€431 million for Germany to invest in cleaner vehicles in the most polluted German cities

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution Read more about €431 million for Germany to invest in cleaner vehicles in the most polluted German cities[…]

€100 million fund to support clean energy investments

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.           The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market. It will Read more about €100 million fund to support clean energy investments[…]

Solar Energy in Industrial Processes

Specific Challenge: The potential of applying solar energy for industrial purposes is still largely untapped. Using solar energy to provide the heat or cooling necessary to industrial processes that need high reliability and high quality heat and cooling and continuous operation requires innovative advances in solar energy technology. Also, industrial processes might need to be Read more about Solar Energy in Industrial Processes[…]

€385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The measure, open to all types of renewable generation, will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The scheme will contribute to Read more about €385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania[…]

Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies

Specific Challenge: The renewable energy technologies that will form the backbone of the energy system by 2030 and 2050 are still at an early stage of development today. Bringing these new energy conversion solutions, new renewable energy concepts and innovative renewable energy uses faster to commercialisation, taking into account social acceptance and secure and affordable Read more about Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies[…]

What is the InvestEU Programme?

The InvestEU Programme will bring together under one roof the multitude of EU financial instruments currently available to support investment in the EU, making funding for investment projects in Europe simpler, more efficient and more flexible. The InvestEU Programme consists of the InvestEU Fund, the InvestEU Advisory Hub and the InvestEU Portal. It will further Read more about What is the InvestEU Programme?[…]

Programe finantare nerambursabila – Tehnologia Informației și Comunicației (TIC) pentru o economie digitală competitivă

Ministerul Fondurilor Europene a deschis programele de finantare TIC Axa Prioritară 2 – Tehnologia Informației și Comunicației (TIC) pentru o economie digitală competitivă Suma alocată: • 555.101.935,00 Euro pentru regiunile mai puțin dezvoltate (34.008.072 Euro rezervă de performanță) • 75.097.813,00 Euro pentru Regiunea București-Ilfov (regiune mai dezvoltată) – 4.552.434 Euro rezerva de performanță Priorități de Read more about Programe finantare nerambursabila – Tehnologia Informației și Comunicației (TIC) pentru o economie digitală competitivă[…]

EGNSS applications fostering green, safe and smart mobility

Specific Challenge: The specific challenge of this topic is to develop innovative EGNSS based applications. These should lead to low emission (CO2 and air pollutants), safer, more secure, lower cost and higher performance mobility, and transport solutions that respond to the increased mobility needs of people and goods whilst improving transport service continuity. Scope: Proposals Read more about EGNSS applications fostering green, safe and smart mobility[…]

Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of large industrial equipment (IA)

Specific Challenge: In line with the circular economy, lifetime extension can limit high replacement costs of major industrial infrastructures. This can be achieved through refurbishment, re-manufacturing, re-use, upgrading, in-situ repair, improved maintenance and more conservative utilisation of large industrial equipment of the kind used in manufacturing. These actions can significantly extend the useful life of Read more about Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of large industrial equipment (IA)[…]

NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program

University-led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA has selected 14 proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high-priority needs of America’s space program. The universities will work on their proposed research and development projects for up to Read more about NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program[…]

Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications

Specific Challenge: Regenerative medicine offers hope for untreatable disease and the ageing population, improved quality of life and reduced medical costs. However, so far, regenerative medicine has not yet proved itself in the clinic beyond rare diseases or conditions of limited public health importance. With recent scientific discoveries opening up new approaches to regenerative medicine, Read more about Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications[…]

Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society

Specific Challenge: An ageing population is increasing demand-side pressures on public health and social care providers across Europe. These pressures undermine the long-term sustainability of existing models for delivering care services to the ageing population. The challenge is to scale up outcome-based innovative digital health and care solutions across EU borders through joining up actions Read more about Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society[…]