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Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in the EU. […]

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The EU-funded consortium Exscalate4CoV just announced that an already registered generic drug used to treat osteoporosis, Raloxifene, could be an effective treatment for COVID-19 positive patients with mild or asymptomatic infection. The consortium is using an EU-backed supercomputing platform, one of the world’s most powerful, to check the potential impact of known molecules against the […]

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The Commission has released the results of the 2020 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness. This year’s DESI shows that there is progress in all Member States and all key areas measured in the index. This […]

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The Governments of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia share their visions for 18 months of cooperative work in the Trio Programme. On the occasion of the political endorsement of the next the 18-month programme of the Council, prepared by the future German, Portuguese and Slovenian Presidencies and the High Representative, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Council, […]

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Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published guidance to Member States for the development of COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities. This follows high-level exchanges between Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli and representatives of social service providers and users on their particularly challenging situation. Persons aged 65 years and above, especially […]

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The European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched a €1.5m EIC Scalator Pilot to address the needs of EIC beneficiaries with the potential to scale up and become sustainable global deep-tech leaders. This tailored support will be a fundamental part of the future services provided by the EIC under Horizon Europe and InvestEU. The EIC Scalator […]

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to apply for grant funding from the 2020-1 CEF Telecom call for eDelivery (€0.9 million), eID & eSignature (€3 million), eTranslation (€4 million) and the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (€3 million) has been extended to 25 June 2020 to give more time for applicants to prepare their proposals. The original deadline was […]

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Business Finland and German ZIM programme are looking for inspiring market-oriented joint projects between small and medium-sized enterprises in Finland and Germany. The call is currently ongoing and is open until September 15, 2020. Project ideas should stem from the companies’ own needs and can belong to any domain. The projects should involve the development […]

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£40 million of government funding to support the UK’s next generation of innovative businesses projects to benefit from the funding include virtual reality training platforms for surgeons, virtual farmers’ markets and other innovations borne out of the coronavirus pandemic funding comes from a £211 million government investment package to encourage businesses developing new technologies Innovative […]

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The Commission will commit nearly €49 million to boost innovation in cybersecurity and privacy systems. The Commission announced today that it will commit nearly €41 million, through Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, to support 9 projects aimed at working on innovative cybersecurity and privacy solutions. Five of these new projects will concentrate […]

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