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EIC pilot: €173.4 million for top-class innovators to bring their innovations faster to market
The European Commission will support 283 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. 278 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 27 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the SME Instrument.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Future of work: Commission’s Ethics Group calls for a wholescale societal shift to safeguard European values of justice and solidarity
The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), an independent advisory body to the Commission, has today published an Opinion on the changes sweeping through the world of work, and the ethical implications for individuals and societies.
Monday, 17 December 2018
2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard: EU companies increase research investment amidst a global technological race
Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year. In 2017, they invested 5.5% more in R&D activities than the year before. This growth is driven by the automobile, health and ICT sectors.
Thursday, 06 December 2018
Commission establishes €100 million partnership to boost research into rare diseases
Millions of Europeans suffering from one of the many rare diseases will have a new hope for improved diagnostics and better treatments and care, resulting in enhanced quality of life. This is thanks to a new research partnership launched by the European Commission.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Independent experts make research and innovation recommendations for achieving emissions goals
A panel of independent experts on decarbonisation has published a report on the role of research and innovation in achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as the R&I priorities that will put the EU at a competitive advantage in the decarbonisation race.
Friday, 23 November 2018
Commission launches European Open Science Cloud
Following a major effort by the European Commission, the Member States and the scientific community, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was launched today to provide a safe environment for researches to store, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes.
Thursday, 22 November 2018
The Commission and Cabo Verde strengthen cooperation in marine research and innovation
Today, the European Commission and the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde signed a new research and innovation cooperation arrangement. The so-called Mindelo Arrangement aims at strengthening and enhancing research and innovation cooperation in Blue Growth.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors publish statement on the regulation of gene editing
The European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has today published a statement providing ‘a scientific perspective on the regulatory status of products derived from gene editing, and the implications for the GMO Directive’.
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
Women Innovators Prize 2019 opens for applications
The European Commission launched today the sixth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. The Prize sheds light on the outstanding work of female entrepreneurs who have brought their ideas to market, and aims to inspire the next generation of innovators.
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Innovative air filter wins €3 million Horizon Prize for the best solution to improve air quality in cities
A ceramic honeycomb air filter developed by a research team from Corning SAS, France, has won the EU Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air. The European Commission announced the winner of the €3 million award, funded under the EU’s research and innovation programme, today.
New European infrastructure to support 'Earth-science' research
The European Commission today granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), a research infrastructure that will provide a better understanding of the physical processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, tectonic movements and other such geo-hazards with potentially grave impact on the environment and the welfare of citizens.
Monday, 29 October 2018
EIC pilot: 246 innovators selected for funding to bring their innovations faster to market
A total of 246 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the SME Instrument. Between them, the companies will receive a total amount of €12.2 million from the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to get their innovations faster on the market.
Thursday, 18 October 2018
EIC Pilot to invest €124 million in 38 new high-risk innovative projects
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will support 38 innovative projects to develop new ideas towards radically new future technologies.
Monday, 15 October 2018
Six cities reach the final stage of the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest
Six cities championing outstanding innovation strategies to improve the lives of citizens and business entered the final stage of this year's European Capital of Innovation contest funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
EU-funded scientist among Nobel Prize winners in Physics
The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2018 has been awarded jointly to Arthur Ashkin and to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for helping to revolutionise laser physics.