The Commission announced today the winners of the annual European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants competition. 185 researchers will receive €450 million, as part of the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, that will allow them to embark on ground-breaking research and explore the innovative ideas that they proposed in response to last year’s call.
As of 16 March, the Commission has put in place precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus, including that all staff is currently teleworking. These measures also apply to INEA. Despite this extraordinary situation, INEA is making every effort to maintain the same level of cooperation with potential applicants and beneficiaries and to ensure business continuity.
Building on the success of the Regions and Cities Initiative, FCH has launched a call for Expressions of Interest to aid local authorities in developing their work plans for regional hydrogen projects. These projects will accelerate the progress of hydrogen deployment in Europe by providing a blueprint to other regional hydrogen projects, as part of a drive towards carbon neutrality.
The call is open to all interested municipalities, districts, regions and metropolitan areas within the European Union and associated countries. Applicants from EU13 member states (13 member states that joined the EU after 2004) are in particular encouraged to participate, as the call aims to target mainly areas with low current deployment.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the biggest event dedicated to renewables and energy efficiency use in Europe, promotes outstanding innovation on energy with the EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition.
The EIB will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. Future financing will accelerate clean energy innovation, energy efficiency and renewables. EIB Group financing will unlock EUR 1 trillion of climate action and environmental sustainable investment in the decade to 2030.
2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” are opening today – don’t miss them! €318 mln available for new environment and resources projects.
Under Horizon 2020, an exploitation and dissemination plan in the proposal needs to incorporate detailed dissemination and exploitation (D&E) strategies, clearly defining how research results will be implemented and how they will impact on the market, on future developments and policymaking.
The target public are researchers, administrative staff, dealing with the dissemination/exploitation part of Horizon 2020 proposals/actions, or current/future proposal writers that want to broaden their knowledge about this part of the Horizon 2020 proposal.
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