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It goes without saying: the biggest news of the month is undoubtedly Brexit, the historic decision of UK to leave the EU. The consequences of this decision on the EU research and innovation landscape remain to be seen. But for the moment, you should not feel too scared about the destiny of your current British partners, nor discouraged from inviting them into new proposals: at the time of writing, the UK has not yet invoked Article 50, which triggers the negotiations towards a deal for a member state to withdraw from the EU.

On an opposite position of non-EU geography, Ukraine has recently concluded an agreement with the European Union to participate in the Euratom Research and Training Programme: hurry up to find the best organizations to involve in your next Euratom proposal!

During this summer, you may want to participate in the research agenda setting for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2, Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy: whether you represent a public authority, the organization you work for, or yourself as a private citizen, by 28 August you can give your contribution to the upcoming Work Programme.

For our next season we have a new addition: a 1-day Horizon 2020 Proposal Development Workshop in Vienna. Join us to practice your proposal writing skills and to hear the latest practical tips from our own proposals and projects!

Gabor Kitley Anita Ihasz
Gabor Kitley Anita Ihasz
CEO Key Account Manager
Boon or burden: what has the EU ever done for science?

Nature examines five core ways that the European Union shapes the course of research.

The EU has created a scientist superhighway: Science doesn’t respect national boundaries, so it helps if scientists don’t have to either — and EU rules and programmes encourage researchers to hit the road...

Unique science: Scientists like to complain loudly about some aspects of the commission’s ‘Framework’ funding programmes, which are dedicated to research and innovation...

Lifted the East: In late 2000, when NATO sponsored a meeting on science in Central and Eastern Europe, much of the region was a world apart from the EU...

Fostering excellence: To win cash from EU funding programmes, researchers must often fit their work into broader societal or economic goals. But one corner of the European funding apparatus is all about science for science’s sake...

Research melting pot: Science thrives on collaboration — and the EU has partnered with other agencies and creates myriad opportunities for researchers to pool ideas and cooperate...

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Have your say: contribute to improving the Start-Up Ecosystem in Europe

Between 31st March and 31st July 2016, the European Commission is collecting the opinions of entrepreneurs, start-uppers and stakeholders on how to improve the start-up ecosystem in Europe through a public consultation.

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Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals

LCE-09-2016: Increasing the competitiveness of the EU PV manufacturing industry

Deadline: 8 September 2016

LCE-13-2016: Solutions for reduced maintenance, increased reliability and extended life-time of off-shore wind turbines/farms

Deadline: 8 September 2016

EE-06-2016-2017: Engaging private consumers towards sustainable energy

Deadline: 15 September 2016

JUST-2016-AG-DRUG: Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy

Deadline: 18 October 2016

ICT-04-2017: Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative

Deadline: 8 November 2016

Blog Posts
Thinking green: the EU Green Week 2016
Irene Ramirez

It might sound surprising to many readers, but the European Commission does encourage participation of US researchers and organisations in research and innovation projects funded under selected sub-pillars of Horizon 2020.   

Until now, 62 Horizon 2020 projects have involved US organisations or researchers on a wide range of topics: nine in Excellent Science, including four ERC funded projects; 12 in the pillar of Industrial Leadership, 39 in the Societal Challenges pillar; one in Science with and for Society, and one under Euratom.

Whether you are a European organisation willing to involve a US institution, or conversely a US organisation wishing to be part of the European research and innovation landscape, the following set of advice might be useful for you.

Novel technology applications in Horizon 2020 projects: the IMPRESS Case Study
Daniel Frohnmaier

The Geonardo Team completed its next Geo3Dscanning mission. This time the journey led up to north to Coventry, West Midlands in the UK. The aim was to conduct a 3D survey of building façades, and through this, provide the basis for further activities on the façades in the frame of the Horizon 2020 IMPRESS project. Read Irene's blog post to learn more about the IMPRESS project, its ongoing activities and Geonardo's involvement.

19 - 20 July 2016
Budapest, Hungary
Triple Helix Conference and Brokerage Event on Bio-Based Economy
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29 August - 1 September 2016
Le Corum, Montpellier, France
EcoSummit 2016
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26 - 27 September 2016
ICT Proposers' Day 2016
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Upcoming Courses
22 - 23 September 2016
Vienna, Austria
H2020 Master of Finance and Administration
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13 October 2016
Vienna, Austria
1-day Horizon 2020 Proposal Development Workshop
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14 October 2016
Vienna, Austria
Dissemination, IP and Exploitation in Horizon 2020
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27 - 28 October 2016
Milan, Italy
Horizon 2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting
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What is Interreg?
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Predictions: The intelligent home and the Internet of things
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ID2018 Evaluators' top tips for Horizon 2020 proposals
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Quick Guide on EU Projects e-Learning Webinar Training Courses In-House Course Consultancy Partnership
Quick Guide on EU projects E-learning Webinar Training courses In-house courses Consultancy Partnership

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