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Latest news about research and innovation policy in the European Union.

$1 bn EU-Catalyst partnership launches request for proposals 13 January 2022, 23:38 CET
Breakthrough Energy's EUR 820 million Catalyst program launched a request for proposals Tuesday to support large-scale emerging climate technology projects located in the EU, Iceland and Norway.

EU-Catalyst Partnership - guide 11 January 2022, 22:15 CET
On 11 January, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst published a request for proposals for large-scale deep green technology projects based in Europe.

EU-Catalyst Partnership 11 January 2022, 22:16 CET
Many clean energy innovations available today - like wind, solar, and lithium-ion batteries - are starting to compete with the emissions-intensive technologies they were designed to replace. After decades of research, development, demonstration, and deployment, these technologies are now cheap enough for productive markets to help them get to scale.

EU own software to go open source 08 December 2021, 22:25 CET
The European Commission adopted new rules on Open Source Software Wednesday, to enable its software solutions to be publicly accessible with benefits for companies and public services.

Brussels funds innovative start-ups with EUR 363m 14 October 2021, 22:26 CET
65 innovative European start-ups and smaller businesses are to receive EUR 363 million of funding for breakthrough innovations, the EU announced Thursday, under its new 'innovation accelerator'.

EUR 500m investments for EU breakthrough innovations 24 June 2021, 22:36 CET
The Commission announced Thursday 69 new innovation investments, the second round of direct equity investment through the European Innovation Council Fund.

The Global Approach to Research and Innovation 18 May 2021, 17:21 CET
The European Commission adopted on 18 May a Communication on its Global Approach to Research and Innovation, Europe's strategy for international cooperation in a changing world.

New EU legal framework for AI sets standards for trust 26 April 2021, 23:51 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday a first-ever legal framework on artificial intelligence, with guarantees of safety and fundamental rights while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation.

EU funds urgent research into combatting Covid variants 12 April 2021, 21:54 CET
The EU Commission announced Wednesday it is mobilising EUR 123 million from its new EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, for urgent research into coronavirus variants.

EUR 10bn science programme invests in breakthrough innovation 24 March 2021, 18:40 CET
The European Innovation Council (EIC) launched on Thursday with a budget of over EUR 10 billion (at current prices) for 2021-2027 and a remit to develop and expand breakthrough innovations.

Brussels sets out priorities for EU's EUR 95.5 bn research programme 16 March 2021, 16:21 CET
The EU Commission adopted Monday the first strategic plan for the next four years of the EU's new research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, worth some EUR 95.5 billion at current prices.

Euro-Parliament greenlights EU's post-Covid recovery fund 10 March 2021, 18:55 CET
MEPs gave their approval Tuesday to the InvestEU programme, to mobilise public and private investments in support of Europe's post-Covid recovery, and guarantee simplified access to financing

EU prepares for increased threat of Covid variants 20 February 2021, 01:01 CET
The EU Commission put forward plans Wednesday for a new European bio-defence preparedness plan to pull together available resources to ready the EU against the increased threat of coronavirus variants.

HERA Incubator - Anticipating COVID-19 variants 17 February 2021, 21:22 CET
The European Commission proposed on 17 February the "HERA Incubator", the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) Incubator to prepare Europe for the increased threat of coronavirus variants.

Lift-off for Europe's biggest ever R&D programme 04 February 2021, 23:36 CET
The EU's Portuguese presidency launched the ambitious research and innovation programme 'Horizon Europe' Tuesday with a budget of EUR 95 billion to spur Europe's economic recovery from 2021-2027.

Innovation divide holds back EU research potential 02 February 2021, 23:51 CET
The capacity of European firms to take up and develop state-of-the-art technology varies considerably among Member States and prevents the EU from fully exploiting its potential, EU auditors said Tuesday.

EIB announces EUR 300m investment in space 17 January 2021, 21:43 CET
The European Investment Fund and the EU Commission announced investment of some EUR 300 million into the European space sector Wednesday, supporting ground-breaking innovation in the industry.

Europe adopts digital way forward 14 December 2020, 18:18 CET
The EU institutions struck a provisional deal Monday on a new programme to promote large-scale deployment of state-of-the art technology such as artificial intelligence and the latest cybersecurity tools.

Brussels signals overhaul of EU intellectual property system 01 December 2020, 22:23 CET
The EU Commission published an action pan on Intellectual Property Wednesday, to help smaller firms in particular make the most of their inventions and creations and ensure Europe benefits fully from them.

Leuven is Europe's Capital of Innovation 2020 25 September 2020, 23:57 CET
The city of Leuven in Belgium is the European Capital of Innovation 2020, in recognition of its excellent innovation concepts as well as its processes and governance models that enable ideas come to life.

'New genetic engineering' techniques associated with numerous risks 14 August 2020, 00:11 CET
A new scientific paper published in the Environmental Sciences Europe journal gives an overview of the risks associated with genome editing procedures (new genetic engineering) for plants and animals. The risks are not only restricted to a wide range of unintended effects that can be triggered by the process of genome editing. There are also risks associated with the intended biological characteristics generated through genome editing.

EUR 128m EU funding for coronavirus research projects 15 August 2020, 00:15 CET
The EU Commission announced EUR 128 million of EU funding Tuesday for 23 new research projects involving 347 research teams from 40 countries in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

EUR 1bn fund for innovative clean technology projects: 1st call 07 July 2020, 17:55 CET
The European Commission launched Friday the first call for proposals under the EU Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies.

Pandemic recovery the focus for EU's innovation performance 24 June 2020, 11:08 CET
Europe's innovation performance continues to improve, surpassing the United States, an EU report said Tuesday, with the focus of research activities being on overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

EU grants EUR 314m to innovative companies to combat virus, support recovery 09 June 2020, 19:16 CET
The EU Commission announced the award Monday of nearly EUR 166 million to companies set to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and another EUR 148 million to fund Europe's economic recovery plan.