German comapany receives "Inducement Prize for innovative vaccine technology"
The German biopharmaceutical company "CureVac GmbH“ has won the EUR 2 million "Innovation Inducement Prize for innovative vaccine technology". The winners, which have been chosen out of 12 applications by an independant jury, will be honoured during the "Innovation Convention" on 10 and 11 march in Brussels. more »
EU Prize for Women Innovators 2014 awarded to German geneticist Dr. Saskia Biskup
The EU Commission has announced today the winners of the 2014 EU Prize for Women Innovators on the occasion of tomorrow’s International Women's Day. Dr. Saskia Biskup from Germany, has won the first prize, Dr. Laura van 't Veer from the Netherlands received the second prize, and Dr. Ana Maiques from Spain was awarded the third prize.
Commission selects first ERA Chairs ever
DFor the first time ever the European Commission has selected European universities and research institutions to receive a so-called ERA Chair. The ERA Chairs pilot call was published under the 2013 “Capacities” Work Programme in the 7th Framework Programme.
KoWi services: Deadline for proposal proof-reading
As in previous years, KoWi offers individual support to applicants writing their proposal. more »
Proof of Concept 2013 (2. Deadline): ERC funds 34 project
The European Research Council (ERC) has published the results of the Proof of Concept call 2013 after the second deadline. more »
Guidelines for ERC Staring and Consolidator Grants published
Today, the European Research Council (ERC) has published the current Guide for Applicants for the Staring and Consolidator Grants, which is now called "Information for Applicants". In addition, the electronic submission service (ECAS) for the Staring Grant call is now open. more »
KoWi Annual Conference: Date and venue for 2014
The 26th KoWi Annual Conference on European Union Research Funding (KoWi-Bundestagung) takes place in Hamburg from 24 to 26 June 2014 in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. The conference venue is the university's main bulding (Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1). more »
Re-organisation of DG RTD
Together with the launch of Horizon 2020 a major restructuring of DG RTD's internal organisation has taken place. more »
European Commission sets up new Executive Agency for SME
The European Commission has established the new Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). It replaces the former EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), but will manage more and different programmes than its predecessor.
Proposal templates for collaborative research in Horizon 2020 available
Templates for Research and Innovation Actions, Innovation Actions and Coordination and Support Action are available from the Participant Portal as of now. more »
European Commission publishes Guidelines on Open Access in Horizon 2020
On December 16, 2013, the European Commission has published its Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 and has launched the Pilot on Open Research Data which will be implemented in certain areas of the framework programme. more »
Horizon 2020: Commission and Industry sign partnership agreements for Public-Private Partnerships
In the context of the Information Days 2013 on „contractual Public-Private Partnerships“ focusing on research and innovation activities in some of the key areas of Horizon 2020, Commissioner Neelie Kroes, representing the European Commission, and the chairpersons of the participating industry associations have signed agreements on the cooperative relationships of the two partners. more »
ERC: Synergy Grants 2013 results published
The European Research Council (ERC) has published the results of the second Synergy Grant call. Out of 450 submitted proposals, a total of 13 projects will be funded. Two of these projects are conducted at German host institutions, German institutions are also involved in three more projects. more »
Successor for ERC presidency announced
Today, the European Research Council (ERC) officially announced who will succeed Professor Helga Nowotny in the post as ERC president: As of 1 Januray 2014, the post will be held by French mathematician Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) in Paris. more »
Conference on the Future of the Marie Curie Actions in Cyprus, 5 and 6 November 2012
On 5 and 6 November 2012, the Cyprus EU Presidency and the European Commission are organising an international conference on the future of the Marie Curie Actions in Nicosia, Cyprus. more »