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March 17, 2017
Paris, 16 March 2017, Thursday (MTI) – France already backs Hungary but further efforts are necessary in the following period to make the entire Hungarian R&D sector and the ELI laser centre in Szeged a success story – said József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) this Thursday after meeting the representatives of the French scientific community in Paris.
February 16, 2017
Post-communist central and eastern Europe still lags western Europe on the quality of its science and innovation outputs, according to six indicators collected by the European Commission. The gap may be persistent, but it does not appear to be widening. Investors are beginning to uncover more and more opportunities in CEE and east-west venture capital investment rates seem to be converging.
February 16, 2017
The projects "Danube-INCO.NET", "JPI Urban Europe" and "EXPAND" are organising a joint workshop aiming at widening the participation in the JPI Urban Europe, exchanging on urban challenges and to matching JPI Urban Europe with the national and regional funding strategies and priorities of Danube Region as well as EU-Widening countries on 24 March 2017.
February 16, 2017
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, handed over a €1 million Horizon Prize for Better Use of Antibiotics, and Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, delivered the EU Health Award for NGOs fighting Antimicrobial Resistance, at an award ceremony hosted by the University of Leuven in Belgium.
February 16, 2017
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have started selecting promoters of one or more private-sector led, market-driven Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds. 17 applications were submitted by the 31 January 2017 deadline
February 16, 2017
Attracting more top global companies and boosting investment in defence are among the main avenues the European Commission could investigate as it lays the ground for a successor to Horizon 2020, according to a report examining ways of maximising the impact of EU research and innovation programmes.
February 16, 2017
Nuclear scientists have become the first to face up to the hard realities of what Brexit means for UK/EU research cooperation - and their future careers - following the announcement that Britain is to pull out of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) when it leaves the EU.
February 16, 2017
RIs are of utmost importance for Europe’s global competitiveness. Science Europe has published its contribution to the review of the positioning of Research Infrastructures (RIs) in Horizon 2020 and in future Framework Programmes.
February 16, 2017
Paul Nurse, geneticist who received the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and Director of the UK’s Francis Crick Institute, will be joining the EU’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) in March.
February 16, 2017
Space research and innovation will be funded through three avenues: first, through related Framework 9 pillars, as with Horizon 2020; second, by establishing a Joint Technology Initiative for space; and third, through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) by creating a Knowledge and Innovation Community for space.
February 16, 2017
Research will support the modernisation and independence of Europe’s arms manufacturers, but the sensitive nature of the work means there will not be the usual oversight and scrutiny of the programme by experts or MEPs.
February 16, 2017
Commissioner Moedas’ plans for a European Innovation Council move a step forward with naming of 15 top investors and entrepreneurs to advise. The Commission said the new panel will advise on the effort targeting breakthrough innovation projects with the potential for scaling up, and also make recommendations for the future role of the EIC from 2021. The group will start meeting in March, and “feed into” another group planning the next Framework Programme for EU R&D.
February 16, 2017
The European Commission has published the European Research Area (ERA) Progress Report 2016 and Country Snapshots. The country report shows that Hungary is making progress towards achieving the ERA in areas related to access to and transfer of scientific knowledge and international cooperation, however, Hungary’s performance in priority on open labour market for researchers leaves significant room for improvement.
February 15, 2017
The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is offering a Master Program that bridges undergraduate optics classes with the in-depth knowledge essential for cutting-edge research. Scholarship programme is available for the best students.
February 15, 2017
ARAID, the Agency for Research, Development and Innovation in Aragon has launched an international call for applications to fill up to a maximum of 8 research positions in different research areas.
February 15, 2017
PLATFORM, a forum for funders and programme managers in European Research Area Networks (ERA-NETs) in the fields that make up the bioeconomy, has published a policy brief that provides recommendations for the European Commission (EC), ERA-NET initiatives and the so-called lower performing countries (LPCs) on how LPCs can become an integral and empowered part of the ERA-NET community.
February 15, 2017
To improve air quality in cities, the challenge set for this €3 million prize is to develop an innovative and well-designed material solution that will reduce the concentration of particulate matter in the air. The contest will run until 23 January 2018.
February 15, 2017
The finalists of the Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 have been announced by the European Commission. The shortlist contains twelve outstanding women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market. For the first time, this year's contest includes three finalists in a new category, the Rising Innovator, to recognise excellence in female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under.
February 07, 2017
InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, launches its 2017 Investment Round for Innovation Projects today.
January 12, 2017
EURAMET e.V. has launched a Call within the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) addressing the topic areas ‘Metrology for Industry’, ‘Fundamental Metrology’, ‘Metrology Research for Pre- and Co-normative projects’ and ‘Research Potential'.
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