Despite the complicated times we have been living in the last 21 months, I am so happy and proud to say we were able to organise the Final Conference of the i2SustainIT project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ scheme, last 9th Dec 2021 in London. The conference was an ambitious task allocated to EPN Consulting, the project co-ordinator and Worldview Impact Foundation, the other UK-based project partner. We have been discussing...Read more
European Innovation Council impact report 2021: key numbers from the EIC performance
The fully-fledged European Innovation Council (EIC), launched in March 2021 under Horizon Europe, is a major new player on the innovation landscape. Its unique approach to identifying, developing and scaling up Europe’s breakthrough
technologies and game-changing innovation is already delivering tangible results. Read more
New transport proposals target greater efficiency and more sustainable travel
To support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the EC adopted four proposals that will modernise the EU’s transport system. By increasing
connectivity and shifting more passengers and freight to rail and inland waterways, by supporting the roll-out of charging points...Read more
EU split on proposals to extend carbon pricing to road transport, ban polluting cars
The revised regulation on CO2 emission standards for cars and vans, tabled in July 2021 by the EC, increases emissions targets to 2030 and proposes an effective ban on the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2035. At present, EU-produced cars are allowed to emit 95g of carbon per kilometre driven. The Commission wants this to be scaled back by 55% by 2030, moving to 0g in 2035. Vans, which are permitted 147 g/km, would face a...Read more
17% of new trucks in 2030 will run on hydrogen, EU believes
Hydrogen is expected to play an important role in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors like steelmaking, chemicals and transport. The EU estimates that 10-24% of energy use could be hydrogen-based in 2050. Although electric cars are
set to dominate the market for private vehicles, hydrogen is still expected to play a key role in decarbonising heavy duty road transport. Read more
The Website of the Month: European Digital SME Alliance
The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest network of ICT small and medium enterprises in Europe, representing more than 45,000 enterprises in total. The Alliance is the joint effort of 30 national and regional SME associations from EU member states and neighbouring countries to put digital SME at the centre of the EU agenda.
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05 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.15 Horizon Europe-Cluster 5-Destination 03 (Energy-02) calls
12 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.5 [HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-01-01to05] calls (CCAM Partnership)
12 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.18 calls of the LIFE 2021 programme (Clean Energy Transition sub programme)
18 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03-01] call (CSA – Twinning)
25 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [HORIZON-MISS-2021-NEB-01-01] call (CSA – Support the deployment of lighthouse demonstrators for the New European Bauhaus initiative in the context of Horizon Europe missions)
N.B.1- We are working on adding Horizon Europe deadlines to our Events section.
N.B.2- On 15th Dec 2021 the EC updated all Work Programmes of Horizon Europe. Check them before preparing your proposal.
27 Jan 2022 – Online – 2nd Annual Conference on Data-driven Urban Mobility in Europe
27-30 Jan 2022 – Milan (IT) – Transpotec Logitec 2022
09-10 Feb 2022 – Barcelona (ES) – Future of Surfactants Summit
16-17 Feb 2022 – Dortmund (DE) – RECYCLING-TECHNIK
16-17 Feb 2022 – London (UK) – Battery Recycling Europe
23-24 Feb 2022 – London (UK) – Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Summit
02-03 Mar 2022 – London (UK) – SMART IoT LONDON 2022
03 Mar 2022 – Glasgow (UK) – RAIL: NORTH OF THE BORDER Conference and Exhibition
Please note that many conferences are being cancelled, postponed or converted in Virtual events due to the Covid-19 emergency.
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