The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €12 million to Estonian manufacturer Elcogen for bringing its highly-efficient fuel cell technology to the mass market. The loan is provided under InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects, a joint initiative of the EIB Group and the European Commission, which supports research and innovation to transform the energy systems in Europe.
EIB Vice-President Fayolle and Commissioner Bieńkowska took the opportunity of the 11th Conference on European Space Policy to present a new report on “The future of the European space sector”. The report, produced by the joint European Commission–EIB initiatives InnovFin Advisory and European Investment Advisory Hub, assesses the current investment landscape in the space industry, identifies gaps in financing and makes recommendations to improve the existing conditions.
The European Investment Bank is providing a loan under InnovFin Science, a joint initiative of the EIB Group and the European Commission designed specifically to support research, development and innovation in Europe. This financing is backed by Horizon 2020-the EU’s research and innovation programme.
Using inspiration from nature, and in particular the lotus leaves, a team of European researchers is using lasers and photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface taking us a step closer to self-cleaning saucepans, toilets, and dishwashers.
The Commission will support 283 innovative projects to bring their innovations faster to the market with a total of €173 million. The funding is invested in the latest selection under the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), which targets fast-moving, high-risk innovative products, services, processes or business models with strong potential to create new markets.
A new Policy Support Facility (PSF) report looks at ways to widen participation in, and strengthen synergies between, the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation (FP) and European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) – both being key financial instruments for research and innovation (R&I) in the EU.
The European Commission together with the European Parliament hold a high-level conference titled “EU research and innovation in our daily life” in the European Parliament in Brussels this afternoon. The conference brings together researchers, politicians, stakeholders and citizens to reflect on past and present achievements of EU-funded research and innovation over the last 30 years. President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos
Today, 24 partners representing all of the EU’s outermost regions signed a grant agreement for the FORWARD project, which will receive €4.3 million during the next three years from Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 24 million to F2G Biotech, a research-intensive company in Austria, focusing on the discovery and development of novel drugs to treat life threatening fungal diseases.
The European Commission today awarded the €2 million Big Data Technologies Horizon prize to three specialists for developing the most accurate predictions of electricity flow through a grid. The first prize of €1.2 million went to Professor José Vilar from Spain, while Belgians Sofie Verrewaere and Yann-Aël Le Borgne came in joint second place and won €400,000 each.