01/10/2021: EIT, G20, Energy efficiency, Circular Plastics, Soil farming & carbon capture, EU Unitary Patent, Data Act, and some WE readings

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EIT Governing Board call
– G20 Research Ministers adopt declaration on research, higher education and digitisation
– Commission publishes recommendation and guidelines on the energy efficiency first principle
– Circular Plastics Alliance: a new step towards 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics
– Soil, farming and carbon capture
– EU closer to a long-awaited Unitary Patent Court
– The Netherlands publishes non-paper on upcoming Data Act
– Another increase in research budget in a EU country: Austria
– Starting in science: the real story
– EU Council Think Tank September Review

30/9/2021: EU Missions, Tech Infrastructures, research publications, Lithium in Portugal, German elections and what they mean for R&I, EU citizens support to R&I, INESC Health Technologies Roadmap

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EU Missions official launch
– JRC-EARTO Workshop on Technology Infrastructures
– Publishers unite to tackle doctored images in research papers
– Portugal: Lithium preliminary environmental report identifies ‘some risks’
– A summary of Science Business’s take on what the German elections mean for R&I
– Europeans strongly support science and technology according to new Eurobarometer survey
– INESC Health technologies R&I Roadmap: a vision for 2030

29/9/2021: Smart cities, Erasmus+ and MSCA, food systems research, PPPs, strategic autonomy and transatlantic relations, HE association agreements, AI global effect, LNG for maritime transport

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC Health technologies R&I Roadmap: a vision for 2030
– EC workshop on the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission
– New brief on links between Erasmus+ and MSCA
– EU vows €140 million for sustainable food systems research abroad
– Deal on the 10 EU Public Private Partnerships is now complete
– EU Competitive Council (28 Sept): focused on global approach to innovation, strategic autonomy and gender parity
– Norway and Iceland: first associated country-members to Horizon Europe
– EC and its Western Balkan and Turkish partners concluded HE association negotiations
– Strategic autonomy in practice: the case of EU-US relations
– Will AI ease or exacerbate global instability?
– Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission
– Webinar series: “A new world? Universities in changing international relations”

27/9/2021: Technology Infrastructures, Foresight and Strategic Autonomy, Digital Health, Intl cooperation, SSH in HEurope

In today’s Morning Brief:
– JRC-EARTO Workshop on Technology Infrastructures
– 2021 Strategic Foresight Report
– Report on the future of the EU’s Open Strategic Autonomy by 2040 and beyond
– 76th United Nations General Assembly: Science Summit: Digital Health Plenary
– The Association policy to Horizon Europe: latest news
– Integration of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon Europe

23/9/2021: EU Partnerships update, HUB workshop on AI & Robotics, ERA Pact for R&I, Green Deal Series events & other relevant EU R&I news bytes

In today’s Morning Brief:
– European Partnerships – Update on the Legislative Process
– HUB workshop on PPP AI & Robotics
– ERA Pact for R&I – next steps
– Various Running ERA Studies of Interest
– MEPs against inclusion of ‘do no significant harm’ principle in Horizon Europe
– UK sets out ‘pro-innovation’ AI rules, in further move away from Brussels
– Europeans strongly support science and technology according to new Eurobarometer survey
– Agriculture: Launch of an annual EU organic day
– More on the State of the Union address
– Pathways to the future – A follow-up to “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030”
– Fraunhofer organises Green Deal Series: “Offshore Wind as a cornerstone of the European Green Deal” on 12 October 2021

21/9/2021: Reform of the Research Assessment System, CH to fund ERC proposals, Open Access, Quantum investments, new U-Multirank HE cooperation index

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Reform of the Research Assessment System
– Switzerland will temporarily fund ERC proposals with own funds
– Monitoring the open access policy of Horizon 2020
– UK starts construction of new £93 million quantum computing centre
– New ERC President, Maria Leptin, to take over on 1st November
– U-Multirank creates new ‘Higher Education Cooperation Index’
– 2022: Year of Youth and ERASMUS as a tool to promote European Education Area

20/9/2021: Work as an Expert, State of the Union address – key R&I issues, Tech and Strategic Autonomy, European Health Union, New EU Bauhaus, Meat Atlas, Elections that will define the Future of Europe

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Work as an expert – European Defence Fund
– State of the Union address by the President of the EC: key takeaways for R&I
– Technology sovereignty in practice: EC pushes chip building and cyberdefence
– Shaping and securing the EU’s Open Strategic Autonomy by 2040 and beyond
– European Health Union and the new HERA (European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority)
– €85M investment in 2022 for New European Bauhaus project
– Meat Atlas: facts and figures about the animals we eat
– The elections that will define the future of Europe and the EU PermReps dancing chairs

25/8/2021: EC Tenders of Interest to INESC, Work as an Expert, LIFE Training, MSCA opportunities, Research Infrastructures, Energy and Sustainability, Science Advice

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Work as an expert – Research Executive Agency
– Full list of the LIFE programme training videos
– MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, Doctoral networks and Staff Exchanges
– Research Infrastructures – ESFRI Days 2021
– People at the centre of sustainable energy solutions
– Bridging the gap between climate science and policy – a report by Science Business and Elsevier

– Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
– European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
– European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
– European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Developement (AGRI)
– European Commission, DG Competition (COMP)
– European Commission, DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
– European Commission, DG Education,Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
– European Commission, DG Energy (ENER)
– European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
– European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
– European Commission, DG for Climate Action (CLIMA)
– European Commission, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT)
– European Commission, DG for Environment (ENV)

20/8/2021: Resources for better dissemination and exploitation plans in HEurope, call for experts in the Defence Sector, biodiversity, clean energy, open science, encryption, IPCC, science advice for governments and more summer reading suggestions

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Horizon Europe – Resources on dissemination and exploitation
– Defence sector – call for experts
– Seeking biodiversity winners and losers
– Emissions down as Europe’s electricity comes back cleaner
– An Open Science (OS) Index to complement the H Index
– Digitalisation in Europe 2020-2021
– I confess I’ve got things to hide – an opinion article on the importance of encryption
– The IPCC report
– New Horizon, new ERA, new international rules for R&D: A vacation reader
– International conference on science advice for governments 2021