From today, innovative companies can apply for up to €17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively through the EIC ‘Accelerator’ pilot, increasing support for ground-breaking concepts that could shape new markets or disrupt existing ones in Europe and worldwide.
The European Commission together with the Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova have launched today a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Black Sea (SRIA).
The European Commission will support 13 projects with a total of €33.12 million to bring innovations faster to the market.
The funding comes from the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), which targets fast-moving and high-risk innovation with strong potential to create new markets.
A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the EIC SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
The European Commission will invest €195 million in setting up and developing 13 new ‘centres of excellence’ in seven Member States, helping to boost research and innovation performance and inspiring the scientific community to develop new products and processes in tandem with leading scientific institutes from all over Europe.
The Commission is today revealing the first ever image of a black hole taken by Event Horizon Telescope, a global scientific collaboration involving EU-funded scientists. This major discovery provides visual evidence for the existence of black holes and pushes the boundaries of modern science.
The European Union and China will develop a joint roadmap in order to enrich and balance their cooperation in research and innovation. The roadmap will cover both rules and mechanisms as well as specific science and technology fields for this collaboration.
This is one of the main outcomes of the fourth Innovation Cooperation Dialogue, held today in Brussels in the margins of the EU-China Summit.