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Coronavirus: EU support to innovators yields promising results one year on

In the past year, the Commission has invested €226 million through the European Innovation Council pilot and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology to support innovative start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and projects to develop solutions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing crisis. Many of these companies and projects have already generated promising results.

 
EU to invest €150 million for research to counter coronavirus variants

Today, the Commission presented a Communication for the proposed launch of a European bio-defence preparedness programme called “HERA Incubator” to address the emerging threat of coronavirus variants. Plans include important new research investments, mobilising an additional €30 million from Horizon 2020 to be complemented by a further €120 million from Horizon Europe.

 
Commission awards €508 million to 75 health research projects

The final year of Horizon 2020 sees the largest total award for collaborative research for health. The 75 projects short-listed after evaluation will involve 1158 participants from 58 countries. Following signatures of grant agreements in the coming weeks, they should receive a total of €508 million in grants to address a wide range of crucial health challenges and opportunities.

 
Towards a 2030 vision on the future of universities in the field of R&I in Europe

In the context of the revitalised ERA Communication, this study sets out a stakeholder-driven, strategic Vision 2030 for the future of universities in Europe in research and innovation. Recognising Europe’s diverse university landscape, the study considers the extent to which – and how - universities’ ongoing transformations might best be supported through EU support (e.g. policy changes, funding, legal mechanisms).

 
Commission announces the winners of Horizon Impact Award 2020

The European Commission has announced the winners of the second edition of Horizon Impact Award, a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects that have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The winning projects have helped to reduce the CO2 footprint of numerous leading airlines, developed the first transparent display that several companies have already put on the market, improved the quality of life for children with heart failure ...