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In today's Morning Brief:
– This month, the Commission unveiled a matchmaking map that spotlights European regions eager to transform into Regional Innovation Valleys. The matchmaking map serves the purpose of assisting these regions in finding suitable partners who share a common commitment to fortify and advance European innovation ecosystems. Check the map here.
– The HUB has written a report presenting the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP), the European Commission response to the need for increased investments in key technologies within the region. STEP’s mission is to channel European Union funds towards advanced digital, sustainable, and biological technologies and support individuals who can integrate these technologies into the economy. Read the full report here.
– The European Commission has initiated a public consultation, inviting all interested stakeholders to provide their input on the draft Code of Practice for industry-academia co-creation, specifically geared towards knowledge valorisation. The survey remains until October 20 and can be consulted through the provided link.
– Science Business brought together industry, research, and policy experts on September 18-19 to assess progress on the Net-Zero Industry Act and address innovation needs and challenges. Moderated by Ricardo Migueis, Head of Office at INESC Brussels Hub, the roundtable discussed “How the EU can build its innovation ecosystem to reach net-zero,” with support from the ATTRACT EU partnership. Watch the full conference here.
EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe”: €90 million for 17 new projects to support healthy soils
The European Commission has allocated €90 million to support 17 new research initiatives that align with the EU Mission: “A Soil Deal for Europe.” These projects are dedicated to the revitalization and safeguarding of soil health, ultimately ensuring sustainable food production, biodiversity preservation, bolstering climate resilience, and contributing to the overarching goals of the European Green Deal.
These projects bring together a total of 314 participants from 32 different countries. In addition to EU Member States, these countries encompass those associated with Horizon Europe (Israel, Kosovo, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey), as well as non-associated countries (the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Switzerland). The collaborative efforts involve a diverse array of entities, including universities, research institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and local authorities.
For more details, please visit this link.
This month, the Commission unveiled a matchmaking map that spotlights European regions eager to transform into Regional Innovation Valleys. These regions expressed their interest by responding to the call for expression of interest initiated in March 2023. The matchmaking map serves the purpose of assisting these regions in finding suitable partners who share a common commitment to fortify and advance European innovation ecosystems. It promotes the creation of connections and partnerships among regions across Europe.
These regions are committed to addressing critical social challenges, primarily based on their smart specialization strategies, while also contributing to the strategic objectives of the European Union. Together, these regions can collaborate to draft joint innovation plans aimed at narrowing the innovation gap within the EU. Check the map here.
While European public-private research partnerships are eagerly anticipating increased participation of UK-based companies as the UK associates with Horizon Europe next year, concerns remain regarding their integration into ongoing projects and the availability of funding.
As explained in Science Business, there is mutual interest in the UK’s enhanced involvement in Projects4Planet, focused on sustainable industrial processes. Shortly after the agreement for UK participation in Horizon Europe, UK companies, some of which were previously engaged in predecessor partnerships, expressed a strong desire to join a brokerage event, according to Àngels Orduña, executive director of A.SPIRE, the industry association overseeing the partnership.
Existing project members are open to welcoming UK companies and research organizations, recognizing the potential for knowledge exchange and the collective strengths each party brings to the table. Despite these positive prospects, uncertainties surrounding the terms and funding mechanisms for UK participation persist. Know more here.
The United Kingdom and Germany have revealed a partnership aimed at working together to advance hydrogen as an eco-friendly fuel and to expedite the implementation of hydrogen projects for both industry and consumers.
According to science business, this collaboration will involve leading efforts in establishing safety standards and regulations, supporting research and innovation across the entire hydrogen production and utilization process, promoting trade, and conducting joint market analysis.
Philip Nimmermann, the State Secretary for Energy in Germany, emphasized that their cooperation goes beyond just trading hydrogen and its byproducts; it also includes working together on technologies and innovations in this domain.
Martin Callanan, the UK’s Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, characterized the two countries as natural partners in the development of low-carbon hydrogen. He believes that this agreement will lay the groundwork for the development of this new fuel, benefiting not only their respective nations but also fostering international trade that could be transformative in the collective effort to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Know more here.
The European Commission has initiated a public consultation, inviting all interested stakeholders to provide their input on the draft Code of Practice for industry-academia co-creation, specifically geared towards knowledge valorisation. This survey, which will remain open for participation until October 20, 2023, is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to contribute their perspectives. The draft Code of Practice is founded upon the culmination of recommendations put forth by the industry-academia collaboration community of practice. To have your voice heard, please access the survey through the provided link.
The European Commission is planning to focus on enhancing research careers and improving access to innovation funding as key areas for addressing the performance gap in research between Eastern and Western European countries. These efforts are aimed at building upon the measures established under the €95.5 billion Horizon Europe program. These considerations are part of the ongoing discussions about how to shape the successor program to Horizon Europe.
Manuel Aleixo, who heads the European Research Area and Innovation unit at the Commission’s research directorate, highlighted these issues as part of the evolving debate on reforming the EU’s Widening measures. Some measures were designed to reduce the innovation disparity between Eastern and Western Europe in the upcoming framework research program, and the Commission has already hinted at potential changes in this regard. Read more in Science Business.
Protecting environment and health: Commission adopts measures to restrict intentionally added microplastics
This week, the Commission has taken a significant step in environmental protection by implementing measures to limit the deliberate inclusion of microplastics in products governed by the EU’s chemical regulation, REACH. These newly established regulations aim to curb the release of approximately 500,000 tonnes of microplastics into the environment. They include a prohibition on the sale of microplastics themselves and products intentionally infused with microplastics that are subsequently released during use. However, exceptions and transition periods will be granted to affected parties to facilitate a smooth adjustment to these new regulations, provided they can justify their need.
The restriction in place adopts a comprehensive definition of microplastics, encompassing all synthetic polymer particles measuring less than five millimetres in size, which are organic, insoluble, and resistant to degradation. The ultimate objective is to reduce intentional microplastic emissions across a wide range of products. Know more here.
According to Science Business, european universities and research institutions are facing increased bureaucracy due to rule changes by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). In response to concerns about indirect funding of Chinese research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the NIH now mandates that foreign collaborators must provide complete data sets and lab notebooks annually. European institutions worry that this will necessitate hiring staff to manage the extra paperwork, potentially causing project delays and hampering transatlantic collaboration. While the NIH has slightly softened its initial proposal to request these documents every three months, European institutions must still grapple with reconciling these requirements with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and intellectual property concerns, creating a substantial administrative burden. Know more here.
The Harnessing Talent Platform is playing a pivotal role in supporting the European Year of Skills, an initiative aimed at raising awareness and finding solutions for the shortage of skilled labor in various regions. The European Commission has introduced the Harnessing Talent Platform as one of its tools to assist European regions in fostering, retaining, and attracting the workforce their economies require. The European Year of Skills for 2023 entails a series of activities, including events, awareness campaigns, dialogues, and tool development, all with the goal of ensuring greater investment in reskilling and upskilling. These efforts are intended to enhance the competitiveness of European companies. This initiative enjoys the collective involvement of all EU bodies dedicated to skills development and employment. Read more here.
Call for applications to join the Expert group on the economic and societal impact of Research and Innovation (ESIR3)
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has issued a call for experts to join the Economic and Societal Impact of Research and Innovation (ESIR3) expert group. This group’s primary objective is to provide support to DG RTD in the formulation of a data-driven, transformative research and innovation (R&I) policy that promotes sustainability transitions in Europe while addressing future challenges. These challenges encompass fostering systemic changes for sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous societies through EU R&I policy, enabling EU R&I policy to play a role in technology governance, contributing to the development of a new socio-economic model for Europe via R&I policy, and clarifying the role of R&I policy in fostering innovation and furthering the European Research Area’s (ERA) goal of reducing the innovation gap and facilitating the emergence of fresh ideas.
If you are enthusiastic about making a meaningful contribution and are prepared to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team engaged in stimulating discussions with policymakers, consider submitting your application to ESIR3. The call for applications is open until September 30, 2023 (12:00 CEST), and the expert group’s term will span two years, from 2024 to 2025.
For additional details about the call, click here.
EU/US divergence in data protection holds lessons for global regulation of artificial intelligence, experts say
Lawmakers must avoid repeating past mistakes in data protection regulation while addressing the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI), defend EU representatives, as noticed by Science Business. Dragoş Tudorache, co-rapporteur on the EU’s AI Act, stresses the importance of convergence, similar to the divergence between EU and US data privacy regulations. Although the US is committed to AI regulation, the specific rules remain uncertain. Senators Schumer, Blumenthal, and Hawley have proposed AI regulations, but there is a risk that the US and Europe may take different paths despite shared values, similar to data protection. Read more here.
