Newsletter ZABALA EU | December 2020


Newsletter ZABALA EU | December 2020

#InvestEU lays the foundation for the European recovery

Building on the success of the Juncker Plan, the InvestEU Programme will mobilise at least €650 billion of private investment over the period 2021-2027 to support a sustainable recovery for a greener, more digital and more resilient European economy.

Horizon Europe: Political agreement increases the budget to €95.5 billion

The European Parliament and the Council reach a political agreement on Horizon Europe, the EU's largest transnational programme, supporting research and innovation. Its budget will increase by 30% compared to that of the current research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

Common Agenda of the European Institutions for 2021: European recovery after COVID-19

The European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission sign a joint declaration of priorities for the next four years.

European companies increase their R&D investment but continue to lag behind the US and China

The automotive, ICT and health sectors drove R&D growth in Europe according to the EU Industrial Research and Development Scoreboard.

The new European data-driven innovation hub for the media value chain launches Open Call

Startups and artists can now apply for equity-free funding of up to €80,000 to tackle misinformation about COVID-19 using data.

Three Open Calls for data-driven solutions

The accelerator DAPSI, the incubator REACH, and EUHubs4Data, all managed by ZABALA, launch Open Calls offering innovation opportunities in data portability, big data, and data-driven services.

BLOCKCHERS announces the winners of the 2nd Open Call

Vestigia and Minespider, the winners of the BLOCKCHERS Programme, were announced in an online event on the 15th of December.

BOW: A new FET project to develop hybrid magnetic nanoparticles

The nanomaterials and nanodevices created by BOW will constitute a key technology in improving precision medicine and therapeutic approaches.