Monthly Archives: October 2015

H2020 WORK PROGRAMMES FOR 2016-17 PUBLISHED AND FIRST CALLS OPEN

The European Commission has published the final drafts  of the Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017 on the Participant Portal. These documents are being made public just before their formal adoption to provide potential participants with the currently expected main … Continue reading

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H2020 FIRST RESULTS: FACTS & FIGURES OF FIRST 100 CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

The European Commission recently published a factsheet on the key results of the first 100 calls for proposals (closed by 1 December 2014) with figures on applications, success rates, signed grant agreements, time to grant. The key points that come … Continue reading

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NEW SEAL OF EXCELLENCE TO INCREASE QUALITY OF REGIONAL RESEARCH FUNDING

The OPEN DAYS – the European Week of Regions and Cities co-hosted by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions from 12 to 14 October 2015 –  saw the Commission launching a new initiative for improving synergies between … Continue reading

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COMMISSIONER MOEDAS CALLS FOR A “EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL”

Carlos Moedas, the EU Research Commissioner, has floated the idea of a European Innovation Council (EIC), which would serve as a “one stop shop” for innovators, fulfilling their needs in a way that the European Research Council provides funding for … Continue reading

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SOUL-FI ROUND B2: PROFILE OF APPLICANTS

At the final cut-off date of the SOUL-FI accelerator programme (funded under the EC’s FIWARE Accelerator Scheme to develop new apps and services for Smart Cities) on 30 September 2015, an impressive total of 205 eligible submissions were received. As in … Continue reading

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FROM FP7 TO H2020: FIRST OBSERVATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF EU13 RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS

The analysis conducted by EURADA within the framework of the MIRRIS project (Mobilising Institutional Reforms in Research and Innovation Systems) was based on data relating to FP7 calls in 2007 and 2008 – representing 19 242 beneficiaries for a total … Continue reading

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SUAFRI-EPC TT TRAINING IN BOLOGNA

TII brought together 18 researchers from the agri-food sector in 4 European Partnership Countries – Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine – from 5 to 9 October in Bologna for a tailormade programme of technology transfer training, an introduction to the … Continue reading

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