The Twin Transition Century: Navigating the interplay of digital and green transformations by Morten Daelhen
In the recently published paper titled “The Twin Transition Century,” Morten Dæhlen, a prominent figure in the Guild of Research-Intensive Opportunities, delves into the crucial interplay between digital and green transitions in our contemporary society. This insightful paper, released in September 2023, addresses the pressing question of how digital advancements can foster a successful green transition. In a world threatened by climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation, understanding the intricate links between these two transitions is paramount. Dæhlen emphasizes that a global green transition can only achieve its full potential if it is intricately connected with the ongoing digital transformation of society. Not only should the digital transition support the green one, but it must also evolve to become more eco-friendly. The paper presents a compelling argument for how the power and momentum of digitalization can contribute to environmental sustainability and how these twin transitions can synergistically reinforce each other, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Read the paper here.
An emerging supply chain is taking shape to produce cell-cultivated meat in bioreactors, thanks to the efforts of various start-ups that are developing technologies designed to streamline and reduce the cost of scaling up production. Several start-ups have independently ventured into the development and commercialization of cultured meat, initially establishing a market for such products. In doing so, they’ve paved the way for companies specializing in pivotal technologies like tailored growth media and cell culture scaffolds.
These newer enterprises are not aiming to produce cultured meat themselves. Instead, their focus is on constructing a supply chain to benefit the broader industry by facilitating scalability and potentially diminishing the need for traditional animal farming. This development aligns with the growing trend of plant-based meat substitutes made from sources like peas, grains, and other plant proteins, underscoring the potential demand for products rooted in protein generated through cellular processes. According to Science Business magazine, this shift is poised to transform the meat production landscape. Know more here.
According to Eric Lambin, a member of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, shifting dietary habits is a key strategy for combating both obesity and climate change. In a recent interview for the Horizon Magazine, it is recommended that policy measures aimed at altering consumer behaviour should encompass the entire “food environment,” encompassing places where people acquire, consume, and discuss their food.
This means that policies should not only target consumers but also extend to food providers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. The expertise required to accelerate the transition to more sustainable and healthy diets is dispersed across various levels of governance, spanning from the EU to Member States, regions, and municipalities.
The EU is positioned to offer guidance, modify subsidies, introduce labelling initiatives, expand its existing carbon-pricing system, and undertake other measures to encourage Member States to take action at their respective levels. This multi-faceted approach underscores the role of dietary change in improving both health and environmental sustainability. Read the full article here.
New JRC study – Aligning smart specialisation with transformative innovation policy
In 2022, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) collaborated with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic to study the development and execution of two missions within the Czech national Smart Specialization Strategy (S3). The main lesson learned was that effective design and implementation of transformative missions under the S3 framework require significant investments in new capabilities and policy learning. The report, co-authored by Michal Miedzinski, Fred Steward and Alasdar Reid is now available here.
One key finding highlights the role of policymakers in fostering bottom-up innovation partnerships that align with national and EU strategic objectives. The report emphasizes the importance of enhancing vertical coherence in Research and Innovation (R&I) policies to maximize their impact. It also underscores the need to support the deployment of mission goals at sub-national levels, including piloting and demonstrating interventions in various regions that can be scaled to a national or EU level. This research offers a roadmap for policymakers and stakeholders aiming to drive innovation and sustainable growth.
The HUB has written a report presenting the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP), the European Commission response to the need for increased investments in key technologies within the region. STEP’s mission is to channel European Union funds towards advanced digital, sustainable, and biological technologies and support individuals who can integrate these technologies into the economy.
With a focus on three key areas – advanced digital and deep technologies, environmentally friendly technologies, and innovative biotechnologies – STEP aligns perfectly with INESC’s interests in Brussels. This strategic alignment opens doors for INESC to tap into EU funding and identify relevant programs.
STEP not only connects us with upcoming EU funding opportunities but also streamlines the process, making it easier to secure additional funding. The Sovereignty Seal, STEP’s quality standard, can be a game-changer, granting special access to more funding sources. This simplifies coordination with Member States and can significantly benefit INESC.
For a comprehensive analysis of the report, check out our private website: https://hub.inesc.pt/
Science|Business brought together industry, research, and policy experts on September 18-19 to assess progress on the Net-Zero Industry Act and address innovation needs and challenges. The aim was to translate the European Green Deal into practical reality.
