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Publication date: 20 November 2017 (UK time)
​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 information event for organisations interested in...
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: 17 November 2017 (UK time)
The prize is dedicated to post-doctoral fellows with maximum 5years of experience. The Award consists of a certificate, waiving the participation fee to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) , a...
Publication date: 16 November 2017 (UK time)
The Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking has opened a call for expressions of interest for the selection of new members of the Scientific Committee (SciCom). The SciCom is composed of...
Publication date: 16 November 2017 (UK time)
The EC have produced guidance documents for certain of the topics in the 2018 Space work programme. This are LC-SPACE-02-EO-2018: Copernicus evolution – mission exploitation concepts (footnote 3) and LC-SPACE-03-EO-2018:...
Publication date: 16 November 2017 (UK time)
NearUS is an initiative funded in the framework of Horizon2020, aiming at establishing ENRICH - European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs – in the USA. The mission...
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 Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is organising a dedicated information day on its 2018 open call for proposals, which will take place on the 12 December 2017 in Brussels...
Publication date: 14 November 2017 (UK time)
Registration for the two information sessions on the ERC Consolidator Grant call 2018, in London and Leeds, is still open. UKRO is hosting sessions at Kings College London on 21...
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 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it its capacity as the UK National Contact Point for Societal Challenge 6 - 'Europe in changing world', is organising a series of...
Publication date: 25 October 2017 (UK time)
​The Horizon 2020-funded INCOBRA project has launched a call for bilateral cooperation networks between European and Brazilian researchers. The main objective of this call is to foster and strengthen mutual...
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 European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation , has launched an inducement prize on online security, as part of H2020's Industrial Leadership pillar. This Horizon prize aims to significantly...
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: 17 October 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission has announced a new, EU-funded dissemination service that helps projects make greater impact. The Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) provides EU projects with free, professional support for their...
Publication date: 17 October 2017 (UK time)
​The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has launched the registration for its 2017 Stakeholder Forum on 7 December 2017 in Brussels. The forum aims to bring together the bio-based...
Publication date: 19 September 2017 (UK time)
With the principle of better health for all at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing) focuses on personalised health and care, infectious diseases and...
Publication date: 19 September 2017 (UK time)
Health NCP Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Partnering event on the 7th of December 2017 , meant to assist you in finding the right partners for the...
Publication date: 14 September 2017 (UK time)
The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP) is pleased to announce its first research funding call. The call aims to bring together social science and humanities funders in...
Publication date: 1 September 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission will organise a number of information days in Brussels on the upcoming 2018-2020 calls for proposals in the last Work Programme of Horizon 2020 (to be published...
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 call topics are as follows: IMI2 – Call 11 Exploitation of IMI project results IMI2 – Call 12 Topic 1: Development and validation of technology enabled, quantitative and sensitive...
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 "Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open", held on Friday 23 June at the UKRO Conference 2017. The session included a talk from...
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: 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)
The Silver Economy Awards is a new initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy. If...
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: 3 April 2017 (UK time)
As part of the celebrations marking the 10 years in which the ERC has been operational a special event was held in Brussels on 21 st March. This was a...
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)
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)
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: 23 March 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission has provided UKRO with statistical information on the UK's participation in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie (MSCA) schemes so far. The European Commission's UK MSCA Country...
Publication date: 23 March 2017 (UK time)
The UK National Contact Point for Health-related matters associated with collaborative projects has changed. Esther Dixon now undertakes this role. The National Contact Point role relates to the issues associated...
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: 9 March 2017 (UK time)
​The European Union is celebrating one hundred thousand Fellows supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the past 20 years today, with 40% of Fellowships have been awarded to female...
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: 24 February 2017 (UK time)
The EC has published almost 300 position papers submitted to the public stakeholder consultation for Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation, which closed on 15 th January 2017. As part of the...
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: 15 February 2017 (UK time)
Over the last three years, the European Research Council has signed a number of Implementing Arrangements (IAs) with Third Countries, allowing foreign researchers to join ERC-funded research teams in Europe...
Publication date: 15 February 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission Joint Research Centre has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest for clean energy technology studies. The Call for Expressions of interest is divided into 3 fields...
Publication date: 14 February 2017 (UK time)
Earlier this week, the Commission selected the winner of the Better Use of Antibiotics Prize launched under the Health Societal Challenge of Horizon 2020. The €1 million prize was awarded...
Publication date: 14 February 2017 (UK time)
​ The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, EDCTP , is looking for two high-level experts in implementation research and biomedical ethics to join their Scientific Advisory Committee, SAC...
