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Keep an eye on forthcoming grants powered by the European Innovation Council It has already been two weeks since the European Innovation Council (EIC) was launched on March 18th. The EIC is an ambitious key novelty of Horizon Europe, with a total budget of EUR 10 billion for 2021-2027. Without precedent in its structure and… » read more

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On 18th March 2021, the European Commission launched the European Innovation Council (EIC). Mark Ferguson, Chair of the EIC Advisory Board and the ceremony´s moderator, described the occasion as ´the opening verse of the opening chapter of the book of endless possibilities´, borrowing a quote from the Nobel Prize writer, Rudyard Kipling. Ursula von der… » read more

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As an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework programme beginning this year 2021, the EU has set missions, which are commitments to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world. Some examples of these are fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities and ensuring soil health and… » read more

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A key implementation tool of Horizon Europe.   It’s been about 20 years since the first European Partnerships were created. Their purpose is to support the current Research and Innovation programme in finding solutions to global challenges. They address burning issues and commit to sharing research results to avoid duplication of work. For research to… » read more

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If you would like beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places to live together after the pandemic, then this is for you.   Yesterday January 18th, the #NewEuropeanBauhaus was launched, a call on imagination to build together a green and inclusive future “that is beautiful to our eyes, minds and souls”. Ursula von der Leyen, the president… » read more

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Hello there, my fellow EU enthusiasts! In today’s blogpost I will take you back to the basics, in case you are a new member of our ever-changing but exciting EU bubble. It’s December, so grab a gingerbread cookie and a hot chocolate and gather around because I am about to show you the top 5… » read more

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On the evening that many countries anticipate a well-known bearded gentleman dressed in red (or green!) climbing down their chimneys, we should also take a moment to celebrate a substance which is often trampled underfoot, but which is in fact the foundation of the earth’s food system and is vital to our everyday survival: soil!… » read more

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Not so long ago, during one of our training courses on H2020 proposal writing, a participant asked me, “how would you address the gender dimension in a field that is historically dominated by men such as mechanical engineering? Or robotics?”. The question was pertinent and mirrors the concern of many researchers and proposal writers. However,… » read more

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Innovation today is a buzzword. We use it to describe anything that is not traditional. But, akin to a two-faced Janus, it looks both backwards to tradition (i.e. the past) and forwards to the future. We consider a product or a service ‘innovative’ when it can provide us with solutions. A panacea for the problems… » read more

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This Halloween season was truly Spooktacular! Thank you all for joining our Halloween competition. It was scary, but we must admit it was also entertaining to read all your horror stories: from the coordinator deciding to cut a personnel budget to publish deliverables with spelling mistakes. The winning story stood up and fit perfectly with… » read more

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