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European Research Council (ERC)

The first Work Programme (WP) to be officially published is the European Research Council WP. It includes three main calls for proposals for frontier research actions for a total amount of €1.9 billion.

The European Research Council (ERC) offers grants to top researchers from anywhere in the world who are ready to come or to stay in Europe to pursue their breakthrough scientific and technological discoveries that can form the basis of new industries, markets and social innovations of the future.

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European Innovation Council (EIC)

The second Work Programme to be published is the European Innovation Council WP, with a budget of over €10 billion for 2021-2027 for the EIC to develop and expand breakthrough innovations. The EIC combines research on emerging technologies with an accelerator programme and a dedicated equity fund, the European Innovation Council Fund, to scale up innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Around €3 billion of the EIC’s budget will go towards the EIC Fund.

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Strategic Plan 2021-2024 adopted

The European Commission has adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investments in the programme’s first four years. It ensures that EU research and innovation actions contribute to EU priorities, including a climate-neutral and green Europe, a Europe fit for the digital age, and an economy that works for people.

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Postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellowship opportunities in Luxembourg

16-04-2021

Luxinnovation supports Luxembourg organisations wishing to further develop their capacities by hosting researchers in the framework of the Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship programme (MSCA PF). Any highly skilled researchers who have recently completed their postgraduate studies can apply until 15 May 2021.
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European Commission mobilises €123 million for research and innovation to combat the threat of Coronavirus variants

09-04-2021

The Commission is mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research into coronavirus variants. This first emergency funding under Horizon Europe contributes to the Commission's overall action to prevent, mitigate and respond to the impact of coronavirus variants, in line with the new European bio-defence preparedness plan HERA Incubator.
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Horizon Europe's first strategic plan 2021-2024

22-03-2021

The European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investments in the programme's first four years.
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EuroCC: Boosting the National Competence Centre in HPC

17-03-2021

Luxinnovation, together with the University of Luxembourg and LuxProvide, the company hosting the supercomputer MeluXina, is participating to the EuroCC project.
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Digital trends: EU policy evolutions in 2021

04-03-2021

Digitalisation is high on the EU’s agenda with the launch of the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) and the development of new legislations. In this article, Géraud Guilloud, Senior Advisor – European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, continues to review the digital trends of 2021 with a focus on the European context.
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