The European Commission runs the third edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
The results of the first cut-off date of the Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation Pilot have been published on the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Participant Portal. 48 out of a total of 269 submitted projects were evaluated as being above threshold. The EC has also published the list of 16 beneficiaries and projects selected for funding in 2015 for this call.
The European Commission has launched on open consultation on the choice of challenges in Active Assisted Living (AAL). The AAL Programme invites members of the AAL community and stakeholders to share their expertise and to support the choice for the challenge that will be addressed in the AAL Call 2016.
The 3 proposed challenges are:
A new financing tool dedicated specifically to R&D in infectious diseases has been launched by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank:
The European Commission has launched a pilot to fund Open Access publications for finalized FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project.
The objective is to improve the access to the research results of FP7 projects.
Researchers can request funding for their Open Access publicatons arising from finished FP7 projects that meet the eligibility requirements.
In oder to make sure that evaluators will be available, keeping time to contract into consideration the last cut-off date for 2015 has been changed: instead of December 16 the last cut-off date for H2020-SMEINST-1-2015 and H2020-SMEINST-2-2015 will be on 25th November 2015.
An updated version of the annotated model grant agreement for projects financed within the Horizon 2020 framework programme has just been published.
The first Innovative Enterprise week “Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015” will take place from 15-17 June 2015 in Riga, Latvia.
The second EATRIS conference, taking place May 27-28 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will bring together key international stakeholders in translational research, presenting and discussing the main challenges in this field.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the achievements of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013). The results of the consultation will feed into the ex-post evaluation of this programme. The consultation runs until 22 May 2015.