The jury selected 16 out of the 66 projects that applied for the European Broadband Award 2016 from all over Europe. Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will announce and award the five winners on 14 November at the Award Ceremony of the "B-DAY: Going Giga" conference.
European Commission has put forward rules on how R&D could be supported through an ambitious new tax system. In an example given by the Commission, a company that spends €30 million on R&D could deduct €42.5 million from its taxable income
The fourth Horizon 2020 call for proposals, offering the EU-funded Innovative Training Networks (ITN) a total of €430 million, is currently open. This scheme aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers.
The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme.