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Technology 22-03-2022

Commission launches support portal for Ukrainian researchers

The Commission has launched an online portal to provide information and support to researchers who are based in or who have fled Ukraine. 
Technology 04-03-2022

Europe cuts ties with Russian researchers as EU suspends funding

The European Commission suspended EU cooperation with Russian research institutions this week, and a number of EU countries followed suit, but the details of what this means for broader academic collaboration remain a subject of debate. 
Technology 10-02-2022

Scale-up funding focus for European Innovation Council in 2022

Funding opportunities worth more than €1.7 billion will be made available this year to businesses looking to scale up their work on breakthrough technologies under the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) 2022 work programme, released on Wednesday. 
Technology 18-01-2022

EU Commission presents toolkit to tackle foreign interference in research

The Commission has released a toolkit aimed at tackling foreign interference in research and innovation (R&I), identified as a growing threat in the increasingly internationalised arenas of education and research.
Technology 16-12-2021

Tech figures call for greater involvement of women at all innovation stages

Greater female participation is needed at all stages of the tech product and policy development process in order to prepare for a digital future that works for all, say innovators and industry figures. Speaking at the G20 Women’s Forum held...
Technology 29-11-2021

Ministers approve measures on European Research Area and innovation

EU-27 ministers in the Competitiveness Council have approved conclusions on the future governance of the European Research Area (ERA) as well as a pact on research and innovation (R&I).
Technology 26-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: DMA & DSA adopted, biometric ban, political ads

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “France’s priority [during the EU presidency] will be to defend the Council’s priorities and to ensure that we are...
Technology 25-11-2021

European Innovation Council Forum launched at Brussels summit

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched a forum to bring together policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurs involved in innovation, with officials warning that Europe needs more investment in research and innovation.
Agrifood 29-04-2020

Spain’s circular economy says ‘adiós’ to countryside and city waste

The common goal of Spain’s circular economy implemented both at city and countryside level is to reuse waste, yet local agri-food companies and organisations are aware that this model needs to be adopted gradually in the sector. EURACTIV's partner Efe Agro reports.

‘This is personal’: Von der Leyen launches consultation on EU’s Cancer Plan

The President of the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan on Tuesday (4 February), announcing an EU-wide "open health data space" in support of research, prevention and cure.
Health 22-10-2019

Health research is where the EU can leave a mark, lawmakers agree

Promoting medical research and innovation is the policy field where the European Union can really make a difference in tackling and preventing chronic diseases such as rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), according to MEPs Roberta Metsola and Theresa Griffin.

Europe ringfences 35% of research budget for clean tech

European Union negotiators struck an agreement late on Tuesday (19 March) to set aside 35% of the bloc’s research funding for climate-friendly technologies, despite ongoing doubts about the overall size of the EU's future budget after Brexit.
Economy & Jobs 07-06-2018

EU aims for the stars with new €100 billion innovation fund

European Commission detailed on Thursday (7 June) plans to strengthen its science and innovation fund, focusing on disruptive innovations and financing “a couple of good missions” that would inspire people as the moon-landing project did, commissioner Carlos Moedas said.