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ERA-CAPS Network welcomes new Hungarian partner

As of June 2013, the Centre for Agricultural Research (MTA-ATK) from Hungary has joined the ERA-CAPS Consortium. The largest agricultural research complex in Hungary is part of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and will provide technical expertise to the Network as well as linkages to the Hungarian research community in plant science. Read more

Final report of the Plant ETP event “Stimulating Innovation in Plant Genetic Resources” now available

On 23 April 2013, the European technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP) held a major stakeholder event ‘Stimulating Innovation in Plant Genetic Resources’ in Brussels highlighting the contributions of the European plant and agricultural sectors to productive, competitive and sustainable agriculture. A representative of ERA-CAPS also participated in the event. Read more

ERASynBio first joint call for transnational research projects

The Synthetic Biology ERA-NET (ERASynBio) is pleased to announce its 1st joint call for transnational research projects in Synthetic Biology. The call will be open until 26 August 2013 and represents a unique opportunity for Europe and the USA to build Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects. Read more

500 research teams from 21 countries join forces in the first ERA-CAPS call

A total of 110 proposals has been submitted to the first ERA-CAPS joint call that closed on 15 February 2013. The proposals involve 500 research teams from 21 European and non-European countries including Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Researchers from 5 countries outside the call consortium were able to secure the means necessary to join applying consortia. Several companies have also provided letters of support to applying consortia. Read more



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