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Written by: Evdokia Bairampa What do you know about Netflix? How did they start and how did they manage to conquer the whole world being in almost every living room? What makes Netflix special? Ok, let’s start first with some historical facts. Netflix was founded in California in a beautiful summer August day when I… » read more

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Written by: Francesca Monaco We are all facing something that was previously unimaginable. Lock-downs, social distancing, travel bans and working from home became part of our routine from one day to the next. Face-to-face meetings, networking events, and our beloved training courses are fading memories… But it’s ok. What else can we do? We simply… » read more

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10:55pm Amélie soundtrack has been gently playing in my ears for the last few minutes. A soft but warm light is shed on my laptop, bathing with orange everything around me. It is now, 24th March, that I’ve eventually digested the fact that we had scheduled a celebratory 20th Anniversary blog post for 27th March,… » read more

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My dear H2020 friends, followers, enthusiasts, experts, and freaks. Today I am sitting in my home and brainstorming how to revolutionize our traditional face-to-face courses and transform them into an online format. Times of crisis encourage us to think in different ways and consider options we would have pushed away without any consideration before. If… » read more

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Hello, my fellow quarantine heroes. Yes, you are a hero for staying home and maybe we don’t have a fancy red cape, but these days we have a chance to save the world while wearing our pyjamas. (Yes, I’m wearing my unicorn PJs and writing this blog post, because I wanted to feel a bit… » read more

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Horizon Europe will start in the not too distant future and within the new framework programme one position within research organisations will become indispensable: the innovation advisor. The European Commission’s plan for the successor programme to H2020 Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme. It aims to significantly boost the region’s… » read more

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Before delving into the topic of our next webinar, let’s check we really understand what ‘horizontal’ activities really are. You know, in the past 15 years I must have taught this topic about a thousand times, and despite being something that you can find in all projects no matter the field, it is indeed something… » read more

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What comes to your mind when you hear the name Coca-Cola? Is it a brain & nerve tonic, caffeine or a pharmaceutical beverage? Not really. How about Santa Clause, New Year, the colour red and the sound bubbles make when you open it? Yes, much better. What you probably don’t know is that the image… » read more

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      “I warmly welcome this agreement with the strong support for the new European Innovation Council and our mission driven research agendas. We are now on track to launch the most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021, shaping the future for a strong, sustainable and competitive European economy and benefiting… » read more

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Remember YoYo, Tamagotchi, Tetris machine, Barbie doll? Or my personal favorite, Beyblade? Why did we even watch that show? I guess they can truly sell anything to kids. I guess I belong to some of the last generations that don’t have social media as part of their childhood memories. I remember I was the last… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs