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Next collection date in COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is open to all themes in all fields of sciences and all types of institutions and researchers of all career stages can participate.


Coronavirus: EU mobilises €10 million for research

The European Commission is boosting urgently needed research into coronavirus with €10 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.


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EU approves €3.2 billion in funding to promote battery research and innovation

State aid: EU Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain.


Wallonia meets Energy Campus Nürnberg

Louvain-La-Neuve. From 9 - 10 December 2019 the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) will participate in a workshop in Brussels with Bavarian actors from Nuremberg and Belgian stakeholders from the region of Wallonia. The aim of the event is to find joint research topics and cooperations in the fields of environmental and energy research that fit in future calls within the Horizon 2020 priorities "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy" (SC3) and "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" (SC5).


UAS4EUROPE, the European network of Universities of Applied Sciences in the field of applied research and innovation, welcomes two new partners in the network

Denmark and the Netherlands are new members.


The new call to train early-stage researchers is now open – MSCA ITN 2020

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2020 call for Innovative Training Networks (ITN) under Horizon 2020 has just opened!


Advanced biofuels require a favourable legal framework in the EU

Further information can be found here.


AI Excellence in Europe: €50 million to bring world-class researchers together

The European Commission has launched its call to develop a vibrant European Network of Artificial Intelligence Excellence Centres. Proposals can be submitted until 13 November 2019 to finance projects under the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.


Horizon 2020: Commission to invest €11 billion in new ways to address societal challenges and boost jobs and growth

Today the European Commission announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual share of €11 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020. In this final year the Commission will focus on fewer and crucial topics such as climate change, clean energy, plastics, cybersecurity and the digital economy, supporting further the Commission's political priorities.

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