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In today's Morning Brief:


🔬 The European Parliament adopted its position on the 2024 EU budget, in its Wednesday vote, and aims to reverse the proposed €166 million budget cut and increase funding by an additional €140 million to allocate more resources to fundamental, health, and climate research within Horizon Europe for the upcoming year. Know more here.

📝 A recent report from the European Commission lays the foundation for the creation of a new manual focused on utilizing research and innovation foresight in the realm of governance. It offers seven recommendations concerning the implementation of R&I foresight. Download the full report here.

🌍 The European Research Council (ERC) and the European Innovation Council have decided to postpone four application deadlines in response to concerns from Israeli applicants, with applicants having expressed that it’s impractical to meet application cut-off dates during a state of war. As a result, several deadlines will be open for application. Know more here.

Key Takeaways

– The Commission’s 2024 Work Programme was adopted on October 17.  In the Research and Innovation realm, these efforts are particularly focused on advancing the European Green Deal, including initiatives such as the European Wind Power Package, the 2040 climate target, the Initiative for water resilience, and the Strategy on Space Data Economy, facilitating access to European supercomputer capacity for ethical and responsible AI start-ups. Read the full programme here.

– The Horizon EU 2024 calls for proposals under Cluster 6 are now open, accepting submissions until February 22, 2024. These calls cover a variety of topics, such as Circular Economy, Sustainable, Healthy, and Fair Food Systems, Organic Farming, Nature-Based Solutions and Biodiversity, Zero Pollution, Sustainable Development, Environmental Observations and Data Management, with a total of over €890 million in EU funding available. Know more here.

– The European Parliament approved STEP plan for critical technologies. MEPs are calling on the EU Council to fulfil its promises on strategic autonomy and are requesting a further €3 billion from national budgets to add to the €10 billion budget proposed by the Commission. However, they still disagree over the scope and budget of the program. Know more here. Remember the HUB has published a report on this issue, available here.

– The HUB attended the ERA FABRIC consortium meeting held at Eurocat – Technology Centre of Barcelona. The ERA FABRIC project aims to introduce a fresh concept of ERA Hubs in diverse European regions and organizational structures, adhering to shared compliance criteria. Ricardo Miguéis, on behalf of INESC TEC, discussed the core objectives of ERAHubs, emphasizing mission-driven knowledge, cross-border collaboration, and multifaceted effectiveness. An event report on this important consortium will soon be available.


European Research Council extends call deadlines after Hamas attack rocks Israeli science

According to the European Commission, the European Research Council (ERC) has decided to postpone four application deadlines in response to concerns from Israeli applicants. These researchers, some of whom are still facing the threat of rocket attacks, have expressed that it’s impractical to meet application cutoff dates during a state of war. As a result, the ERC has extended the following deadlines:
1. The ERC Starting Grant Call has been moved from October 24 to November 7.
2. The ERC Synergy Call has been extended from November 8 to November 15.
3. The EIC Accelerator deadline has been postponed from October 19 to November 8.
4. The EIC Pathfinder deadline has been pushed back from October 18 to October 25.
Know more here.

Horizon EU 2024 calls for proposals open with over €890 Million in EU funding

The Horizon EU 2024 calls for proposals unde Cluster 6 are now open, accepting submissions until February 22, 2024. These calls cover a variety of topics, such as Circular Economy, Sustainable, Healthy, and Fair Food Systems, Organic Farming, Nature-Based Solutions and Biodiversity, Zero Pollution, Sustainable Development, Environmental Observations and Data Management
With a total of over €890 million in EU funding available, these calls present an opportunity for researchers, innovators, and organizations to contribute to advancements in the fields of food, bio-economy, natural resources, agriculture, and the environment. This significant investment reflects the EU’s commitment to fostering innovation and sustainability. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this initiative. Submit your proposals by February 22, 2024. Know more here.

Is numerical scoring important in the evaluation of grant proposals?

