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EARTO RECOMMENDS TESTING BENEFITS OF LUMP SUM PAYMENTS IN FP9

The European Association of Research and Technology Organisations with 350 members in over 20 countries has recommended that the European Commission run a number of trials of the lump sum payment system before changing the payment rules under Framework Programme 9. … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES TO UNDERWRITE HORIZON 2020 FUNDING

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued a statement which guarantees funding for UK participants in Horizon 2020 projects also in cases where the project application is submitted before the UK exits the EU and is … Continue reading

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MACRON GIVES SUPPORT TO EU AGENCY FOR DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

French President Emmanuel Macron, in a much anticipated speech on future reform of the European Union given at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris on 26 September, gave his support to the creation of an EU agency for disruptive … Continue reading

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“MOONSHOTS” CHARACTERIZE THE NEW FP9 FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

The new jargon being used in Brussels to etch out the first features of the new Framework Programme 9, to start in 2021, is the word “moonshots”.  It originates  from the speech by US President John F. Kennedy in 1961, … Continue reading

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LAMY REPORT ADVOCATES DOUBLING EUROPE’S R&I BUDGET POST-2020

The much-awaited Lamy report on the future of the EU research and innovation programmes was presented by the former director general of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy, at the beginning of July in Brussels. It contains a numer of … Continue reading

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PLAN FOR EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL TAKES FORM

Subject to much anticipation among the European research and innovation community since it was first mooted by EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas, the draft work programme for the European Innovation Council provides an outline for the pilot preparatory phase. As … Continue reading

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FP9 STANDS GOOD CHANCE OF AVOIDING EU BUDGET CUTS

Günther Oettinger, the EU Budget Commissioner, has said that research should be the only programme spared spending cuts as the EU debates how to balance the books for the next 7-year funding period faced with the loss of the UK’s … Continue reading

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