The European Commission is funding 16 innovation projects in the first round of Horizon 2020's Fast Track to Innovation funding scheme. Each of the new projects will receive up to €3 million (£2m). Germany is the country where most project partners (13) are based, followed by France, the Netherlands...
The UK government has invited local firms in English regions to express interest in EU funding worth some GBP 5.2 billion (6.5 billion euro) and available for the period 2014-2020. The UK Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton urged them to action.
The European Commission has found that a £50 million grant planned by the UK authorities for the development of an innovative space launcher engine is in line with EU state aid rules. The engine will power a reusable airframe to launch satellites into low Earth orbit, significantly reducing the costs of such space missions.
A pop-up on the Express web site, appearing for some time now via various pages featuring EU “news” and prominent in online searches, is headlined “Brussels’ craziest decisions.” It cites “the top eleven unusual rules proposed by Brussels that seem too barmy to be true”. That is because about half of these stories are simply […]