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Publication date: 18 September 2018 (UK time)
The UK National Contact Point for MSCA, UKRO, has provided an update on what it understands to be the current status of the 2017 and 2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)...
Publication date: 17 September 2018 (UK time)
​The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) presented the ESFRI Roadmap 2018 on Large Scale Research Infrastructures at its conference in Vienna last week. This is the outcome of...
Publication date: 14 September 2018 (UK time)
As part of the UK Government's series of Technical Notices on “How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal" , the HM Treasury published an updated...
Publication date: 14 September 2018 (UK time)
As part of the Annual State of the European Union address for 2018 , the ​EC proposed a regulation establishing the creation of a Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres and...
Publication date: 7 September 2018 (UK time)
The European Research Council (ERC) has today officially published the 2019 Work Programme. A full summary and press release can be found on the ERC’s website. The 2019 Starting grant...
Publication date: 23 August 2018 (UK time)
The UK government has updated its information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020. A technical notice published today (Thursday 23 August 2018) provides more detail on the H2020 underwrite guarantee,...
Publication date: 26 July 2018 (UK time)
As previously published the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2) Calls 15 and 16 were launched on 18 July 2018 and a series of webinars were held between 4 July and 23...
Publication date: 26 July 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission has published the updated 2019 Work Programme for the Health, demographic change and wellbeing . The work programme has not changed since the last draft which was...
Publication date: 26 July 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission has published an updated 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme. This update provides some alterations and additional details for the 2019 calls in the 2018-2020 Work Programme initially...
Publication date: 13 July 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission is organising a Coordinators' Day for successful projects, to explain Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement Preparation, on 21 September 2018 in Brussels. As detailed in the agenda ,...
Publication date: 13 July 2018 (UK time)
The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has opened six of its eleven 2018 call topics, with closing dates for stage 1 being scheduled between 11 October and...
Publication date: 11 July 2018 (UK time)
This article provides a summary of the session "Impact and Innovation in Horizon 2020'', held on Friday 22 June at the UKRO Conference 2018. The speaker was Dr Eugene Sweeney...
Publication date: 5 July 2018 (UK time)
The Research Services European & International team Marie Sk łodowska-Curie Actions 2018 Individual Fellowship proposal writing guidance is now available. The proposal writing guidance can be found on the Marie...
Publication date: 26 June 2018 (UK time)
On 12 July 2018, the European Commission is organising a webinar to present the 2019 funding opportunities for the Health, Demographic Change and Well-being Societal Challenge (SC1). This half-day event...
Publication date: 12 June 2018 (UK time)
The Horizon Europe proposal is out - what happens next and how and when to engage with the process? The Horizon Europe proposal that the Commission published yesterday was forwarded...
Publication date: 8 June 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission has published its proposal for the next Framework Programme (and the successor to Horizon 2020), Horizon Europe. The programme will aim to strengthen the EU's scientific and...
Publication date: 8 June 2018 (UK time)
The 2018 annual work plan was approved by the European Commission and the EDCTP Association on 1 June 2018. In addition to specifying the calls for proposals, the work plan...
Publication date: 4 June 2018 (UK time)
The EC has published its Third Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2016 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leadership . The document assesses how the different SSH disciplines...
Publication date: 4 June 2018 (UK time)
The latest IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) newsletter may be found on their website .
Publication date: 4 June 2018 (UK time)
The MSCA scheme will remain unchanged. Small changes have been made in the budget allocation, where additional €14.7 million was contributed to the 2018 ITN call, and an added budget...
Publication date: 4 June 2018 (UK time)
The key change in the SC6 Work Programme is an additional €61 million, which will allow to fund six additional topics under the 2019 calls, which are likely to cover...
Publication date: 23 May 2018 (UK time)
The Research Services European & International team Marie Sk łodowska-Curie Actions 2018 Individual Fellowship guidelines are now available. The 2018 application guidelines cover both the European and Global fellowship schemes...
Publication date: 16 May 2018 (UK time)
Fifty ERC grant holders receive top-up funding, via Proof of Concept Grants, to explore the commercial or societal potential of the results of their ERC-funded frontier research. The grants are...
