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FET Innovation LaunchPad Call closure 14/10/2020 - Apply to transform your project results into more concrete market opportunities

Count down has started for the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad call closure on the 14th of October 2020!This call aims to to transform results from Pathfinder/FET funded projects into societal or economic innovations. A lump sum up to EUR 100.000 per project is available to support short actions focused on non-scientific aspects and on turning early stage Pathfinder results into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts.

Have your say on shaping the way Horizon Europe is implemented

How should the next EU research and innovation programme be implemented, to ensure that it achieves its ambitious objectives? Where can we simplify further? How should we deal with the novel features in the new programme? What should the legal documents, processes and tools for the programme look like? Share your views now with the European Commission.

EIC Pilot: €120 million to help bring next batch of top-class projects to market

The European Commission announced today 68 additional start-ups and SMEs selected for an overall funding of €120 million under the existing EIC pilot. The funding is awarded under the SME Instrument part of the EIC Pilot. The companies are for instance developing a blockchain-based online payment technology, new energy efficient screens and a solution to fight traffic noise.

Calling Europe’s top innovation experts

The call for expressions of interest for members of the Enhanced EIC pilot advisory board opens today. These high-level experts will assist the European Commission in the implementation of the programme, and shape EU support for innovation within Horizon Europe.

€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.

EU research and innovation in our daily life

The European Commission together with the European Parliament hold a high-level conference titled “EU research and innovation in our daily life” in the European Parliament in Brussels this afternoon. The conference brings together researchers, politicians, stakeholders and citizens to reflect on past and present achievements of EU-funded research and innovation over the last 30 years. President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos