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Disruption EIC Accelerator application platform - Deadline 7 June cut-off delayed until 21 June 2023

The EIC Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for applying to the EIC Accelerator has been discontinued due to a contractual dispute, coming into effect on 2 June 2023. This means that companies can no longer use the EIC AI Platform for EIC Accelerator applications. In the meantime, as an emergency measure, the Horizon Europe Funding and Tenders Portal is open with immediate effect for EIC Accelerator full (Step 2) applications. A new EISMEA IT Platform will be open for short (Step 1) applications as of early July.   In order to facilitate the transition, we are putting in place the following contingency measures:  A notice on the current EIC AI Platform to inform applicants of the situation and reassure that closure of the EIC AI Platform is not due to any cyberattack or data breach, etc.  A news alert to inform that it will be possible to submit applications on the Horizon Europe Funding and Tenders Portal. The application forms will be much shorter and simpler The deadline for the 7 June 2023 cut-off for full (Step 2) proposals has been delayed until 21 June 2023 at 17.00 CET to accommodate the change for applicants.  FAQ for applicants at the different stages (preparing short (Step 1), submitted short (Step 1), preparing full (Step 2) applications, submitted full (Step 2) applications) to inform applicants of what they should do.  The FAQ list on the EIC website has been updated according this information.

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Circular economy for biodiversity: Unlocking the green potential

Biodiversity is fundamental to healthy ecosystems and life on our planet. However, biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, threatening our global economic and human wellbeing. Circular economy can help us to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and support conservation efforts to bend the curve towards a nature-positive future. The event will focus on the research and innovation communities of Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Hungary, as well as other relevant European stakeholders in order to display their strengths and ideas for future consortia in Horizon Europe calls, with a particular focus on biodiversity and circular economy (Cluster 6).  Researchers, businesses and other organizations are invited to pitch their project ideas or activities, related to the Horizon Europe Cluster 6 calls. Please see the calls for proposals for the Cluster 6 on biodiversity and circular economy HERE. You can either register as an attendee (you will have the opportunity to listen to the pitches) or as a pitch presenter (to present a 5-minute pitch of your ideas and activities). We encourage you to have only 1 pitch presentation per institution. As there is a limited number of pitch presentations, the organisers reserve the right to select presenters. Presenters will receive more detailed information about the expected structure and content of their pitches after their registration. The deadline for registration and for the submission of pitch presentations is Friday, 26 May 2023. The detailed programme is available here, because of limited space available, we urge you to register here ASAP.


image of Luciad - Geospatial software for mission-critical operations

Luciad - Geospatial software for mission-critical operations

Founded in 1999, Luciad serves clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though it recently was acquired by Hexagon Geospatial, they kept an agile SME mindset. Thousands of end users work directly with Luciad’s geospatial applications, and major systems integrators (think Airbus Defense and Space, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Thales…) incorporate its software in their own products.

NCP Flanders went to Leuven to interview Frederic Houbie, the Research Projects Manager at Luciad, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Luciad is a partner in the MARISA project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic