Future Horizon 2020 activities
by Ingemar Pongratz
Summer holidays is getting close to the end in Sweden and people are getting back to the office after summer breaks. Unfortunately summer 2015 in Sweden has been pretty worthless but we still have a few weeks of vacation so we hope for a break in the rain…
In contrast, Central Europe is more or less still on vacation so we are waiting for the next Horizon 2020 work programme to be released. According to the information available the work programmes will be officielly released in september 2015, but we have already access to the drafts.
In addition, there are still possibilities to apply for SME-Instrument projects, Fast Track for Innovation and calls such as IMI 2, Eureka Eurostars and other funding possibilities to obtain EU funding for different projects.
In addition, the European Commission and the European Institute for Technology have announced that there will be calls for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) in 2016, in spite of the the financial drain of the EIT that was caused by the recent adoption of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) also known as the Juncker plan.
In particular, the now call for KICs include several new concepts that will be important to adress in proposal.
In addition, in a recent article published by Science|Business, Carlos Moedas launched a new idea. Carlos Moedas is the Commissioner for DG-Research and Innovation and launched the idea to establish a new European Plattform to support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe in the form of a European Innovation Council (EIC). The European Innovation Council would support innovators find European funding for their projects and would also include a new type of review process (a meta review process) that would guide innovators to suitable funding.
Indeed, Future Horizon 2020 activities include a wide variety of possibilities.
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