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Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation
The European Commission 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.
Globalisation, automation, new technologies and decarbonisation have an impact on jobs, industrial sectors, business models and the way economy and society are conceived.
The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call to foster Sustainable Blue Economy. The call with a total budget of €14.5 million focuses on four areas: Demonstration & market, fighting marine litter, blue networks and restoring ecosystems. The deadlines are 8 and 28 February 2018 depending on the particular strand you apply for.
The European Commission will invest €300 million in reducing time to market of truly novel, innovative, competitive and breakthrough ideas, coming from the European industry.
Until the official Brexit date (March 19), consortia should continue to incorporate UK entities into their projects.
The European Week of Regions and Cities, the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions, took place in Brussels from 09 to 12 October 2017, so this is a good time to present the two “100% specific” EU programmes for cities: URBACT and the URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS (UIA).
119 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
In addition to boosting access to debt and equity under existing schemes, the Commission’s draft plan for 2018 – 2020 proposes new facilities
The European Commission has launched a new Horizon Prize: "Seamless authentication for all". EUR 4 million is available for inventing secure, privacy-friendly and affordable authentication methods for smart objects available to everyone.