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StairwAI 1st Open Call
Artificial intelligence: the first call of the StairwAI project is now open.
StairwAI, is a European Union-funded project which aims to facilitate the engagement of low-tech companies in the AI4EU platform (a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for Artificial Intelligence (AI) knowledge, technology, tools, services, and experts) and the implementation of AI.
The project has now launched its first open call or funding opportunity for low-tech small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that do not have immediate access or knowledge on AI techniques to improve their products, services, or value chains with the support of AI Experts and High Computing Cloud Providers.
NextGenerationEU: European Commission raises 5 billion in additional funds for recovery
With the first bond issue by syndication in 2022, the European Commission raised today an additional €5 billion in NextGenerationEU funds on behalf of the EU. Maturing on 6 July 2051, the 30-year bond, executed as an increase in an existing EU bond, brings the total funding raised under the programme to €78.5 billion. The successful placement of the Commission will help to boost Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ideas Powered for Business
Intellectual property: launch of the "Ideas Powered for Business" website, the new information hub for European SMEs
The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has created a centralised information hub for businesses interested in intellectual property aspects. With the new “Ideas Powered for Business” website, the EUIPO is intensifying efforts to help entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to alleviate some of the challenges they face in relation to intellectual property (IP).
The platform offers information geared towards supporting SMEs and other stakeholders to develop their business strategy and accelerate business growth with a clear focus on IP and IP rights, such as a training area, a database of IP services, an events section, and other resources.
EIC Work Programme 2022
The Commission adopted today the 2022 work programme of the European Innovation Council. It opens funding opportunities worth over €1.7 billion in 2022 for breakthrough innovators to scale up and create new markets, for example in quantum computing, new generation batteries and gene therapy. Launched in March 2021 as a major novelty of the Horizon Europe programme, the European Innovation Council has a total budget of over €10 billion between 2021 and 2027.
Linee Guida per le iniziative PNRR
Sono state pubblicate le Linee Guida del Ministero della Salute e MUR per i prossimi bandi del Piano complementare al Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza per le Iniziative di ricerca per tecnologie e percorsi innovativi in ambito sanitario e assistenziale e per l’Ecosistema innovativo della salute.
Commission selects first EIC Transition projects to take breakthrough technologies from the lab into the real world
The European Innovation Council (EIC) has selected 42 projects following a first ever EIC Transition calls for proposals. Successful proposals, selected among 292 submitted, will receive altogether €99 million of EU funding.
ERC-funded Research wins most of new eu innovation grants
25 out of 42 recipients of the European Innovation Council’s new “Transition” funding originated from research funded by the ERC. The new grants will help take breakthrough technologies from the lab into the real world.
Open Mission Calls
EU Missions new work program of Horizon Europe: 122.38 million euros are allocated to the first calls of the Mission "Adaptation to Climate Change", which opened on 11 January 2022. The Mission aims to support regions and communities in their adaptation to climate change, including the development of risk assessments, pathways and demonstrators of large-scale innovative systemic solutions that are cost-effective.
EU Missions new work program of Horizon Europe: 119.37 million euros are allocated to the first calls of the Mission "Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities", which opened on 11 January 2022. Other topics will open on April 28, 2022. The Mission intends to invest in new urban planning and design for sustainable, resilient and climate neutral cities, to unlock the innovation potential of public transport as the backbone of urban mobility and to create districts of positive clean energy.
EU Missions new work program of Horizon Europe: 62 million euros are allocated to the first calls for the Mission "Soil health and food", opened on 22 December 2021. Funded projects will support the creation of living labs on soil health and the validation and definition of soil health indicators, as well as the creation of a new generation of soil consultants to guide landowners and land managers in implementing sustainable practices, as well as to guide authorities in decision making for a positive impact on soil health.
EU Missions Cancer
EU Missions new work program of Horizon Europe: 125.65 million euros are allocated to the first calls of the "Cancer" Mission, open from 22 December 2021. The Mission intends to develop new methods and technologies in cancer screening and early diagnosis, establish measures for the quality of life, as well as understand the impact of risk factors and health determinants on cancer development and progression.
Horizon Europe: Tackling diseases 2022
New call: Tackling diseases (Single Stage - 2022). This call aims at supporting activities that are enabling or contributing to one or several expected impacts of destination 3 “Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden”.
Partnerships in Health 2022
New call: European partnership fostering a European Research Area (ERA) for health research. The call is part of Destination 2 - Living and working in a health-promoting environment which aims to promote sustainable and health-friendly living and working environments thanks to a better understanding of environmental, occupational, social and economic risk factors.
JPIAMR 14th Call
JPIAMR is launching an international call for projects under the umbrella of the JPIAMR and within the framework of the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION. The call Disrupting drug resistance using innovative design involves 27 funding organisations from 18 countries. The total estimated call budget is close to 19 million Euro.
Open calls “LIFE”
New call: LIFE-2021-Preparatory Projects as part of the Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) Call for proposals. The call is launched in accordance with the 2021-2024 Multiannual Work Programme2 and will be managed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) (‘Agency’).
PNRR Italian calls
Nuovo bando per gli ecosistemi dell’innovazione territoriali
La misura prevede un investimento complessivo di 1,3 miliardi di euro.
Nuovi bandi bandi per le infrastrutture di ricerca e per le infrastrutture tecnologiche di innovazione
La misura prevede un investimento complessivo di 1,58 miliardi di euro.