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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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19/05/2022: REPower EU, Green Transition, Natura 2000 awards, EU Blue Economy Report, Women in the Blue Economy, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– REPower EU: A plan to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition;
– Research and Innovation to REPower the EU;
– ASEM Global Lifelong Learning Week;
– Scientists from the University of Coimbra test new intelligent monitoring systems for vineyards;
– Natura 2000 Awards: EU recognises excellence in nature protection across Europe;
– EU urges building insulation push in bid to end reliance on Russian gas;
– Finland, Japan open call for research cooperation;
– EU Blue Economy report: Ocean economy fuels European green transition;
– The “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals is now open;
– EPFL: A new law unchains fusion energy.

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18/05/2022: Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Russian gas supply, Partnerships for Regional Innovation, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Renewable energy industry says EU fund for clean tech is failing its mission;
– The Guild: Diversity, sustainability and quality must be the hallmarks of academic publishing in Europe;
– Climate change: MEPs push for accelerated EU action and energy independence;
– EU and US edge closer together on AI at latest Trade and Technology Council meeting;
– Open Call: New EU TalentOn invites young, academic talent to find solutions for our most pressing challenges;
– Commission launches EPREL database to help consumers on energy efficient products;
– LEAK: EU countries urged to prepare for Russian gas ‘supply shock’;
– Forging sustainable timber construction in Europe;
– President Zelensky urges US universities to help rebuild Ukraine’s higher education system;
– Partnerships for Regional Innovation: 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected for Pilot Action.

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17/05/2022: Renewable Energies, Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe, EU Missions, Gender Equality, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– In focus: Employment in EU’s renewable energy sector;
– Webinar: Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe: How does it work? How to write a proposal?;
– Horizon Europe – EU Missions calls 2022: Virtual brokerage event;
– BAM and BTU team up to close Germany’s skills gap in hydrogen technologies;
– A plan for achieving gender equality in the research and innovation system;
– SymbNET PhD Summer school on host-microbe symbioses;
– Tracking agricultural-related deforestation.

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