The European Commission is supporting EBRD Pilot Action entitled ‘Innovation Support in Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania’, with €20 million in grants with the objective of addressing investment gaps in innovation and helping innovative SMEs and midcaps in these countries. The pilot action will provide a comprehensive package of finance (loans), advisory support and measures to promote green technologies.
This report analyses the country participation patterns in Horizon 2020 as well as the underlying causes for the low participation of a number of EU Member States and Associated Countries. It highlights the key trends in bridging the research and innovation gap and in the research and innovation performance of the EU Member States and their regions, underlining the uneven convergence progress.
A robot that reminds older people where they have put things and helps them exercise has been successfully used by residents of three retirement homes in a trial to combat cognitive decline in later age.
This report considers issues related to the criteria and indicators that might be used to define targets for future “Widening Actions” designed to address inequality in research and innovation performance across EU Member States. Under Horizon 2020, this has been the focus of the “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” Work Programme.
The Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) are organising an ‘EIT Awareness Day’ in Warsaw, with the aim to raise awareness of the EIT Community, its activities and, in particular, of cooperation opportunities among relevant national stakeholders. The Awareness Day is under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
It's the last chance to register for a Horizon 2020 Energy info day taking place in Brussels on 5 Oct. It will present funding opportunities for smart city and smart energy system projects, the available budget: over € 200 M.
The leading European open innovation organisation EIT Digital will host its third annual Conference showcasing EIT Digital's vision and achievements about shaping digitalization in Europe.
The EIT Digital Conference will be held in Brussels, at The EGG, on 11 September, 2018.