A recent study, authored by Ivan Buljan, David G. Pina (REA), Antonija Mijatović, and Ana Marušić, and published on F1000 Research’s Open Research platform, investigated the significance of numerical scores in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) projects, with a particular focus on Innovative Training Networks (ITN) proposals submitted during Horizon 2020 calls. It’s worth noting that the ITN funding scheme has been rebranded as MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN) in the Horizon Europe framework program.
According to the European Research Executive Agency, the study’s objective was to determine whether the removal of numerical scores by the European Commission in 2020 had any noticeable impact on the linguistic characteristics of reviewer comments, especially in comparison to the period when numerical scoring was still in use in 2019. The study’s findings reveal that the elimination of numerical scores did not introduce significant differences in the evaluation process of ITN proposals or its overall outcomes. This suggests that the procedure for evaluating MSCA grant proposals remains robust and consistent. Know more here.

The 2024 Commission Work Programme presented

The Commission’s 2024 Work Programme was adopted on October 17 and presented to the European parliament, the council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the regions. The emphasis goes to the simplification of regulations for both EU citizens and businesses.
This Work Programme builds on the achievements of the previous four years, outlining new proposals and significant initiatives for reducing bureaucratic complexities. Some of these simplification measures have already been introduced (15 proposals and initiatives since March 2023). In the 2024 Work Programme, the Commission is introducing an additional 26 proposals to lessen administrative burdens without compromising social, safety, consumer protection, environmental, or economic standards. In the Research and Innovation realm, these efforts are particularly focused on advancing the European Green Deal, including initiatives such as the European Wind Power Package, the 2040 climate target, the Initiative for water resilience, EU Space Law, the Strategy on Space Data Economy, and facilitating access to European supercomputer capacity for ethical and responsible AI start-ups. Read the full programme here.

Horizon Europe faces a cut as negotiations on 2024 EU budget get underway

The European Parliament adopted its position on the 2024 EU budget, in its Wednesday vote, and aims to reverse the proposed €166 million budget cut and increase funding by an additional €140 million to allocate more resources to fundamental, health, and climate research within Horizon Europe for the upcoming year. The Parliament is prepared for challenging negotiations with EU member states concerning the 2024 EU budget, which includes a suggested €12.8 billion allocation for the Horizon Europe research program.
As explained by Science Business, EU member states advocate for a €166 million reduction in Horizon Europe to ensure full budget utilization. They argue that approximately 5% of the funds allocated to research in framework programs go unspent each year. Typically, this occurs because projects experience delays or do not progress as swiftly as anticipated. Unspent funds do not automatically return to the budget. Know more here.

Commission recommends carrying out risk assessments on four critical technology areas

This week, the Commission has put forward a Recommendation focusing on critical technology areas to safeguard the EU’s economic security, for further risk assessment with member states. This step follows the previously established European Economic Security Strategy, which aimed to comprehensively address economic security within the EU. This Recommendation specifically deals with assessing technology-related risks, particularly the risk of technology leakage. Among the ten critical technology areas, the Recommendation pinpoints four that are most likely to pose immediate and significant threats to technology security and technology leakage:
1. Advanced Semiconductor Technologies, encompassing microelectronics, photonics, high-frequency chips, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
2. Artificial Intelligence Technologies, covering high-performance computing, cloud and edge computing, data analytics, computer vision, language processing, and object recognition.
3. Quantum Technologies, including quantum computing, quantum cryptography, quantum communications, quantum sensing, and radar.
4. Biotechnologies, which involve genetic modification techniques, new genomic methods, gene-drive, and synthetic biology.
Know more here.

European Parliament approves STEP plan for critical technologies

The European Union is in the process of establishing the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP) to bolster crucial technologies and enhance European autonomy. As per the Commission’s proposal, this Platform will reallocate funds from existing EU instruments and provide an additional €10 billion to reinforce programs like InvestEU, Horizon Europe, the Innovation Fund, and the European Defense Fund.
According to the European Parliament News, this initiative will result in a total investment of €160 billion in key industries through the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform. To recognize and promote high-quality projects that align with the Platform’s goals, a new EU quality label known as the Sovereignty Seal will be awarded to them, increasing their visibility and attractiveness to both public and private investors.
Regarding the recommendations put forth by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) this month, they seek to strengthen the initiative further to better support the EU’s industry. Their suggestions encompass:
1. An additional €3 billion, supplementing the proposed €10 billion, to bring the total funds under the Platform to €13 billion.
2. Closer alignment of this regulation with other legislative acts, such as the Net-Zero Industry Act and the Critical Raw Materials Act, which aim to enhance industrial competitiveness.
3. The establishment of a committee responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the initiative.
4. A comprehensive evaluation by the European Commission by the year 2025.

