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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

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

For two days, Budapest turned into a start-up jamboree by having start-ups, tech companies, VCs, accelerators and incubators from the Magyar capital hosting breakfasts, office tours, workshops, hackathlons, meetups, trainings and professional lectures around the city. Having a good taste of the start-up ecosystem, attendees had a chance to meet the teams, founders and investors,… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

As we reached halfway through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, at Europa Media we were increasingly eager to discover the opinions our colleagues in some of the key aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. To find out what peer project managers, researchers and funding consultants think of the current state of… » read more

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PlasCarb combines the production of high-value industrial materials with the treatment of unavoidable food waste. Do you remember the question that was posed by Krisztina nearly three years ago, in her blog post? Is it possible to turn food waste into a resource? This question kicked off the PlasCarb project on December 1st, 2013, and… » 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

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Association to Horizon 2020 As of September 2016, there are 16 countries associated to Horizon 20201. Being associated to Horizon 2020 means that a third country can formally participate in the programme and is expected to provide a financial contribution on the basis of an International Agreement concluded between individual non-EU countries and the European… » 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