Moderated by Ricardo Migueis, Head of Office at INESC Brussels Hub, the roundtable discussed “How the EU can build its innovation ecosystem to reach net-zero,” with support from the ATTRACT EU partnership. Expert participants included Mar Capeans, Muriel Attané, Andy Kerr, Francesco Molica, and Wim De Kinderen.
The discussion covered key aspects of achieving a net-zero industry, including ecosystem needs, the roles of infrastructure, the private and public sectors, education, and EU funding. Key takeaways emphasized the importance of collaborative ecosystems, advanced infrastructure, education, and innovative financing mechanisms in advancing sustainability and net-zero goals.
Watch the full conference here.
The 61st MANUFUTURE Implementation Support Group Meeting convened on September 27, 2023, at the INESC Brussels Hub office. This meeting brought together MANUFUTURE EU, a prominent European Technology Platform, and its partner organizations to discuss strategies that will influence the future of manufacturing in Europe.
Discussions at the meeting covered topics including the relevance of the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP) in the context of Manufuture, technology infrastructures, State Aid in Research and Innovation, Human-Centered Manufacturing, and New Clean Technologies. Additionally, updates on strategic European partnerships and upcoming events in the MANUFUTURE calendar were addressed.
The discussions delved into the realms of new clean technologies, end-to-end automation, and the impact of Generative AI on the European manufacturing landscape.
Representatives from partner organizations, including José Carlos Caldeira (INESC TEC), Edoardo Mascalchi (European Commission), Marta Candeias (Instituto Superior Técnico), Tullio Tolio and Marcello Urgo (Politecnico di Milano), Rikardo Bueno Zabalo (BRTA), Hendrik Van Brussel (KU Leuven), and Francesca Girardi (EIT Manufacturing), were present at this all-day meeting.
João Claro, Vice-Chairman and CEO of INESC TEC, Portugal, will be a speaker at the 21st edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, scheduled to occur from October 9 to October 12, 2023, in Brussels. Registration for this event is currently open.
This annual gathering provides cities and regions with a platform to demonstrate their ability to foster economic growth, generate employment, implement EU cohesion policy, and underline the significance of the local and regional levels in promoting effective European governance.
The event is organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the European Committee of the Regions. Know more here.
INESC TEC, in partnership with the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan, announces a new call for applications for their on-site research internship program. This initiative is open to Master’s and PhD students from NII’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) partner institutions, including INESC TEC. Selected participants will have the opportunity to work in Japan on research projects proposed by NII’s experienced researchers.
This program offers a unique chance for young researchers to engage in international collaboration, expand their professional network, and establish valuable relationships for their future endeavors. To learn more about this opportunity, please review the attached e-brochure. If you’re eager to gain international research experience, submit your application to INESC TEC’s International Relations Service (SRI) by October 13, where it will be assessed by our scientific panel. Feel free to contact SRI for insights from INESC TEC colleagues who have previously participated in this program and share their experiences with our Japanese partner.
The final episode of the inaugural season of the INESC TEC podcast, “Ciência e Sociedade,” has been released. You can view it on YouTube or listen to it on Spotify. Additionally, it will soon be accessible on Google Podcasts. In this last episode, the discussion revolves around “Active and Healthy Aging.” Joana Desport Coelho, INESC TEC’s Head of Communication, and Miguel Coimbra, a researcher at INESC TEC and a Full Professor at FCUP, host a dialogue with Hugo Paredes, an INESC TEC researcher and the Pro-Rector for Digital Transition and Administrative Transformation at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Miguel Velhote Correia, another INESC TEC researcher and an Assistant Professor at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto.
INESC MN partnered with Philips in the Moore4medical project, funded by the European Commission’s ECSEL initiative.
INESC MN’s contribution focused on developing an integrated flowmeter utilizing magnetic cilia and spintronic sensors designed for organ-on-chip platforms. Through collaborative efforts with project partners, innovative techniques were devised, merging thin film magnetic sensors with microfluidic devices.
The objective is to integrate this technology into smart well plates. The consortium is dedicated to further refining and developing these technologies for integration into advanced lab and organ-on-a-chip setups.
For more information about the project, click here.
