The call for expressions of interest for members of the Enhanced EIC pilot advisory board opens today. These high-level experts will assist the European Commission in the implementation of the programme, and shape EU support for innovation within Horizon Europe.
The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.
The European Commission announced today 68 additional start-ups and SMEs selected for an overall funding of €120 million under the existing EIC pilot. The funding is awarded under the SME Instrument part of the EIC Pilot. The companies are for instance developing a blockchain-based online payment technology, new energy efficient screens and a solution to fight traffic noise.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microorganisms to resist antimicrobials such as antibiotics – is directly linked to sanitary conditions and the population’s general state of health: the better the sanitation, the lower the problem of AMR. This is one of the conclusions of a large EU-funded investigation into the AMR problem that gathered data through state-of-the-art DNA analysis of sewage around the globe.
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.