March 17, 2023
Nobel Week, which runs from 6 to 10 December, is the highlight of the scientific year in Sweden. The week culminates with the Nobel Award Ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall and the Nobel banquet in the City Hall on December 10.
In yesterday’s exclusive interview with Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, she highlighted InnoRenew CoE (Renewable Materials and Healthy Environments Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence), funded by Horizon 2020, as an example of a success story.
“InnoRenew CoE conducts cutting-edge scientific research related to the use of renewable materials,” Commissioner Gabriel said. “It liaises with policymakers to further guide enterprises and research in the forestry sector.”
One of the objectives of Horizon Europe is to promote the excellence of all member states of the EU and to facilitate integration in the European research and innovation environment.
“With Horizon Europe, we achieved a substantial increase of the budget for Widening activities to more than €3 billion to reach 3.3% of the total Horizon Europe budget as compared to about 1% in Horizon 2020,” the European Commissioner reported.
The EU’s commitment to research and innovation will be further strengthened in the future with an increased budget of € 100 billion for the period 2021-2027, which will further contribute to the success of European researchers and institutions. Among them are many Nobel Prize winners who have in the past secured the support of various European programs for their research work, such as Horizon 2020 and funding from European Research Council projects.