Six cities championing outstanding innovation strategies to improve the lives of citizens and business entered the final stage of this year's European Capital of Innovation contest funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
In a bid to shape one of Europe’s future grand challenges within the European Commission’s new framework programme “Horizon Europe”, a coalition gathering the most important energy players in Europe covering the electricity, heat and gas sector are proposing a broad challenge to Europe: Let’s aim at decarbonising Europe by 2050.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are stepping up their support with a new €20 million pilot programme helping innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-cap companies in Bulgaria,Latvia and Romania.
On September 25, our colleagues from the Zabala Bogota office held a workshop with the companies of the hydrocarbon sector and the Colombian public institutions as part of the project "Due Diligence and Human Rights within the Framework of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 2030 Agenda" coordinated by ZABALA and financed by the Spanish Cooperation Agency (AECID).
Coordinated by Zabala, ETIP SNET prioritizes research and innovation in smart networks and sector coupling and has recently launched its second full tour of Europe with regional workshops gathering together top energy transition actors in various European cities. After a successful workshop in Zagreb, the next stops will be Helsinki, Brussels and Madrid.
With more than 2 billion euro for grants in 2019, the European Research Council (ERC) is planning the EU's biggest ever investment in excellent researchers. Most of the funding is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists. The ERC's work programme for the coming year was established by the Scientific Council as part of the EU's Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020.