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Monthly Archives: February 2017

UK manufacturing and Innovate UK

UK manufacturing is still major driver of innovation UK manufacturing remains a major driver of innovation, of exports, and of prosperity. The UK is 9th biggest in terms of manufacturing output globally, and in the country, the manufacturing sector accounted for 11% of the british output. Furthermore, including the services around manufacturing the Added Value […]

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Ethic 2.0

Should your driverless car value your life over a pedestrian’s? Should we allow drones to become the new paparazzi? Can one patent a human gene?   This is the moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As we enter the new machine age, we need a new set of codified morals to become the global […]

The interesting List of European Funds and Grants…

Do you already know all the available European Programmes that the European Commission offer? We think there could be several possibilities to boost the innovation of your Business or to get your disruptive idea funded! Have a look to this List: Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) Connecting Europe Facility European Regional Development Fund Horizon […]

February 2017 EPN Consulting Newsletter

Check here the EPN Consulting Newsletter of February! Read the Editorial of our CEO and Founder… Dear Colleague, Last week I read about an experiment being made in Singapore with “robo-taxis” (self-driving cars) where on a 6-km road stretch people can hail them through a ride-sharing app. The vehicles are equipped with nuTonomy technology, hundreds […]

EFSI and 1:15 multiplier. How do they work?

  Investment Plan for Europe (2015-2020) The Investment Plan for Europe is a package of measures to unlock public and private investments in the real economy of at least € 315 billion over the period ranging from 2015 to 2017. The amazing fact is that during 2015 it worked so well that in 2016 the […]

European Fund of Funds venture-capital

“What we’re looking to do to a certain extent is get them to shift money away from the US towards Europe.” Michael Collins, Chief Executive, Invest Europe   Creation of a Venture Capital: public and private funds European venture capital (VC) funding is considerably low in Europe compared to other parts of the world (in […]

Post-Brexit effects on UK participation to H2020

  Seven months are passed since the United Kingdom voters expressed their will to leave the European Single Market. Thus, we are wondering which are the post-Brexit effects on UK participation to the European funding scheme Horizon 2020… Everybody knows the uncertainties over the future access of UK to the EU funding scheme. Researchers in UK […]

€ 33.5 million to bring more innovative ideas to market quicker

How will end the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot scheme? 17 projects, 80 partners, 19 countries will get about € 2 million each  Since January 2015, under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, FTI Pilot (€ 200 million) has been one of the most successful tool.   Are you curious? The range of projects […]

BOOM of proposals received under the January cut-off

We are talking about the well known SME Instrument. The European Commission this January received 1534 project proposals. Experts will evaluate 1534 projects proposals from projects proposals from 37 countries. Should be underlined that projects are submitted by: 257 Spanish companies 224 Italian companies 144 British companies. ICT remained the most popular topic with 320 proposals, followed […]

Work Programme 2018-2020

19 Work Groups, including representative of research, industry and civil society, have been settled to strengthen the Framework Programme. The current Horizon 2020 program is composed of 18 themes and has cross-sectional initiatives with programs of the European Research Center (ERC), Euratom, the common research center and the European Institute of Technology (EIT). The 2018-2020 Work Program […]