€10 billion for 2021-2027 to develop and expand breakthrough innovations

The European Commission launched today, at an online event, the European Innovation Council (EIC) with a budget of over €10 billion (in current prices) for 2021-2027 to develop and expand breakthrough innovations. Building on a successful pilot programme under Horizon 2020, the new EIC is not only a novelty of Horizon Europe, but it is also unique in the Read more about €10 billion for 2021-2027 to develop and expand breakthrough innovations[…]

Horizon Europe the next EU research and innovation programme

The Commission welcomes the political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on Horizon Europe, the largest transnational programme ever supporting research and innovation. The new EU research and innovation programme will have a budget of around €95.5 billion for 2021-2027 (current prices). This includes €5.4 billion (current prices) from NextGenerationEU to boost our recovery and make the Read more about Horizon Europe the next EU research and innovation programme[…]

Auditors assessed whether the SME Instrument supports innovation by SMEs

The SME Instrument provides effective support in developing innovation projects, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. More than 5000 projects have been funded and EU branding has helped SMEs to attract additional investment. However, the auditors also identify areas of improvement with a view to setting up a European Innovation Read more about Auditors assessed whether the SME Instrument supports innovation by SMEs[…]

Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation

The European Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council. Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding programme, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs Read more about Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation[…]