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

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.

EU's IP protection 'not as effective as it could be' 27 April 2022, 23:04 CET
The EU’s legal framework for protecting intellectual property, in particular in the EU Designs Directive and fees mechanism, is not as effective as it could be, the EU's auditors warned in a report Tuesday.

Further patent on barley and beer about to be granted 24 March 2022, 22:21 CET
Recent patent research by No Patents on Seeds! shows that the European Patent Office (EPO) is about to grant Carlsberg (EP1727905) another patent on beer and barley.

Commission launches one-stop-shop to support researchers of Ukraine 22 March 2022, 22:49 CET
The EU Commission launched a research portal for Ukraine Tuesday, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine.

ERA4Ukraine 22 March 2022, 22:15 CET
The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.

EU researchers secure EUR 632m to tackle big scientific questions 21 March 2022, 23:34 CET
The European Research Council (ERC) awarded EUR 632 million of 'consolidator grants' Thursday to mid-career researchers to help them consolidate their teams and conduct pioneering research.

EU selects 50 women-led companies to boost deep-tech in Europe 02 March 2022, 23:01 CET
The EU Commission announced Tuesday the results of the first call under the Women TechEU pilot programme, which supports deep-tech start-ups led by women with mentoring and funding.

Women TechEU 01 March 2022, 20:27 CET
Funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe, Women TechEU offers first-class coaching and mentoring to female founders, as well as targeted funding to help take their business to the next level. Women TechEU targets early-stage deep tech start-ups founded, or co-founded, by women holding a top management position (CEO, CTO or equivalent) in the company at the time of submission. The company must be registered and established in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country for at least six months at the time of the submission.

Lift-off for satellite-based EU internet system 18 February 2022, 22:50 CET
The EU set out ambitious plans Tuesday for a space-based secure communication system, which would deliver high-speed internet access and provide connectivity to Europe and Africa.

Webpage on the EU Space Package 15 February 2022, 23:02 CET
Space: EU initiatives for a satellite-based connectivity system and an EU approach on management of space traffic

Secure Connectivity - guide 15 February 2022, 22:56 CET
The EU acted on 15 February on its space ambitions by tabling two initiatives - a proposal for a Regulation on a space-based secure connectivity and a Joint Communication on an EU approach on Space Traffic Management (STM).

New EU Chips Act aims for 'digital sovereignty' 09 February 2022, 23:39 CET
The European Commission proposed Tuesday a comprehensive package it says will ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technology.

European Chips Act - guide 08 February 2022, 17:57 CET
The European Commission proposed on 8 February a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications.

$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.