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

Commission invites proposals to deploy IRIS² satellite constellation 24 March 2023, 18:26 CET
The European Commission launched an invitation Friday for the industry to tender proposals to procure a concession contract to implement the EU's Secure Communication Constellation IRIS².

Artificial intelligence on EU auditors' radar screen 20 March 2023, 18:40 CET
An assessment of EU action to support the development of artificial intelligence was under way Monday, as EU auditors examine whether EU plans are conducive to positioning Europe as a global leader in AI.

EU Space Strategy for Security and Defence - guide 10 March 2023, 18:21 CET
The European Commission and the High Representative presented on 10 March for the first time a Joint Communication on a European Space Strategy for Security and Defence.

Germany go-ahead for EU's unitary patent system 21 February 2023, 23:24 CET
Germany's deposition of instrument on the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement Monday triggered the final step required for the Unitary Patent system to start operating on 1 June 2023.

MEPs ready to start talks on new boost for EU chips industry 15 February 2023, 23:20 CET
Euro-MPs agreed Wednesday a draft bill to secure the EU's supply of chips by boosting production and innovation, and setting up emergency measures against shortages.

Green light for EU satellites to protect government communications 15 February 2023, 23:05 CET
The IRIS² telecoms satellites, offering a secure communications infrastructure for EU government bodies, will be active from 2024, following Tuesday's green light from the European Parliament.

Commission launches European Regulatory Sandbox for Blockchain 14 February 2023, 23:18 CET
The European Commission launched Tuesday a regulatory sandbox for innovative use cases involving Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT).

Green Deal Industrial Plan boost for Europe's net-zero industry 02 February 2023, 22:31 CET
The Commission presented its 'Green Deal Industrial Plan' Wednesday with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and supporting fast transition to climate neutrality.

EUR 657m awards for researchers across Europe 31 January 2023, 22:16 CET
The European Research Council announced Tuesday the winners of its latest round of 'Consolidator Grants', aimed at supporting mid-career researchers for pioneering research across all scientific disciplines.

MEPs adopt legislation to boost EU chips industry 24 January 2023, 20:31 CET
A European Parliament committee backed plans Tuesday to secure the EU supply of chips by boosting production and innovation, and setting up emergency measures against shortages.

EU earmarks EUR 13.5 bn for innovation in Europe 06 December 2022, 22:15 CET
The European Commission adopted the Horizon Europe 2023-24 research work programme Tuesday, with around EUR 13.5 billion to support European environmental, energy and digital research projects.

EU member states mostly fail to improve consumer protection against risks of harmful AI 06 December 2022, 18:26 CET
Ministers have reached a disappointing position for consumers on the AI Act, a vital piece of legislation to regulate AI and meant to protect consumers from harm the technology could cause.

Industrial designs in EU to become cheaper, more predictable 29 November 2022, 23:43 CET
The European Commission presented proposals for revised rules on industrial designs Tuesday designed to make it cheaper, quicker and more predictable to protect industrial designs across the EU.

New EU satellite system boost for secure communications 21 November 2022, 23:30 CET
The EU Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement Thursday on the setting up of a new multi-orbital constellation of satellites to enable secure communication services by 2027.

EUR 3 bn call to boost EU energy independence from Russian fossil fuels 07 November 2022, 23:36 CET
The EU launched the third call for large-scale projects under its Innovation Fund Thursday, with additional support for ending EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels.

Funding & tender opportunities 03 November 2022, 22:15 CET
This portal is the European Commission's entry gate for grant funding and procurement. You can: Find calls for proposals or tenders in your area of interest - How to participate in a call for proposals or tenders - Select the programme - Participant register - Partner search - Find information on funded projects and their results - Indicate your interest as an expert in supporting the Commission in evaluating proposals and monitoring projects - Find help and guidance

EU funds 49 space research projects with almost EUR 200 million 19 October 2022, 23:47 CET
The EU Commission announced the results of 2021–2022 space-related calls for proposals under Horizon Europe Wednesday, with close to EUR 200 million support for 49 space research projects.

EU agrees upgrade for European standardisation system 13 October 2022, 17:11 CET
The EU's Council and Parliament reached a provisional political agreement Wednesday on a proposal aimed at improving the governance and integrity of the European standardisation system.

Revision of the EU Product Liability Directive - guide 28 September 2022, 18:44 CET
The European Commission adopted on 28 September two proposals to adapt liability rules to the digital age, circular economy and the impact of global value chains.

An innovative urban biorefinery 07 September 2022, 23:25 CET
The innovative circular technologies of URBIOFIN project for municipal waste management are ready to be implemented Europe-wide.

EU supports clean tech projects with EUR 1.8 billion funding 12 July 2022, 23:35 CET
The European Union launched over EUR 1.8 billion of awards Tuesday to 17 large-scale innovative projects to bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries.

EU innovation agenda boost for startups 06 July 2022, 18:46 CET
The European Commission adopted a New European Innovation Agenda Tuesday with the aim of positioning Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups.

EU strengthens rules for placing medical tests on market 31 May 2022, 23:23 CET
As of 26 May, new rules to better protect public health and patient safety, on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) such as HIV tests, pregnancy tests or COVID-19 tests, are applicable.

Boost for EU research in green and health innovation 10 May 2022, 23:14 CET
An amendment to the Horizon Europe Programme, adopted Tuesday by the EU Commission, increases its budget by nearly EUR 562m to support innovative solutions to green, health and digital challenges.

European researchers awarded EUR 624m grants 26 April 2022, 22:59 CET
The European Research Council announced Tuesday the winners of its latest Advanced Grants competition, with funding worth EUR 624 million going to 253 leading researchers across Europe.