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October 17, 2017

Science|Business Article: From Micro-Algae to the Economy: Commissioner Argues the Value of Research

by Science|BusinessSince taking office in late 2014 as EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Portugal’s Carlos Moedas has been pushing to increase, and demonstrate politically, the impact of EU-funded research and innovation. Answering questions in writing from Science|Business, he outlines some of his plans for the next EU Framework Programme.Q. Discussions of R&I policy tend to be too abstract, so let’s get specific: Can you give me an example of a specific piece of European research you saw recently that really excited you personally? Why did it excite you and why200more

October 13, 2017

EC Review: Research & Innovation Partnerships Boost the Economy

The European Commission recently published a review which states that partnerships in Research and Innovation boost the economy. It is the results of different interim evaluations of public-private...more

October 13, 2017

Applications for the WATIFY Solution Award 2017 Are Open

The first edition of the WATIFY Solution Award will take place on 15-16 November in Copenhagen as part of the Global Finals of the Creative Business Cup 2017. The Award is looking to recognize the...more

October 13, 2017

Call for Experts to Evaluate H2020 Fast Track to Innovation Project Proposals

EASME is creating a new pool of experts to evaluate the project proposals that will take place in 2018. EASME is the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. It has been set-up by the...more

October 13, 2017

Future Calls for Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Published

The Partnering Platform dedicated to the Innovative Medicines Initiative – IMI –  published a list of draft call topics to prepare the official call at the end of this year. This list remains...more

October 12, 2017

EARTO Innovation Awards 2017 Attributed to TECNALIA and FRAUNHOFER

Congratulations to EARTO Members Fraunhofer and Tecnalia who were awarded the EARTO Innovation Awards 2017 yesterday during a ceremony held at the BELVue Museum in Brussels. Fraunhofer...more

October 6, 2017

EC Innovation Radar Prize 2017

The European Commission launched the Innovation Radar Prize 2017. It recognises and champions excellence in new technologies and innovations.  The Innovation Radar Prize public voting page is...more

October 5, 2017

EC Publishes Staff Working Document on Long-Term Sustainability of Research Infrastructures

The European Commission recently published a Staff Working Document on "Long-term sustainability of Research Infrastructures (RI)". This document will be the basis for discussions on the...more

October 3, 2017

EC Launched Newsletter on R&I Policy Reform

The European Commission launches a newsletter on the latest findings and activities of the Policy Support Facility (PSF). This service provides independent expertise and practical support for...more

October 2, 2017

EARTO New Paper: Towards Lump-Sums within FP9

Over the past years, EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, has remained a strong supporter of the European Commission (EC)’s efforts towards simplification of the...more


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