INESC Brussels HUB present in JRC-EARTO workshop on foresight
The JRC-EARTO workshop on foresight featured INESC Brussels Hub and several international organizations, including the French Atomic Energy Commission, Fraunhofer, Research Institutes of Sweden, SINTEF, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
The workshop focused on the future of the construction industry, emphasizing the importance of adaptable, universally applicable value-chains. Discussion included varying opinions on investment in electro fuels and the need for comprehensive evaluation.
The workshop also addressed the growing demand for renewable raw materials in the chemical industry, highlighting sustainability as a priority, among other topics.
– INESC MN is seeking a dedicated individual to join its team as a Research Staff member in the area of Lab on Chip and Microfluid System. 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
– World education today: Insights from the launch of OECD Education at a Glance 2023. September 12, 2023 12:00 PM, Lisbon. Register here.
– 2nd Science|Business Sector Day: Green Deal & Climate – The road to net-zero industry. 18-19 September 2023, 14:00 – 12:30 CET, Brussels. Members only. More info.
– Workshop on AI-assisted Methods and Tools for ECS Engineering Efficiency. 20 September, 14:00- 17:30 (CEST). Register here.
– The Twin Transition Century: The role of digital research for a successful Green Transition of Society. 21 September, 16:30 – 18:30 (CEST), Brussels. Register here.
– Science|Business events – Fair access to resources: Looking to 2030 and beyond”, 26 September, 9:00-14:00 CET, Prague and online. Register here.
– European Chips Act Design Platform: Online workshop for potential users. 26 September 2023, online. Register here.
– Workshop on Advanced Packaging and 3D Heterogeneous Integration for RF/mmWave Applications. 27 September, 14:00- 16:30 (CEST), online. Register here.
-Horizon Europe – Cluster 6: “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment”. 27-28 September 2023. More info.
– 2023 European Researchers Night, 29 September 2023. The event will take place in 26 countries and will be online. Find more here.
– Tutorial at ECAI 2023, Sat, Sep 30, 2023 – Thu, Oct 5, 2023, Kraków, Poland. More info.
– EU Industry Days 2023, 4-6 October 2023, Málaga, Spain. Register here.
– Horizon Implementation Day: Finding opportunities and submitting a proposal in Horizon Europe. 5 October 2023, 8:30 CET. Register here.
– European Week of Regions and Cities 2023. 9 – 12 October 2023, 09:00 – 18:00 CET, Brussels. More info.
– Writing MSCA Doctoral Networks Proposals, Oct 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – Oct 11, 2023, 10:00 AM. Register here.
– Science for Policy in Europe Conference. 10-11 October 2023. 09:00 – 18:00 CET, Brussels and online. Register here.
– The Widening: Founding Group Meeting. 10 October 2023 (TBC), 10:00 – 13:00 CET, Brussels. Members only. More info
– EARTO Policy Event and Innovation Awards Ceremony, 11 October 2023 at 13.30-16.15 (CET), Brussels. Register here.
– Making waves: Is international R&I bringing a true blue economy within reach? 12 October 2023, 14:00 – 16:45 CET, Brussels. Members only. More info
– Workshop on Software Defined Vehicles – a Holistic Technology Stack. 12 October 2023, online. Register here.
– The Neuro Summit – Digital, MedTech, DeepTech, Data & A.I., 11 October at 16:00 – 13 October at 17:00, Champalimaud Fondation, Lisbon. Register here.
– Mutual Learning Exercise on R&I Foresight, 13 october, 9.00-13.00 (CET), Brussels. Register here.
– Horizon Implementation Day: Grant Agreement Preparation in Horizon Europe. 17 October 2023. 8:30 CET. Register here.
– Horizon Europe Cluster 2 – Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society Info Day. 18 October 2023. 8:30 CET, Brussels. More info.
– ETSI Security Conference, from 16 to 19 October 2023, in ETSI, Sophia Antipolis, France. More info.
– Horizon Europe – Cluster 1: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society. Info Day. 18 October. 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.
– 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.
– 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
– Enterprise Europe Network Annual Conference 2023, 15 November 2023, 09:00 CET – 17 November 2023, 18:00 CET, Barakaldo, Spain. 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.
– 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. Maastricht, the Netherlands. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Scaling-up Behaviour Change in the light of the energy and climate crises. More info.
– 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
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
Commission sets out actions to accelerate the roll-out of electricity grids
EU and India sign semiconductor memorandum of understanding
Research & Innovation
Canada to sign Horizon Europe association deal next year
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
Events & Training workshops
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
Events & Training workshops
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
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
Events & Training workshops