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.
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.
A ceramic honeycomb air filter developed by a research team from Corning SAS, France, has won the EU Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air. The European Commission announced the winner of the €3 million award, funded under the EU’s research and innovation programme, today.
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.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission today proposed €100 billion for research and innovation. The new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.
Today the Commission presented its long-term budget proposal for the 2021-2027 period. Building on the success of the EU's past flagship research and innovation programmes, the Commission proposes to increase investment in research and innovation by allocating €114.8 billion from the future long-term EU budget.
Get ready for the next deadline for submission of RIA proposals under the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET-Open) programme: an information package with guidelines on proposal preparation, submission procedures and specific criteria for evaluation.
The European Commission has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth €10 million. The EIC Horizon Prizes are part of the first phase of the EIC under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme.