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PLASTIC FREE JULY

by Mariana Mata Lara Last month there was a worldwide challenge called PLASTIC FREE JULY. Did you hear about it? Do you know why it mattered? You probably wonder what all the fuzz around plastic is about. Is it true all what they say? Does it really pollute that bad? In this blogpost we’ll address… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Listening to the needs of the innovation intermediaries, the INNO-4-AGRIFOOD project launched e-learning solutions which aim to enhance service portfolios and skills within innovation consultants in the agri-food sector. INNO-4-AGRIFOOD is an EU-funded project set on fostering and stimulating online collaboration for innovation amongst more than 11 million SMEs active within the European Agri-food ecosystem.… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

From June 5th – 9th, coinciding with World Oceans Day, the United Nations will host at its headquarters in New York a high-level conference to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The Ocean Conference aims to be the… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funded 15 new blue growth projects that will help enhance career opportunities, stimulate the creativity of young researchers and bring research results faster to the market. With 84 partners from 17 countries, the new BG projects will join the European Maritime Day (EMD), the key annual meeting point… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Our H2020 project START2ACT has now completed the first of its three years. This past period was all about preparing the START2ACT support programme on Energy Efficiency to people at young SMEs and startups – all public outcomes of this period have been collected and provided here. The upcoming project period has been launched with… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

As participants in Horizon 2020 projects ourselves, we are interested to hear about the experiences of1 other Horizon 2020 applicants and beneficiaries regarding their participation in H2020 proposals and projects. We would appreciate it if you could share your feedback by filling in this 6-question survey. Thank you!     Based on your experience so… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

What happened? On 17th of January 2017, elections were held for the new president of the European Parliament in order to choose the successor of Martin Schulz (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats). Initially seven candidates were running for the position, but before the first ballot, the liberal Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE) withdrew his candidacy, offering… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

I would like to share some interesting news regarding EU-US cooperation and share my thoughts on its practical consequences for the EU projects involving US organisations. On 17 October 2016, the European Commission and the US Government signed an agreement, which facilitates cooperation between US organisations and Horizon 2020 participants. This agreement indeed has been… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

The latest debates on what the future of UK’s science and research will look like after the post-Brexit period has shown us that the EU’s prestigious Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (worth €80 billion) is playing an important role in fostering research excellence of the EU member states. While considering the possible UK-EU potential… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Geonardo in conjunction with its partners Centre for Process Innovation Ltd., the French National Centre for Scientific Research and GAP Waste Management, presented the PlasCarb project with an exhibition stand at the 7th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials (ANM2016) on 25-27 July 2016 in Aveiro, Portugal. Funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs