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01/04/2015
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open call had its first cut-off date on 30 September 2014. 24 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 4 Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) proposals have been selected and are currently under Grant Agreement preparation. Projects are expected to start as of June 2015. Read more
31/03/2015
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Czech Republic will get easier access to risk capital thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facilities under the Horizon 2020 programmes. Two deals signed today by European Investment Fund (EIF) with Komerční banka and Česká spořitelna will allow both Czech banks to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of CZK 6950 million(over €250 million) over the next two years. Read more
27/03/2015
387 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are on track to receive a total of €130.6 million in new grants from Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. These are the latest results of calls under the €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market and help generate growth and jobs for Europe. Read more
20/03/2015
The European Summit of Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing took place in Brussels on March 9 and 10. Over 1200 visitors swamped the Brussels Square meeting centre, took part in over 32 sessions, workshops, sandpits and the Pioneer Village with its 20 exhibition booths. Read more
18/03/2015
Researchers from an MSCA ITN project have launched a crowdsourcing initiative to collect pictures of the Mosul museum's artefacts and recreate it virtually. Read more
18/03/2015
On 2 February 2015, the FNRS and FWO FET NCP jointly organized a workshop on FET Open, for members of the Research Administrations of Belgian universities. In the presence of representatives of the European Commission and the Executive Agency for Research (REA), concrete examples and best practices regarding FET Open projects were exchanged. The full report and its annexes are available. Read more
16/03/2015
How do influenza viruses become able to jump from one species to another? Under which conditions does our immune system protect us against influenza as opposed to making it easy for the virus to develop? How do farmers react when faced to signs of disease? These were some of the questions on which answers are still needed from research to fight animal influenza. Read more
16/03/2015
The European Commission has launched two Horizon Prizes to reward innovators who find groundbreaking solutions in digital technologies. Two prizes of €500,000 are on offer for breaking the optical transmission barriers and collaborative spectrum sharing, through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Read more
13/03/2015
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Austria will get easier access to risk capital thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facilities under the Horizon 2020 and COSME programmes. Two deals signed today between Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws), an Austrian federal development and financing bank, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will allow aws to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €290 million over the next two years. Read more
13/03/2015
Today, the Minister for Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT) of the Republic of Argentina, Lino Barañao, and the Director for International Cooperation of the European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate-General, Maria Cristina Russo, honour of the 10th anniversary of the Argentinean-European Union Liaison Office for Science, Technology and Innovation. Read more

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