To celebrate the 15 years of the European Reserach Council, we want to show you the 15 ERC we have and some of the results they achieved!
Mar 25, 2022
15 years of ERC
We learnt on 28 February 2022 that the European Research Council turned 15 years old! Happy birthday!
The ERC was created by the EU in February 2007. It has come a long way since then, with over 10,000 bright minds supported across Europe. What has the ERC achieved so far?
On the occasion of this anniversary and under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) hold an event on Monday 28 February 2022, 15 years after the ERC’s inaugural event was held in Berlin.
The ERC also issued this short video, where you can find some of the ERC highlights of this 15 years:
More than 10,000 researchers
74 distinguished researchers have been in the ERC scientific council
1 Advanced Grant on superconducting materials preparation (ULTRASUPERTAPE), which led to 1 Proof of Concept to scale up the process (IMPACT).
6 Consolidators Grant on organic materials for solar cells and thermoelectrics (FOREMAT), on carbon-based materials for cancer therapy (NEST), on graphene-based electronic materials (Tmol4TRANS), on modeling of flexoelectricity (MULTIFLEXO), and on ferrites for 5G (FeMiT) and molecular materials for energy storage (PHOTHERM). The FOREMAT project led to 1 Proof of Concept to develop thermoelectric sensors (ORGEVINE).
4 Starting Grants, on molecular electronic devices (e-GAMES), photonic nanostructures for light management (ENLIGHTMENT), calcium and magnesium-based batteries (CAMBAT) and spintronics (MAGNEPIC). The e-GAMES project led to 1 Proof of Concept to develop the processing of the materials (LAB-TECH), and the ENLIGHTMENT led to 1 Proof of Concept to create cellulose-based photonics (CELLO).
4 Proof of Concept, in the topics mentioned above: IMPACT, ORGEVINE, LAB-TECH and CELLO.