The European Commission published updated Horizon 2020 2016-2017 work programmes this week.
The recent publication of an interesting impact report around the results achieved so far by this funding scheme and based on the cut-offs 2014 - 2016 gives us the opportunity to make the point on the SME Instrument.
For the assessment of the business innovation concepts and projects proposed by SMEs only under the SME Instrument, the European Commission is looking for expert evaluators
A first in Europe: the EIB and Belfius provide EUR 400m to develop smart and sustainable towns and cities in Belgium
NCPs CaRE (the network of National Contact Points on Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, Resource efficiency and Raw materials”) has just published a short guide to the SME Instrument for eco-innovators.
Shift2Rail, the Joint Undertaking backed by the Commission and the rail industry, has today published its first calls for proposals, endowed with €170 million to support innovation in railways.
The EU and its Member States face several new and complex security threats, highlighting the need for further synergies and closer cooperation at all levels. Many of today's security concerns originate from instability in the EU's immediate neighbourhood and changing forms of radicalisation, violence and terrorism.
Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available.
The Belgian NCPs jointly organise the Belgian kick-off event of Horizon 2020, next R&DI EU programme
The biggest ICT event in Europe: more than 4000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are expected in Vilnius. Registration for the event has just been opened.
European Commission publications
Research on migration is part of Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenge 6 «Europe in a changing world – Inclusion, Innovative and Reflective Societies».
Recommendations to Member States to increase the performance of their national research and innovation systems.