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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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03/12/2021: ICoWEFS 2022, European Business and Nature Summit 2021, Germany’s new government and R&I, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– International Conference on Water, Energy, Food and Sustainability (ICoWEFS 2022);
– European Business and Nature Summit 2021;
– Research to be part of EU rival to China’s Belt and Road initiative;
– European Commission welcomes political agreement on the 8th Environment Action Programme;
– What Germany’s new government means for R&I;
– Data Governance: Deal on new rules to boost data sharing across the EU;
– UK-EU row may leave Copernicus €750M short.

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