scales up aid with planes, material aid and research support
The European Union and its Member States have now pledged more than €1 billion in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This means the Union has already gone beyond the target set by the European Council on 24 October for €1 billion in assistance to stem the epidemic.