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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!

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Horizon Europe: Council presidency reaches political agreement with the European Parliament

The EU has come closer to adopting its next multiannual framework programme for research and innovation. The German presidency of the Council today reached a provisional political agreement with the European Parliament's negotiators on the proposed regulation establishing Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme for research and innovation for the years 2021 to 2027.

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Construction of Clariant's sunliquid® plant in Romania on track for completion by the end of 2021

Further information can be found here.

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Spring 2021: Events on Horizon Europe

In the spring of 2021, BayFOR will organise various online information events with different formats on Horizon Europe. You will find information about the events on our website as soon as the dates are fixed. Please also follow us on Twitter and LinkedIN to be informed as soon as possible.

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UAS4EUROPE welcomes new member / Discussion of UAS4EUROPE presidents with Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission

UAS4EUROPE, the network of European Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), welcomes the Hochschulen für Angewandte Wissenschaften Baden-Württemberg e.V. (HAW BW e.V.; Universities of Applied Sciences Baden-Württemberg, Germany) as a new member. Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission, also attended the last meeting of the presidents of UAS4EUROPE members on 10 November 2020, highlighting the important role of UAS in the European Research Area.

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New European “Green Deal Call" – 1 billion euros for research and innovation

With the European Green Deal (EGD), Europe aims to become the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To this end, in 2020 and 2021, the European Commission will present numerous further measures for a comprehensive growth strategy of a climate-neutral and resource-efficient European economy, which will be cost-effective and socially balanced at the same time. The specific "Green Deal Call” was published today und can be found here (page 62-154).

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Digital Conference on Industrial Technologies 2020

From 27 – 28 October 2020, the Digital Conference on Industrial Technologies 2020 will take place. It will offer participants the opportunity to join a platform for stakeholders from research organisations, industry and policy-making to discuss future trends, technological challenges and the further steps required in order to shape and strengthen future European industrial and research policy in the field of key enabling technologies such as nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing under the considerations of socially fair transition to a sustainable and green economy.

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New Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa (WKS) at Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR): Intensification of cooperation between Bavaria and Africa in research and innovation

Since the beginning of July 2020, the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) has been home to a new Scientific Coordination Office (WKS) which has been tasked with strengthening scientific and technical cooperation between Bavaria and Africa.



EU Innovation Fund – Funding for the reduction of greenhouse emissions

Since 15 June 2020, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has been managing a part of the Innovation Fund programme via grants.

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An official entity: European Innovation Council Equity Fund for high-impact innovation

The EIC Fund, which will provide equity from €0.5m to €15m to breakthrough innovation companies selected for EIC Accelerator blended finance support (grant and equity), has become an official entity.

Competent Support for Excellent Research in Bavaria, Europe and the World

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