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E.g., 21-11-2018
E.g., 21-11-2018
  • Bold science to meet big challenges: independent report calls for mission-oriented EU research and innovation

    22/02/2018
    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

    20/02/2018
    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

    08/02/2018
    Information about Horizon 2020 country participation has just been updated. Find out more.
  • New booklet shows how EU research and innovation funding impacts your daily life

    06/02/2018
    The European Commission has published a new booklet showing a few examples where EU support for research and innovation is making a real difference in the lives of citizens and society as a whole. It is aimed at all age groups so everyone can understand the good work EU funding can do.
  • EU financing for breakthrough innovation should adapt to the needs of the innovator, experts say

    26/01/2018
    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

    23/01/2018
    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

    11/01/2018
    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
  • €2 Million Horizon prize for better mobility of older people

    From 27/11/2017 to 28/02/2019
    The aim of this contest is to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for senior citizens (65+). This will help to combat social exclusion and support independent living.
    An  image of and older person with a tourist map on blue and pink background
  • Commission launches new Horizon 2020 Dashboard

    10/11/2017
    The European Commission has launched a new online presentation of implementation data of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. The Horizon 2020 Dashboard is user-friendly but at the same time offers powerful new analytical functions that will inform programme reporting, impact analysis, feedback to policy-making as well as decisions on future priorities.
  • Commission awards Paris as most innovative European city in 2017

    08/11/2017
    Today, the European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1,000,000 to Paris. The award, granted under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, recognises Paris for its inclusive innovation strategy. Tel Aviv and Tallinn were selected as runners-up, and were both awarded €100,000.

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