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€50 MILLION OF H2020 TOP-UP EARMARKED FOR EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL

The European Innovation Council (EIC) will receive €50 million of an extra €200 million expected to be awarded to the EU Horizon 2020 research programme. The increase was approved by MEPs in early April, as part of a review of … Continue reading

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REMOVING THE RISK OF A POST-BREXIT BRAIN DRAIN

Members of a UK House of Commons committee have published a report calling on the government to act now to remove uncertainty around the future of EU students and staff at Britain’s universities which could damage their world class reputation … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE CREATES S$1 BILLION INNOVATION FUND

Singapore is creating a S$1 billion (€657 million) fund to help innovative companies develop their businesses and expand overseas as part of the city state’s drive to boost economic growth. The Makara Innovation Fund – a collaboration between the Intellectual Property Office … Continue reading

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LATEST SME INSTRUMENT RESULTS: €8.9 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN 184 INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES

184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries will share funding of €8.9 million in the form of feasibility grants worth €50 000 per project in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument (Phase 1). In this first round … Continue reading

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NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR 2018 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE OPEN

Technology Academy Finland (TAF) invites the scientific and innovation community around the world to nominate candidates for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize. The nomination period is now open and nominations will be accepted until 31 July 2017. The one million … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNOUNCES SCHEME FOR DIGITAL INTERNSHIPS

In a move to combat high levels of youth unemployment (there are two million job vacancies in Europe) and the mismatch in many countries between the skills of the job seeker and the needs of the labour market, the European … Continue reading

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MARCH FOR SCIENCE – KEEPING UP THE MOMENTUM

Tens of thousands of people marched in cities around the world on 22 April in support of science and against the rise of populist anti-science and alternative facts. True to his promise, EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas addressed the marchers … Continue reading

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