- Date: March 30, 2017
25 April, second intermediate deadline for proposals to carry out high-quality scientific projects under the Horizon 2020 programme. The final deadline for submission is 5 September, 5:00 p.m. (local time in Brussels). For the first intermediate deadline of this call (19 January 2017), a total of 124 proposals were submitted.
The European Union concentrates much of its research and innovation activities under the framework programme called Horizon 2020, with a budget of almost €80 billion in funding available for 2014-2020. Its main function is to support frontier research, interdisciplinary proposals, and pioneering ideas in new and emerging fields that introduce unconventional and innovative approaches. Its mission is to encourage the highest-quality research in Europe through competitive funding.
Horizon 2020 integrates, for the very first time, all phases starting from knowledge creation to the activities closest to the market: basic research, development of technologies, demonstration projects, pilot lines for manufacturing, social innovation, technology transfer, proof of concept, standardisation, support for pre-commercial procurement, venture capital, and guarantee schemes.
ERC Proof of Concept Grants for ERC grant holders who want to check the market and/or innovation potential of research results from ERC-projects -up to 150,000 euro for a period of 12 months.
The programme’s website:
February 23, 2018
Launching this month, CRAASH Barcelona is an acceleration programme for innovative projects in the field of medical devices, diagnostics, eHealth and digital health.
February 08, 2018
The jury panel decided to award Pere Roca-Cusachs for a paper describing a molecular mechanism that explains how the rigidity of tumour tissues could encourage the survival and spread of cancer cells.
February 01, 2018
The course is delivered by specialists from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Bristol University (UK) and will begin on 21 February with a total duration of 75 hours.