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EU – US agreement to foster research cooperation

The European Commission and the US Government signed an agreement on the 17 October 2016, which will enable European and American researchers to work together more closely on projects funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “Bright ideas should know no boundaries, so European research and innovation is open to the world for collaboration. This agreement means that the best talent on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to work even closer together on tackling the global challenges that our societies are facing.” With this agreement, researchers respectively funded by the US and the EU will be able to organise their cooperation outside the formal Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement signed for each project. The agreement will be signed in Brussels at approximately12.30 CET by Commissioner Moedas and H.E. Anthony L. Gardner, US Ambassador to the EU. It is another key step in support of the Commission’s policy of making European research and innovation Open to the World. More information on the agreement is available online: http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=newsalert&year=2016&na=na-171016

Source: EC Press

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