The first evaluation of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation Launchpad actions under the European Innovation Council pilot withheld 25 proposals. These will now receive an invitation for grant agreement preparation.
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.
As a result from the research and engineering efforts of the FET-Open project Cellviewer, a completely automatized super resolution microscope was built, capable of very fast imaging of many individual cells at the same time.
The FET-Open project SUMCASTEC explores a radically new approach for cancer stem cells (CSCs) real time isolation (i.e. within minutes vs current 40 days) and neutralization. A novel micro-optofluidic lab-on-chip (LOC) platform will be developed through a joint and iterative efforts by biologists, clinicians and engineers.
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.