INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 1 Dec 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# EFSI: 

  • Investment Plan for Europe: largest financing amount to date for trains in Austria +++ 
  • Spain: EIB and AENA sign EUR 400m long-term Juncker Plan loan to fund the company's security investments +++ 
  • ECA: Press briefing by EU Auditors: upcoming special report on EU loan guarantees for SMEs 

# EIB: 

  • EIB: Agreement on extra €3.7 billion to address migration issues +++ 
  • Armenia: EIB targets energy efficiency and solid waste infrastructure +++ 
  • Cooperativa de Ahorro y Préstamo Tosepantomin (Mexico), winner of the 2017 European Microfinance Award +++ 
  • InnovFin Emerging Innovators

# HORIZON 2020

  • EU Council conclusions: From the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 towards the ninth Framework Programme
  • EIT Community delivering significant impact for Europe and its citizens
  • Framework of Guidance for the EIT’s 2018 Call for Proposals published
  • A successful collaboration for green businesses and bioenergy in Indonesia
  • Project NIRD: Diving across time
  • Events - Horizon 2020 Info Day, St. Petersburg - 8 December 2017
  • Events - Horizon 2020 Info Day, Kazan - 6 December 2017, Kazan, Russia

# DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION

  • Eurostat: R&D expenditure in the EU remained stable in 2016 at just over 2% of GDP
  • BMBF:  Auf dem Weg zur European Open Science Cloud
  • Research Headlines - Developing a fast, local test for deadly Ebola
  • Research Headlines - HIV study finds no sign of accelerated ageing

# OECD

  • The evolving role of satellite networks in rural and remote broadband access

# LIFE

  • Results of the LIFE mid-term evaluation

# COST

  • New efforts to reduce lethal superbugs in hospitals show promise
  • COST Info Day in Israel


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