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IDEAS ON BRINGING MACRON’S EUROPEAN INNOVATION AGENCY TO LIFE

In his speech at the Sorbonne University in September 2017 Emmanuel Macron called for the creation of a new European funding agency “for disruptive innovation” based on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), the research arm of the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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