Commission report lays path to handbook on use of R&I foresight in policymaking

A recent report from the European Commission lays the foundation for the creation of a new manual focused on utilizing research and innovation foresight in the realm of governance.
R&I foresight involves the analytical evaluation of how research and innovation might evolve in the future and the potential factors that could impact its development or become pertinent to the field.
The report showcases numerous instances where governments and public sector initiatives have effectively employed R&I foresight. Furthermore, it offers seven recommendations concerning the implementation of R&I foresight.
The ultimate objective of the report is to serve as a cornerstone for a forthcoming EU handbook aimed at promoting a more systematic adoption of R&I foresight in the decision-making processes of policymaking. Download the full report here.

Futures of Science for Policy in Europe: Scenarios and Policy Implications

The Platform Futures4Europe recently published policy brief ‘Futures of Science for Policy in Europe: Scenarios and Policy Implications’ explores practices and processes through which information should be exchanged between knowledge actors and policy-makers with the intention to produce scientifically informed policies in Europe.
They emphasize the increasing prominence of science in many public debates and the increasing willingness of governments to mobilize scientific and other advice mechanisms in the context of public debate. Read the report here.

Results of the Regional Innovation Valleys calls are in with strong interest from Member States and Associated Countries

On October 17, the Commission concluded the inaugural coordinated calls for the Regional Innovation Valleys initiative, aimed at reinforcing EU cohesion and innovation. These calls garnered 50+ proposals, involving nearly 1000 participants from 25 Member States and 6 Associated Countries. In total, 57 proposals were submitted across both cohesion and innovation programs. Notably, both the EIE WP and I3 instrument calls achieved balanced geographic representation. The evaluation phase is scheduled between October 2023 and February 2024, with results anticipated in March 2024.
The Commission anticipates that successful proposals will lead to the implementation of interregional innovation projects, uniting advanced innovative regions with emerging ones. These projects will tackle crucial EU challenges, such as reducing fossil fuel dependence, enhancing global food security, navigating the digital transformation (including cybersecurity), improving healthcare, and promoting circularity. Know more here.


Commission research chief emphasizes the need to talk about the next EU research programme

The European Commission’s head of research and innovation, Marc Lemaître, is advocating for an early discussion regarding the next EU research program, set to commence in 2028. He highlights the need for careful consideration of the future framework program’s focus, as explained in Science Business.
The research community is eager to engage in this conversation, which will define Framework Programme 10. The ensuing debate, taking place over the next two years, will revolve around striking a balance between policy-driven and bottom-up research approaches. Marc Lemaître stresses that this marks the initial phase of the discussion. However, there are strategic matters to address as well. Lemaître underlines the existing tension between advocates of bottom-up research and those who favor a more focused approach on applied research to achieve policy objectives.
In a context where an increasing portion of research funding is channeled towards innovation and Commission-driven initiatives like the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform, this conversation becomes increasingly significant. Know more here.

Physicist Jari Kinaret named executive director of new Chips partnership

According to Science Business, Finnish physicist Jari Kinaret has taken on the position of executive director for the recently established Chips Joint Undertaking, succeeding Yves Gigase.
The Chips Joint Undertaking, previously known as the Key Digital Technologies partnership, has been rebranded with an expanded focus and a larger budget. This expansion aims to facilitate the implementation of the initiatives outlined in the EU Chips Act, which came into effect in September.
Kinaret, a professor at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology, comes from a background in physics and nanotechnology. He has been the director of the EU’s €1 billion Graphene Flagship research project since 2013, dedicated to exploring the potential of graphene. Know more here.

Shaping the digital transformation: EU strategy explained

As explained by the European Parliament News, the EU is committed to reinforcing its digital autonomy and establishing its own standards, rather than relying on externally imposed standards, to prepare Europe for the digital era.
To steer the EU’s digital evolution, the European Commission introduced the Europe’s Digital Decade policy program. This program includes specific targets and goals for 2030 in various areas, such as skills development, the establishment of secure and sustainable digital infrastructures, the digital transformation of businesses, and the digitalization of public services.
In May 2021, the European Parliament approved a report that outlined the path for shaping Europe’s digital future. The report urged the Commission to address the challenges associated with the digital transition and to harness the opportunities presented by the digital single market. It also stressed the need to enhance the utilization of artificial intelligence, foster digital innovation, and promote digital skills. This article explains all the intertwined areas of digital transformation for Europe, from cybersecurity to intelligent road transport systems, so keep reading here.

