The European Council confirmed in Brussels yesterday the set-up of an European Innovation Council for market-creating innovation under the next EU long-term budget. The Council also invited the Commission to launch a new pilot initiative on breakthrough innovation within the remaining time of Horizon 2020.
A total of 242 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 30 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €12 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness. This year's edition reveals a positive trend in the majority of EU countries – most notably in Malta, the Netherlands, and Spain, with Sweden remaining the EU innovation leader.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is co-organising together with the European Commission a cost-free training for SMEs in Athens: Discover how design-driven innovation can become the key to improve you competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
The course will provide the participants with a meaningful view of the benefits and the opportunities of design-driven innovation, with presentations, case studies and team work in one full day.
The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Summer School offers keynote lectures of world-class international researchers and hands-on training on computer modelling. Attendees will be able to handle synchrotron images, perform human body motion captures, run finite element simulations or create agent-based models.
The European Commission released the Open science monitor, a radically expanded, updated version of this key scientific tool, which tracks key indicators in the fast-growing European open science movement. With the objective of providing data and insight needed to support the implementation of open science policies, the Monitor gathers the latest developments, drivers and impacts in the field. In addition, it draws on multiple indicators and rich case studies.
EIT Climate-KIC teamed up with five partners to build partnerships between industries to use production wastes as resources.
The new platform, SCALER has been launched to help industrial sites work together to share and reuse resources and raw materials, with the objective of reducing industrial emissions and boosting economic prosperity.
Under the European Union’s Horizon2020 initiative, the project will also develop a set of best practices and recommendations.
The European Battery Alliance (EBA) was launched by European Commission Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič to allow all Europeans to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions, while creating a competitive sustainable battery cell manufacturing value chain in Europe.
EIT InnoEnergy is proud to be instrumental in achieving this European ambition, and ready to be a driving force behind the actions identified.