- 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:
May 25, 2017
The Catalan groups agreed to begin the process of integrating into a single one. This will bring together more than 200 entities with the aim of creating synergies and growing strategically.
May 09, 2017
The project will make early detection of events that lead to cardiac emergencies possible, speeding up and improving the diagnosis of the disease and its impact.
May 04, 2017
The new patent law is more restrictive and brings major developments with respect to the law in force until now. According to experts, this regulation will position Spain on par with the most developed countries.