The European Commission will invest €300 million in reducing time to market of truly novel, innovative, competitive and breakthrough ideas, coming from the European industry.
The European Week of Regions and Cities, the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions, took place in Brussels from 09 to 12 October 2017, so this is a good time to present the two “100% specific” EU programmes for cities: URBACT and the URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS (UIA).
NEARLY €2 BILLION EU INVESTMENT IN EUROPE'S TOP RESEARCHERS: ERC PRE-ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 GRANT COMPETITIONS
European Research Council (ERC) has pre-announced its 2018 Work Programme and grant competitions with a total budget of €1.86 billion.
A new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) will soon start to develop much-needed solutions for a more sustainable management of water and agro-food systems. A proposal to set up PRIMA was today adopted in a vote in the European Parliament plenary meeting in Strasbourg.
The Commission is launching a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money. Announced by President Juncker in September 2016, and backed by the European Council in December 2016, the Fund will coordinate, supplement and amplify national investments in defence research, in the development of prototypes and in the acquisition of defence equipment and technology.
Access to European funds, knowledge and opportunities for collaboration are the motivations to participate in Horizon2020 by companies and organizations. The European Union held a public consultation that analyzes participation in the largest program of European funds for research and development.
Following ZABALA’s workshop on the Horizon 2020 LIFE Programme in Brussels last Monday, our specialist on environment projects - Igor Idareta, shares his top ten tips for creating a successful LIFE proposal
Today 25 April ITRE will be considering the amendments on the assessment of Horizon 2020 implementation in view of its interim evaluation and the Framework Programme 9 proposal.
The European Commission will launch a new call for proposals under the LIFE programme on 28 April 2017, with application deadlines in September 2017. Nearly €260 million in funding will be available for environment and climate projects ("traditional projects").
The European Parliament gave yesterday its consent to additional €200 million for Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation funding programme, by adopting a compromise on the mid-term review of the EU budget, reached with the EU Member States on 7 March. The final and formal approval of the Council of the EU is expected in the coming weeks.