For the latest edition of Technology at Heart we take a trip to Italy, where an innovative ecosystem of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is boosting the profile of European industry on the global stage.
With this information note, the ERC Scientific Council is sharing its tentative planning for the 2021-2022 ERC calls for proposals. This note also presents some of the main novelties it is considering to introduce in its effort to continuously ensure world-class peer review evaluation. These adjustments are part of a broader reflection and adaptation process engaging both the Scientific Council and the ERC Executive Agency, the Dedicated Implementation Structure serving the ERC. This process is expected to continue in the coming years.
The Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday agreed to support EUR 6.9 billion of new financing. This includes backing new investment across Europe and around the world to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure.
As our world becomes more digitalised and connected, we can actually make a virtual copy of it. And such replicas are now being used to improve real world scenarios, from making aircraft production more accurate to preventing oil spills.