Innovation News

28.07.2020

EU leaders agreed on major cuts to the budget of Horizon Europe

The budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe has been agreed by the EU leaders at a special European Council summit, taking place on 17-21 July 2021 in Brussels, to debate the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 and a post-pandemic recovery plan. This marked a significant cutback in the budget for the R&D programme […]

15.07.2020

European Commission introducing Energy System Integration as the pathway towards deep decarbonisation of the European economy

The European Commission (EC) has published the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration which provides the framework for the green energy transition across multiple energy carriers, infrastructures, and consumption sectors. Creating smarter and more integrated energy systems will require more innovative initiatives and research-based actions, significant infrastructure investments, as well as a strong cross-sector collaboration […]

15.05.2020

Innovation Fund: FAQs on the upcoming first call for proposals

​ The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. It focuses on: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) Construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) Innovative renewable energy generation Energy […]

7.05.2020

What wood you do – to boost the forest bioeconomy? – Share your idea to win ‎€25,000

​ The international innovation competition "What Wood You Do?", organised by the Paper Province, provides a unique opportunity to researchers, organisations and companies to share their innovative ideas on how to boost the forest bioeconomy. FTP’s ten Vision Targets identified in its Vision 2040 and SIRA 2030 was used as a source of inspiration to […]

ForestValue planning a new Joint Call for RDI Proposals

ForestValue has decided to start planning a new transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector. This 2nd joint call would be a self-sustained call i.e. the funding to the call would come from the participating funders only without any co-funding from the European Commission.All call details are still open, […]

15.04.2020

2020 BBI JU Call: Relevant call topics for the forest-based sector

The 2020 BBI JU Call for proposals is now open until 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET. With this call, an indicative budget of €102 million is available to cover 16 topics in four strategic orientations: feedstock, process, products, and market uptake. FTP identified 10 call topics which would be relevant for the forest-based sector: BBI2020.SO1.D1 […]

10.04.2020

Bio-Based Industries Consortium opens public consultation on new research agenda

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) invites stakeholders and society for a public consultation on the new draft strategic agenda for research and innovation for 2030 (SIRA2030). The emerging bio-based industries sector, coordinated by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), is cooperating with the European Commission to create a new public-private partnership under Horizon Europe. The objective […]

7.04.2020

European Commission’s Innovation Fund looking for experts to evaluate its projects

DG CLIMA and INEA are looking for experienced and motivated experts to evaluate projects applying for funding from the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the first of a kind demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. The Innovation Fund focuses on: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products […]

3.04.2020

New 2020 Call for project proposals under the LIFE programme

In its new call for project proposals under the LIFE programme, the European Commisison (EC) has earmarked more than €450 million for projects related to nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action. This is part of the EC’s plan in reaching the EU Green Deal‘s climate neutrality objective. The LIFE Programme funds projects under its […]