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The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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Europe 2020 - Europe 2020 in a nutshell Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year growth and jobs strategy that was launched in 2010. It is about more than just overcoming the crisis from which our economies are now gradually recovering. It is also about addressing the shortcomings of our growth model and creating the conditions for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Five headline targets have been set for the EU to achieve by the end of 2020. Any questions? A guide to Horizon 2020 Q. When does Horizon 2020 begin? A. The scheduled start date of 1 January 2014 looks realistic now negotiations have concluded. The legal texts are expected to be finished before the summer break, but will then need to be approved by the Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and by representatives of the national governments in the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER). The Parliament as a whole is expected to vote on the package in Strasbourg in autumn 2013.

EU R&D budget Today, July 9th the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn announced the next and final set of calls for proposals valued at € 8.1 billion for the EU's 7th RTD Framework Programme with a total budget of €55 billion being allocated for innovative research between 2007-2013. The Commission has proposed that the successor programme for 2014-2020, known as Horizon 2020 receive €80 billion as part of the multi-annual budget currently under negotiation, whilst Parliament's temporary committee on future budgetary needs had suggested the doubling of the research budget for the next period, to €100bn. Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament said:

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Research But lack of detail means researchers may not follow through By Colin Macilwain Research Europe Horizon 2020 will provide funding for researchers to publish their work in a way that is freely accessible, under a plan announced by digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes. The plan would allow researchers funded by Horizon 2020 to choose their own approach to open-access publishing. Officials said that resources will be made available to pay for so-called gold open access, where authors pay up-front fees to their publishers, but they can also choose green open access, placing their material in open archives on, or shortly after, its publication in a journal.

ETP : Production and processes : NanoMedicine Production and processes Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications – NanoMedicine An ageing population, expectations for a better quality of life and changing lifestyles call for improved, more efficient and affordable health care. A better understanding of the functioning of the human body at the molecular and nanometre scale as well as the ability to intervene at pre-symptomatic, acute or chronic stages of an illness are of utmost importance to meet these expectations. Key documents PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Scientific data: open access to research results will boost Europe's innovation capacity European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2012 Scientific data: open access to research results will boost Europe's innovation capacity The European Commission today outlined measures to improve access to scientific information produced in Europe. Broader and more rapid access to scientific papers and data will make it easier for researchers and businesses to build on the findings of public-funded research.

European research funding: it’s like Robin Hood in reverse If you ask officers of the European commission in research and innovation whether any of the funding attached to Horizon 2020 (the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever) will improve research career conditions, they are likely to politely cough, roll their eyes and answer: yes. They’d point, for example, to the European Research Council (ERC) starting grants and the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships which both fall under the £63bn programme. But are such initiatives really having an impact? SETIS: providing targeted support to the SET-Plan — SETIS SET-Plan and SETIS Overview The European Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan aims to transform energy production and use in the EU with the goal of achieving EU worldwide leadership in the production of energy technological solutions capable of delivering EU 2020 and 2050 targets. The move towards a low-carbon Europe requires innovative research, effective strategic planning and an emphasis on timely and appropriate action. SET-Plan Three SET-Plan Communications in 2006, 2007 and 2009, introduced the SET-Plan concept, launched the plan (including the commitment to create SETIS) and determined the financial requirements to implement the SET-Plan based on a number of technology roadmaps for the first set of priority technologies.

Open Letter - Socio-economic sciences and the humanities An Open Letter to the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation,Máire Geoghegan-Quinn "Horizon 2020: Social Sciences and Humanities research provides vital insights for the future of Europe" A policy-oriented European research programme such as Horizon 2020 must have at its heart the needs of Europe's diverse and complex societies. It must enable European societies to understand and to adapt to current and future transitions - in culture, in demography, in the economy, in the environment, technology etc. - and to develop creative responses.