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NEXT PLEASE - Roll up, roll up. This is the latest offering in the drive to accelerate key technology, from concept to market readiness.
Horizon 2020 was the flagship research and innovation engine for the European Commission. From 2021, Horizon Europe replaces the old system, with shiny new policies, boasting rules that are designed to garner innovation that would not have been contemplated under H2020.
We will review progress, that may be measured by a reversal in climate warming, since 35% of the €100,000,000,000 billion budget is geared to projects aimed at tackling the melting of the ice caps, extinction of species - and all that goes with it. Meaning that €35,000,000,000 billion euros is to be spent in a last ditch attempt to cool the planet.
British entities may not benefit from being included in consortiums or as a single entity applicant because of Brexit complications.
REPORTS AND MATERIALS THAT SHAPED THE PROPOSAL
Evaluating Horizon 2020
To make an effective proposal, the Commission built on what has been learned from Horizon 2020.
Communication on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, adopted 11 January 2018 outlines views on how the impact of a successor research and innovation investment programme could be maximised Horizon 2020 Evaluation:
Results of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, input studies and evaluation methods LAB – FAB – APP: Investing in the European future we want:
Report of the independent high level group, led by Pascal Lamy, on maximising the impact of EU research and innovation programmes
Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the EU: A problem solving approach to innovation-led growth. This report is the result of Professor Mariana Mazzucato's academic reflections based on her research with input from internal and external stakeholders of the European Commission.
Presentation on mission-oriented research and innovation policy: Outlines some of the main findings of the report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato
BOHEMIA is an extensive, systematic, multi-year study that set out various future scenarios and recommendations for research and innovation policy.
Analysis to set out the economic rationale for public R&I investments and their impact on growth and jobs carried out by the Commission.
Involving citizens in setting priorities for the next framework programme
Report by the Democratic Society on involving citizens in the next framework programme
Report of the high level group on the European Innovation Council
Europe is back: Accelerating breakthrough innovation recommendations on how a European Innovation Council (EIC) should be set up to fund and nurture breakthrough innovation, such as the proposed multi-purpose Hydrogen Battery.
Hydrogen powered electric buses are becoming very popular. With exchange refuelling using high pressure gas cartridges, or liquid hydrogen cartridges, coaches and trucks might have unlimited ranges. This is sure to be a topic of discussion at the forthcoming World Hydrogen Congress in Paris, 22 September 2020. Not long now.
JULY 2015 - Two electric aircraft crossed the English Channel, just a day apart. The performance of the Airbus E-Fan could be doubled using hydrogen batteries.
CHANNEL HOPPER - Electric ferries and river boats like the proposal above, could supplement solar and wind power, with hydrogen batteries to boost performance and reduce transit times, with refuelling at each end of a journey - but also with renewable performance of around 10 knots in reserve. Many fleet operators are now looking to hydrogen as a long term solution. Hydrogen batteries could be stacked for such endeavour.
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