News about Societal Challenges

E.g., 22-03-2018
E.g., 22-03-2018
  • Twelve outstanding finalists are in the running for the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators

    Twelve successful women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market have made it to the shortlist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
  • EIT Cross-Innovation Community Business Idea Competition 2018

    Turn your idea into business. The Business Idea Competition 2018 seeks at supporting idea holders aiming at embracing the venture path and wanting more training in entrepreneurship. It is jointly organised by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food to improve cross-sectoral innovation performance, with a special focus on - but not limited to - EIT RIS eligible countries, along the following thematic areas: Food, Health and Raw Materials.
    EIT Cross-Innovation Community Business Idea Competition 2018
  • Speech by Commissioner Carlos Moedas at European Industry Day - A New Ecosystem for Science, Start-ups and Industry

    Speaking at the Industry Day in Brussels, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas delivered a speech on the challenges for European industry and on opportunities in the next EU research and innovation programme.
  • Commission launches the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest

    Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, opened the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest at the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony in the European Parliament. The winning city will be awarded a prize of €1 million to further promote and enhance its innovative actions. Applications can be submitted until 21 June 2018.
  • Bold science to meet big challenges: independent report calls for mission-oriented EU research and innovation

    Ambitious research and innovation missions can inspire European citizens, push the frontier for research and innovation, drive economic growth, and help solve some of our society's biggest challenges. These are several conclusions of a report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, presented today to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
  • Research and innovation are essential for EU's prosperity and social model, report says

    Europe has a unique opportunity to lead the next wave of breakthrough innovation where digital technologies meet the physical world in areas such as digital manufacturing, genomics, artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things, penetrating all sectors of economy and society. But it needs to translate its global scientific leadership into innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.
  • Latest update on country participation

    Information about Horizon 2020 country participation has just been updated. Find out more.
  • EU financing for breakthrough innovation should adapt to the needs of the innovator, experts say

    The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published its recommendations on how a European Innovation Council (EIC) should fund and nurture breakthrough innovation from start-up to scale-up. In their report, entitled 'Europe is back: Accelerating breakthrough innovation', they recommend that a future EIC provides simplified and flexible financing, tailor-made for the needs of the innovator and which incentivises private investment for rapid scaling u
  • 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
    Horizon 2020 in full swing - Three years on - key facts and figures 2014 - 2016
  • Maximising the impact of EU research and innovation

    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