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Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains

Tue, 2017-12-19 07:00
[Source:] Identifier: H2020-SFS-2016-2017Pillar: Societal ChallengesOpening Date: Deadline: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017Latest information: An overview of the evaluation results (Flash Call Information) is now available under the tab 'Additional documents'.

Research Headlines - Lab-on-a-chip technology for food safety

Tue, 2017-12-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Food safety tests could soon be easier and faster: EU-funded researchers are developing lab-on-a-chip technology for the rapid detection of multiple pathogens in multiple samples. Work on a portable pre-industrial prototype is under way.

SMEs - EU to invest over &8364;114 million to help 262 small businesses bring their innovation on the market

Tue, 2017-12-19 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] A total of 262 small and medium-sized companies have been selected for funding under the latest round of Horizon 2020's SME Instrument. The total amount to be distributed to the companies under both Phases of the programme is €114.237 million. With this funding, companies will be able to finance their innovation activities ranging from feasibility studies to market launch.

Bio-based innovation for sustainable goods and services - Supporting the development of a European Bioeconomy

Mon, 2017-12-18 07:00
[Source:] Identifier: H2020-BB-2016-2017Pillar: Societal ChallengesOpening Date: Deadline: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017Latest information: An overview of the evaluation results (Flash Call Information) is now available under the tab 'Additional documents'.

Call for proposals to support awareness raising and information campaigns on the risks of irregular migration in selected third-countries

Mon, 2017-12-18 07:00
[Source:] Identifier: AMIF-2017-AG-INFOPillar: Legal migration and integrationOpening Date: Deadline: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017Latest information: The submission session is now available for: AMIF-2017-AG-INFO(AMIF-AG)

Rural Renaissance - Fostering innovation and business opportunities

Mon, 2017-12-18 07:00
[Source:] Identifier: H2020-RUR-2016-2017Pillar: Societal ChallengesOpening Date: Deadline: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017Latest information: An overview of the evaluation results (Flash Call Information) is now available under the tab 'Additional documents'.

Research Headlines - Weaving a fresh narrative around technological change

Mon, 2017-12-18 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project retold the story of the mechanisation of British textile production, by placing industrialisation into a wider context. The results provide fresh insights into technological change that are still relevant today.

2018-2020 Mobility for Growth

Fri, 2017-12-15 07:00
[Source:] Identifier: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020Pillar: Societal ChallengesPlanned Opening Date: Deadline: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017Latest information: The proposal template for stage 1 topics is available after entering the submission tool.

EMPHASIS Summer School 2018. Emerging pests and diseases in horticultural crops: innovative solution - 2-6 July 2018, Grugliasco (TO), Italy

Fri, 2017-12-15 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The overall goal of EMPHASIS is to develop and promote the take-up of practical and effective solutions to prevent and protect European crops from native and alien pest threats, improving productivity and resilience of European agriculture, in the context of climate change. The course is made up of three sections: • innovative strategies for diagnosis and management in horticultural crops • emerging pests in horticultural crops • use of LAMP technology This course aims to train young researchers on epidemiological issues related to emerging pests and pathogens, and on innovative management strategies in horticultural systems. It also aims to provide skills about the use of innovative and effective diagnostic systems.

Research Headlines - Possible new vaccines against bacterial infections

Fri, 2017-12-15 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded research has shown how skin cells can warn our immune systems of an impending bacterial attack, offering the potential for vaccines against antibiotic-resistant infections that could save lives.

European Steel: The Wind of Change, Brussels Seminar - 31 January 2018, Brussels

Fri, 2017-12-15 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] After a political introduction, this Seminar will shed light on the opportunities offered by RFCS, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, Horizon 2020 and the Innovation Fund. With the insights from industrial and research stakeholders, the first two sessions will focus on ‘Energy in future steelmaking’ and ‘Steel in the energy market applications’. The third session will explore the technological paths towards ‘Greening European steel’. These proposals will be discussed by a roundtable of European and national policy-makers that will address issues related to industrial policy, R&I and the EU multi-annual financial perspectives. A ‘Steel and Society’ action will highlight the questions of skills needed in the steel sector. The conclusions of this Seminar will feed the Industry Days of 22 and 23 February 2018. The seminar will be by invitation only. For more information, please contact, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Coal and Steel’ in DG RTD.

