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The EU Competitiveness Council strengthens the new European Innovation Agenda and research infrastructures

EU research ministers adopted Council conclusions on the new European Innovation Agenda and research infrastructures with the aim of strengthening Europe's competitiveness. Europe is a leader in science, but lags behind the US and China in innovation.


Horizon Europe: EU Commission has published Main Work Programme 2023-2024

The Commission has adopted today the main Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24, with around €13.5 billion to support researchers and innovators in Europe to pursue breakthrough solutions for environmental, energy, digital and geopolitical challenges.


European Innovation Agenda: UAS4EUROPE presents the innovative power of HAWs in the European Research Area

The network of European universities of applied sciences (HAWs), UAS4EUROPE, has published „A UAS’ers guide to building innovation ecosystems” in connection with the European Innovation Agenda (EIA). The guide uses quantitative data to document the statistically measurable influence of HAWs on Europe's innovative strength and serves as a basis for constructive engagement in the implementation of the EIA.


European Commission: public consultation on Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

On 1 December 2022, European Commission has launched a large public consultation on the past, present and future of the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation in the years 2014-2027.


BayFOR awarded as "Employer of the Future"

The "Deutsches Innovationsinstitut für Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit (DIND)" has honoured BayFOR in the categories "Top Service" and "Employer of the Future" - and thus as a customer-oriented, competent and digital service provider as well as a digital, innovative and modern employer. BayFOR's Managing Director, Martin Reichel, has received the award in Cologne from former Federal Minister of Economics and Justice Brigitte Zypries. The criteria for the DIND award included the future orientation in the area of digitalisation of employer benefits, as well as BayFOR's customer orientation.


WKS Bayern-Afrika: Stakeholder map makes networks and cooperations of Bavarian and African R&I-institutions visible

The Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa (WKS Bayern-Afrika) of the Bavarian Research Alliance has published a visual overview of networks and cooperations of Bavarian and African institutions in science, research and innovation with a stakeholder map.


Horizon Europe: Draft Work Programmes 2023-2024 published

Ahead of the adoption of the official Horizon Europe work programmes 2023-2024, first drafts have now been published - excluding Cluster 3 and EIC. Researchers across Europe can use them to get a first overview of which R&I projects are eligible for funding in the next two years.


Commissioner Gabriel: European innovation agenda for the next generation of innovators

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, presented the European Innovation Sounding Board in Munich. The Sounding Board is one of the core initiatives of the European Innovation Agenda adopted in July. According to Gabriel, the aim is to provide a forum in which the implementation of the strategy is regularly reviewed with stakeholders. Therefore, he said, continuous exchange is important. A special focus of the strategy is on deep tech innovations.


LIFE programme: Around €380 million for Green Deal projects

A few days after the COP27 climate conference and two weeks before the start of the COP15 biodiversity conference, the Commission is granting further funding for its European Green Deal priorities. It has approved more than €380 million for 168 new projects across Europe under the LIFE programme for environment and climate policy. This represents an increase in funding of a good quarter (27 percent) compared to last year. They are expected to mobilise more than 562 million euros in investments.


Lump-sum funding in Horizon Europe as of 2023

In contrast to conventional project funding, the lump-sum approach provides for lump-sum funding with a predefined funding amount. In Horizon Europe, calls for funding with this type of funding are to be increasingly advertised in the 2023/24 work programme. It is therefore advisable for applicants to consider this at an early stage. The EU Commission has now published a guide to help applicants and beneficiaries submit their lump sum proposals and manage their lump sum grants. The guide "How to manage your lump sum grants" can be found here.

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