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Guidance, advice and analysis on specific research funding issues.

EU Marketplace for eHealth & European Innovation Partnership on Active Health & Ageing

Happy Old Man by Marg CC BY 2.0

The Commission is organising an open innovative event aimed at bringing together action groups and reference sites from the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging, connected health ecosystems, SMEs, innovators, public officials, patient groups, academics, entrepreneurs and buyers. The EU Marketplace for eHealth & European Innovation Partnership on Active Health & Ageing will…

Alona Welby

The European IPR Helpdesk is holding a free IP training event on 11-12 September in Oxford. Horizon 2020 stresses the importance of systematic IP exploitation strategies to protect innovation and to reap commercial and economic benefits from EU-funded research. Day 1 will focus on IP and innovation management aspects at the proposal phase and day 2 will look at practical issues of IP exploitation during and after the project, including best practice in capturing and assessing IP as well as successful commercialisation of research results. More info and registration details. 

“Europe in a Changing World” Societal Challenge update

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The revised 2015 work programme for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge “Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” is now available. Although social sciences and humanities research is meant to be “mainstreamed” in Horizon 2020, this is the part of the programme where there is most obvious scope for SSH involvement. The new…

Alona Welby

If you are interested in applying for ERC funding next academic year, take a look at the newly-published workprogramme for 2015. This details the calls, deadlines and funding available as well as the expected applicant profile for each of the grants available.

Alona Welby

There will be a webinar on the European Commission’s Health programme, the funding priorities for 2014 priorities and how to apply. It will take place on Wednesday 30 July 2014 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm. You can register through the link.

 

Nesta grants for digital social action

Newcastle Science Festival

The innovation charity Nesta has launched a call under the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund for digital technology to get people involved in social action. Expressions of interest are invited from organisations with a track record of using digital technology for social action and who are looking for support to scale. Grants of £50-£150,000 are available, as well as non-financial…

Alona Welby

Thanks to UKRO, we have the link to an interesting presentation by the newly appointed ERC President, Prof Jean-Pierre Bourgignon. The slides present statistics on the development of the ERC, the number of researchers funded and the success rates. It is worth noting that the UK has received the most grants and UK universities are high on the list of funded institutions.