Research Headlines - Creating high-value chemicals from waste

Thu, 2017-12-14 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have developed new bio-processes to create high-value chemicals from the waste resulting from bio-diesel production. A true addition to the circular economy, their achievements promise a better and greener chemical industry.


Wed, 2017-12-13 07:00
[Source:] Identifier: H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020Pillar: Industrial LeadershipOpening Date: Deadline: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017Latest information: Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} Following the update of the proposal template part B in the proposal submission system, the proposal template as part of the reference documents for the call (part 5. under 'Topic conditions and documents') has also been updated, in line with the changes in the submission system.

European Battery Cell R&I Workshop - 11-12 January 2018, Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB) - Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels

Wed, 2017-12-13 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, is pleased to announce the "European Battery Cell R&I Workshop", that will be held in Brussels on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January 2018. In the context of "EU Batteries Alliance", an extra budget of € 100 million has become available to finance new topics on batteries to be included in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019 and 2020.This workshop is a great opportunity to set short and medium term priorities by discussing the possible topics descriptions for next generation batteries research. On January 11th in the afternoon, plenary speakers will grasp the state of the art in battery cell R&I and further identify the progresses and challenges in battery cell R&I. On January 12th, in-depth discussions will shed light in the possible topics and provide implications for short-to-medium term strategy on battery cell R&I. Please refer to the discussion paper for the outline of the discussions. Gathering wide range of stakeholders including research organisations, cell manufacturers, material suppliers, OEMs, battery pack/module suppliers and national organisations, this workshop provides an invaluable opportunity to discover latest developments and shape the future of European battery cell R&I.We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels.

REWARD Final event - 18 April 2018, Vienna, Austria

Wed, 2017-12-13 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The REWARD Project is almost completed and we are happy to announce a final stakeholder event together with the dieper project in order to show final REWARD results as well as first (dieper) results. The dieper project is almost midway. We would like to share the REWARD innovations, the results we have achieved in both projects, and our vision for the future of diesel engines at the Transport Research Arena 2018 which will be held from 16-19 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The REWARD Project The goal of REWARD is to develop advanced diesel engines that are able to respond to the demands of the future. The REWARD consortium is taking on the challenge of developing diesel powertrains and aftertreatment technologies for the next generation of cleaner passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. As the fuel economy of Diesel engines is substantially higher than for gasoline engines, REWARD plays into this enormous improvement potential to stimulate the development and use of Diesel engines in all vehicle classes.

Swiss Science Briefing: Towards a European Open Science Cloud - 30 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Wed, 2017-12-13 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] How to harness the power of open data? Getting inspiration from the work of the Swiss Data Science Center. The Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will start with a presentation of Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President of the EPFL and Academic Co-Director of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC). He will elaborate on the work of the SDSC, its main challenges and opportunities to secure a ‘truly open global science’. Christophe Rossel, Vice-President of the European Physical Society and member of the Open Science Policy Platform and Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit ‘Open Data Policy and Science Cloud, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, will then join a panel discussion where they will share their insights on the development of the European Open Science Cloud. After the briefing, the participants are welcome to enjoy a networking reception.

Research Headlines - EU teen suicide prevention programme goes global

Wed, 2017-12-13 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project created an interactive suicide prevention programme to promote mental health in teenagers. Following considerable success in a wide-ranging trial involving thousands of students, it is now being used worldwide to save lives.

JT-60SA cryostat vessel body manufacturing completed and on its way to Japan

Tue, 2017-12-12 07:00
[Source: F4E] Following the full completion of the manufacturing, the JT-60SA cryostat vessel body’s 12 large sectors are currently making their way from

Success Stories - Smart designs and controls for a smoother, safer drive

Tue, 2017-12-12 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Clever chassis designs and dynamic controls that adapt to the terrain are the way forward for safer, greener, better-performing vehicles. But these innovations are complex and costly to develop. Inspired by intelligent systems integration, an EU-backed project is helping to take this emerging technology mainstream.

Research Headlines - Extracting and recycling vital metals to tackle supply risk

Tue, 2017-12-12 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Essential for manufacturing high-tech products, rare earth metals are in short supply. EU-funded research is investigating how to extract rare earth magnets from electric vehicle motors and recycle them, in a move that could also create jobs in Europe's materials sector.