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Innovation Union is the European Union strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs.

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Friday, 01 July 2016

Distribution grids: new indicators and models to support a smarter energy system - 01 Jul 2016 (via JRC)

The models will allow simulations to be performed of the impact that increasing levels of intermittent renewable energy sources and demand response mechanisms will have on the distribution grid without the need to have access to the actual network data.

Source: European Commission - Joint Research Centre



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13 July 2016

European Innovation Council Call for Ideas: what was said, and where we could go from here, Brussels

From 16 February to 29 April 2016, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation ran a call for ideas to gather stakeholders' views on disruptive, market-creating innovation, gaps in the current innovation support landscape, and the potential remit of a European Innovation Council (EIC). A total of 1022 replies and 183 supporting documents and position papers were received.

We would like to invite you to a workshop to discuss the results of the call for ideas, a summary of which will be published in June 2016, and potential changes to be introduced in Horizon 2020. Your input will help to shape potential Commission initiatives to further boost innovation in Europe.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register below by 4 July 2016. Note that there is limited capacity. In case of oversubscription, registrations will be granted selectively to ensure a fair representation of stakeholders. Please wait for a confirmation email before you book your travel.