The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) has launched a competition for new innovation communities in the areas of urban mobility (EIT Urban Mobility) and added value manufacturing (EIT Manufacturing).
The winners will join Europe’s largest innovation community to bring solutions to European citizens.
Europe must step up investment in research and innovation in order to maximise impact, while also further refining the success story that is Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. This is one of the key messages from the Communication on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation that the European Commission presented today. It also calls for a mission-oriented approach, focusing on cracking specific challenges, as a way of boosting the impact of the programme. Other key messages inclu
Two first-of-a-kind projects aimed at demonstrating commercially innovative ways of harnessing solar and bioenergy will be built thanks to loans totalling €45 million from the InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP) facility - funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. Successful demonstration will pave the way for future commercialisation of these technologies.
A total of 262 small and medium-sized companies have been selected for funding under the latest round of Horizon 2020's SME Instrument. The total amount to be distributed to the companies under both Phases of the programme is €114.237 million. With this funding, companies will be able to finance their innovation activities ranging from feasibility studies to market launch.
The European Commission is conducting a mapping of the existing centres of expertise in the field of cybersecurity. The results of this mapping will be translated into a "Cybersecurity Atlas" that will be made publicly available. This Atlas aims to become a valuable tool and a reference for the cybersecurity community to look for potential partners and pool resources. Are you a center of excellence in the field of cybersecurity? Then register before 15 February 2018.
A new study points to substantial successes in each of the EIT's key areas.
The study, 'EIT: Our Impact from 2010 - 2016', analysed the global and European socio-economic impact of the EIT and its Innovation Communities between 2010 and 2016. With existing reviews mostly focusing on results and efficiency, the study sets out to look beyond those results and structure the achievements of the EIT Community in terms of impact.
Today, the EIT has published the Framework of Guidance for the EIT’s 2018 Call for Proposals.
To further enhance its impact and to incentivise the innovations needed to meet societal challenges, we’re continuing to expand our activities in 2018 by launching a call for two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities:
- EIT Manufacturing: strengthening and increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing industry
- EIT Urban Mobility: smart, green and integrated urban transport
The European Commission has launched the first of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. EIC Horizon Prizes are part of the European Innovation Council pilot run under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
The European Commission today launched a Horizon Prize in Social Innovation to improve the mobility of older people.
The prize has a budget of €2 million and is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. One prize of €1 million and four runner-up prizes of €250,000 each will be awarded to the most innovative mobility solutions that enable older citizens to continue to fully participate in social activities, maintain their autonomy and age healthily. Carlos Moedas,