The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA will take place in Helsinki, Finland and focus on the theme ‘Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility’. It will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future mobility and transport.
Update: the Impact Assessment (including the executive summary) accompanying the proposal and the Regulatory Scrutiny Board Opinion are now available.
Today, the European Commission has proposed an update of the legal base of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as its new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027.
The Commission will present the proposals and the impact assessments for a Regulation on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) (recast) and for a decision establishing the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027. The examination of the Draft Presidency paper on Sustainable Growth is also on the agenda.
The European Commission has adopted and published the updated work programme for Horizon 2020, including the part on Future and Emerging Technologies (FET). From now until the end of Horizon 2020, nearly 1 B€ will support high-risk interdisciplinary research on the technologies of the future.
Trio Presidency note on fostering European sustainable growth through novel approaches to innovation and digital policies, in view of the meeting of the High Level Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth on 19 July 2019.
The main topics on the first day of the Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness were research and innovation policy and the upcoming Horizon Europe programme. The discussions provide input for further work on the sustainable growth agenda, which is one of the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The ERC is today announcing its biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research. €2.2 billion will be made available in 2020 to support some 1,100 top researchers. As in previous years, most of the funding (61%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and scholars. The funding will in also support jobs for an estimated 8,000 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff employed in ERC-funded teams.
The work programme published today includes a tentative calendar of grant competitions. The Starting Grant call is scheduled to open on 17 July 2019, and the Synergy Grant call on 18 July 2019.
The Commission is launching a call for ideas to gather recommendations in satellite navigation upstream research and development (R&D) activities, to help identify European capacities and weaknesses in this field, and to design a multi-annual R&D roadmap accordingly. Participants are required to fill in a questionnaire and send it to GROW-HE-EGNSS@ec.europa.eu by 7 August 2019, 18.00 CEST.
2018 brought many novelties to the JRC. For instance, for the first time, it played a pivotal role in preparing the long term budget of the European Union.
The European Commission has today appointed six eminent scientists and scholars to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. It has also renewed the mandates of three current members. All new members have been selected by an independent Identification Committee and the scientific community was consulted in this process.