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How are nanomaterials regulated in the EU? Could GUIDEnano project help?

From the EU Science Hub of the European Commission: JRC scientists reviewed the legislation of nanomaterials in the EU and identified key needs for better implementation thereof including safety assessment. Today, nanomaterials can be found in almost any industrial sector including consumer products.   The EU’s regulatory framework generally covers nanomaterials. Legislation on specific products… Read More »

El Gobierno aprueba 800 millones de euros para financiar proyectos de I+D

El Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial canaliza estas ayudas a empresas innovadoras.   El Consejo de Ministros ha autorizado al Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) a convocar préstamos para la financiación de proyectos empresariales de I+D, por un importe de 800 millones de euros para este año 2017, garantizando la aplicación… Read More »

LEITAT supporting JRC’s new Policy Brief on the Internationalisation of RTO’s through EARTO

LEITAT is proud to be included in the JRC’s new Policy Brief on the Internationalisation of RTOs. Thanks to EARTO, LEITAT could share its experience regarding its internationalisation process in Chile.   About the Brief: In the last decades, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) have progressively extended the scope of their activities outside their country… Read More »

Public consultation: have your say on Horizon 2020

  The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of… Read More »

Annual Report on Research and Technological Development Activities of the European Union 2015

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Annual Report on Research and Technological Development Activities of the European Union in 2015 Brussels, 2.9.2016 – COM(2016) 522 final 1.   Background to the Annual Report on RTD Activities The Annual Report on research and technological development activities of the European Union (EU) is prepared… Read More »

The International Project Office has a new leaflet

It is our pleasure to present you the new leaflet of the International Project Office (IPO). Click here to download it.   8 pages to understand what we do, how we do it and with whom!   Feel free to share it!   Use it!   Print it!  

Statistics on SME Instrument

Since its launch in 2014 the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Programme has continuously grown to attract an ever increasing number of highly innovative small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).   In two years EASME has received 19.320 proposals and funded 1.443 projects in total for a total amount of €527 million.   Find additional statistics on… Read More »

STEP-2-SPORT Project: WSED, Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector and Sport Facilities

The project STEP-2-SPORT just published its second newsletter and raises topics such as the last World Sustainable Energy Days Conference, the updates about energy efficiency in the building sector with a concrete example in Bulgaria where funds aim to tackle the problem. Last, STEP-2-SPORT joined efforts with another project to promote the energy renovation of… Read More »