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What are the technologies that will reshape our world? Independent experts identify 100 of them
Self-healing smartphones, asteroid mining for essential minerals and telepathic brain-to-brain communication enabled by technology. These are some examples of impressive innovations on the horizon presented in the new independent expert report 100 Radical Innovation Breakthroughs for the future published today.
Thursday, 06 June 2019
Up to €17.5 million in financing for innovative companies under the EIC, to support rapid growth of breakthrough, market-creating ideas
From today, innovative companies can apply for up to €17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively through the EIC ‘Accelerator’ pilot, increasing support for ground-breaking concepts that could shape new markets or disrupt existing ones in Europe and worldwide.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators: Commission awards four outstanding entrepreneurs
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas announced today at the VivaTech conference in Paris the four winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators.
Monday, 13 May 2019
Commission invites top experts to shape new research and innovation missions
The European Commission launched today a call for experts to join ‘Mission Boards’, which will advise the Commission for the identification and implementation of missions in Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
Wednesday, 08 May 2019
Launch of the European Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
The European Commission together with the Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova have launched today a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Black Sea (SRIA).
Friday, 03 May 2019
Commissioner Moedas meets Japanese Science Minister Takuya Hirai
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, met today Takuya Hirai, the Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors call for a wider, evidence-based policy response to pre-empt the growing risks of microplastic pollution
While considerable uncertainty surrounds the ecological and health risks of microplastic pollution, these risks will increase in the future if microplastic pollution continues at its present rate. Widespread ecological risks are likely in the coming decades, but the absence of population-wide studies means that it is not yet possible to assess risks for human health.
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Promoting innovation: €33 million to help bring top-class projects to market
The European Commission will support 13 projects with a total of €33.12 million to bring innovations faster to the market. The funding comes from the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), which targets fast-moving and high-risk innovation with strong potential to create new markets.
Thursday, 11 April 2019
EIC pilot: 277 innovators selected for funding to bring their innovations faster to market
A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the EIC SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
Horizon 2020: €195 million to improve the research and innovation potential in seven EU countries
The European Commission will invest €195 million in setting up and developing 13 new ‘centres of excellence’ in seven member states, helping to boost research and innovation performance and inspiring the scientific community to develop new products and processes in tandem with leading scientific institutes from all over Europe.
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
EU and China step up cooperation in research and innovation
The European Union and China will launch a joint roadmap in order to enrich and balance their cooperation in research and innovation. The roadmap will cover both rules and mechanisms as well as specific science and technology fields for this collaboration.
Thursday, 04 April 2019
EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019: thirteen candidates in the final
Thirteen successful women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market are in the shortlist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.