The European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s €80 billion research and innovation program. The first two years of funding (2014-2015) total more than €15 billion and includes 12 focus areas such as personalized healthcare, digital security and smart cities. For specific details about all focus areas, please see: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-1122_en.htm.
BILAT USA 2.0 is a project funded by the European Union under FP7. It is a bilateral coordination activity to enhance and develop science, technology and innovation partnerships between the European Union and the United States of America. BILAT-USA 2.0 has three main goals:
- • support the political dialogue within the framework of the EU-US STI cooperation agreement
- • enhance the cooperation between scientists and innovation actors on both sides and spread information on funding possibilities through a number of workshops & events
- • analyze the state-of-the-art and the progress of transatlantic science and technology cooperation.
In March 2013, the EU-US Joint STI Committee Meeting determined four research areas as priorities for transatlantic cooperation: Marine & Arctic Research, NMP, Health and Transport.
Read more about the BILAT-USA 2.0 Project.