Funding available for research on clean steel and coal

The European Research Executive Agency has launched the 2021 call for proposals under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel programme. The programme supports research and innovation projects that work towards low-emission steelmaking and a just transition  for coal regions, thereby contributing to the European Green Deal. For the period 2021-2027, the European Commission proposes to increase the Read more about Funding available for research on clean steel and coal[…]

More than €90 million available under the first calls of the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme

A novelty under Horizon Europe, the European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) Work Programme aims to create the ground for a sustainable, robust and integrated European innovation ecosystem. Its main objective is to support the scaling of companies and spurring innovation to address important challenges. The EIE calls are now open for submission and are grouped under three main destinations: CONNECT, SCALEUP Read more about More than €90 million available under the first calls of the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme[…]

Women TechEU

Women TechEU – a new EU scheme supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women

The European Commission launched Women TechEU – a new EU scheme supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women and helping them grow into tomorrow’s deep tech champions. This scheme comes under the new Horizon Europe innovation ecosystems programme, reinforced by the European Innovation Council (EICs). Data shows that only 15% of innovative start-ups are founded or Read more about Women TechEU – a new EU scheme supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women[…]

€1.2 billion of EU funding in support of collaborative defence research and development projects

The Commission adopted today a package of decisions supporting the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the EU defence industry. The adoption of the first European Defence Fund (EDF) annual work programme paves the way to the immediate launch of 23 calls for proposals for a total of €1.2 billion of EU funding in support of collaborative defence research and development projects. Read more about €1.2 billion of EU funding in support of collaborative defence research and development projects[…]

EIC fund invest more than €500 million to scale up breakthrough innovations

The European Commission has announced the second round of direct equity investment through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund. Since its launch in 2020, the EIC Fund has now approved 111 investments in highly innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) totalling more than €500 million to scale up breakthrough innovations in areas such Read more about EIC fund invest more than €500 million to scale up breakthrough innovations[…]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: €822 million in 2021

The European Commission announced new calls to support researchers’ training, skills and career development under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the EU’s flagship funding programme under Horizon Europe for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. The calls follow the adoption of the Horizon Europe 2021-2022 work programme. With a total budget of €6.6 billion over 2021-2027, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions support researchers from Read more about Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: €822 million in 2021[…]

€22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges

The European Commission launched 11 new European Partnerships together with industry, to boost investments in research and innovation and to overcome major climate and sustainability challenges, towards making Europe the first climate neutral economy and delivering on the European Green Deal. In line with the goals of the ‘twin’ green and digital transition, the Partnerships Read more about €22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges[…]

Over €2 billion for Creative Europe

The Commission has today launched new actions to support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme. In 2021, Creative Europe will allocate an unprecedented budget of around €300 million to help professionals and artists from all cultural sectors Read more about Over €2 billion for Creative Europe[…]

A Fund to deepen EU defence industrial cooperation

The Commission welcomes the adoption of the European Defence Fund (EDF), following the European Parliament’s approval. The EDF, with a budget of €7.9 billion, is the Commission’s flagship instrument to support defence cooperation in Europe. EDF will co-finance collaborative research and capability development projects amplifying national investment. It will also foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base. In doing Read more about A Fund to deepen EU defence industrial cooperation[…]

NextGenerationEU: Commission gets ready to raise up to €800 billion to fund the recovery

The Commission has today taken steps to ensure that borrowing under the temporary recovery instrument NextGenerationEU will be financed on the most advantageous terms for EU Member States and their citizens. The Commission will use a diversified funding strategy to raise up to around €800 billion in current prices until 2026. This approach, which will Read more about NextGenerationEU: Commission gets ready to raise up to €800 billion to fund the recovery[…]

European Innovation Procurement Awards

The European Innovation Council (EIC) launched today the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards. The prize rewards public and private buyers in their effort to promote procurement of innovation and thus help SMEs and start-ups across Europe to bring their innovative products and services to the markets. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Read more about European Innovation Procurement Awards[…]

Actions to support startups and scaleups across the EU

EU Digital Day 24 EU Member States and Iceland signed the declaration on Startups Nations Standard of Excellence, to support startups across Europe in each stage of their development. Startups and scaleups play a key role in Europe’s economy and society, which was true before and during the Covid19 crisis and will even more be Read more about Actions to support startups and scaleups across the EU[…]