Publication date: 10 May 2018 (UK time)
What is behind the name?​ Commissioner Moedas has announced that the ninth EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be proposed under the name of Horizon Europe. He explains...
Publication date: 27 April 2018 (UK time)
April 30 th 2018 marks 10 years since our first call for proposals . Since then, we’ve been carrying the torch of medical innovation, helping to deliver breakthroughs that –...
Publication date: 9 April 2018 (UK time)
The European IPR Helpdesk has published a brochure entitled “Making the most of your H2020 Project: Boosting the impact of your project through effective communication, dissemination and exploitation”. It is...
Publication date: 9 April 2018 (UK time)
Results and statistics from the 2017 ERC Advanced grant call have now been published. In summary, 269 proposals (totalling €650M) have been funded across 20 countries within the European Research...
Publication date: 23 March 2018 (UK time)
The first ever review of the ERC's innovation scheme – the Proof of Concept Grants - shows that the initiative is "sound in concept and effective in practice", helping ERC-funded...
Publication date: 9 March 2018 (UK time)
On 5 th March 2018 BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) published an overview and Q&A document “ UK participation in Horizon 2020: UK government overview ”. The...
Publication date: 7 March 2018 (UK time)
On 6 th March 2018 BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) published the policy paper “The Ninth EU Framework Programme (FP9): UK position paper”. The document can be...
Publication date: 23 February 2018 (UK time)
This is an event which is being organised by the regional support teams of European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health. There are separate tems that look after UK...
Publication date: 23 February 2018 (UK time)
Following a number of queries, UKRO would like to inform subscribers that the Commission urges Horizon 2020 beneficiaries to ignore speculative emails that appear to be official European Commission (EC)...
Publication date: 23 February 2018 (UK time)
On 16 February 2018, Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska presented new pan-European research projects funded under the research strand of the European Defence Fund. A grant of around €35 million will go...
Publication date: 16 February 2018 (UK time)
​The UK Information day on European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) was held on 8 February 2018, hosted by the Newcastle University. The event was planned in preparation for...
Publication date: 14 February 2018 (UK time)
​The Commission invites proposals for small grants for the development of applications making use of Copernicus data and services under the Copernicus Incubation Programme . The programme is designed to...
Publication date: 12 February 2018 (UK time)
On 29 January 2018, the network of Science with and for Society (SWAFS) National Contact Points ( SiS.net2 ), in cooperation with the European Commission, organised a brokerage event in...
Publication date: 12 February 2018 (UK time)
​On 10 January 2018, the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG-CONNECT) held a workshop on future battery technologies . The objective of the workshop was to explore the...
Publication date: 6 February 2018 (UK time)
On 16th January the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU) published the 2018 Call for Proposals . The Call documentation can be accessed on the FCHJU website. This Call...
Publication date: 26 January 2018 (UK time)
The European Research Council (ERC) will bring cutting-edge science to the forefront at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) from 23 to 26 January in Davos, Switzerland...
Publication date: 26 January 2018 (UK time)
Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has released news of the topics likely to be incorporated into the next opportunities call. Further details can be found on the IMI web site ...
Publication date: 25 January 2018 (UK time)
The Erasmus+ Generation presented the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration to EU decision makers in Brussels at the closing event of the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign on 30 November 2017. The document...
Publication date: 25 January 2018 (UK time)
​European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, updated Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on progress of Horizon 2020 and shared some ideas for FP9 yesterday. Moedas presented the...
Publication date: 25 January 2018 (UK time)
​The European Commission has published updated statistics on Horizon 2020 in a new brochure entitled 'Horizon 2020 In Full Swing -Three Years On' . The brochure which is available here,...
Publication date: 24 January 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission has released the initial submission rates for the 2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) call. A total of 1,658 proposals were submitted. The breakdown...
Publication date: 23 January 2018 (UK time)
The Health Open Info Day took place on 8 December . The Work Programme for Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Well-being over the next 3 years...
Publication date: 22 January 2018 (UK time)
The European Parliamentary Research Service has published a briefing presenting the lifecycle of the EU's Framework Programmes (FP) for Research and Innovation in preparation for the FP9 proposal – the...
Publication date: 17 January 2018 (UK time)
​The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU ) has launched its Call for Proposals and related activities under the 2018 work plan. The FCH JU is a public-private...
