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H2020, FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring
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EUP: EC seeks the next European Capital of Innovation
EUP+TRA: EC's record EUR 13.1billion Investment Plan for Transport
ENE+TRA: More than 50 all-electric buses to serve Londoners
EUP+FIN: Investment Plan for Europe
ITS+TRA: World-first e-ink Road Signs in Australia
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Welcome to the August 2015 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter received every month by over 2,400 selected professionals in Europe.

This month marks the peak of summertime when many of us already are or soon are going to be on holidays; that's why not many professional events are organised and some deadlines of Horizon 2020 calls for proposals appear only at the end of the month. 
It is then the right time to do and to read some analyses such those related to the first 100 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020 since Jan 2014 where more than 36,000 eligible project proposals were submitted.

The 10 key facts of Horizon 2020 Statistics can be found here and the complete analysis can be read as PDF here.

September, instead, marks the beginning of the new productive 2015-2016 year where many events, conferences, workshops and information days are organised. To have a satisfactory (although not exhaustive) view on them and choose which ones attend, please visit the EPN Consulting Events Section.

Finally, for those who speak English (either native or foreign speakers), you can relax while watching this enjoyable cartoon on the "History of English":  https://youtu.be/H3ZJuCbklqg 

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Horizon 2020 & other Calls shortly expiring   
European Projects

The following calls for proposals are close to an end in the next weeks: 


27 Aug 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-DS-2015-1 call (Digital Security)

27 Aug 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-DRS-2015 call (Disaster-Resilience)

27 Aug 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-BES-2015 call (Border security and External Security)

27 Aug 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-FCT-2015 call (Fight against Crime and Terrorism)

27 Aug 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1 call

01 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1 call - 2nd cut-off date (Fast Track to Innovation Pilot)

08 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-WASTE-2015-two-stage call (Stage 2)

08 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage call (Stage 2)

08 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-LEIT-BIO-2015-1 call (Stage 2)

08 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-NMP-2015-twostage (Stage 2)

08 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage call (Stage 2)

08 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-ECSEL-2015-1-RIA-two-stage call (Stage 2)

08 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-ECSEL-2015-IA-two-stage call (Stage 2)

10 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 (Individual Fellowships)

10 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the MARE/2014/46 call

15 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-1-1 (Bio-Based Industries PPP)

15 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to some LIFE 2015 calls (Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Governance & Information)

16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-GARRI-2015-1 call (Developing Governance for the Advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation)

16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-GERI-2015-1 call (Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation)

16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-ISSI-2015-1 call (Integrating Society in Science and Innovation)

16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SEAC-2015-1 call (Making Science Education and Careers attractive for Young People)

17 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SMEINST-1-2015 call - 3rd cut-off date (SME Instrument Phase 1)

17 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SMEINST-2-2015 call - 3rd cut-off date (SME Instrument Phase 2)

17 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the EUROSTARS call - 4th cut-off date

18 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the EUROGIA2020 Call 04 - 3rd cut-off date 

29 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA call


Find out more expiring calls on the EVENTS Section of the EPN Consulting website.
If you would like to be advised on how to prepare and submit project proposals within EU Programmes, EPN Consulting is the right consultancy to choose. Visit the EU Projects Consultancy  for more information.


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New Calls recently published  
European Projects 
01 July 2015 - H2020-European-i-capital-2015-1 (deadline 18 Nov 2015)

09 July 2015 - H2020-JTI-IMI2-2015-05-two-stage-Master-1 (Stage 1 deadline 13 Oct 2015, Stage 2 deadline 15 Mar 2016)

29 July 2015 - ERC-2016-STG (deadline 17 Nov 2015)

30 July 2015 - H2020-CS2-CFP02-2015-01 (deadline 18 Nov 2015)

More details on our EVENTS Section.

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EUP - The EC seeks the next European Capital of Innovation
09 July 2015 - Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, launched the 2nd edition of the European Capital of Innovation award.

Won by Barcelona in 2014, this competition rewards the European city which is building the best "innovation ecosystem", connecting citizens, public organisations, academia, and business. Given that urban areas generate two thirds of the EU's GDP, it is these areas that will contribute the most to making Europe more innovative. The new Capital of Innovation will receive €950,000 to scale up its innovation activities. The 2nd and 3rd cities in the ranking will respectively receive €100,000 and €50,000 for networking activities.   The competition is open until 18 Nov 2015

More information available here.
More information on the call available here.
EUP+TRA - The EC's record EUR 13.1 billion investment plan for Trasport endorsed by Member States
13 July 2015 - The CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) coordination committee, composed of representatives of the 28 Member States, issued a positive opinion on the proposal put forward by the Commission on 29 June.

