On May 12th the COST Association revealed the titles of 70 new Actions approved following an international evaluation process that began last October. The new Actions cover a diverse range of topics including physical sciences, agriculture, environment, life sciences, humanities and business. Twenty one of the new Actions include a proposer based in Ireland.
As the European population ages, a growing number of people are affected by problems with their eyesight. ORBITAL, a research network coordinated by the South East Technological University (SETU), is dedicated to developing innovative technologies to treat back-of-the-eye diseases. It received more than €4m in Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie funding.
30 March 2023 – Ireland has ranked second in Europe in the latest funding competition under Horizon Europe’s European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Programme. Three Irish-based companies have been approved €22.4m according to evaluation results released by the European Commission.
As a person with cystic fibrosis, Tomás Thompson was acutely aware of the challenges of tube feeding and how much they affected patients’ quality of life. “Over the past 40 years, lots of medical devices have changed hugely,” explains Thompson, founder, and CEO of Rockfield Medical Devices.
“People talk about offshore renewable energy as though it is ready to go, but we can’t put huge floating wind farms out in the Atlantic before the technology is fully developed,” explains Jimmy Murphy, a senior lecturer at University College Cork (UCC) and project co-ordinator for MaRINERG-i.
A Horizon Europe Brokerage Event titled ‘Cluster 4 Space calls 2023 & 2024’ took place on 2nd February 2023. The 2.5 hours virtual event introduced the Cluster 4 space calls for proposals for the next two years, presented insights and expectations from the European Commission, 12 pitches were introduced for potential collaborations and the virtual brokerage event allowed participants to create strategic partnerships through scheduled one-to-one meetings.
Two talented and inspiring Irish women entrepreneurs are winners in the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2022. Dr Ciara Clancy, founder and CEO of Beats Medical, has won in the Women Innovators category while Niamh Donnelly, co-founder and CRO of Akara Robotics, won in the Rising Innovators category.
CELTIC Spring Call 2023; this is a perfect opportunity to enable projects in the field of next generation communications for the digital society that contribute to a sustainable world. We invite you to participate, engage and explore ground breaking opportunities together with the CELTIC-NEXT Cluster.
Harnessing digital tech to slash energy use in manufacturing, the EU-funded DENiM project is developing an integrated toolchain for the provision of advanced digital services for smart energy management. Funded to the tune of €11m by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme to the tune of €10 million, PANDEM-2 aims to enhance and harmonise pandemic response across the EU. Effectively, Connolly says, the project will give EU member states a training platform for pandemic preparedness and response.
The drive to Net Zero and the need for all of us to help reduce emissions means that electric vehicles (EVs) need to become completely commonplace. The rate of EV uptake needs to improve, however, and for that to happen, EV batteries need to be cheaper, recharge faster and enable vehicles to go further without needing to be charged.
The Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) selected its first portfolio of 35 research, innovation, and trial projects to enable the evolution of 5G ecosystems and promote 6G research in Europe. With a combined funding for this new portfolio of around €250 million under Horizon Europe, the aim is to build a first-class European supply chain for advanced 5G systems and build Europe’s 6G technology capacities.
Irish research organisations secured an impressive €34 million in funding from the European Union to support early-career researchers. The funding was competitively won through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon Europe, the EU’s mechanism for funding research and innovation projects from 2021 to 2027.
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes ever more embedded in business and society, the EU has declared the need for a ‘human-centric’ approach to AI. TU Dublin has teamed up with 13 partners from across Europe to create ‘CISC’ (Collaborative Intelligence for Safety Critical systems), a MSCA Innovative Training Network project. Funded by Horizon 2020, the project aims to hire, train and mentor early-stage researchers as collaborative intelligence (CI) scientists.
“Cyber-attacks and physical attacks are real – they do happen,” explains Jenny Rainbird, Head of EU Project Delivery at Inlecom Commercial Pathways. The firm is project managing PRECINCT, a €9.5m project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, which aims to strengthen critical infrastructure resilience in the region.
Westmeath County is the lead partner of a project on green and digital transitions within the JRC initiative “Science meets Regions”. Together with Limerick and the Hungarian region of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Westmeath will host events on issues of common interest such as the future of sustainable industries, the bioeconomy, and Social Innovation in relation with the recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The application period for the IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme 22 cycle is now open. The MSCFP helps to encourage young women to pursue careers in the nuclear field. Over the two years since its launch, the MSCFP has already supported 210 female students representing 93 Member States studying in 53 countries around the globe.
The CELTIC-NEXT Cluster programme announces its 2022 Autumn Call, for projects in the field of next generation communications for the digital society that contribute to a sustainable world. The project application portal is open from the 7th of July 2022 to the 21st of October 2022
Irish health researchers have secured just over €29.2 million from the 1st round of funding in Horizon Europe. Representing 3.27% of the entire available budget, this phenomenal success marks the largest Irish annual drawdown over any of the nine Framework Programmes to date.
Presentation on the new European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity (KCBD), co-chaired by the JRC and DG Environment, which enhances the knowledge base, facilitates its sharing and fosters cross-sectorial policy dialogue for EU policy making in biodiversity and related fields.
Supporting the New European Bauhaus (NEB) that connects innovation, creativity and design to improve citizen’s quality of life, the venture booster will support 20 ventures with support and funding worth EUR 50 000 each as part of a wider EUR 5 million budget for EIT Community New European Bauhaus activities in 2021-2022
Funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe, Women TechEU is a brand new initiative of the European Union. The scheme offers first-class coaching and mentoring to female founders, as well as targeted funding to help take their business to the next level.
The European Commission‘s Joint Research Centre (JRC) gives leading researchers from across Europe and beyond access to its world-class facilities and laboratories, enabling state-of-the-art experimental research, collaboration and capacity building with a European dimension.
On May 12th the COST Association revealed the titles of 70 new Actions approved following an international evaluation process that began last October. The new Actions cover a diverse range of topics including physical sciences, agriculture, environment, life sciences, humanities and business. Twenty one of the new Actions include a proposer based in Ireland.Read More
As the European population ages, a growing number of people are affected by problems with their eyesight. ORBITAL, a research network coordinated by the South East Technological University (SETU), is dedicated to developing innovative technologies to treat back-of-the-eye diseases. It received more than €4m in Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie funding.Read More
Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of adult primary brain cancer, for which there is currently no cure. Discover how the team behind the GLIOTRAIN project won #Horizon2020 funding to tackle the disease.Read More