In view of aligning opening dates for all European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot calls to 7 November 2017, the Commission has decided to bring the final cut-off date for SME instrument phase 1in 2017 forward by 24 hours, from November 8, 17:00:00 (Brussels time) to November 7, 17:00:00 (Brussels time).
Jo Johnson MP, UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, highlighted the importance of collaboration with European and international partners on major science, research and technology initiatives.
Commissioner Moedas has launched a call for evaluators with expertise in innovation or investment. Evaluators will be asked to review proposals submitted by SMEs from across the EU for funding to support the development of breakthrough innovations. This is part of the pilot European Innovation Council.