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  • Cover image of New initiative encourages top Australian researchers to come to Europe

    New initiative encourages top Australian researchers to come to Europe

    Today, the EU and Australia have launched a new initiative to provide opportunities for top Australian researchers to carry out research visits with teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in Europe. The National Health and Medical...
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  • Cover image of New opportunity for Japanese talent to join Europe-based ERC teams

    New opportunity for Japanese talent to join Europe-based ERC teams

    The EU and Japan has concluded a new agreement to encourage top Japanese researchers to join teams in Europe that are funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The initiative is a collaboration with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)...
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  • Cover image of Striking impact of ERC projects confirmed: 79% breakthroughs or major advances

    Striking impact of ERC projects confirmed: 79% breakthroughs or major advances

    A new independent study on the output of frontier research funded by the ERC shows that 79% of projects were of major impact: 19% led to a breakthrough and 60% to a major scientific advance. Almost half of the projects have already left their mark on...
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  • European Commission news release: Search Committee for next ERC President

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  • Cover image of Event: Investing in Young Researchers, Shaping Europe’s Future

    Event: Investing in Young Researchers, Shaping Europe’s Future

    Tomorrow's event hosted by the European Parliament – “Investing in Young Researchers, Shaping Europe’s Future” – is the first joint initiative of the Parliament's STOA panel and the European Research Council (ERC). Bringing together ERC grantees...
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  • Cover image of Members of European Parliament to meet Europe's top scientists: Energy, transport, health on agenda

    Members of European Parliament to meet Europe's top scientists: Energy, transport, health on agenda

    Three Nobel laureates and 23 winners of the prestigious grants of the European Research Council (ERC) will meet with Members of European Parliament (MEPs) in Strasbourg on 31 May.
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  • Cover image of 50 ERC grantees backed to bring research findings to market

    50 ERC grantees backed to bring research findings to market

    The awarded projects cover a variety of topics: a promising advance in the development of a universal flu vaccine, an atlas of the human sub-cortex for deep brain stimulation of people suffering Parkinson's and other neurological diseases, a new...
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  • Cover image of Stephen Hawking's last paper co-authored with ERC grantee posits new cosmology

    Stephen Hawking's last paper co-authored with ERC grantee posits new cosmology

    Watching this video you are accepting YouTube cookies policy Professor Stephen Hawking’s final theory on the origin of the universe, which he worked on in collaboration with Professor Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven, has been published this week in the...
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  • Cover image of From babies' brains to bacterial warfare: ERC invests €650 million in ground-breaking research

    From babies' brains to bacterial warfare: ERC invests €650 million in ground-breaking research

    On this occasion, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "The ERC's Advanced Grant scheme has supported outstanding and established research leaders since 2007. It provides a great example of how EU funding...
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  • Cover image of From blue-sky research to market: New independent review praises ERC innovation initiative

    From blue-sky research to market: New independent review praises ERC innovation initiative

    On the whole, ERC-funded projects prompt innovation, but the study found that those backed by Proof of Concept grants are even more effective in this respect. A survey compared the performance of Proof of Concept grantees to a control group of ERC...
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