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High performance computing (EuroHPC) calls for proposals now open

14-08-2019

The European High-Perfomance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) pools European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.
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Horizon Europe Co-design – Implementation

02-08-2019

With a proposed budget of 100 billion euro from 2021 to 2027, the Horizon Europe framework programme represents the largest collaborative multinational research and innovation investment in Europe and is open to participants worldwide.
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Call for Entries: ILUCIDARE Special Prizes funded by H2020

23-07-2019

Europa Nostra, the leading heritage network in Europe, and the European Commission have recently launched the Call for Entries to the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2020.
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2019 EU Innovation Scoreboard: Luxembourg is a “Strong innovator”

03-07-2019

The European Commission has recently published the 2019 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS).
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European Innovation Council to invest in high potential breakthrough innovation

03-07-2019

Innovators have a harder time finding risk-willing growth capital in Europe than in the US or in Asia. In order to alleviate this problem and pave the way for breakthrough and disruptive innovation, the European Innovation Council (EIC) has been set up as a new instrument aimed at providing substantial financial support to innovative researchers and companies. On 27 June 2019, Luxinnovation hosted an event where the EIC presented its new funding measures to Luxembourg stakeholders.
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More than €2.2 billion for Europe's excellent researchers

03-07-2019

The ERC announced its biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research. €2.2 billion will be made available in 2020 to support some 1,100 top researchers. As in previous years, most of the funding (61%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and scholars. The funding will also support jobs for an estimated 8,000 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff employed in ERC-funded teams.
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Financing the next Marie Curie fellowship

02-07-2019

On 13 June, Luxinnovation organised a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant-writing workshop in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg and the BeNeLux chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. Participants could learn more about the Individual Fellowships (IF) programme, which is a great option for funding experienced researchers coming to Luxembourg.
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Autumn key events for Horizon 2020

26-06-2019

Luxinnovation’s EU Funding team has compiled all important info days, brokerage events, congresses and conferences taking place in autumn 2019.  Please take a look at the list and choose the events that are the most interesting for you.
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NCPs CaRE: Luxinnovation shows the way

20-06-2019

Luxinnovation organised a series of workshops from 4 to 7 June, as the national contact point for the NCPs CaRE project, in the field of climate, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
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Horizon 2020 funding opportunity for bio-based industries

13-06-2019

The recently launched Bio-Based Industries call for proposals offers €135 million of Horizon 2020 funding for projects aiming at boosting the development of the EU’s bio-based sector. Interested companies and research organisations can apply for funding until 4 September 2019.
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Towards mission-driven research and innovation

12-06-2019

On 6 June 2019, Luxinnovation organised the annual conference of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies which the agency chairs in 2019. Representatives of 30 national innovation agencies gathered in Luxembourg to discuss the implementation of mission-driven research and innovation programmes that are aimed at tackling major societal challenges.
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"My background in research is very valuable"

27-05-2019

When Charles Betz left Luxembourg to continue his studies in molecular biology abroad, his idea was to pursue an international academic career. After studying and working in Switzerland and the US, he was finally persuaded to try his luck within Luxinnovation’s European finance team.
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Calling young scientists: Applications open for SESAR Young Scientist Award 2019

20-05-2019

Are you a young scientist undertaking research in the field of air traffic management (ATM) and aviation? Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent? If yes, then look no further… the SESAR Young Scientist Award is designed for people like you.
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Commission invites top experts to shape new research and innovation missions

15-05-2019

The European Commission launched a call for experts to join ‘Mission Boards’, which will advise the Commission for the identification and implementation of missions in Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
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Publication of the 2018 Luxinnovation Annual Report

07-05-2019

Luxinnovation, the national agency for the promotion of innovation, has just published its annual report for 2018: a year marked by the refinement of the agency's general strategy, more than ever at the service of Luxembourg companies, whatever their size, to support them in their innovation efforts.
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2018: A successful Horizon 2020 year for Luxembourg

10-04-2019

2018 marked the entry into the last work programmes of Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s framework programme for research and innovation. Luxinnovation hosts the National Contact Point services for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg and can look back on a productive year with exceptionally high success rates for Luxembourg applicants for Horizon 2020 funding.
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Three days dedicated to mobility in Brussels

10-04-2019

Connected and automated mobility was a hot topic during the last week. While Luxembourg, France, and Germany officially launched the cross-border test bed in Schengen, Brussels hosted a two-days conference, EUCAD2019, where experts also from Luxinnovation engaged in discussions on how to ensure a fast, safe, inclusive, and trusted deployment of autonomous vehicles on European roads.
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European Defence Industrial Development Programme

10-04-2019

The European Commission launched Thursday April, 4 the first 16 calls for proposals for the European Defence Industrial Development Programme. Applications are open from April 9 to August 29, 2019 at 5pm (CEST).
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Successful Horizon 2020 proposal writing workshops

09-04-2019

The European framework programme for research, development and innovation, Horizon 2020, offers many funding opportunities for research and innovation projects for the years 2019 and 2020. Luxinnovation recently organised two practical workshops on how to write competitive Horizon 2020 proposals.
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The EU has invested 320.000 euros in innovative Luxembourg start-up

09-04-2019

The Luxembourg start-up LuxAI created QTrobot, a social humanoid robot that can assist in teaching essential skills to autistic children. LuxAI received a €50,000 grant from the European Innovation Council (EIC) and €270,115 from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available.
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BBI JU 2019 call for proposals launched

09-04-2019

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) 2019 call for proposals was launched on 4 April. The call deadline is 4 September 2019 and the indicative timing for the results December 2019.
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Fund postdoctoral researchers in your organisation with MSCA

09-04-2019

In January 2019, Luxinnovation launched an action aimed at supporting Luxembourg organisations with attracting researchers through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme. These fellowships are an efficient way to obtain financing covering 100% of the costs for postdoctoral researchers working in the public or private sector.
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Open access to JRC Research Infrastructures

26-03-2019

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) continues its programme of opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.
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Launch of Horizon Impact Award

26-03-2019

Horizon Impact Award is dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across and beyond Europe. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013).
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First Call EASI-Genomics open for application

25-03-2019

​​​​​​The novel infrastructure supports researchers from European member and associated states in next generation sequencing and other high-end genomics applications and genomic data analysis. The infrastructure is accessible to academic researchers, research groups and scientific institutions. Furthermore, projects from SMEs can be supported. Deadline for application is 25 April 2019.
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2019, a year with a European focus for Luxinnovation

19-03-2019

The 2019 Chairmanship of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies is held by Luxinnovation. Throughout this exceptional year, meetings and events will be organised in order to facilitate collaboration and to promote the implementation of national research and innovation programmes.
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Coordinators’ Day – 11 April 2019: registration and webstream available!

14-03-2019

On 11 April 2019 the European Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day” for coordinators of existing grants. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation of grant amendments and reports.
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TRA2020 - Rethinking transport: the call for submissions is OPEN!!

12-03-2019

TRA, The Transport Research Arena is the biggest European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility. In 2020 TRA is themed "Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility" and brings together the experts from around the world to Helsinki to discuss the newest innovations and the future of mobility and transport.
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The 2018 ERA Progress Report has been published!

12-03-2019

The 2018 European Research Area (ERA) Progress Report, just published by the European Commission, assesses the current state of the ERA and the progress made in its implementation between 2016 and 2018
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OCRE enables easy cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud

14-02-2019

The Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE), aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community, by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organisations and the research and education community, through ready-to-use service agreements and €9.5 million in adoption funding.
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