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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


Press release  PDF icon 411 KB

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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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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Independent experts present evaluation report on the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, today received the report of the independent High Level Expert Group (HLEG) that has evaluated the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Commission signs Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation declaration with Brazil and announces a coordinated call on biofuels
The European Commission and the Brazilian government are signing today in Rio a joint declaration for Atlantic Ocean Research to enhance marine cooperation between Europe and Brazil. The agreement follows the celebration of the EU-Brazil high level conference which aims to develop common expertise and scientific knowledge on the Atlantic Ocean and its dynamic systems, provide a new momentum for enhancing marine cooperation between Brazil and Europe and discuss how to further engage in joint research projects and improve reciprocal access to infrastructures.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Commission to open Global Earth observation data
The European Commission, a founding member of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), has subscribed today in Mexico to the 2015 - 2025 implementation plan of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The 10-year Strategic Plan will provide open access to earth observation data from anywhere in the world to decision makers, researchers and innovators.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Commission launches new mechanism to strengthen scientific advice for policy making
The European Commission's new Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) is officially launched today with the announcement of the seven leading scientists who will form the first High Level Group of scientific advisors. Together with a six million euro grant to European academies and learned societies, this marks a new approach to the use of independent science advice in Commission policy making.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Irish SMEs to benefit from €100 million in EU-guaranteed loans
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland will get easier access to risk capital thanks to a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility under the Horizon 2020 programme. A deal signed today by European Investment Fund (EIF) with Bank of Ireland will allow the bank to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €100 million, over the next two years.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The challenge of ageing population to be tackled with the first Horizon Prize for Social Innovation
The challenge of an ageing population has received the biggest support in an open, public vote run by the European Commission, and becomes the topic of the first Horizon Prize for Social Innovation.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Commission invests €16 billion in funding for research and innovation over next two years
The European Commission will boost competitiveness by investing almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme.

Monday, 12 October 2015

New Seal of Excellence to increase quality of regional research funding
The Commission is today launching a new initiative to ensure that taxpayer money is spent efficiently by improving the synergies between EU funding for regional policy and for research. The new "Seal of Excellence" scheme will allow regions to recognise the quality label awarded to promising project proposals submitted under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme and promote their access to different funding sources like the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and other national or regional investment programmes.

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Commission presents policy reforms to improve Bulgaria's research and innovation structures
The European Commission has presented today key policy recommendations that will help modernise the research and innovation sectors in Bulgaria. This is the first time that an EU Member State makes voluntary use of the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF), a new instrument that gives governments practical support to identify, implement and evaluate those reforms needed to enhance the quality of their public research and innovation structures.

Monday, 05 October 2015

Commission launches initiative to help refugee scientists and researchers
The European Commission has launched today the ‘science4refugees’ initiative for asylum-seeking and refugee scientists and researchers. This measure will enable a match-making process between refugees and asylum seekers with a scientific background and the scientific institutions that voluntarily declare themselves as 'refugee-welcoming organisations'.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Commission presents key research and innovation actions contributing to the Energy Union for all EU Member States
The European Commission presented today in Luxemburg the new Integrated Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan). The SET Plan promotes research and innovation efforts across Europe by supporting technologies with the greatest impact on the EU's transformation to a low-carbon energy system. It promotes cooperation amongst EU countries, companies, research institutions, and the EU itself. The SET Plan is the first deliverable contributing to the the fifth dimension of the Energy Union strategy which is focused on research, innovation and competitiveness.

Europe celebrates its top young scientists
The former Milan train factory, Fabbrica del Vapore, buzzed with intense activity over the last few days. 169 young researchers aged between 14 and 20 presented their science projects to an international jury in the hope of picking up one of the prestigious prizes. The honours they were competing for were part of the 27th annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which concluded with the awards ceremony today (21 September 2015).

Friday, 18 September 2015

€420 million to innovative companies in Portugal with financial backing from Horizon 2020
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and three Portuguese banks - Banco Internacional do Funchal (Banif), Banco Comercial Português (Millennium bcp) and Novo Banco - signed today an agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as small mid-caps in the country. This is the first transaction in Portugal to benefit from the support of the SME window of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Citizens to decide which challenge to be tackled with the first Social Innovation Horizon Prize
The European Commission in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute will award a prize of €2 million to whoever can offer the best breakthrough that will help meet a problem facing the society. But which particular problem this will be is yet to be decided - by popular vote.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Integrated SET Plan fit for new challenges
The European Commission adopted the new Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. The upgraded SET Plan is the first research and innovation deliverable on which the fifth dimension of the Energy Union will be built.

Monday, 07 September 2015

EU and China launch new Co-Funding Mechanism for research and innovation
Today's high level "Joint Conference in Promoting Excellence through Enhanced EU-China Researcher's Mobility and Cooperation" promoted a new Co-funding mechanism for research and innovation. The conference was attended by European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Mr. Carlos Moedas who is visiting China accompanied by Mr. Jean Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council, and Ms. Nuria Sebastian Galles, Vice President of the European Research Council.



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