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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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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON HOW TO GET MORE IMPACT FROM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Science|Business has launched a survey on behalf of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union regarding the importance of research and innovation in Europe. As Estonia takes up its leadership role over the second half of 2017, … Continue reading

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FOCUS ON SECURITY AND GREENING THE ECONOMY IN LAST 3 YEARS OF H2020

The priorities for the remaining years of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme are security, the circular and low-carbon economy, boosting international collaboration and getting the European Innovation Council up and running, according to Robert-Jan Smits, the European Commission director general … Continue reading

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UNIFIED PATENT COURT TO REMAIN IN LONDON FOR NOW

The EU’s new Unified Patent Court, which is due to start operating early next year, will remain in London inspite of Brexit, although its longer term future will depend on the outcome of the divorce talks. Its role will be … Continue reading

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EVALUATION OF RESPONSE TO FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION PILOT CALL

An assessment of the first year (2015) response to the Fast Track to Innovation pilot call has been published which is for the main part very positive. The authors conclude that the pilot showed an intrinsic value from having successfully … Continue reading

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