Along with the EUR 315 billion Investment Plan  presented by the Commission in Nov 2014, the CEF will deliver on one of the Commission's top priorities: bridging the investment gap in Europe to create favourable conditions for the creation of jobs and growth.  Funds will start being disbursed as of the last quarter of 2015.

More information available here.
ENE+TRA - More than 50 all-electric buses to enter service in London
15 July 2015 - Transport for London (TfL) announced that two further bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with electric buses from autumn next year, lowering carbon emissions and helping to improve London's air quality.

51 electric buses will operate across the two routes that will become the second and third pure electric bus routes in the Capital.

By 2020 all 300 single deck buses operating in central London will be zero emission (either electric or hydrogen) and all 3,000 double deck buses will be hybrid.

More information available here.
EUP+FIN - Investment Plan for Europe: EFSI ready to take-off in Autumn 2015
22 July 2015 - The European Commission put the final building blocks in place to kick-start investment in the real economy.

A package of measures agreed today will ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running by early Autumn 2015, keeping the ambitious timetable set by President Jean-Claude Juncker to implement the Investment Plan for Europe. 
Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, responsible for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, said: "The synergy between European and national tools will be essential to start rapidly closing the investment gap that our economies face. In order to make this happen, we're convinced that a well-structured network of national promotional banks can play a key role and complement the European Investment Bank".

More information available here.
ITS+TRA - "World-first" e-ink Road Signs trailed in Australia
28 July 2015 - Traffic signs using similar electronic ink technology to Amazon's Kindle e-reader could soon be lining Australian roads, after a successful trial.
Developed by Australia's Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), the new energy efficient signage is designed to allow the transport department to display up-to-date information to motorists. 
The signs include wireless broadband and can be altered remotely. The signs are solar powered, highly energy efficient and most importantly, they won't fail during a power outage.

More information available here.
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Next Professional Events happening in Europe

17-21 Aug 2015 - Graz (AT) - TEC+TRA - 24th IAVSD - International Symposium on Dynamic of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks  

24-26 Aug 2015 - Rome (IT) - ICT - MOBIWIS 2015 - 12th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems 

31 Aug - 04 Sept 2015 - Sofia (BG) - BIZ - 11th International Congress on South East European Studies

02-03 Sept 2015 - London (UK) - ENE+TEC - WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT - European Offshore 2015

02-04 Sept 2015 - Manchester (UK) - TEC+TRA - 5th International Workshop on Aerostructures   

03-05 Sept 2015 - Istanbul (TR) - ENV+TEC - IWE 2015 - Istanbul Water & Wastewater treatment technologies Exhibition & conference  

07-11 Sept 2015 - London (UK) - TRA - LISW 2015 - London Internationa Shipping Week

08 Sept 2015 - Cambridge (UK) - TRA - 2nd International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight

09-10 Sept 2015 - Millbrook (UK) - ENV+TRA - LCV 2015 - Low Carbon Vehicle Event

09-11 Sept 2015 - Gothenburg (SE) - TRA - FAST-ZERO 2015 Symposium - 3rd International Symposium on Future Active Safety Technology (FAST) towards Zero traffic accidents

14-15 Sept 2015 - Brussels (BE) - ENE+EUP - H2020 SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY INFO DAY  

14-18 Sept 2015 - Hamburg (DE) - ENE - EU PVSEC 2015 - European PhotoVoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

15 Sept 2015 - London (UK) - TRA - DEVELOPING UK FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS - Urban Transport, Skills and Intermodal Transport Priorities

15-16 Sept 2015 - Brussels (BE) - EUP - 25 YEARS OF INTERREG

15-18 Sept 2015 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES) - ITS+TRA - IEEE-ITSC 2015 - 18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems - Smart Mobility for Safety and Sustainability

16 Sept 2015 - Marseille (FR) - ENE+ENV+ICT+ITS+TRA - SMART CITIES DAY - From Sensors to Citizen Empowerment

17 Sept 2015 - London (UK) - TRA - UK RAIL INDUSTRY FORUM 2015  

17-18 Sept 2015 - Capri (IT) - TEC+TRA - SAE 2015 - Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine Symposium

17-18 Sept 2015 - Rome (IT) - TRA CITYTECH + BUSTECH 2015 


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- 1,000 cities and towns in 30 countries in Europe

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