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E.g., 17-10-2018
E.g., 17-10-2018
  • Horizon 2020 Work Programme from 2018 to 2020

    27/10/2017
    Spanning seven years (2014 - 2020) and with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever. It is implemented via multi-annual work programmes.
  • Digital Transformation of Public Administrations

    24/10/2017
    The main objective of this event is to promote the uptake of Horizon 2020 projects’ results in the field of ICT-enabled Open Government, both at policy and market level. It is also the occasion to foster peer learning and networking activities among developers of Govtech solutions, potential clients, support service providers and policy makers.
  • Volunteers needed to test innovative system for better health and less frailty

    23/10/2017
    The My-AHA (My Active and Healthy Ageing) project aims to reduce frailty risk by improving physical activity, cognitive functions, psychological state, social resources, nutrition, sleep as well as overall well-being. The project is recruiting volunteers over 60 years old for its test phase.
  • Commission review states that partnerships in research and innovation boost the economy

    09/10/2017
    Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and the Member States are on track to deliver on their objectives, to improve people's lives and to increase Europe's international competitiveness. This was confirmed by the results of interim evaluations of public-private and public-public partnerships supported by Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation framework programme, which the European Commission published today.
  • EU funding supports Physics Nobel Prize-winning discovery

    05/10/2017
    Nine PhD students funded by the European Commission were involved in the discovery behind the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 goes to EU-funded researchers for optimising electron microscopes to study living matter

    05/10/2017
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2017 has been awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. Two of the laureates, Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson, have participated in EU-funded research projects.
  • Commission supports Poland in improving its research and innovation system

    14/09/2017
    The Commission has presented key policy recommendations that will help enhance the performance of the Polish research and innovation system. This Peer Review of Poland's Higher Education and Science system, requested by the Polish government, was carried out between January and September 2017 by an independent panel of experts under the Policy Support Facility (PSF) of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.
  • Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future

    03/07/2017
    An independent high level group of leading experts chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, presented today to the Commission a new report on the future of EU research and innovation.
    Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future
  • Save the Date! Research & Innovation – shaping our future

    03/07/2017
    Against the backdrop of the Commission's White Paper on the future of Europe, the conference "Research & Innovation – shaping our future", hosted by Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, will bring together policymakers from EU institutions, nearly 700 stakeholders and interested actors to discuss the role of research and innovation for Europe's future.
  • H2020 Waterborne Research Conference, 8 June 2017 - Presentations now available

    16/06/2017
    'H2020 Waterborne Research Conference: Competitive, Safe and Sustainable', 8 June, 2017- Brussels, Madou Auditorium Presentations now available!

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