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EMODnet Open Conference and Online Ocean Literacy Workshop

DG MARE will host a workshop with more than 70 speakers on 14-16 June for the 3-day Open Conference organized by EMODnet, the European Marine Observation and Data Network. Over the last decade, EMODnet has managed to put its mark on the marine knowledge and data environment, in Europe and beyond. On 16 June, the EMODnet Secretariat will organise an online workshop on the European Atlas of the Seas. The interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the many different aspects of the Atlas, from the story behind map layers to how the Atlas can be used in education and ocean literacy. The workshop is open to everyone and is free to attend, whether you are just discovering the European Atlas of the Seas or you are already a user looking for further information. Explore the full programme and register here.

 

EIC sets ups mentoring scheme for female entrepreneurs

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched a new mentorship programme to help women entrepreneurs enhance their skills and network. The scheme is open to all women that are part of EIC-funded projects, but this time around, only 50 of them will be able to secure tailor-made training with personal mentors and coaches. In the future, the mentorships will be extended to women from outside the EIC circle as part of  the WomanTechEU programme foreseen to be launched in late June. Read more on the mentorship here.

 

France moves to become a nation of ‘large tech companies’

“We were a start-up nation, we are going to become a nation of large technology companies,” Economy Minister Bruno le Maire told a conference on Monday (7 June), adding that “France has a vocation to be one of the nations writing the 21st century”. In a study published last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) deplored the EU’s lagging investment in technology companies, pointing to the limited availability of venture capital and private investment. Of the initial €20 billion target, which also includes third-party investors, the total funds already amount to €18 billion. Le Maire even proposed on Monday to raise the target to €30 billion. Le Maire also recalled the government’s ambition for 2025 to have 25 French “unicorns” – unlisted startups valued at a minimum of €1 billion. Read more on Euractiv.

 

Fifty cities so far in the Green City Accord

The European Commission’s Green City Accord has hit a milestone number of cities willing to adopt even more ambitious environmental protection targets. These cities join other signatories in setting ambitious targets to tackle air, water and noise pollution, protect nature and biodiversity and to improve waste management and support the circular economy. Any city in an EU member state that has more than 20,000 inhabitants is eligible to sign the Accord. Eurocities, ICLEI Europe and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) support the European Commission in developing and implementing the Accord. For more information about the Accord, visit its website.

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31/05/2022: BioData.PT Session 3, EU AI Law, European Sustainable Energy Week, LIFE Awards 2022 Winners, EU Green Deal, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– BioData.PT Talks Session 3: Recent Artificial Intelligence Tools and Architectures for Structural Biology;
– EUA Policy Input: Considerations for a “European Degree”;
– Putting Science into Standards;
– The EU AI law will not be future-proof unless it regulates general purpose AI systems;
– European Sustainable Energy Week: Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition;
– European Commission reveals winners of LIFE Awards 2022;
– Interact with statistics for the European Green Deal;
– EU countries urged to prepare for Russian gas cut: Summit draft.

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30/05/2022: INESC TEC Workshop, EU Cancer Plan, Eurostat, Defunct Satellites, Hydrogen, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC TEC coordinated a workshop on Machine Learning;
– Access to financial products for persons with a history of cancer in EU Member States;
– Eurostat regional yearbook: From traditional printed publication to modern interactive tool;
– ‘World-first’ project for capturing defunct satellites ramps up;
– Hydrogen: BAM sets up digitally networked research filling station to increase safety of technology;
– EFCA coordinates EU efforts to monitor the bluefin tuna fishing season;
– Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Workshop – Report;
– Commission outlines defence R&D priorities in new €924M work programme.

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26/05/2022: INESC-ID research grants, new MSCA platform, Horizon Europe UK backup, REPowerEU, Fit for 55, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC-ID: Nuno Lopes receives research grants from Google and Woven Alpha;
– EU ramping up efforts for strategic autonomy in raw materials;
– Laurence Moreau appointed head of the ERC executive agency;
– Event: The UK’s Position in Global Science and Innovation;
– New MSCA networking platform for future applicants;
– Application system opens for UK Horizon backup grants;
– Fraunhofer elects three new executive vice-presidents;
– FaST Navigator study identifies models necessary to provide accurate advice on the use of fertilisers to EU farmers;
– Germany’s pacifist universities pose obstacle to militarisation of EU R&D;
– Webinar: The European Standardisation Booster;
– MSCA Cluster event on Mission Ocean and Waters;
– REPowerEU: Commission establishes the EU Energy Platform Task Force to secure alternative supplies;
– Horizon Europe mission on carbon-neutral cities kicks into gear;
– Fit for 55: New EU carbon sink goal will increase 2030 reduction target;
– A new Blue Economy Observatory to monitor and promote the sustainability of our ocean related activities;
– Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Workshop – Report.

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