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The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project (http://www.mywaystartup.eu/). Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project (http://www.mywaystartup.eu/). Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

The Mayors’ Geothermal Club (MGC) aims to facilitate synergies and cooperation between the key stakeholders of the European geothermal market with special attention to municipalities with deep geothermal potentials. The MGC will be officially launched on 8 October 2015 within the framework of an inaugural conference in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives of frontrunner European municipalities in… » read more

The Mayors’ Geothermal Club (MGC) aims to facilitate synergies and cooperation between the key stakeholders of the European geothermal market with special attention to municipalities with deep geothermal potentials. The MGC will be officially launched on 8 October 2015 within the framework of an inaugural conference in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives of frontrunner European municipalities in… » read more

Blog by Chris Anderson, University College London   Questions of expert and executive power are at the forefront of longstanding debates on risk regulation in the European Union, but the intimate connections between them too often go unexplored. By employing the theoretical tool of coproduction, those connections can be laid bare, and we can begin… » read more

From 6th to 9th May, the annual State of the Union conference took place in Florence, Italy. I decided to check the event, in order to listen to some of Europe’s leading experts on security and ICT, and European policy makers, as well as to enjoy my beloved hometown for a few days. The core… » read more

A scientist working on drug screening is interesting in two things: first, to know whether the drug candidate is effective against cancer cells, and secondly, to understand the way the drug is killing cancer cells.

There is hope indeed, but only for those patients who have enough time to wait. Developing a new drug is an expensive and time-consuming process made even more difficult by today’s global recession.

Professor Rengul Cetin-Atalay is a passionate researcher of Bilkent University’s Genetics and Molecular Biology Department.The researchers at Bilkent University focus on screening possible drug candidates for liver cancer.

This week we had a kick-off meeting in Brussels for Ecolink+, an eco-innovation project supported by DG Enterprise under the umbrella of DG Enterprise’s Eco-Innovation Platform (Europe INNOVA/CIP). In this project ERRIN is partnering, among others, with Eurada, EBN and two expert consultancies in the area of innovation management and early stage investment, Meta-Group and… » read more

Joint Programming involves Member States engaging voluntarily in the definition, development and implementation of common strategic research agendas. It may involve strategic collaboration between existing national programmes or jointly planning and setting up entirely new ones. In both cases, it entails putting resources together, selecting or developing the most appropriate instrument(s), implementing, and collectively monitoring… » read more

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the new Commissioner responsible for research, innovation and science, was not prominently mentioned in the media reports on the European Parliament hearings (except perhaps in her home country Ireland). However, she did leave a positive “can do” impression and did not face any difficulties in passing the European Parliament’s assessment of the Barroso… » read more

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