About the EBS Research Hub

Building on over 20 years of experience in EU affairs and business intelligence, the EBS Research Hub is an innovative platform facilitating the interaction between the research community, the business sector and EU policymakers.

The EBS Research Hub has been selected by the European Commission to lead the communications, dissemination, exploitation and advocacy work packages of several projects funded by Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, aiming at the development of applied research tackling concrete issues based on the needs of society and industry. 



NOVATERRA is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project focused on ensuring food security and healthy food access for the increasing population. Through a series of case studies in Mediterranean olive groves and vineyards, the project aims to understand whether it is possible to maintain current yields and quality in Europe and in other regions while eliminating or significantly reducing the use of contentious plant protection products (also known as pesticides). 

The EBS Research Hub is the lead for the Communications Work package for the NOVATERRA project. As a lead partner we are also part of the general project organisational team.


What are the ethical and human rights implications of Smart Information Systems?’

Looking towards the future of technology, SHERPA is a project that will investigate, analyse and synthesise our understanding of the ways in which Smart Information Systems impact ethics and human rights issues.

Now is the time to harness the benefits of SIS and simultaneously address their downsides. The SHERPA project is uniquely placed to guide the ongoing debate, focus it and develop actionable recommendations and advocate them to ensure that SIS promote the public good.

SHERPA aims to clarify and exemplify the ethical and human rights issues of SIS through a series of methods:

  • Developing 10 case studies and 5 future-looking scenarios.
  • Spelling out ethical and social tensions and their role in the current human rights framework.
  • Working closely with 45 stakeholders throughout the project to conduct both a large-scale online survey of 1,000 European Citizens and a Delphi study with 60 experts.
  • 10 short videos to demonstrate the steps of the project.
  • Disseminate and Communicate these findings with stakeholders and the public

The EBS Research Hub is the lead for the Communications, Dissemination and Advocacy Work package for the SHERPA project. As a lead partner we are also part of the general project organisational team.


‘Developing teachers’ entrepreneurial skills’

EntreCompEdu, a co-funded project by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, works to promote entrepreneurial education in schools. We need to reduce the increasing mismatch between the skills our education systems are delivering and the needs of society which is damaging the aspirations of Europe’s young people and, ultimately their future well-being and prosperity.

We want to empower teachers to rethink the skills they have and how they can be used, by seeing their own strengths and using them to improve the quality (and inclusiveness) of school education. We will build a bridge from the classroom through making direct policy and practice-based links between the professionalisation of teachers, educators and leaders and how this can be supported by developing the capacity of teachers to deliver entrepreneurship education through their teaching.

The EBS Research Hub assists the Communications Work package for the EntreCompEdu project and is also part of the general project organisational team.


Business4Change is a 4-day hackathon contest, organised to ‘hack’ or solve issues businesses are facing in their transition to the circular economy. The hackathon emphasized the potential of social innovation and the role of new business models in the circular economy. Business4Change is an initiative of the European Commission that took place on 11-16 November 2020 online in tandem with the European Business Summit.

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