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.
Do not miss the Open Market Consultation on 22-23 March 2021 of the H2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement of Instand-NGS4P regarding integrated and standardized Next Generation Sequencing workflows for personalised therapy.
The new EBEAM project works on expanding the energy and spatial resolution of electron microscopy and demonstrating new applications in multiple disciplines, such as life sciences and quantum technology.
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.
The projects, which succeeded in the FET Proactive Emerging Paradigms and Communities call (FETPROACT-EIC-07-2020), subtopic A: Artificial Intelligence for extended social interaction, have set a collaboration agreement to strengthen dissemination and impact of project results
The collaboration agreement between 5 EIC Pathfinder/FET Proactive projects has been signed. Its main aim is to deliver a blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence.
In October 2020, SPINTEX, the coordinator of the Innovation Launchpad Pathfinder Open “Silk Aquamelts to Market” (SAM) project, participated to IndieBio, the world's first accelerator devoted to startups using biology to solve the world's largest problems.
The Open Research Europe (ORE) platform changes the research publication domain by providing free, open access, peer-review services for EU-funded research
The European Commission has selected 38 of Europe’s most promising start-ups and SMEs to receive funding of between €1 and €17 million to develop and scale up ground-breaking innovations in Europe. This is the last round of funding in the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator and it received over 4200 applications, the highest number ever.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder Pilot has selected 18 new projects that aim to support the EU green and digital transitions. They are set to receive a total of €74 million following the latest round of applications for funding. The successful projects were selected from the 236 submissions, with the highest number of selected applicants.
The EIC Pathfinder project VISORSURF has developed planar materials with software-programmable electromagnetic behavior that will revolutionize wireless technology with an app.
A spin-off company, named Biomimetic, was newly created, implementing a technology invented within the FET /Pathfinder open project LiNabioFluid that was further developed thanks to the Innovation Launchpad funding given to the LaBionicS project.
Fifty-eight novel, high-impact technologies have been selected in the last round of investment from the European Innovation Council (EIC) ‘Pathfinder Open’ Pilot, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
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.
58 novel, high-impact technologies have been selected in the last round of investment from the European Innovation Council (EIC) ‘Pathfinder Open’ Pilot, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
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).
A very high number of applications received for the last EIC Innovation LaunchPad call under Horizon 2020.The results about the funded proposals will be released by the end of January 2021.
Less than a year ago, in November 2019, the first EIC Transition to Innovation Activities Call closed the submissions and now, the very first of the selected projects are on their way to genuine technological and societal innovations.
A Letter of Intent was signed today setting out a common objective between the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s first Knowledge and Innovation Communities - KICs (EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital and EIT InnoEnergy) (EIT), to maximise EU support for game-changing innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe.
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 ...