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EUCAR has published a new position paper on the implementation of Horizon 2020, taking into account the now fully defined framework and the view, experience and perceptions during preparation so far of Horizon 2020 projects

11th March 2014 - EUCAR has published a new position paper on the implementation of Horizon 2020, taking into account the now fully defined framework and the view, experience and perceptions during preparation so far of Horizon 2020 projects.The following is a summary of the content of the paper: EUCAR and its members consider the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation to be an excellent opportunity for collaborative research activities, in particular in the industrial domain, and appreciate the commitment of the European Commission in bringing it to fruition.  In order to foster the optimum effectiveness of the programme in this domain, EUCAR makes the following...
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Hyundai Motor Europe is new EUCAR Member from January 2014

1st January 2014 - Hyundai Motor Europe is new EUCAR Member from January 2014 The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, has confirmed Hyundai Motor Europe as a new member. Hyundai Motor Europe’s membership officially began on 1st January 2014. “EUCAR’s members are looking forward to cooperating closely with Hyundai Motor Europe and are convinced that their expertise and commitment in research and development will make a valuable contribution to the work of our association” said Nevio di Giusto, Chairman of EUCAR and Vice Chairman of Fiat Research Center. He added,...
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European Commission issues first work programmes and calls for proposals of Horizon 2020

11th December 2013 - European Commission issues first work programmes and calls for proposals of Horizon 2020 Today EUCAR welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s first work programmes for the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which include calls for project proposals for the years 2014 and 2015.  The total funding available for the two years is €15bn, with a portion of this being relevant for collaborative automotive research and innovation of interest to EUCAR’s members. Many of the collaborative automotive research and innovation priorities of EUCAR, as expressed in our roadmaps for Horizon 2020, are reflected in the work...
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European Industry highlights the strategic importance of collaborative research and innovation in Horizon 2020

5th & 6th November 2013 - European Industry highlights the strategic importance of collaborative research and innovation in Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 is vital to ensuring that automotive research and innovation (R&I) continues competitively in Europe. To highlight the industry’s priorities, the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) today presented its ‘Strategic Pillars’ of automotive R&I.  EUCAR also addressed industry’s future challenges and expanded on the opportunities for strategic R&I afforded by Horizon 2020. The announcement came at the annual EUCAR reception and conference in Brussels on 5-6 November. The event which brings together top policy...
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EUCAR publishes the research and innovation priorities for the Strategic Platform of Commercial Vehicles

18th October 2013 - EUCAR publishes the research and innovation priorities for the Strategic Platform of Commercial Vehicles The Strategic Platform of Commercial Vehicles is a cross-cutting implementation domain which intersects with the three EUCAR Strategic Pillars of Research and Innovation.  Today EUCAR is publishing an Executive Summary of its R&I roadmaps in this domain, outlining the main priorities for collaborative R&I for commercial vehicles in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme from 2014-2020.  EUCAR has compiled a strategic vision for Commercial Vehicles R&I which provides an overall objective and inspiration for relevant R&I activities: "An...
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EUCAR publishes research & innovation priorities for its third Strategic Pillar A&C

30th September 2013 - EUCAR publishes research & innovation priorities for its third Strategic Pillar "Affordability & Competitiveness" For the third of its Strategic Pillars of automotive research and innovation (R&I), "Affordability & Competitiveness", EUCAR is publishing an executive summary of its roadmaps in this domain.  The summary provides an overview of the priorities for collaborative automotive R&I for the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, planned for the period 2014 to 2020.  It sets out a strategic vision for the domain, the milestones to be reached for future industrialisation of technologies and the specific research areas of key importance. In...
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