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HORIZON EUROPE LOSES OUT IN HISTORIC EU BUDGET DEAL

The budget of the new Horizon Europe research and innovation programme fell victim to the EU leaders’ historic summit negotiations this month as they debated the EU’s long-term budget and a post-pandemic economic recovery plan over a lengthy five days … Continue reading

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ADVISORY BOARD PRESENTS ROADMAP FOR FULLY-FLEDGED EIC IN HORIZON EUROPE

On 30 June the European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board, an independent group of 22 leading entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and innovation experts,  published their report “A Vision and Roadmap for Impact” which paves the way for the fully-fledged EIC in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL CALL READY TO LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER 2020

Fighting climate change and making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 is one of the main priorities of the European Commission. In support of this priority, the Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with a dedicated call for proposals under … Continue reading

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21 ENTREPRENEURS QUALIFY FOR 2020 EU PRIZE FOR WOMEN INNOVATORS

Alhough there are more women than men in Europe, only 16% of European start-ups are founded or co-founded by women, and a mere 6% have all-female founding teams. First launched in 2011, the EU Prize for Women Innovators was created … Continue reading

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EIC AWARDS FIRST “GREEN DEAL” FUNDING TO 64 SMES

Over €307 million have been awarded by the European Innovation Council in its latest funding round to 64 startups and SMEs which are considered to be contributing to the European Green Deal Strategy and the Recovery Plan for Europe. Winning proposals range … Continue reading

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EU RECEIVES 1 500 CONCEPT NOTES FOR CO-FUNDING UNDER LIFE PROGRAMME

In the latest calls for “traditional” projects in LIFE’s environment sub-programme, which closed between 14 and 16 July 2020, some 1 500 project proposals covering all EU countries are requesting around €2.8 billion in co-financing. This is an increase of €600 million … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: MEASURING INNOVATION

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The all-important metrics! We have always subscribed to the concept that “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”. This of course speaks to … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM EIC CORPORATE DAYS PUBLISHED

The EIC Business Acceleration Services have published the Highlights from its Corporate Days organised  in 2018-2019. The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot stimulates strong collaboration between the innovative companies it funds and large corporates, investors, technology giants and industrial leaders … Continue reading

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STAR-STUDDED VIRTUAL CONCERT RAISES SOME €6.5 BILLION FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teamed up with the European Commission and the advocacy group Global Citizen for a fundraising drive that raised €6.5 billion for research to find a vaccine for the coronavirus. … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN INNOVATION SCOREBOARD 2020 REVEALS STEADY GROWTH OF EU’S INNOVATION PERFORMANCE

The 2020 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard was published on 23 June, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s national holiday, giving the small state of just over 600,000 inhabitants another good cause to celebrate: for the first time the country … Continue reading

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