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EU invests millions in small innovative projects

The EU is investing €118 million in 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member States, Iceland, and Norway. Under the Innovation Fund, these grants will aim to bring low-carbon technologies to the market. The Innovation Fund will provide around €20 billion in support from 2020–2030 to...
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New resources available under Science for Environment Policy

Does your company work in Circular Economy or Resource Efficiency? New resources are available for you to explore under the Science for Environment Policy (SfEP)! The SfEP is a free news and information service, aiming to help stakeholders and policy-makers stay informed with the latest...
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Recap of Go2Space-HUBs webinar series

The European Innovation Council (EIC) was established under the EU Horizon Europe programme. It has a budget of €10.1 billion to support game-changing innovations. The EIC Accelerator supports the development of individual small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly start-up companies. In this...
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Supporting researchers and organisations in 2021

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme contributes to excellence in research, jobs, growth and investment by giving researchers new knowledge and skills. Between 2014 and 2020, the programme supported over 65,000 researchers from Europe and beyond. Under MSCA, the European Commission...
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A European strategy for research and innovation

The EU is aiming to further support international research and innovation partnerships in the context of a rapidly transforming global landscape. It aims to promote multilateralism, openness, and reciprocity. This can be achieved by tackling key global issues, such as climate change and potential...
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The European Research Executive Agency launches new website

The European Research Executive Agency (REA) has relaunched its website to make it more user-friendly and keep users better informed about funding opportunities, events, and news. Background The REA funds high-quality research and innovation with the goal of building a greener Europe with prosperous...
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EU support for innovative SMEs to accelerate vaccine development

Clariness is an innovative SME based in Hamburg, Germany that aims to bring medical innovations to the market faster by accelerating clinical trials. EU funding has allowed Clariness to grow and rapidly expand ClinLife. ClinLife is a free and easy-to-use website that helps patients worldwide find...
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First ever Low-Carbon Industrial Technologies Roadmap published

DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has released the first ever Low-Carbon Industrial Technologies Roadmap, illustrating the technological requirements and needs for the EU’s energy-driven industries in the coming decades. Within this strategy, DG RTD has proposed a business case for a green...
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Agreement reached on €95.5 billion EU research and innovation budget

The European Parliament and European Council have reached political agreement on the budget for Horizon Europe, the largest transnational programme ever supporting research and innovation. The programme will have a budget of around €95.5 billion between 2021 and 2027, including €5.4 billion from...
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European Commission seeks views on Horizon Europe First Strategic Plan 2021-2024

The European Commission is seeking views on the strategy and direction of it's investment in research an innovation in a new survey. Horizon Europe, the ninth European Research and Innovation Framework programme (2021-2027), is the key instrument of the European Union (EU) for supporting research...
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Have your say on European Union innovation and research missions

The European Commission has opened a call for ideas seeking feedback and suggestions from the public on how to adapt to climate change, fight cancer, build climate-neutral and smart cities and ensure healthy oceans, soils and food. The collected ideas will feed into the design of the new Missions...
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European Commission mobilises additional funds for COVID-19 research and innovation projects

The European Commission has mobilised additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research dedicated to the Coronavirus. The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19. It...