The European Conference on Crop Diversification will take place from the 18th to 21st of September 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The conference will explore how we can achieve the full potential of cropping system diversification for improved productivity, delivery of ecosystem services and resource-efficient and sustainable value chains. Take part in the discussion – we look forward to your contribution!
This is the final event of the Horizon 2020 project "COMPASS - Evidence and Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in SMEs". The event will be a meeting point for companies, researchers in the area of responsible innovation in industry, innovation support organizations and policymakers.
The event is organised by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points – SEREN4, in collaboration with the European Commission and REA. It will provide details on the 2019 calls for proposals to be published mid March 2019 under the Societal Challenge 7 "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens".
Participation to the event is free of charge and the number of participants is limited due to the capacity of the rooms.
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.