The European Commission and the Human Brain Project Coordinator, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), have signed the first Specific Grant Agreement (SGA1), releasing EUR 89 million in funding retroactively from 1st April 2016 until the end of March 2018.
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced today the awarding of its Starting Grants to 325
early-career researchers throughout Europe. The funding, worth in total €485 million and up to €1.5
million per grant, will enable them to set up their own research teams and pursue ground-breaking
On 1 August 2016 Commissioner Oettinger launched the Innovation Radar prize 2016, a European Commission initiative to celebrate high potential innovators developing digital innovations in EU-funded research and innovation projects.
The competition for the European Broadband Awards 2016 is open to all projects irrespective of size, location or technologies used. Selected finalists and winners will be presented at the B-DAY: Going Giga event in November in Brussels. Just a few days left till the deadline!
The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 has been updated on 25 July, bringing novelties to the SME Instrument programme. The good news is that the SME Instrument budget has been increased to € 437.5 million to be invested in innovation small and medium-sized businesses.