MEPs call for start-ups to be treated differently from SMEs

According to Science Business, MEPs are urging the development of a comprehensive strategy for start-up and scale-up companies. This strategy should be based on a new definition that takes into consideration the unique challenges these businesses encounter.
At present, existing legislation lumps start-ups together with SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), categorizing them based on factors like the number of employees and turnover. This one-size-fits-all definition creates hurdles for start-ups in securing funding and facilitating their growth. A draft report, presented to the European Parliament’s industry, research, and energy committee on October 12, emphasizes the need for the European Commission to propose unified definitions for start-ups and scale-ups that recognize their distinctions from SMEs. Furthermore, it calls for a reassessment of how legislation, including the SME Relief Package introduced by the Commission in September, affects start-ups. Know more here.

Fate of New European Bauhaus Mission hangs in the balance

European Union member states are showing reluctance towards the European Commission’s proposal to transform the New European Bauhaus into a Horizon Europe Mission, according to Science Business.
The New European Bauhaus initiative, initially launched in 2020 under Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, aimed to infuse cultural and aesthetic elements into the EU’s net-zero goals. It began as a Commission-led movement involving artists and innovators reimagining various spaces – public, private, and work-related. Now, there’s a desire to integrate it into a single EU program to provide a more defined framework.
When von der Leyen first introduced this idea in 2021, it faced skepticism, but with the President’s backing, it garnered attention. Thus far, the Bauhaus initiative has received funding from nine separate EU programs. However, in July, the Commission proposed that the New European Bauhaus should transition into a dedicated Horizon Europe Mission, which represents a new and untested form of European research funding. Know more here.

UK announces £650M fusion scheme

According to the UK Government, the UK has disclosed its intention to provide training for more than 2,000 individuals in cutting-edge fusion technology as part of a newly allocated £650 million fund for fusion initiatives. This effort will also involve establishing a new facility dedicated to testing fuel cycles with a focus on commercialization, along with an additional £200 million designated for research and development to assist the industry in crafting components for future fusion power plants.
Nuclear Minister Andrew Bowie unveiled these plans at the IAEA Fusion Energy Conference on Monday. These investments bring the UK government’s total funding in fusion to over £1.4 billion since 2021.
Bowie remarked, “With the UK’s world-class scientific talent and expertise, we have a remarkable opportunity to be at the forefront of fusion technology and to lead the way in its commercialization as the ultimate clean energy source.” Read the full press release here.

HUB present at the Portuguese state visit in Brussels

The HUB was present at the reception of the Portuguese State Visit in Saint-Gilles, meeting esteemed guests including government officials, European MEPs, and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. It was a great chance to strengthen our bonds with the Portuguese community in Brussels.

INESC TEC’s Participation in ERA FABRIC Consortium Meeting to Promote ERA Hubs

The HUB attended the ERA FABRIC consortium meeting held at Eurocat – Technology Centre of Barcelona. The ERA FABRIC project aims to introduce a fresh concept of ERA Hubs in diverse European regions and organizational structures, adhering to shared compliance criteria. INESC TEC is a partner institution involved in this Coordination Support Action financed by the European Commission.
During the session focused on Widening and sustainability (WP6), Ricardo Miguéis, on behalf of INESC TEC, discussed the core objectives of ERAHubs, emphasizing mission-driven knowledge, cross-border collaboration, and multifaceted effectiveness.

