The issues of energy costs, availability, markets trade, etc.
have been discussed for months and clear solutions or agreements are not yet consolidated. We are approaching (maybe mild) winter and electricity supply for heating our houses and related bills are certainly a priority. Paradoxically, soon after many countries decided to ban the circulation of vehicles with traditional powertrains as recognised culpable of...Read more
EU gears up for ‘ambitious’ budget review in 2023
The Commission is preparing for an “ambitious review” of its multiannual budget to adapt it to the growing number of challenges the bloc is facing, from inflation to defence. The EU also has for the first time a fund for defence R&D with a budget of nearly €8 billion, which is planned to expand in the future. “This is only the beginning,” EU budget commissioner, Johannes
Hahn, said. Read more
Launch of new calls for proposals, with budget €277 million, to support investments in digital connectivity infrastructures
The Commission has launched the second set of calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme. With a planned budget of €277 million, the aim is to support projects for secure, fast and high-capacity networks, backbone infrastructures, including quantum communication, cloud federation and submarine cables, strengthen the networks that connect rural, remote and overseas areas, as well as increasingly digitalise transport and energy networks. Read more
Irish Research Council to invest €24 million in ground-breaking, "curiosity-driven" research
An investment of almost €24 million in ‘curiosity-driven’ frontier research was announced. Under the scheme, researchers will receive funding for cutting-edge projects equally divided across the fields of humanities; physical sciences and engineering; life sciences; and social sciences. Read more
European Innovation Council: New wave of deep tech start-ups set to receive Accelerator grants and equity investments
The Commission selected 75 innovative start-ups after this year’s second EIC Accelerator cut-off in June 2022. The companies were selected in a highly competitive process, in which 232 companies were interviewed by juries of experienced investors and entrepreneurs out of a total of more than 1000
applications. Read more
Horizon Europe: New Zealand to begin negotiating full association to the research programme
New Zealand and the European Commission announced they will enter formal negotiations on joining Horizon Europe. Along with Canada, New Zealand was the first highly industrialised country to start exploratory talks with the EU on becoming an associated country in Horizon Europe. In Horizon 2020, New Zealand participated as a ‘third
country’ a status that does not offer the full benefits of association. Read more
EPN Consulting News: Our CEO has been selected as "experienced mentor" in the Early Warning Europe Mentor Academy
Last 26-27 Oct 2022 in Barcelona the EPN Consulting CEO Stefano Mainero took part in a 2-day workshop funded by the European Union where 42 experienced mentors coming from several European countries discussed the best methods to support SMEs in financial distress. It was an excellent
opportunity to learn from peers about different methodologies apply in relation to different cultures and markets conditions.
The Website of the Month: Early Warning Europe (EWE)
The mission of the Early Warning Europe Network is to promote entrepreneurship, second chance and destigmatize failure. The Network aims to create awareness and facilitate the change of mindset on early warning, second chance and bankruptcy. To set out the direction of activities of the Network, three specific objectives are identified:
Objective 1: Raise awareness and disseminate good practices at all levels
Objective 2: Facilitate capacity building
Objective 3: Encourage networking and exchange of knowledge at European level
Early Warning Europe is an initiative of the European Union.
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16 Nov 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals in 18 topics to the LIFE Programme
14 Dec 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to the “Europe’s Rail Call for Proposals 2022-2”
23 Feb 2023 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.8 [CEF-DIG-2022] calls (Connecting Europe Facility Digital)
N.B. As of 2023 European calls
deadlines will be published on the brand-new EPN Consulting Research & Innovation Newsletter. More info will follow, stay tuned!
08-10 Nov 2022 – Barcelona (ES) – Urban Transitions 2022: Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living
08-11 Nov 2022 – Rimini (IT) – ECOMONDO 2022
– The Green Technology Expo
14-16 Nov 2022 – Graz (AT) – ESIB 2022 – European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology
14-17 Nov 2022 – Lisbon (PT) – TRA (Transport Research Arena) Conference 2022
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