In today's Morning Brief:

INESC article on Cybersecurity published on Science|Business

Science Business has published today INESC’s article on Cybersecurity. A huge thank you to the lead writer, Nelson Escravana, and to Rui Oliveira and Miguel Correia who participated in the writing process. This initiative is channelling a very welcome visibility to INESC institutes and its research capacity at a European level. On top of that, it is showing how effective the collaborations across different INESC institutes can be. Way to go!

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More funding and research: how can the EU advance in AI?

Conclusions from an EurActiv conference on the funding of AI were published here and the full conference can be seen here. Among the issues raised was the great divide in public opinion when it comes to AI, future funding in the industry, and consumer and data privacy concerns. Lucilla Sioli, Director for Digital Industry at the Commission’s DG Connect described the EU executive’s approach, as “positive but careful” and with a human-centered focus. She also mentioned Commission funding for a public-private partnership on AI, data, and robotics, in addition to testing facilities to develop everyday uses of the technology.

 

Digital Day 2021

Digital Day 2021 will take place on 19 March as a virtual event, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Portuguese Presidency. You can view the programme here and register here. Not announced, but there are plans for nations to put pen to paper on three declarations, covering Europe’s future in the global data space, its support for the startup ecosystem on the bloc, and a declaration on a ‘green and digital transformation’ in the EU, according to EurActiv.

 

EC webinar on how to prepare a Horizon Europe proposal

The agenda is out for the first webinar organised by the European Commission on how to apply for the Horizon Europe calls. The main points addressed in the webinar will be “Submission and evaluation” and “Model Grant Agreement”. The webinar will be streamed on YouTube on March 24th, at 10 am CET; information about the event is available here, but it is also possible to register to receive information on the event directly by email.

 

EIC Work Programme 2021

On occasion of the launch event of the European Innovation Council, the Commission has published the EIC Work Programme 2021, which contains the first calls for applicants of the programme. The launch ceremony has started at 9.30 CET and is being livestreamed here.

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