INOV: CICLOPE’s Vision Expands to Cávado

INOV is thrilled to announce the successful installation of the CICLOPE Forest Fire Prevention Surveillance System in the CIM Cávado region.
Financed by the Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Operational Program, this initiative involves the setup of four surveillance towers and operational equipment in the GNR Control Centers. With 69% of the Cávado territory under coverage, we’re enhancing our regional strategy to minimize the impact of forest fires.
Find out more about this project:

INESC MN Collaborates on SafeFire Project Field Tests for Firefighter Monitoring and Safety

INESC MN proudly assisted to the inaugural field trials of the SafeFire project at the experimental field test in Gestosa, Góis. This collaborative effort involved the integration of biosensors to monitor firefighters in action and was conducted in partnership with INESC MN, ADAI-LAETA, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Coimbra, and LATINO GROUP.
The SafeFire Project is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance conditions of firefighters. It does so by introducing innovative approaches that combine the monitoring of physiological and environmental data, intelligent data analysis, and effective communication methods. The primary goals include improving the well-being of firefighters, preventing risky situations, and harnessing monitored data to support decision-making within firefighting teams, including considerations like team rotations and specific requirements. Check here.

13 INESC TEC researchers achieve global recognition as leading influencers

In a recent assessment conducted by Stanford University, 13 distinguished researchers from INESC TEC have been acknowledged as part of the top 2% of scientists worldwide. This remarkable achievement underscores the institution’s exceptional research contributions.
We extend our congratulations to Joao Gama, João Abel Peças Lopes, Vladimiro Miranda, Orlando Frazão, Manuel Matos, Ricardo Bessa, Jaime Cardoso, Gaspar Rego, João Cardoso, Mohammad Sadegh Javadi, José Luís Santos, Luís Coelho, and Pedro Jorge for their groundbreaking work in their respective domains. Read more here.

Job Opportunities

– INESC TEC has 22 vacancies in different work areas, such as Mobile Robotics, Computer Science, and more. Recently they opened a position for the study and development of a fiber optic sensor for monitoring the curing process of concrete structures, and another in industrial Robotics Research. Find more at INESCTEC website and via LinkedIn
– INESC MN is seeking an early career Researcher with PhD in the area of Lab-on-Chip devices and Microfludics. Deadline for application: 26 October 2023. More info
– INOV is hiring a Analyst/Programmer and a Facilities Manager. More info
– INESC Coimbra has announced a PhD position Behavioral Operations Research and multi objective optimization in residential energy management systems. More info

– Information Session – European Research Council (ERC) Applications: Key Aspects to Consider from an Evaluator’s Perspective, 20 october, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Register here.
– HORIZON FUTURES WATCH WORKSHOP #5: Futures of Green Skills and Jobs. October 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT+2. Register here.
– Conference by the European Commission – DG RTD: Making research results work for society. 26 October 2023, 09:30 – 16:15 (CEST), Brussels and online. Register here.
– 18th ERA Forum Meeting, 26 October 2023, 09.00-13.00 (CEST). Agenda available through this link.

–  Luxembourg Internet Days: Network Security & Resilience. 7-8 November, Luxembourg. More info here.
– The European Commission organises the Annual Research Conference in Brussels, 13-15 November 2023. More information here.
– Horizon Results Booster – steering research towards a strong societal impact. 14 November 2023 from 10:00 to 12:30 (CET). More information here.
– 3rd Science|Business Sector Day: Health & Life Sciences – Future-proofing medicines. 13-14 November 2023. 14:00 – 12:30 CET, Brussels. By invitation only. More info
– BusinessEurope – EARTO event: Investing in Research and Innovation: Towards FP10, 20 November, 10:00 – 12:30 CET, Brussels. Registration will be soon provided.
–  ERA FORUM event dedicated to research careers and action 4 of the ERA Policy Agenda, 21 and 22 November 2023. All the information and registration available here.
– Horizon Europe: FP10 and Preparing for the 2024 Annual Conference. 28 November 2023. 15:00 – 17:00 CET. Online. Members only. More info
– Behave 2023, the 7th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency by the European Energy Network (EnR). 28-29 November. The event will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Scaling-up Behaviour Change in the light of the energy and climate crisis’. More info
– The Chips Joint Undertaking Launch Event, 30 November-1 December, Brussels, at the Event Lounge. Register here.