Publication date: 17 January 2018 (UK time)
The Joint Programming Initiative 'More Years Better Lives' ( JPI MYBL ) is holding a half-day conference in Brussels on 13 February 2018, entitled ‘Increasing the Knowledge Base on Demographic...
Publication date: 15 January 2018 (UK time)
On Wednesday, 10 January 2018, the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG-CONNECT) held a workshop on future battery technologies . The objective of the workshop was to explore...
Publication date: 11 January 2018 (UK time)
​The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of Europe began on January 1 2018, marking the end of Estonia's Presidency. The presidency of the Council of Europe rotates every six months...
Publication date: 11 January 2018 (UK time)
The "Shaping Our Future: Designing the Next Multiannual Financial Framework" conference was organised by the European Commission on 8 and 9 January in Brussels and provided a forum for discussions...
Publication date: 11 January 2018 (UK time)
​The EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is inviting proposals from multi-national research teams to increase understanding of the factors that contribute to the quality and delivery of...
Publication date: 11 January 2018 (UK time)
​On 9 January, UKRO, in its capacity as the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions​ (MSCA), organised an information event on the 2018 Research and Innovation...
Publication date: 10 January 2018 (UK time)
A new feature on the Participant Portal has been launched which allows you to create partner search requests or search for partners against individual call topics (open and future). You...
Publication date: 10 January 2018 (UK time)
The Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss the upcoming 2018 Secure Societies call of Horizon 2020. This brokerage event will...
Publication date: 10 January 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has launched an Inducement Prize based on the H2020 Work Programme Part for Information and Communication Technologies. The objective of this inducement...
Publication date: 8 January 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission and Research Executive Agency recently held a Coordinators' Day event for ITN submissions successful in the 2017 call providing them with useful information on the implementation of...
Publication date: 8 January 2018 (UK time)
​This article provides the latest information on international cooperation in Horizon 2020, with particular focus on the Commission's plans to tackle low participation of third countries in the 2018-2020 Work...
Publication date: 4 January 2018 (UK time)
The European Commission has published lists of expert evaluators that reviewed Horizon 2020 proposals in the 2016 calls. Separate lists are available for each specific part of the Programme, including...
Publication date: 15 December 2017 (UK time)
​On 9 January 2018 in London, the UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding an...
Publication date: 14 December 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission has published the Horizon 2020 Indicative Audit Programme , which provides detailed information on how audits of Horizon 2020 projects will be performed by auditors. The European...
Publication date: 14 December 2017 (UK time)
On Tuesday, the European Commission launched the second of six inducement prizes as part of the Horizon 2020 European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot on Artificial Photosynthesis. The prize, which offers...
Publication date: 12 December 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission's Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) has launched a public consultation on the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change . The EU Strategy on Adaptation...
Publication date: 12 December 2017 (UK time)
​In the 2018 Work Programme for the European Research Council (ERC), there have been a number of small but significant changes to the proposal template and the information that applicants...
Publication date: 12 December 2017 (UK time)
€500M available for energy projects in 2018 A total of €500M is available for energy research, demonstration and market uptake projects in the 2018 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals...
Publication date: 11 December 2017 (UK time)
The Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission has launched an online function allowing FP7 and Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions (MCA) or Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions​ (MSCA) Fellows to...
Publication date: 1 December 2017 (UK time)
The ERC has published the results of the 2017 Consolidator Grants call. In total, 2538 proposals were evaluated, of which 329 were funded, giving a success rate of 13.0% and...
Publication date: 1 December 2017 (UK time)
​ The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, as part of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, has launched the Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. This prize is...
Publication date: 29 November 2017 (UK time)
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the latest statistics on the UK's participation in Horizon 2020, based on data extracted from the European Commission’s database...
Publication date: 20 November 2017 (UK time)
​As part of the Societal Challenge 2 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy' information week , the European Commission and Research...
Publication date: 20 November 2017 (UK time)
​The European Commission has published the review of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe". The Strategy had the main aim of...
Publication date: 20 November 2017 (UK time)
This week, we welcome two new UKRO European Advisors to the team. Sarah Ashwood is joining on secondment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Vera Barron...
