Category Archives: Innovation

INDEPENDENT HIGH-LEVEL GROUP OF INNOVATORS PUBLISHES RECOMMENDATIONS ON EIC

The independent High-Level Group of Innovators published its recommendations this month on the European Innovation Council (EIC), indicating it should support breakthrough innovation for the benefit of all, meeting the needs of high potential innovators from across the EU from … Continue reading

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H2020 GETS EXTRA €110 MILLION FOR 2018

After a marathon 17-hour negotiation session which finished in the small hours of Saturday 18 November, EU negotiators agreed  to allocate an extra €110 million to the Horizon 2020 research programme in 2018. The additional money will be distributed among … Continue reading

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SOCIAL CHALLENGES INNOVATION PLATFORM CALLS SOLUTION PROVIDERS

The new socialchallenges.eu innovation platform has launched some 30 social challenges published by cities, regions and companies from across Europe which are in search of solutions to pressing social problems. The areas covered include migration/refugees, nutrition/food, energy,  ageing, employment/skills, smart … Continue reading

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PARIS IS 2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF INNOVATION

Paris was selected as iCapital of the year from a total of 32 entrants based in 17 European countries at an award ceremony held in Lisbon on 7 November during the Web Summit. The prize money of €1 million, which comes … Continue reading

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EUA CALLS FOR INCREASE IN RESEARCH FUNDING UNDER FP9

As the race hots up towards the next EU research funding programme, the European University Association has issued a set of recommendations to the European Commission’s on how  Framework Programme 9 should look. In a nutshell, it wants Brussels to … Continue reading

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COMMISSION LAUNCHES €2 MILLION HORIZON PRIZE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION

Carlos Moedas, EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, launched a new Horizon Prize in Social Innovation to improve the mobility of older people during the “Opening up to an era of social innovation” conference in Lisbon on 27 November. … Continue reading

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IDEAS FROM EUROPE FINALISTS CHOSEN IN TALLINN

On 22 November, 28 innovators (one from each European Union member state) competed in the semi-finals of ‘Ideas from Europe’ in Tallinn and shared their solutions to global challenges which include tackling food waste, using innovative technology to diagnose health problems, … Continue reading

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