This month the European Commission has introduced two novelties to the European Research and Innovation landscape that may offer new opportunities for you as well.
The first concerns a topping up of Horizon 2020 with €200 million, a measure already approved by the European Parliament, while the final and formal approval by the Council of the EU should arrive in the coming weeks. The additional funding will be distributed proportionally to the European Research Council, the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation pillar, the European Innovation Council and to High Performance Computers (Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies part of H2020).
A second interesting novelty concerns Innovation Deals: a new collaborative tool that can be used by European innovators who have encountered regulatory challenges to bring their novel product to the market, including legislative barriers, legal uncertainty, conflicts between norms, various possible interpretations on the same norm, among others. The first call for expression of interest was launched last year in the field of the Circular Economy, and finally the EC has published the first two selected Innovation Deals, along with their key partners from the public and private sectors. A new call for expression is not open yet, but we will be keeping our eyes open on the preliminary results of this new experience and any potential new opportunity that may arise from it.
As always, we are here to help you successfully access and manage EU funds for your R&I ideas. From 13 to 16 June, our traditional European Funding Academy will take place in Budapest and will equip you with hands-on knowledge and practice on the whole cycle of a EU funded project: from proposal development and call selection, throughout project management, up until technical and financial reporting. Join our project managers and meet potential partners for your next Horizon 2020 project!
Should you be interested in later dates, please note we will open registrations for the autumn/winter season next week. To receive the full calendar of the new courses, please contact Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send it to you personally as soon as possible.
We hope to see you soon at one of our training courses!
Horizon 2020 to be topped up with €200 million
The European Parliament gave its consent to additional €200 million for Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation funding programme, by adopting a compromise on the mid-term review of the EU budget, reached with the EU Member States on 7 March. The final and formal approval of the Council of the EU is expected in the coming weeks.
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