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Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016)

Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016)

€173.4 million for top-class innovators to bring their innovations faster to market

The Commission will support 283 innovative projects to bring their innovations faster to the market with a total of €173 million. The funding is invested in the latest selection under the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), which targets fast-moving, high-risk innovative products, services, processes or business models with strong potential to create new markets.

 
Commissioner Moedas presents Horizon Europe to the largest science meeting on the continent

Today marks the beginning of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2018) in Toulouse. This is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe that brings together over 4000 delegates from 80 countries. At this event Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, will deliver a keynote speech on Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme proposed for 2020-2027.

 
Europe must step up its efforts on research and innovation

The European Council confirmed in Brussels yesterday the set-up of an European Innovation Council for market-creating innovation under the next EU long-term budget. The Council also invited the Commission to launch a new pilot initiative on breakthrough innovation within the remaining time of Horizon 2020.

 
EIC Pilot selects 242 innovative companies for funding

A total of 242 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 30 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €12 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.

 
Europe must deepen its innovation edge, scoreboard shows

The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness. This year's edition reveals a positive trend in the majority of EU countries – most notably in Malta, the Netherlands, and Spain, with Sweden remaining the EU innovation leader.

 
EIC Horizon prizes: Commission opens competition for a €10 million prize for low-cost space launch

The prize, run as part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, will award €10 million to an innovative, commercially viable and low-cost solution to launch light satellites. It will contribute to the objectives of the Commission’s Space Strategy for Europe, which aims at reinforcing Europe's autonomy in accessing space and at encouraging the development of the space market.

 
Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme so far

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission today proposed €100 billion for research and innovation. The new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.

 
EIC pilot to invest €146 million in 79 top-class innovative projects to help them access the market faster

The European Commission will support 79 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. In total, the projects are to receive €146.173 million under the SME Instrument (Phase 2) and Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.

 
Commission proposes biggest ever investment for a R&I programme in Europe

Today the Commission presented its long-term budget proposal for the 2021-2027 period. Building on the success of the EU's past flagship research and innovation programmes, the Commission proposes to increase investment in research and innovation by allocating €114.8 billion from the future long-term EU budget.

 
Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018

The Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 will bring together more than 300 key participants to discuss the opportunities and further needs of financial instruments fostering research and innovation across Europe.

 
Commission launches new Horizon 2020 Dashboard

The European Commission has launched a new online presentation of implementation data of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. The Horizon 2020 Dashboard is user-friendly but at the same time offers powerful new analytical functions that will inform programme reporting, impact analysis, feedback to policy-making as well as decisions on future priorities.

 
Horizon 2020 Work Programme from 2018 to 2020

Spanning seven years (2014 - 2020) and with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever. It is implemented via multi-annual work programmes.

 
Commission review states that partnerships in research and innovation boost the economy

Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and the Member States are on track to deliver on their objectives, to improve people's lives and to increase Europe's international competitiveness. This was confirmed by the results of interim evaluations of public-private and public-public partnerships supported by Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation framework programme, which the European Commission published today.