– Co-Designing Diamond Open Access Recommendations and Guidelines for Research Funders, Sponsors, and Donors by Science Europe, 4 december, Brussels, 14.00–16.00 CET. Register here.
– 10th Symposion on European Civil Security Research – organised by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 5-6 December, 11:30- 18:00 (CEST), Brussels and online. Register here.
– The Widening: 2023 Annual Conference. 06 December 2023 (TBC). 13:30 – 17:30 CET. Place TBA. Public event. More info

– Annual Network Conference. 06 February 2024. 09:00-17:30 CET. Brussels. Public event. More info
– 4th Workshop on Neuroengineering: Brain-on-a-Chip Platforms. 4-5 April 2024. i3S – Institute of Research and Innovation in Health. More information here.
– 8th World Conference on Research Integrity, 2-5 June 2024, at Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC), Athens. Travel Grant applications open on 26 June 2023. More info
– Conference: IAMOT – International Association for Management of Technology 2024, 8-11 July 2024. Porto, Portugal. Organised by INESC TEC and FEUP. More info


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01/11/2023 – Lisbon crowned European Capital of Innovation, Canada´s association to Horizon Europe, €75.35B boost to the ERA, new energy projects for the Green Deal & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Calls open for 2023 Innovation Fund proposals with record €4B budget
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to develop the Smart Specialization Observatory
Fighting extreme weather with extreme computing power
Commission proposes 166 cross-border energy projects for EU support to help deliver the European Green Deal
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Research & Innovation
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No more New European Bauhaus Mission
Nature-inspired flying robots: advancements in environmental monitoring
Over €75B of the recovery funds will go to European Research Area objectives
Lisbon crowned European capital of innovation for 2023
Maria Leptin’s perspectives on university challenges and innovation
EU’s Industrial R&D Scoreboard updates
RTP3 features INOV’s AI-integrated inspection system in RiaStone production
APPRAISE system: INOV contributes to enhancing security in public spaces through innovative technology
INESC TEC collaborates on a European project that promotes the use of algae in sustainable aquaculture
INESC TEC’s podcast among the nominees for a national award
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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24/11/2023 – EU’s decarbonization push, INESC participates in Portugal’s Blockchain initiative, Horizon Europe budget boost for R&I & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
EU Commission to spend €186 million promoting agri-food products in and outside EU in 2024
Commission opens search for technology infrastructure expert group
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
Call for Contributions: EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council’s first edition of AI terminology and taxonomy
Belgium to focus on a public sector European blockchain during its EU presidency
Europe still working with China on military and surveillance uses of artificial intelligence, report finds
EU launches new competition to give AI companies access to supercomputers
Plans to boost Europe’s Net-Zero technology production
As microscopic materials proliferate, ensuring they are safe is a priority
Research & Innovation
European Parliament Approves 2024 EU Budget with Boost for Research and Innovation
Council approves UK’s inclusion in Horizon Europe and Copernicus Programmes
EU lagging behind on antimicrobial resistance research
Opinion article in Science Business: The European Research Area needs a reboot
EIT lauds impact of Regional Innovation Scheme in latest report
INESC participates at BLOCKCHAIN.PT initiative
INESC MN partners up in semiconductor consortium
INESC TEC advances autonomous vehicle perception in THEIA project
The HUB hosts EARTO meeting on EU RD&I Programmes
HUB contributes at the INESC TEC Autumn Forum
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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17/11/2023 – Horizon Europe latest calls, the €85M boost next year to reach €12.9B, the approval of the Critical Raw Materials Act & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon: €290M in funding for digital, industry and space
ERC sees rise in Starting Grant applications
Artificial Intelligence
OECD updates definition of Artificial Intelligence ‘to inform EU’s AI Act’
Study highlights AI’s economic potential amid EU regulatory focus
EU Atlantic strategy: what’s next?
How can regenerative agriculture help the food system survive?
Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems” launch event conclusions
Research & Innovation
Horizon Europe: €12.9 Billion Boost in 2024 Budget
Commission welcomes political agreement on the Critical Raw Materials Act
Paper: How regional innovation ecosystems can improve participation in the European Framework Programme for R&I
European Space Agency looks to private sector to stay competitive
Technology readiness levels are getting a reality check to ensure innovations are socially acceptable
Research Management initiative advances strategic capacities in European research organisations
Carla Gonçalves of INESC TEC recognized among Portugal’s green visionaries
Bactometer project secures runner-up position in EIT Health
Artificial Intelligence and humans collaborate to enhance critical infrastructure security
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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