First calls under Horizon Europe to be launched by the European Research Council

The European Commission today presented the Work Programme 2021 for the European Research Council. This is the first work programme under Horizon Europe, Europe’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027. It includes three main calls for proposals for frontier research actions for a total amount of €1.9 billion. The European Research Council (ERC) offers Read more about First calls under Horizon Europe to be launched by the European Research Council[…]

EU action to tackle the innovation divide

The capacity of private and public actors to take up and develop state-of-the-art technology varies considerably among EU Member States. To tackle this innovation divide, the EU has focused increasingly on ensuring wider participation in its research and innovation (R&I) funding programmes, introducing specific measures to unlock the potential of low-innovation countries and promoting synergies Read more about EU action to tackle the innovation divide[…]

New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient

Today, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy are presenting a new EU Cybersecurity Strategy. As a key component of Shaping Europe’s Digital Future, the Recovery Plan for Europe  and the EU Security Union Strategy, the Strategy will bolster Europe’s collective resilience against cyber threats and help to ensure that all citizens Read more about New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient[…]

€7.5 billion for Digital Europe Programme

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and the EU Member States on the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe. Trilogue negotiations have now concluded, pending the final approval of the legal texts by the European Parliament and the Council. Read more about €7.5 billion for Digital Europe Programme[…]

Objectives of the new European Research Area

Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation. Based on excellence, competitive, open and talent-driven, the new European Research Area will improve Europe’s research and innovation landscape, accelerate the EU’s transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership,  support its recovery from the societal and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, and Read more about Objectives of the new European Research Area[…]

Europe’s leading role in supercomputing and quantum computing

The Commission takes further steps in the Digital Decade agenda to strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty, as announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union Address on Wednesday. The Commission has proposed a new Regulation for the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking to maintain and advance Europe’s leading role in supercomputing and quantum computing. It will support research Read more about Europe’s leading role in supercomputing and quantum computing[…]

BATTERY 2030+ an initiative for battery research

The European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ is now getting going. The ambition is to make Europe the world leader in the development and production of the batteries of the future. These batteries need to store more energy, have a longer lifetime, and be safer and more environmentally friendly than today’s batteries in order to facilitate Read more about BATTERY 2030+ an initiative for battery research[…]

European Innovation Scoreboard country ranking

The Commission released today the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU, surpassingfor the second year the United States. However, more needs to be done to catch up with global innovation leaders like South Korea, Australia and Japan. The results, which cover data from 2019, highlight the Read more about European Innovation Scoreboard country ranking[…]

Research and Innovation Performance report: Enabling Europe

The Commission released today its latest report on the EU’s Science, Research and Innovation Performance, through which it analyses how Europe performs in the global context. It highlights the need for research and innovation (R&I) to support sustainable and inclusive growth of companies, regions and countries, making sure that no one is left behind in Read more about Research and Innovation Performance report: Enabling Europe[…]

A new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027 proposed by the European Commission

Today, the European Commission has proposed an update of the legal base of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as its new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027. The EIT is an independent EU body created in 2008 that is strengthening Europe’s ability to innovate. The proposals adopted today will align the Read more about A new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027 proposed by the European Commission[…]

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects

The Quantum Technologies Flagship, a €1 billion initiative, was launched today at a high-level event in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Flagship will fund over 5,000 of Europe’s leading quantum technologies researchers over the next ten years and aims to place Europe at the forefront of the Read more about Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects[…]

Commission helps Europe’s regions become more innovative

Commission is renewing the initiative ‘Stairway to Excellence’, to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation. The initiative will help regions develop, update and refine their smart specialisation strategies – that is, their regional innovation strategies based on niche areas of competitive strengths – ahead of the start of Read more about Commission helps Europe’s regions become more innovative[…]