The European Commission today announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual tranche - €11 billion - of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 in the final year of the programme.
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.
Horizon 2020 in full swing - Three years on
The brochure "Horizon 2020 In Full Swing -Three Years On – Key facts and figures 2014-2016" provides a snapshot of the programme's main achievements, taking into account more than 300 calls for proposals
Altfinator Project aims to increase the capacity of the financial ecosystem to improve innovative SMEs’ access to alternative finance in Europe. As part of its activities, Altfinator is launching the first edition of its massive open online courses on Alternative Finance. The goal is to help participants navigate the world of Alternative Finance and Fintech. The course is designed to provide both basic and advanced knowledge about crowdfunding, invoice trading, VC, risk assessment, or fintech
The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe's world-class innovators. The public is invited to vote for their favourite among 36 nominees from across Europe who have been developing innovations through EU-funded projects. The finalists include SMEs, universities and start-ups that are delivering a diverse set of scientific and technological breakthroughs. The public can vote online until 26 August 2019 at midday (12:00 CET).
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. Read more