INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 13 Nov 2017


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# JOINT UNDERTAKINGS: 

  • The EU’s research Joint Undertakings: “Clean accounts, and transactions mostly compliant with the rules”, say EU Auditors 

# EFSI: 

  • Investment Plan backs medical diagnostics services in Germany +++ 
  • Investment Plan supports sustainable investments in Limburg +++ 
  • EU Council Extended EFSI Financial Capacity and Duration - EARTO 

# ESIF: 

  • EU Cohesion Fund invests in faster, smoother connectivity in Bulgaria
  • Highlights - Exchange of views with Commissioner Creţu - 13 November 2017 - Committee on Regional Development
  • EU Commission: Training on State aid for ESIF authorities
  • EU Parliament: Court of Auditors work programme, Cohesion Policy implementation: committee debates
  • Cohesion Policy post-2020 – a complex mix of priorities

# EIB GROUP

  • Latest projects financed by the EIB
    • EIB and CDB commit USD 24 million to post-disaster reconstruction in the Caribbean
    • Netherlands: European support for sustainable investments in Limburg
    • Germany: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB grants financing to medneo
    • Joint White Paper by China Green Finance Committee and EIB set to strengthen international Green Bond market
    • No Green without Blue: More needed to tackle ocean acidification and to support the blue economy, EU Bank Vice-President tells COP23
    • Fiji: Largest ever EIB support for water investment in a small island state
    • Sweden: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB supports largest European onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden
    • Sweden: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB backs Volvo Cars’ research and development programme
    • Climate in everything we do: new tool announced at COP23 to speed up mainstreaming in financial institutions
    • Tunisie : 120 millions d’euros de la BEI à la Banque de l’habitat pour renforcer les financements des entreprises
    • Tunisie : la BEI finance le nouveau réseau suburbain de Tunis
    • Germany: EIB and GIZ step up cooperation - close collaboration with focus on climate change mitigation
    • Romania: EIB signs with UniCredit Bank the first loan granted to a commercial bank under the Juncker Plan
    • France: New ‘Juncker’ loan to the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region in support of the energy efficiency refurbishment of private homes
    • France : la BEI finance à hauteur de 100 millions d’euros l’université de Bordeaux dans le cadre de l’Opération campus
    • Croatia: Continued EIB and HBOR support for SMEs creating jobs for young people
    • Finland: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB and OP boost access to finance for companies
    • Portugal: Toy company Science4you and EIB sign EUR 10 million loan under the Investment Plan for Europe
    • Paraguay: EIB and BBVA Paraguay sign contract to provide USD 70m to companies

# EFSD

  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD)

# INEA

  • EU Commission Impact Assessment: Evaluation of the implementation of the INEA

# HORIZON 2020

  • Nineteen energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding
  • Info Days Horizon 2020 'Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing'
  • ICT Proposers’ Day highlighted great opportunities for ICT in the new H2020 Work Programme
  • Horizon 2020 open government projects showcase their initiatives to support sustainability
  • eGovernment in local and regional administrations: guidance, tools and funding for implementation

# DG CONNECT

  • Innovation Radar Prize 2017: Celebrating the excellence of European innovators
  • Future of government 2030+ participatory workshop
  • Digital Government – Promoting prosperity for all (event 11.10.17)

# DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION

  • Latest research reports by DG RTD
    • Research Headlines - Fruitful insights into the genetics of plant reproduction
    • Research Headlines - Modelling techniques boost climate knowledge
    • Research Headlines - Political ecology: promoting better environmental policy
    • Research Headlines - MEET the next generation of mitochondrial researchers
    • Research Headlines - Ordinary Muslims in European daily life
    • Research Headlines - New techniques target protein clumps linked to Alzheimer's and cancer
    • Research Headlines - Genetics - a smart weapon to battle invasive pests
    • Research Headlines - Geoscience tools help us better manage Earth's resources
    • Research Headlines - A personalised approach to chronic knee problems
    • Research Headlines - Harnessing high-performance computing to manage financial risk

# PARTICIPANT PORTAL

  • Call restricted to Member States for projects aiming to increase cooperation in the area of Forensic science, including the implementation of the Prüm framework - Research Participant Portal
  • Call for projects on Environmental Crime - Research Participant Portal

# EUREKA

  • IraSME & CORNET Partnering Event
  • EUREKA-Chile multilateral call launch event

# CIVITAS

  • PORTIS pairs up Ningbo and Constanta in the name of sustainable mobility

# START-UPS

  • EU Top 50 ‘Hemicycle Start-up Convention’

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG REGIONAL & URBAN POLICY
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL on the Urban Agenda for the EU
  • DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    • Commission Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy
  • DG CONNECT
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative au contrôle de la légalité d’un acte de l’Agence exécutive «Éducation, audiovisuel et culture» (EACEA), en application du règlement (CE) n° 58/2003

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 14222 2017 INIT Omnibus proposal concerning financial rules - Separating the agricultural provisions from the Omnibus proposal
  • ST 14248 2017 INIT Commission's intention to enter into one or more high-level agreements on behalf of the EU with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, for the adaptation of indicative maps of neighbouring countries, within the meaning of Article 49(6) of Regulation (EU) N° 1315/2013 (TEN-T Regulation)


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