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New European Partnership „Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future” – First Call for proposals and launch event

The new European Partnership "Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT)" between the EU Commission and various national and regional funders has announced its first call for proposals for September 2022.


Horizon Europe Periodic Report Template published

The European Commission has published the template for the periodic reporting of projects in Horizon Europe on the Funding & Tenders Portal.


European Commission presents new European Innovation Agenda to spearhead the new innovation wave

The European Commission adopted a New European Innovation Agenda to position Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. It will help Europe to develop new technologies to address the most pressing societal challenges, and to bring them on the market.


European Commission: Launch of the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation

On 24 June 2022 the European Commission has launched the 'Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation'. The Alliance aims to prepare the aviation ecosystem for the entry into service of hydrogen- and electric-powered aircraft, to ensure that air transport contributes to Europe's 2050 climate neutrality objective.


New pan-European partnership on Culture and Creativity

Today, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) announced its Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Culture and Creativity, adding to the already existing eight Communities, which address a pressing societal challenge: climate, digital, energy, health, raw materials, food, manufacturing, urban mobility.The EIT launched a call for proposals for the new KIC in October 2021, inviting applicants to submit their vision for how EIT Culture & Creativity could bring about change in the sector. The winning consortium ICE - Innovation by Creative Economy, led by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, consists of 50 partners from 20 countries, presenting a wide geographical coverage. The Bavarian cultural and creative industries will also certainly contribute to numerous cooperations here.


Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol at new plant in Podari, Romania

  • After construction completion in October 2021, the plant underwent a thorough commissioning process and has successfully started  production
  • The offtake of the entire production has been contracted to global energy company Shell for several years
  • The flagship plant will process approx. 250,000 tons of straw to produce approx. 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol per annum
  • The production start at this first sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant proves the commercial viability of Clariant’s innovative technology and with that supports the licensing business strategy

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EU Research Council: Research Evaluation Reform and Governance of Horizon Europe Missions

On 10 June 2022, EU Research Ministers adopted Council conclusions on research evaluation reform and the governance of Horizon Europe missions. These provide for a quality and impact-focused scientific environment and synergies between all societal actors to efficiently address global challenges in the context of Horizon Europe missions.



Horizon Europe Association Agreement with Ukraine

On 9 June 2022, the Horizon Europe Association Agreement with Ukraine entered into force. The agreement applies retroactively from 1 January 2021.


European University Association (EUA) and international counterparts establish Global University Associations Forum

On 17 May, representatives of the European University Association (EUA) and fellow university associations in Africa, the Americas, the Arab region and Asia came together in Barcelona to formally constitute the Global University Associations Forum (GUAF).This initiative was first conceived in 2020 as a platform for more systemic exchange between member associations. As such, the Forum will explore ways for the higher education and research sectors to address global challenges by mobilising the collective capacity of universities.


UAS4EUROPE: "Vereniging Hogescholen" takes over chairmanship

Since 1 June 2022, Marjolijn Brussaard, Prof. Em. (Vereniging Hogescholen) is the new Chair of UAS4EUROPE and together with Dr Heidi Fagerholm (Arene) forms the Executive Committee of the network until May 2024.


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