The European Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities

The Commission is launching two projects to provide expertise to Romanian regions and cities, in cooperation with the Romanian government and the World Bank. Under the first project, Commission and World Bank experts will help Romanian county capitals develop stronger links with their periphery and use EU funding for projects that benefit the whole urban Read more about The European Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities[…]

SMEs in Europe experience great difficulty in exploiting innovations born of scientific research

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU’s innovation support scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including start-ups. In particular, the auditors will assess the relevance and effectiveness of the ‘SME instrument’, launched in 2014. They will also examine whether the European Commission has addressed the challenges facing SMEs with a Read more about SMEs in Europe experience great difficulty in exploiting innovations born of scientific research[…]

€500 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure

Following the adoption of the 2018 CEF Energy Work Programme in March 2018, the second call for energy proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for 2018 has opened today. The European Commission will release €500 million of funding for energy infrastructure projects that plan to strengthen the EU’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply, Read more about €500 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure[…]

Romania and Spain speed up the digitisation of Europe’s society

Romania and Spain are joining three EU initiatives that aim to speed up the digitisation of Europe’s society and economy and boost European digital performance globally. Romania is due to sign the European Blockchain Partnership, the Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Innovation Radar, while Spain will join the Innovation Radar. The Innovation Radar focuses Read more about Romania and Spain speed up the digitisation of Europe’s society[…]