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

Horizon 2020 campaign press materials (click to reveal/hide table of contents)

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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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BE (FR)  PDF icon 418 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
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SE  PDF icon 341 KB
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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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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, 27 March 2015

Commission supports innovative SMEs with over €130 million in new grants
387 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are on track to receive a total of €130.6 million in new grants from Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. These are the latest results of calls under the €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.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

A gateway to our memory: the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure opens its online portal
The EU-funded project European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) unveiled today the result of its four-year work: an online portal that gives unprecedented access to dispersed Holocaust-related archives from Europe and beyond. These research sources, most of which have only been accessible at the institutions concerned, will now be available online to users around the world.


Friday, 20 March 2015

Ukraine joins Horizon 2020 to work with EU in science and research
Researchers, businesses and innovators from Ukraine will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with EU Member States and other associated countries. This is thanks to the Agreement for the Association of Ukraine to Horizon 2020, signed today in Kyiv by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.


Friday, 13 March 2015

Austrian SMEs to benefit from €290 million in EU-guaranteed loans
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Austria will get easier access to risk capital thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facilities under the Horizon 2020 and COSME programmes. Two deals signed today between Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws), an Austrian federal development and financing bank, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will allow aws to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €290 million over the next two years.


Monday, 09 March 2015

EU launches the third edition of the Women Innovators Prize
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the European Commission is launching today the third edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps. The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000 and third prize €30 000.


Friday, 06 March 2015

EU inducement prize reaps rewards for European vaccine development SME
One year ago, the German biopharmaceutical company CureVac GmbH won the EU's first ever innovation inducement prize worth €2 million for making progress towards a novel technology to bring life-saving vaccines to people across the planet in safe and affordable ways. Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has announced a commitment to invest €46 million in CureVac to accelerate the development of its innovative vaccine technology and the production of numerous vaccines against infectious diseases.


Tuesday, 03 March 2015

From emergency to recovery: EU mobilises efforts to end Ebola and alleviate its impact
The “Ebola: from emergency to recovery” conference is taking place in Brussels today under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. While international efforts have reduced the number of Ebola infections in recent months, it is critical to maintain the momentum to prevent a sharp increase in new cases. The conference today aims to sustain the international mobilisation and to plan the next steps in the fight both against the current outbreak and the Ebola virus in general.


10 years of commitment to better working conditions for researchers
Today, the first two hundred Deans and Rectors from universities and research institutes to have implemented the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers will receive the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' for their efforts to create attractive working conditions for researchers in Europe. To mark the event, the European Commission is hosting a conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Charter and Code, celebrating the creation of an attractive, open and sustainable labour market for researchers in Europe.


Commission helps EU Member States reform their research and innovation systems
The European Commission has today launched a new Policy Support Facility (PSF) to help EU Member States reform their research and innovation policies. Such reforms are a priority for EU economic policy as highly performing research and innovation systems can kick-start renewed growth and job creation. The first countries to make use of the Facility are Bulgaria and Hungary.

Available also in version: Bulgarian and Hungarian


Thursday, 26 February 2015

European Commission launches €1m prize for a diagnostic test to combat antibiotic resistance
A prize of €1 million will be awarded to the person or team that develops a rapid test to tell whether a patient needs to be treated with antibiotics or not, the European Commission announced today. The aim is to stop overuse of antibiotics and halt the growing resistance of micro-organisms to them that causes every year 25 000 deaths and over €1.5 billion in healthcare expenses and productivity losses in Europe alone.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

EU-Funded Research contribution to the Energy Union
Research, Innovation and Competitiveness has been identified as one of the five mutually-reinforcing and closely interrelated dimensions of the Energy Union presented today in Brussels. Embedded across all of the strategy's priorities, R&I will play a key role in helping Europe achieve all its ambitious climate and energy targets.


Monday, 23 February 2015

Public consultation: have your say on the achievements of FP7
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on the achievements of FP7, the EU's 7th Framework Programme for research and innovation worth €53 billion of funding for the period 2007-2013. The results of the consultation will feed into the ex-post evaluation of FP7 carried out by an independent external High Level Expert Group.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Estonian SMEs to Benefit from EU-Guaranteed Loans under Horizon 2020
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Estonia will get easier access to risk capital for financing innovation activities thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facility. A deal signed today between LHV Pank, an Estonian Bank, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will allow LHV Pank to enter into new loan agreements with innovative SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €40m over the next two years.


Friday, 13 February 2015

Thirteen new 'ERA Chairs' to increase research excellence across EU
Thirteen universities, technical institutes and private organisations in those parts of Europe that have not done as well as they could in research and innovation are to receive up to €2.5 million each in EU funding to boost their research capacity through the appointment of "ERA Chairs", the European Commission announced today.


Thursday, 05 February 2015

Commission helps bring Europe's best innovations to the market
With the support of the European Research Council (ERC) "Proof of Concept" grants, 59 researchers in Europe will now get the chance to turn their inventions into viable products. Among these mould-breaking ideas are such innovations as a simple blood test to diagnose breast cancer, a timber wood tracking device to help prevent illegal deforestation, and artificial veins modelled on marine sponges. Worth up to €150,000, these grants will allow selected ERC grantees to build start-ups, establish intellectual property rights for their inventions or explore other ways to test their ideas on the market.


Friday, 30 January 2015

New grants to help close the gap in research excellence across Europe
The EU is today announcing new grants that will help bridge the research excellence gap between Member States and strengthen competitiveness and growth across Europe. The new Teaming instrument, under which these grants are awarded, will help improve research performance and increase investment in countries with lower research excellence rankings.


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.