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In today’s Morning Brief, an international consortium develops identity and access standard for sharing biomedical datasets, new opportunities open up worldwide for energy innovators with the support of EDP, the EU invests into green technology translation projects, and more!    

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In today's Morning Brief:

In today’s Morning Brief:

International consortium develops identity and access standard for sharing biomedical datasets

A large group of international experts has developed the GA4GH Passport standard for digital identity and access permissions. It defines a machine-readable digital identity that conveys roles and data access permissions (called “visas”) of the authorized researcher. CSC participated in the standard creation and provides services for the national researchers with GA4GH Passport visas.

Human biomedical research data sets often contain sensitive information about individuals who consented their data for the research project. Sharing of these data for the secondary research use must comply with legal, ethical, and informed consent rules and regulations. The GA4GH Passport standard defines a machine-readable digital identity. It can be used to communicate the roles and granted data access rights of the researcher holding the identity. It is designed to enhance interoperability between data repositories by allowing services to provide safe and scalable access to the authorized data sets by enforcing standardized data access permissions locally.

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Global collaboration to open opportunities for energy innovators features EDP

A collaboration has been announced between global business accelerator program Free Electrons, of which EDP is part of, and Innovate UK, partner in the Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). This partnership will open up new opportunities for innovative companies in the energy sector.

Innovative companies and energy networks will team up to submit projects for SIF funding, with the aim of bringing the most promising solutions to commercial reality as quickly as possible.

The program focuses on collaboration between start-up’s and utilities to pilot projects, commercially deploy products, facilitate investment opportunities, learning and development. Deals to date exceed USD $50 million.

The final 15 start-up’s selected to progress following the Bootcamp module are in the running for the prize of USD $200,000.

The global collaboration between Free Electrons and Innovate UK showcases the kind of strategic alignment that will be essential to enable accelerated delivery of net zero. It demonstrates how to maximise benefits for start-up’s, utilities, consumers and the planet.

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EU invests €1.1 billion in green technology translation projects

The EU’s Innovation Fund is investing €1.1 billion in seven large-scale projects aiming to bring novel energy technologies to the market.

These projects are expected to contribute to decarbonising energy-intensive industries and the energy market with the help of hydrogen, carbon capture, use and storage, and renewable energy technologies in many European Nations.

Launch of the Start-up Village Forum: delivering the vision for EU’s rural areas

Today, the Commission launched the Start-up Village Forum to gather insights on challenges for and potential of rural start-up companies. As part of the EU’s June 2021 long-term vision for rural areas and the Commission Action Plan for Rural areas, the annual Start-up Village Forum contributes to boosting research and innovation in rural communities and help build up a more innovative entrepreneurship that will attract more young and talented people.

The Start-up Village Forum seeks to provide knowledge on rural innovative start-ups, the types of innovations they are involved in, the gaps in the services that they expect from innovation ecosystems and how these could be strengthened in the future.

The broader objectives of the Start-up Village Forum are to:

– Support the further development of rural innovation ecosystems;

– Identify and analyse triggers for innovation in rural areas;

– Connect rural innovation actors across the EU, with a focus on start-ups; and

– Provide a common understanding of the concept of Start-up village and highlight the link with the concept of smart village.

Read all about it here!

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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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