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National press releases (in local language):

AT  PDF icon 630 KB
BE (FR)  PDF icon 625 KB
BE (NL)  PDF icon 646 KB
BG  PDF icon 642 KB
CY  PDF icon 540 KB
CZ  PDF icon 445 KB
DE  PDF icon 616 KB
DK  PDF icon 421 KB
EE  PDF icon 595 KB
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HU  PDF icon 739 KB
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LT  PDF icon 405 KB
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NL  PDF icon 388 KB
PL  PDF icon 394 KB
PT  PDF icon 519 KB
RO  PDF icon 606 KB
SE  PDF icon 425 KB
SI  PDF icon 270 KB
SK  PDF icon 521 KB
UK  PDF icon 533 KB

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

Coelux

Press release  PDF icon 505 KB

National press releases (in local language):

AT  PDF icon 668 KB
BE (FR)  PDF icon 418 KB
BE (NL)  PDF icon 511 KB
BG  PDF icon 446 KB
CY  PDF icon 482 KB
CZ  PDF icon 406 KB
DE  PDF icon 657 KB
DK  PDF icon 502 KB
EE  PDF icon 332 KB
EL  PDF icon 424 KB
ES  PDF icon 448 KB
FI  PDF icon 422 KB
FR  PDF icon 359 KB
HR  PDF icon 713 KB
HU  PDF icon 548 KB
IE  PDF icon 477 KB
IT  PDF icon 527 KB
LT  PDF icon 292 KB
LU  PDF icon 794 KB
LV  PDF icon 480 KB
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NL  PDF icon 344 KB
PL  PDF icon 380 KB
PT  PDF icon 554 KB
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
EL  PDF icon 530 KB
ES  PDF icon 337 KB
FI  PDF icon 329 KB
FR  PDF icon 439 KB
HR  PDF icon 439 KB
HU  PDF icon 627 KB
IE  PDF icon 411 KB
IT  PDF icon 445 KB
LT  PDF icon 314 KB
LU  PDF icon 631 KB
LV  PDF icon 482 KB
MT  PDF icon 400 KB
NL  PDF icon 411 KB
PL  PDF icon 389 KB
PT  PDF icon 399 KB
RO  PDF icon 438 KB
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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National press releases (in local language):

AT  PDF icon 353 KB
BE (FR)  PDF icon 168 KB
BE (NL)  PDF icon 188 KB
BG  PDF icon 262 KB
CY  PDF icon 565 KB
CZ  PDF icon 484 KB
DE  PDF icon 411 KB
DK  PDF icon 194 KB
EL  PDF icon 512 KB
ES  PDF icon 161 KB
FI  PDF icon 159 KB
FR  PDF icon 275 KB
HR  PDF icon 326 KB
HU  PDF icon 718 KB
IE  PDF icon 520 KB
IT  PDF icon 443 KB
LT  PDF icon 287 KB
LU  PDF icon 423 KB
LV  PDF icon 494 KB
MT  PDF icon 199 KB
NL  PDF icon 465 KB
PL  PDF icon 421 KB
PT  PDF icon 462 KB
RO  PDF icon 528 KB
SE  PDF icon 318 KB
SI  PDF icon 222 KB
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)

National press releases (in local language):

AT  PDF icon 322 KB
BE  PDF icon 84 KB
BG  PDF icon 451 KB
CY  PDF icon 109 KB
CZ  PDF icon 445 KB
DE  PDF icon 336 KB
DK  PDF icon 67 KB
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EL  PDF icon 383 KB
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FI  PDF icon 57 KB
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HR  PDF icon 104 KB
HU  PDF icon 115 KB
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Investment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments adds firepower to Horizon2020 for innovative SMEs
Today (22 July 2015) the European Commission has put the final building blocks in place to kick-start investment in the real economy. A package of measures agreed today will ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running by early autumn 2015, keeping the ambitious timetable set by President Jean-Claude Juncker to implement the Investment Plan for Europe.


Thursday, 16 July 2015

€100 million to innovative companies in Italy with financial backing from Horizon 2020
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna (BPER) today signed an agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as small mid-caps in Italy. This is the first transaction in Italy to benefit from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

€140 million to innovative companies in the UK with financial backing from Horizon 2020
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Santander UK today signed an agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as small mid-caps in the United Kingdom. This is the first transaction in the UK to benefit from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).


Monday, 13 July 2015

First loan under InnovFin Infectious Diseases provides €10 million to improve HIV monitoring
A breakthrough HIV testing device that could be a major help in the battle against HIV/AIDS will be further developed and brought closer to widespread use thanks to an EU loan of €10 million from the new InnovFin Infectious Diseases instrument.


Friday, 10 July 2015

SMEs in Belgium to benefit from €100 million in EU-guaranteed loans
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Belgium 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 the European Investment Fund (EIF) with Belfius Belgium, 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.


Commission appoints top scientists to the ERC Scientific Council
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, has welcomed the appointment of three accomplished scientists to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council.


Thursday, 09 July 2015

Commission seeks the next European Capital of Innovation
Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, launched today the second edition of the European Capital of Innovation award at the plenary session of the Committee of the Regions.


Monday, 06 July 2015

Commission invites independent counsel in setting up Scientific Advice Mechanism
The European Commission today announced that Sir David King (former UK Chief Scientific Advisor), Rianne Letschert (Chair of the Dutch Royal Young Academy of Sciences) and António Vitorino (former European Commissioner) will assist the Commission in selecting members of the High Level Group of the new Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM).


Friday, 03 July 2015

€60 million to innovative companies in Luxembourg with financial backing from Horizon 2020
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA (BIL) today signed an agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as small mid-caps in Luxembourg. This is the first transaction in Luxembourg to benefit from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The new agreement allows BIL to provide €60 million of finance to innovative companies in Luxembourg over the next two years. The loans will be backed by a guarantee of the EIF, enabled by the InnovFin initiative with financial backing from Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme.


Monday, 29 June 2015

EU and China step up cooperation in research and innovation
Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and WAN Gang, Chinese Minister for Science and Technology, agreed today to step up EU-China cooperation in the field of research and innovation at the 2nd EU-China Innovation Co-operation Dialogue, in the margins of the 17th EU-China Summit.


Friday, 19 June 2015

EU to increase funding for cultural heritage research and innovation
In 2016-17, over €100 million for research and innovation in the field of cultural heritage will be available under Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme. This increase in funding recognises cultural heritage as an investment opportunity where research and innovation can make a difference. This is one of the main conclusions of the report 'Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe' which was handed over today to Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

EU-funded study into virus mutations marks breakthrough in fight against Ebola
A major contribution to eradicating Ebola has been made by the EU-funded EVIDENT project. It has confirmed that the Ebola virus has mutated at a lower rate than feared during the recent outbreak in West Africa. This means that the new diagnostic methods, treatments and vaccines under development should still be effective in the fight to eradicate the disease.


Monday, 15 June 2015

Horizon 2020 kick-starts Bio-based industries in Europe with €50 million
The first ten projects of the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a partnership between the EU and industry, will get underway with a total of €50 million from Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme, and a further €28 million from the industry. This is thanks to the signature of the grant agreements finalised today (15 June 2015).


Thursday, 04 June 2015

SME Instrument latest results: 42 innovative SMEs to share €68.5 million under Horizon 2020
42 SMEs from 14 countries have been selected in the latest round of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. For each project, the participants will receive up to €2.5 million (up to €5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities and the development of their business plans. The companies will also be entitled to benefit from up to 12 days of business coaching.


Monday, 01 June 2015

SMEs in Italy to benefit from €220 million in EU-guaranteed loans
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Italy will get easier access to risk capital thanks to a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility under the Horizon 2020 programmes. A deal signed today by the European Investment Fund (EIF) with the Credem Group, Italy, will allow the bank to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €220 million over the next two years.


Friday, 29 May 2015

EU and Japan step up cooperation on 5G mobile technology and strengthen research and innovation collaboration
With the new 5G agreement, the EU will join forces with Japan to cope with the increasing need for wireless Internet and complement current efforts to create a Digital Single Market in Europe.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

SMEs in Luxembourg to benefit from €50 million in EU-guaranteed loans
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Luxembourg will get easier access to risk capital thanks to a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility under the Horizon 2020 programmes. A deal signed today by European Investment Fund (EIF) with ING Luxembourg will allow the bank to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €50 million over the next two years.


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

President Juncker welcomes world-leading scientists, discusses role of science in competitiveness and announces new mechanism for scientific advice
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today hosts a working lunch for a group of eminent, internationally awarded scientists: Sir Paul Nurse, Jules Hoffmann, Serge Haroche, László Lovász, Jean Tirole and Edvard Ingjald Moser. They will be joined by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness; and Commissioner Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation.


Monday, 11 May 2015

161 highly innovative SMEs funded by Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
161 companies from 23 countries have been selected in the latest round of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1. For each project, the participants will receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies. They can also request up to three days of business coaching.


Thursday, 07 May 2015

Unleash innovation to spur growth in Europe
Improving Europe's capacity to innovate and be globally competitive requires further efforts to encourage disruptive ideas and foster their commercial up-take. These are some of the conclusions to be drawn from the latest ranking of innovation performance across Europe.

 

 

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