H2020-EngineRetrofitPrize-2016

Specific Challenge: The prize aim at spurring the development of engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels to reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible, in order to improve air quality issues in European cities. The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestants who Read more about H2020-EngineRetrofitPrize-2016[…]

Juncker Plan: EUR 80 million for Italian SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banca Popolare Pugliese, assisted by Banca Akros, have signed an agreement under the European Commission’s InnovFin initiative, backed by the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, to provide EUR 80 million in financing to innovative Italian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps over the next two Read more about Juncker Plan: EUR 80 million for Italian SMEs[…]

Coordination and Support Action for Quantum Technologies

Specific Challenge: In April 2016, the Commission adopted, with its European Cloud Initiative, an ambitious strategy in the field of Digital Technologies. It was accompanied by a staff working document on Quantum Technologies, announcing the intention to set-up a Flagship initiative over the next 10 years. The present call topic is for a Coordination and Read more about Coordination and Support Action for Quantum Technologies[…]

EUR 170 million of loans for Spanish SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the European Investment Bank Group, Ibercaja Banco, S.A. and Ibercaja Leasing y Financiación, S.A. have signed today in Zaragoza a guarantee agreement under the SME Initiative facility in Spain. The agreement aims to facilitate access to finance for Spanish SMEs by providing a 50% guarantee on the financing Read more about EUR 170 million of loans for Spanish SMEs[…]

EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles

A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas. WEAR Sustain[i], a collaboration between seven organisations[ii] across Europe, launched the first of its two competition call-outs on April 1. The program is seeking applications from Read more about EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles[…]

Improving access by innovative SMEs to alternative forms of finance

Specific Challenge: Sources of finance for innovative SMEs should be as diverse as possible in order to cater for their varying needs at different stages of the firm life-cycle and the innovation process. However, more needs to be done to improve such SMEs’ access to alternative forms of finance such as peer-to-peer lending, venture debt and Read more about Improving access by innovative SMEs to alternative forms of finance[…]

Development and validation of a self-adaptive system for automated assembly of major composite aerostructures

Specific Challenge: An automated system shall be developed for the assembly of regional aircraft composite fuselage panels, by means of innovative features for recognition of actual position and shape of parts to be drilled, with the aim to generate the correct pattern of holes with “best fit” algorithm to be developed. Application will be the Read more about Development and validation of a self-adaptive system for automated assembly of major composite aerostructures[…]

Enhanced Low Cost Complex Composite Structures

Specific Challenge: The target of this CfP is to research and to develop design and manufacturing methodologies for A/C complex composite components applying Infusion (LRI) technologies in order to achieve improved primary structures in terms of weight and cost, and to enable immediate Design Office decisions for next future aircraft designs. Please refer to the Read more about Enhanced Low Cost Complex Composite Structures[…]

Food Scanner Horizon Prize awarded by the European Commission Horizon 2020

Tellspec LTD, a data company that provides predictive intelligence about food by combining spectral sensors and machine learning in a revolutionary technology that analyzes foods at the molecular level, announces that the company is one of the three winners of the Food Scanner Horizon Prize, awarded by the European Commission Horizon 2020. The Horizon Prizes Read more about Food Scanner Horizon Prize awarded by the European Commission Horizon 2020[…]

More than 40% of fellowships awarded to female scientists

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “On the eve of International Women’s Day, I am especially proud that the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions pay particular attention to gender balance, with more than 40% of fellowships awarded to female scientists.” Today the European Union is celebrating the one hundred thousandth fellow benefiting from Read more about More than 40% of fellowships awarded to female scientists[…]

ERC funds 133 innovations arising from frontier research

Hundred thirty-three ERC grantees are bringing the results of their frontier research closer to the market thanks to Proof of Concept grants, awarded in three rounds of competition in 2016. The winners of the last round have been announced today. They will receive top-up funding to explore the innovation potential of their ERC-funded discoveries. The Read more about ERC funds 133 innovations arising from frontier research[…]

CALL – Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes

Specific Challenge: The potential for the use of solar heat for industrial purposes is still largely untapped. The challenge is to reduce the technical complexity and develop cost effective solutions. Scope: Proposals shall demonstrate less complex and cost effective technical solutions which significantly increase the share of solar heat in industrial processes and which can Read more about CALL – Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes[…]