Publication date: 16 November 2017 (UK time)
A new dedicated web portal for space research in Europe will soon be launched. Named HATCH, the portal will make the findings of the European space projects available to professionals...
Publication date: 14 November 2017 (UK time)
​The European Commission organised the two information days on the 2018-2020 Climate Challenge Work Programme at the beginning of November to help prospective applicants prepare their proposals to upcoming calls...
Publication date: 30 October 2017 (UK time)
The current main Horizon 2020 work programme comprises an introduction,17 thematic sections and the general annexes describing general rules such as standard admissibility conditions and eligibility criteria, selection and award...
Publication date: 30 October 2017 (UK time)
Report on statistics on H2020 calls 2014-2017 proposals, success rates, funded projects and participants is now available. For further information on this Report please see the European Commission website .
Publication date: 26 October 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission has published the ERASMUS+ 2018 programme Guide and Call for proposals. All the deadlines and application details are contained in the guidance held on the ERASMUS+ web...
Publication date: 25 October 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission has launched the Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize, inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for...
Publication date: 25 October 2017 (UK time)
An updated version of the UK Government's​ Q&A on the Horizon 2020 Underwrite Guarantee is now available. This includes a clarification on the recent note on the European Commission's Participant...
Publication date: 25 October 2017 (UK time)
The competition for ERC Starting Grants 2018 closed for applications on 17 October 2017. These are the preliminary statistics on submitted proposals: Number of applicants increased: the ERC received 3,170...
Publication date: 7 August 2017 (UK time)
Today, it has been announced that the European Research Council (ERC) Work Programme for 2018 has been adopted by the European Commission and subsequently published by the ERC. This follows...
Publication date: 24 July 2017 (UK time)
Instruct has now been given the status of an EC recognised European Research Infrastructure Consortium - Instruct-ERIC – and joins 16 others across Europe (the second in the UK). The...
Publication date: 21 July 2017 (UK time)
Speaking at an event in London on 18 th July 2017 to ratify the forming of Instruct-ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and...
Publication date: 21 July 2017 (UK time)
The European Research Council (ERC) has revamped its projects repository , which displays information also available on the CORDIS platform, about ERC projects funded since 2007. The database can be...
Publication date: 30 June 2017 (UK time)
This article provides a summary of the session "20 Years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Building on Success", held on Thursday 22 June at the UKRO Conference 2017. The...
Publication date: 30 June 2017 (UK time)
This article provides a summary of the session "Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open", held on Friday 23 June at the UKRO Conference 2017. The session included a talk from...
Publication date: 22 June 2017 (UK time)
The UK Research Office (UKRO) has published their 2016-17 Annual Report and features a foreword by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Aberdeen and Chair of...
Publication date: 19 June 2017 (UK time)
Though there are no published plans and/or structures currently available, early indications from senior Commission officials are that there will be a significant level of continuity from Horizon 2020 to...
Publication date: 30 May 2017 (UK time)
Future Topics The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in future IMI Calls for proposals: European Health Data Network (EHDN) Analysing the infectious disease burden and the use of...
Publication date: 22 May 2017 (UK time)
UKRO has recently been provided with update information on the 2016 and 2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions​ (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme. 2016 RISE Call Of the 366...
Publication date: 17 May 2017 (UK time)
The Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship on Graphene has released its annual report on the main scientific and technological achievements of the past year. The successful transition from the ramp-up...
Publication date: 17 May 2017 (UK time)
The ERC Synergy Grant scheme, which ran under two pilot calls in 2012 and 2013, will be re-launched in the ERC Work Programme 2018. It is expected that the call...
Publication date: 17 May 2017 (UK time)
"Building on a European Success Story to Further Empower European Researchers" The current EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Horizon 2020, of which the European Research Council (ERC) is a...
Publication date: 24 April 2017 (UK time)
The 'Zero Power Water Infrastructure Monitoring' Inducement Prize seeks to empower the EU water distribution market with solutions based on wireless sensor networks using energy harvesting technologies, designed for real-time...
Publication date: 20 April 2017 (UK time)
The European Research Council (ERC) has updated its guidelines on the implementation of Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data. The update includes a Data Management Plan template. In...