Publication date: 7 February 2017 (UK time)
The European Commission launched in 2015 the Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air , a €3 million prize to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in cities. The submission...
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: 2 February 2017 (UK time)
The ERC has published the results of the 2016 ​Proof of Concept Grants call third cut-off date and overall results for all Proof of Concept deadlines in the 2016 call...
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)
Presentations from this information day may be found on the website: information day .
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: 12 December 2016 (UK time)
Videos from this event may be found on the IMI web site .
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: 8 December 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has launched two new online tools to help policy makers, practitioners and others better understand migration flows, trends and their...
Publication date: 8 December 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission Joint Research Centre has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest for clean energy technology studies. The Call for Expressions of interest is divided into 3 fields:...
Publication date: 8 December 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission has launched three Horizon 2020 energy prizes, which will encourage innovations and finding solutions in the areas of great importance to European citizens, culture and health, and...
Publication date: 24 November 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission has published video recordings and presentation slides from the recent high-level FOOD 2030 event. The event was organised as an initial step towards developing a more coherent...
Publication date: 18 November 2016 (UK time)
Armenia has recently officially ratified its Horizon 2020 Association Agreement , becoming the sixteenth country to be associated to the programme. The Association Agreement was signed in May this year,...
Publication date: 18 November 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission and the Eastern Partnership Countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine - have launched a new initiative, which aims to strengthen mutual cooperation on innovation...
Publication date: 16 November 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission has released a short video on the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open scheme. It aims to explain the programme and its specific conditions, including the FET...
Publication date: 15 November 2016 (UK time)
The presentations from the recent Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2018-2020 Stakeholder Consultation Workshop are now available online . The event took place in Brussels on 26-28 September 2016.
Publication date: 11 November 2016 (UK time)
The EC has produced a factsheet to celebrate 20 years of the Marie (Skłodowska)-Curie Actions, providing details of the scheme background, who they are for and interesting facts and figures.
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: 28 October 2016 (UK time)
The Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, recently announced the proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) . The rationale behind the...
Publication date: 28 October 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission has launched its Space Strategy for Europe and produced an accompanying factsheet .​ The strategy aims to respond to growing competition, increasing private sector involvement and advances...
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: 22 September 2016 (UK time)
A report on SSH opportunities in Horizon 2020 has been updated for the 2016-17 work package by Net4Society. Net4Society is the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Societal...
Publication date: 22 September 2016 (UK time)
Presentations and video recordings from the recent info days on the 2017 Horizon 2020 energy calls for proposals are now available online. The Energy Efficiency info day took place in...
Publication date: 16 August 2016 (UK time)
In a statement issued on 13 August the UK Government has provided the following guarantee: “Where UK organisations bid directly to the European Commission on a competitive basis for EU...
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: 4 August 2016 (UK time)
The ERC commissioned as a pilot an independent qualitative evaluation of 199 ERC Staring and Advanced grants which were awarded in the first two years of the ERC programme and...
Publication date: 1 August 2016 (UK time)
The European Commission has published its final paper on a strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation . In putting this document together, the EC sought input from a...
Publication date: 11 July 2016 (UK time)
Universities UK has just released an FAQ page on Brexit based questions and issues. The article covers EC funding (Horizon 2020) and Erasmus +, as well as questions relating to...
Publication date: 11 July 2016 (UK time)
Research Councils UK have released a statement on international collaboration post the outcome of the EU referendum.
Publication date: 6 July 2016 (UK time)
A statement has been made by the President of the COST Association, Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, on the impact of the EU Referendum in the UK on the COST programme. The...
Publication date: 6 July 2016 (UK time)
The EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, has written an article for 'Times Higher Education' to reassure UK researchers in the light of the referendum result.
Publication date: 5 July 2016 (UK time)
The current Presidents of the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council issued a joint statement following the result of the UK referendum which voted in favour of leaving the...
Publication date: 29 June 2016 (UK time)
Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, has issued a statement clarifying the current position for UK higher education and research in the light of the EU referendum...
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...
Publication date: 5 May 2016 (UK time)
To deliver on the strategy of creating a Digital Single Market, the EC has announced plans designed to help European I industry, SMEs, public authorities and researchers make the most...
Publication date: 8 October 2015 (UK time)
The Research Executive Agency, who handle the Marie Curie Actions on behalf of the EC, have just started to offer issuing certificates for all individuals who participated as ‘Marie Curie...

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