To enhance the European competitiveness, Horizon 2020 introduces specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation through engaging the member states who commit less in the EU research and innovation effort.
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Despite serious efforts deployed at national and European level, the European Union sees significant internal disparities in terms of research and innovation performance. There is significant evidence pointing to the fact that the pathway to economic growth and competitiveness is strongly connected to the scaling up of investment in research and innovation.
In order to reduce the research and innovation gap, Horizon 2020 introduces specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation. These measures are targeted at low-performing Member States in terms of research and innovation.
Widening consists of three main actions, i.e. Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs, for which specific eligibility conditions apply. This ensures a targeted approach towards Widening Member States and Associated Countries.
The Widening member states are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Belgium is not identified as a Widening Member State but can partake as partner.
The short survey that NCP Flanders is conducting to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved is open for five more days. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link.... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link. The survey will be open for answers f... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The survey is structured along three main chapters: NCP assistance, info sessions, and NCP website & LinkedIn. If the responding person indicates not to know one of these aspects, the survey will automatically cont... read more
The launch of the full Horizon Europe programme is now very close. In this article we provide you an overview of the current status. For each programme, the most recent available version is listed. All mentioned work programmes can be downloaded through the attached files to this article. Unless otherwise mentioned, it concerns draft version... read more
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Circusol is an Innovation Action project funded under a cross-cutting work programme part of Horizon 2020. Circusol aims at unleashing the full potential of circular business models, in particular Product-Service Systems, in simultaneously delivering real environmental, economic and user benefits. By that, Circusol aims to establish solar power as a spearhead sector in demonstrating a path driven by service-based businesses towards a circular economy in Europe.
A strong Flemish partnership in new Horizon 2020 project on circular economy business demonstrators, including VITO (Coordinator), IMEC, Ecopower cvba, Futech bvba, PV Cycle aisbl and Daidalos Peutz bvba.