Austrian EU Presidency 2018

Austrian EU Presidency



"Horizon Europe" – An important step towards the new EU Research Framework Programme 
Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG on the "partial general approach" reached at the Competitiveness Council – Austria has made a major contribution with its committed work during the Austrian EU-Presidency


"Innovative Enterprise Vienna": Improving innovation funding in Europe
Conference on the opportunities of EU funding programmes for highly innovative European enterprises


COST offers a valuable network of ideas for researchers in Europe
Annual Event of the COST programme in Vienna - Egerth and Pseiner: FFG provides specific support - Schädler: COST is an important pillar in the European RTI landscape

Federal Minister Hofer: Austrian nanosatellites deliver sensational results
Nova explosion recorded with unprecedented time resolution presented at the EU Space Conference in Graz – excellent space expertise at Austrian universities

"Horizon 2020" – Minister Faßmann: Next step towards 1.5 billion euros 
Already 1.06 billion euros of European research funding to Austria – Egerth and Pseiner emphasise FFG information and consultancy services – Work on successor programme "Horizon Europe" in full swing 

"INDustrial TECHnologies 2018": key technologies are crucial to keeping Europe competitive 
Kick-off of "Innovative Industries for Smart Growth" conference – over 1,300 experts convene in Vienna


SME Instrument: Red-white-red record result - 11 Austrian companies successful
"Innovative Enterprise" in Vienna on 21/22 November 2018 focuses on financing opportunities for SMEs


European Quantum Flagship: The Quantum Pioneer Austria scores strongly
FFG offers a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services


EEN Annual Conference in Vienna - Enterprise Europe Network established as a valuable SME partner 
FFG-Egerth: 73.000 companies in Austria have benefited since 2008


#INDTECH2018 >> Experience the Future
Klaus Pseiner, Managing Director FFG: "In one week, Vienna will become a hotspot for future key technologies"


Annual Conference of the Enterprise Europe Network - world's largest SME support network meets in Vienna 
WKÖ, FFG and the Austrian EEN partners, together with the European Commission invite to Messe Wien from 23-25 October 2018 

Innovative industries for smart growth – be part of a unique experience at INDTECH2018
Industrial innovative solutions to protect the environment


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions >> Successful support for European research careers 
"ERA Thematic Dossier" on MSCA and ERC shows successful performance and above-average success rates

Together for a Sustainable Future - JPI Declaration on "Driving research and innovation to address global challenges"
Under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, JPI Urban Europe and Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, together with BMVIT and BMBWF, invited guests to the conference "10 Years Joint Programming"


Minister Heinz Faßmann: Award for promoting talent at Austrian ERC host institutions 
First "Nurturing Talents Prize" was presented at the FFG FORUM 2018 and went to the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck


Minister Heinz Faßmann: Researchers in Austria break the billion euro mark in "Horizon 2020"
Minister Faßmann on Austria’s success within the EU Research Framework Programme – in the run-up to the FFG FORUM, Egerth and Pseiner stress the FFG’s targeted support


INDustrial TECHnologies (INDTECH2018) presents innovative key technologies during Austrian EU Presidency
Industrial research and innovation is a key driver for the competitiveness of the EU’s industry and a sustainable Europe

INDTECH2018: "Innovative industries for smart growth" in the focus of the largest EU-conference in the field of industrial technologies
Sabine Herlitschka: Europe needs a strategic industrial policy

INDTECH2018: Vienna to become hotspot for industrial innovations in October
Within the scope of the Austrian EU Presidency, the largest conference in the field of industrial technologies will be held in Vienna on 29 - 31 October


Minister Faßmann: New chapter in Austrian ERC success story with 9 Starting Grants
Congratulations to excellent researchers at five local institutions – FFG is a strong partner for successful application at the European Research Council


"Horizon 2020"/EIC SME Instrument: Austrian SMEs play in the Champions League!
Up to 7.5 million euros for three Austrian companies - support from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

Minister Faßmann: tremendous added value from European research funding – already around 925 million euros for Austria
Informal meeting of competitiveness ministers in Vienna to take stock of "Horizon Europe" negotiations – Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG provides specific support 

Successful networking >> three new COST success stories 
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. Three current success stories under the leadership of researchers at Austrian institutions show how this can be achieved.


Faßmann, Mahrer, Egerth & Burtscher: On the way to "Horizon Europe" - 100 billion euro for research and innovation
Negotiations on the 9th EU Research Framework Programme (2021-2027) – "Horizon Europe" will play a major role during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU – "Overview Report on Austria in Horizon 2020" shows a very successful performance

Starting from today, Austria takes over the EU presidency 
On 1 July 2018, Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time after 1998 and 2006. The motto of the Presidency is "A Europe that protects".


Events (with participation of FFG)

2018-09-20, Vienna
10 Years Joint Programming
Achievements and the Way Forward

2018-10-01, Vienna
MSCA 2018 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Conference

2018-10-23, Vienna
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) - Annual Conference
The Annual Conference brings together 800 participants from more than 60 countries.

2018-10-30, Vienna
INDustrial TECHnologies 2018
Innovative industries for smart growth

Space Conference of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

2018-11-06, Vienna
COST Awareness Day & CSO Meeting: Promotion of FTI networking
The COST Awareness Day addresses Austrian experts from all RTI fields, who are newcomers to the COST programme

2018-11-07, Vienna
COST Awareness Day & CSO Meeting: Promotion of FTI networking
Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO)

2018-11-21, Vienna
Innovative Enterprise
Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2018

2018-11-26, Vienna
Innovation and Sustainability in Public Procurement

2018-11-28, Vienna
Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda
Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research

2018-12-04, Vienna
ICT 2018
Imagine Digital - Connect Europe

2018-12-05, Brussels
Security Research Event (SRE) 2018
Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU-funded security research


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