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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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Commission launches public consultation on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act

20-01-2023

End of 2022, the Commission launched a public consultation on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (‘DMA'). The consultation will last one month and will help shape the final Commission implementing regulation.
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Two first Luxembourg start-ups receive EIC Accelerator funding

19-01-2023

The European Commission recently announced that Arspectra and Circuli-ion have been awarded funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. This is the most prestigious funding available for start-ups from the EU’s Horizon Europe programme. Luxinnovation supported the first-ever EIC Accelerator winners from Luxembourg during the application process.
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CBE JU sets funding priorities for 2023

21-12-2022

CBE JU has published its Annual Work Programme for 2023, including information about the next call for project proposals. €215.5 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics.
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Professor Björn Ottersten joins ERC Scientific Council

13-12-2022

The European Commission has announced the appointment of Professor Björn Ottersten, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg, as member of the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. From 1 January 2023, Prof. Ottersten will serve as one of the 22 distinguished researchers representing the European scientific community.
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2022 Horizon Europe Day: Funding with impact

07-12-2022

On 6 December 2022, Luxinnovation hosted this year’s edition of Horizon Europe Day. A key theme of the event was the importance of defining projects the outcomes of which have a real impact on societal challenges.
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