Publication date: 6 April 2017 (UK time)
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released aggregated data on the UK's participation in Horizon 2020 to date. According to the data, as at end-February 2017,...
Publication date: 31 March 2017 (UK time)
A revised version of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity was published by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA). The new edition addresses emerging...
Publication date: 31 March 2017 (UK time)
A report has been published by the Future and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group (FETAG), bringing recommendations for new research initiatives to be funded through the FET Flagship program. A public...
Publication date: 31 March 2017 (UK time)
On 28 February, in Brussels, Science Europe held a workshop to launch its new practical guide on 'Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations'. Presentation slides form the day are now...
Publication date: 23 March 2017 (UK time)
At a speech on the 21 March 2017 , Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, announced that the European Commission plans to increase the budget for the European...
Publication date: 22 March 2017 (UK time)
The European Parliament's Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) is discussing a draft report on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation and FP9 this week. The report acknowledges the success...
Publication date: 17 March 2017 (UK time)
On 10 March 2017, the network of Science with and for Society National Contact Points ( SiS.net2 ), in cooperation with the European Commission, organised a brokerage event in Brussels...
Publication date: 16 March 2017 (UK time)
The EC held a Coordinator’s day for 2016 RISE coordinators on 2 nd March 2017; the presentations and guidance is now available on the Gateway. The information is applicable for...
Publication date: 10 March 2017 (UK time)
The winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators were announced on 8 March to correspond with International Women's Day, with a British/Croatian innovator claiming first prize. The three...
Publication date: 1 March 2017 (UK time)
The UK Research Office (UKRO) is now providing a public page and FAQ sheet on UK participation in EU funding for research, innovation and higher education. The aim is to...
Publication date: 24 February 2017 (UK time)
The intermediate report from the High-Level Expert Group on the Quantum Technology Flagship has been published. The report sets out the ambitions for the QT Flagship's ten-year lifetime, and provides...
Publication date: 20 February 2017 (UK time)
The EC has recently published a final report ‘FET Flagships interim Evaluation’. The FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) Flagships – Graphene and Human Brain Project - were launched in 2013...
Publication date: 7 February 2017 (UK time)
Science Europe has published today a practical guide entitled 'Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations' . The document builds on the results of the survey conducted by Science Europe among...
Publication date: 2 February 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission has recently announced details of two Horizon 2020 projects, which aim to establish new Centres/Networks of European research and innovation in Brazil and China. UKRO understands that...
Publication date: 1 February 2017 (UK time)
The Commission has provided additional information on the Implementing Arrangement (IA) with the USA, which allows legal entities in the US that cannot accede to Horizon 2020 grant agreements to...
Publication date: 12 January 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission organised an information session in Brussels for Horizon 2020 project coordinators on legal aspects, business processes and IT tools for project reporting and grant amendments. Particular attention...
Publication date: 3 January 2017 (UK time)
Following the recent ratification of the so-called Croatia Protocol, allowing free movement of Croatian nationals in Switzerland, the European Commission has confirmed the latter's full association to Horizon 2020 as...
Publication date: 12 December 2016 (UK time)
This event targeted those interested in applying for funding from the Horizon 2020 SC5 programme and was designed to provide information about the Horizon 2020 calls and priorities, success stories,...
Publication date: 9 December 2016 (UK time)
Although Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Call 10 has not been launched a series of webinars about Topics within this Call has been announced. The full list of webinars is as...
Publication date: 11 November 2016 (UK time)
The Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy adopted a joint communication on 10 th November 2016, proposing actions for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed...
Publication date: 24 October 2016 (UK time)
At its October meeting, the University Research Committee discussed the paper, “ Brexit: The implications for UK higher education, and Oxford in particular ”. The Committee has asked that the...
Publication date: 5 October 2016 (UK time)
The EC has published a guidance document on the scope of the EU’s Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) regulation (regulation (EU) No 511/2014) which implements the rules governing user compliance...
Publication date: 11 August 2016 (UK time)
Members of the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities, created in June 2016, has called for enhanced European university collaboration following the recent UK referendum result on European Union (EU)...
Publication date: 16 June 2016 (UK time)
The EU is offering €1 million to any hospital that integrates within its premises a combined heat and power installation to supply all its supply needs using only renewable sources...