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

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

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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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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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These newsletters are issued every two months to highlight upcoming events and related research and innovation stories. They demonstrate how European Research and Innovation is helping the EU exit the current crisis, create jobs and improve the quality of life in Europe.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument
The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market. In total, 155 SMEs from 21 countries (EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020) will each receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies to develop their innovation strategy.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes
The European Commission today presents details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme. The FTI aims to support Europe's economy by offering innovative businesses and organisations grants to give a final push to get great ideas to market. The prizes offer a reward for technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance.


Wednesday, 09 July 2014

EU-industry partnerships seek innovation boost with first €1 billion for projects
Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States today presented their first calls for projects and partners under Horizon 2020, the EU's €80 billion research and innovation programme. Worth a total of €1.13 billion in public funding, which will be complemented by a comparable amount from the private partners, the first round of funding will go into projects that will improve people's lives as well as boost international competitiveness of Europe's industry.


Friday, 04 July 2014

Statement of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn on the European Spallation Source
Sweden, Denmark and Germany have announced this morning that funding to build the European Spallation Source has been secured. The construction of this EU Research Infrastructure is expected to start this autumn.


Thursday, 03 July 2014

Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, in order to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation. Researchers are using digital tools to get thousands of people participating in research, for example by asking them to report if they catch flu in order to monitor outbreaks and predict possible epidemics.


Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Environment: Higher recycling targets to drive transition to a Circular Economy with new jobs and sustainable growth
Today the Commission adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States. Achieving the new waste targets would create 580 000 new jobs compared to today's performance, while making Europe more competitive and reducing demand for costly scarce resources. The proposals also mean lower environmental impacts and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.


Tuesday, 01 July 2014

Western Balkans countries, Moldova sign up to Horizon 2020
Five Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), and the Republic of Moldova today secured full access to the European Union's new seven year research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The six countries signed association agreements in Brussels together with Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission.


Monday, 30 June 2014

Public-private partnerships under Horizon 2020 to launch first calls on 9 July 2014
Public-private partnerships set up under the EU's new research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 will launch their first calls on 9 July 2014 in Brussels. The partnerships work in strategic areas such as medicines, fuel cells, air and rail transport or electronics. They represent an essential investment into Europe's economy and in a better quality of life.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: "Science 2.0: Europe can lead the next scientific transformation"
It is nearly two years since I addressed the ESOF Conference in Dublin. Speaking then to the ESOF plenary gave me a chance to articulate my very firm belief in science as the basis for better lives and a better economy. I also talked about the European Commission's plans to reform how we finance research and innovation and the need to invest more in the best science even with severe pressure on the EU budget.


Monday, 23 June 2014

President Barroso's speech at the Euroscience Open Forum
It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today for the 2014 Euroscience Open Forum. I would like to thank you for inviting me to take part in this very important event. In a country with over 400 islands, with three bridges over six kilometres long, what more appropriate theme could have been given to this Forum than "Science building bridges".


Thursday, 12 June 2014

EU and EIB Group join forces to support up to €48 billion in R&I investment
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB and EIF) have today launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. Over the next seven years, it is expected that the 'InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators' products will make available more than €24 billion of financing for research and innovation (R&I) by small, medium and large companies and the promoters of research infrastructures. This finance is expected to support up to €48 billion of final R&I investments


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Commission points to innovation reforms to sustain economic recovery
The European Commission has today highlighted the importance of research and innovation (R&I) investments and reforms for economic recovery in the European Union, and made proposals to help EU Member States maximise the impact of their budgets at a time when many countries still face spending constraints. Increasing R&I investment is a proven driver of growth, while improving the efficiency and quality of public R&I spending is also critical if Europe is to maintain or achieve a leading position in many fields of knowledge and key technologies.


Sunday, 08 June 2014

EU, Israel sign Horizon 2020 association agreement
European Commission's President José Manuel Barroso and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today witnessed the signature of Israel's association to Horizon 2020, the new EU research and innovation programme. Horizon 2020 offers a huge opportunity to enhance the traditionally active cooperation between Israeli and EU researchers and innovators. Under the terms of the agreement, Israel will have the same access to the programme as EU Member States and other Associated Countries. In return, it will contribute to the Horizon 2020 budget.


Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Turkey joins Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Turkey will get full access to the European Union's new seven year research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, under an agreement signed today in Istanbul. The agreement granting association status to research entities from Turkey was signed by European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, and Ahmet Yücel, Acting Undersecretary of Turkey's Ministry for EU Affairs. Turkey is the third EU partner country to become associated to Horizon 2020.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

European Citizens' Initiative: European Commission replies to 'One of Us'
The European Commission has today replied to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) 'One of Us'. After having met with the organisers of the initiative and studied their request, the Commission has decided not to submit a legislative proposal, given that Member States and the European Parliament have only recently discussed and decided EU policy in this regard. The 'One of Us' initiative had asked the EU to end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, in particular in the areas of research, development aid and public health.


The EU supports Danish technology for environmentally friendly beer brewing
The new ECO2Brew technology now enables breweries to save carbon dioxide from the fermentation process and reuse it in an environmentally friendly way to carbonate soft drinks and beer, something that used to consume vast amounts of clean water. ECO2Brew uses no water at all and has been tested at Carlsberg's brewery in Frederica, where the technology both optimised the use of CO2 from the fermentation process and reduced external purchases of carbon dioxide. The development of ECO2Brew has been made possible with the aid of funding from the EU, which was provided in order to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of European companies.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Top scientists to decide who governs the European Research Council
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has appointed seven high-level scientists to identify the future members of the European Research Council's (ERC) governing body, the Scientific Council. This Identification Committee will propose a shortlist of candidates for the ERC Scientific Council's renewal in 2015.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

State aid: Commission adopts new rules facilitating public support for research, development and innovation
The European Commission has adopted new rules that will facilitate the granting of aid measures by Member States in support of research, development and innovation (R&D&I) activities. The new R&D&I state aid Framework sets out the conditions under which Member States can grant state aid to companies to carry out R&D&I activities. Moreover, the scope of measures that no longer need to be notified to the Commission for prior approval has been widened under the new General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). These new rules will help Member States reach the targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, while at the same time limiting distortions in the Single Market.


Friday, 16 May 2014

Iceland and Norway sign up to join Horizon 2020
Iceland and Norway on Friday became the first non-EU countries to associate to Horizon 2020, the seven-year EU research and innovation programme launched in January. The decision, taken at a meeting of the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Committee, takes effect from the beginning of Horizon 2020 allowing these two countries' researchers and companies to participate on the same basis as their counterparts in the EU.


Thursday, 08 May 2014

EU eyes oceans innovation as source of sustainable growth
Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. If we manage them in a responsible manner, they can provide sources of food, medicine and energy while protecting ecosystems for generations to come. However, in order to make this possible, we need to know more about our seas and oceans.


Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Commission welcomes EU Member States' approval of multi-billion euro innovation partnerships
The European Commission has welcomed today's final adoption by EU Member States of nine public-private and public-public research partnerships worth up to €20 billion. The partnerships had already been approved by the European Parliament on 15 April. Most of the investment will go to five public-private partnerships in innovative medicines, aeronautics, bio-based industries, fuel cells and hydrogen and electronics.