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Commission appoints independent Search Committee and invites nominations and applications to fill the post of the next President of the ERC
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel today welcomes seven experts as members of the Search Committee for the next President of the European Research Council (ERC). The independent Search Committee will make recommendations to the Commission on the best candidates for this prestigious post on the basis of a consultation of the scientific community and an open call for applications.
Monday, 28 September 2020
European Research and Innovation Days 2020 bring together over 35 000 participants online
The European Commission has brought together thousands of policymakers, researchers, innovators, businesspeople and citizens in a unique digital event on the future of research and innovation.
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Commitment to ensure ‘systematic and structural cooperation’ between the EIC and the EIT
A Letter of Intent was signed today setting out a common objective between the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s first Knowledge and Innovation Communities - KICs (EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital and EIT InnoEnergy) (EIT), to maximise EU support for game-changing innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe.
EIC Horizon Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid: Commission awards five outstanding solutions
Five exceptional innovations that can make a big difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world have won the EIC Horizon Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, announced the five winners at the European Research and Innovation Days.
Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020
The city of Leuven in Belgium is the European Capital of Innovation 2020, the Commission announced today at the European Research and Innovation Days. The award recognises Leuven’s excellent innovation concepts as well as processes and governance models creating a framework that brings ideas to life. The municipality will receive a €1,000,000 prize funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Commission announces the winners of Horizon Impact Award 2020
The European Commission has announced the winners of the second edition of Horizon Impact Award, a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects that have created societal impact across Europe and beyond.
EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020: And the winners are...
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, revealed today the four winners of this year’s edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
European Research and Innovation Days: Europe’s flagship event on the future of research and innovation starts today
The European Research and Innovation Days, Europe’s annual flagship event on the future of research and innovation are starting today and will take place online until 24 September. This year’s event will take place fully virtually, feature more than 100 different sessions and connect over 28.000 policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to discuss how research and innovation policy and funding can deliver on the European Green Deal, Shaping Europe’s digital future, the renewed European Research Area and other priorities.
Top experts hand over their proposals for EU missions to the Commission for a greener, healthier and more resilient Europe
Today at the European Research and Innovation Days, high-level independent experts presented their proposals to the European Commission for possible EU missions on some of our most pressing societal challenges. By 2030, the proposed missions aim to find solutions for saving more lives from cancer, making Europe climate resilient, restoring our ocean and waters, achieving 100 climate-neutral cities, and ensuring 75% of soils are healthy.
Monday, 21 September 2020
Fusion research and innovation: three researchers awarded
Today, the European Commission revealed the winners of the 2020 edition of the SOFT Innovation Prize. This prize, awarded at the 31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT2020), gives recognition to outstanding researchers or industries who have found innovative ideas or proposed new solutions in fusion research.
Friday, 18 September 2020
Commission supports international clinical research network to treat COVID-19
An ambitious new EU-funded research initiative, EU-RESPONSE, will establish a clinical research network to treat COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases. The Commission announced today that it will support the project with €15.7 million.
New recommendations for a safe and ethical transition towards driverless mobility
The European Commission has published today a report by an independent group of experts on Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). Who should be responsible in case of a collision when there is no human driver? How can ethical and responsible data sharing by CAVs be ensured? Are pedestrians and cyclists more at risk with CAVs in traffic? In this new report, the Expert Group outlines twenty recommendations on road safety, privacy, fairness, AI explainability and responsibility for the development and deployment of connected and automated vehicles.
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Horizon Impact Award 2020: 10 finalists short-listed
The European Commission has announced the 10 projects to reach the final stage of the second edition of Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful project results under Horizon 2020.
Friday, 11 September 2020
Commission supports crucial research on convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19
An important new EU-funded research project, SUPPORT-E, will support and coordinate efforts to determine if COVID-19 convalescent plasma transfusion – using plasma from patients who recovered from the disease - is an effective and safe treatment. The Commission announced today that it will support the project with €4 million.
Tuesday, 01 September 2020
Have your say on EU missions for adapting to climate change, conquering cancer, greener cities and healthy oceans and soils
How would you tackle adaptation to climate change? Got an idea to make cities greener? Care about healthy oceans, and healthy soils for food, people and the planet? Want to help conquer cancer? Now you can share your views with the Commission in the EU missions’ call for ideas, open from 1 to 14 September 2020.
Share your views on Horizon Europe’s priorities for the next four years
How do we design an ambitious EU research and innovation programme that supports the green and digital transitions for a sustainable coronavirus recovery? To answer this question we need your help. Have your say on Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan, which will guide the work programmes and topics for the new programme’s first four years.
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
European Capital of Innovation 2020: 12 cities make it into the final round
Funded by Horizon 2020, EU’s research and innovation programme, the prize recognises the European cities that develop vibrant innovation ecosystems to address public challenges and improve the lives of the people.