The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced this year’s winners of the prestigious EIT Awards. Michael Dittel, LeafTech (Germany), Marc Julien, Diabeloop (France), Matthew Dickson, CorPower Ocean (Sweden/United Kingdom), Sara Guimarães Gonçalves, Trigger.Systems (Portugal), and David Pistoni Perez, Zeleros (Spain), won the top prizes for innovations in the fields of climate, energy and health.
Global population is rising fast – by 2050, it is projected to reach 9.8 billion, meaning the world will need to almost double its food production to feed its people. At the same time, agriculture is facing tough challenges including climate change, environmental concerns and land-use pressure. The EU-funded ANTARES project is working at the forefront of a digital revolution in agriculture to address these challenges. The project is developing smart sensor and big data technologies that could help farmers produce more food in a way that is sustainable for society, farm incomes and the environment.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
The WP will continue the examination of the Presidency compromise text on Annex IV (on synergies with other programmes) of the Horizon Europe Regulation proposal. It will also continue the examination of the Presidency compromise text of the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the EIT 2021-2027: Boosting the Innovation Talent and Capacity of Europe.
The European Commission has announced the winners of the first Horizon Impact Award, a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects that have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The winning projects have come up with a new drug for a rare disease, helped prevent child abuse, increased security of browsing the web and protected coastal areas against the effects of climate change.
Five projects funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund will take part in the annual trade fair fo rthe green and circular ecnomy – Ecomondo. Projects dealing with plastic polution and sustainable mobility will meet in Rimini, Italy from 5 – 8 November 2019.