€570 million interregional innovation investment instrument

The Commission has launched the first call for projects for the new Interregional Innovation Investment instrument (I3). This is a new funding instrument for 2021-2027 that allocates €570 million to support the commercialisation and scaling up of interregional innovation projects in shared smart specialisation priority areas. It will encourage the development of European value chains Read more about €570 million interregional innovation investment instrument[…]

Digital Europe Programme €1.98 billion funding

The Commission has adopted three work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme, outlining the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €1.98 billion in funding. This first set of work programmes includes strategic investments that will be instrumental in realising the Commission’s goals in making this Europe’s Digital Decade. The Digital Europe Programme aims to Read more about Digital Europe Programme €1.98 billion funding[…]

What is the EU-Catalyst partnership?

The EU-Catalyst partnership brings together the Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst. It was first announced at the Mission Innovation Ministerial Conference in June 2021 by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Bill Gates, founder of Breakthrough Energy. The partnership will mobilise up to €820 million ($1 billion) between 2022-2026 to accelerate the deployment and rapidly commercialise innovative Read more about What is the EU-Catalyst partnership?[…]

What Europeans think about science and technology

A new Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens’ knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology’ released today shows that 9 in 10 EU citizens (86%) think that the overall influence of science and technology is positive. They expect a range of technologies currently under development to have a positive effect on our way of life in the next Read more about What Europeans think about science and technology[…]

A sustainable future for Europe

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING SRL will participate at B2B Brokerage Event – A sustainable future for Europe This international information-day event will highlight research topics covered within the call “A sustainable future for Europe” in Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies” of Horizon Europe. Participants will have the possibility to join in a matchmaking event dedicated to the topics of this call Read more about A sustainable future for Europe[…]

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[…]

What is the General Block Exemption Regulation?

The 2014 ‘General Block Exemption Regulation’ exempts certain categories of State aid from the requirement of prior notification to the Commission, when the benefits to society outweigh the possible distortions of competition that the aid may cause to the Single Market. State aid measures that meet the criteria of the Regulation can be implemented by Read more about What is the General Block Exemption Regulation?[…]

Partnerships for Horizon Europe: mobility, climate and energy projects

Haptic R&D Consulting SRL will participate at Partnerships for Horizon Europe: mobility, climate and energy projects Presentation of ideas and competences for project proposals, inspiring sessions and panels, and targeted 1:1 meetings for creating consortia. Are you interested in Horizon Europe Cluster 5: CLIMATE, ENERGY, MOBILITY calls? are you building a consortium to present a Read more about Partnerships for Horizon Europe: mobility, climate and energy projects[…]

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[…]

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[…]

European Research and Innovation Days

The Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation announces today the third edition of the European Research and Innovation Days to be held virtually on 23 and 24 June 2021. This year’s edition will mark the official launch of Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). The event’s agenda will further focus on new initiatives to Read more about European Research and Innovation Days[…]

European Innovation Scoreboard 2021

The Commission has released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower performing countries growing faster than higher performing ones, therefore closing the innovation gap among them. According Read more about European Innovation Scoreboard 2021[…]