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In today's Morning Brief:

A few more days to register to Deep Tech and Forestry events (1 June 2021)

The agenda of the INESC Brussels HUB Spring Meeting is available on the HUB website. It will take place virtually on June 1st and 2nd, and will include a public workshop organised by the Work Group Agro-Food and Forestry, titled “Enhancing science-based knowledge on EU forests – its influence in decision making” (1 June, 10-12 CEST), and a public high-level roundtable on deep tech, featuring profiles from INESC and high-level European stakeholders in the area (1 June, 15-17 CEST). The events will take place on Zoom and registration is now open on the event pages.

The Spring Meeting will also include two events the participation in which is restricted to the Management Committee and selected observers: a thought leadership workshop on EU research career development (2 June, 10-12 CEST) and the Management Committee meeting (2 June, 14-17 CEST).

 

Trust and Artificial Intelligence

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in the United States published and opened for public consultation their report on Trust and Artificial Intelligence. You can download it here. Also from the US and in AI, it was recently brought to our attention a 2020 report on AI implementation in governmental agencies at both federal and regional level. You can find the PDF in the HUB Private Area.

 

Horizon Europe calls delayed transversally across all Clusters

The rumours started being supported buy evidence with the release of draft papers indicating different dates across Pillar 2 Clusters. Whereas concrete information on Cluster 3 circulated in the last few days with a new Work Programme indicating new deadlines for October and November, just yesterday a draft paper on Cluster 5 (Energy) was circulated with indication of new deadlines for even later with most of the calls set for closing only in the beginning of 2022. We will be uploading the new drafts in the HUB Private Area for your convenience. Moreover, the new official launch date for all Cluster related work programmes is 30 June, as of the latest news.

 

Portugal’s contribution to the European Digital Agenda

Digital transformation of the way Europeans live and do business is one of the priorities of the Portuguese EU Council presidency, which ends on 30 June. To find out how much has been achieved, and what Portugal’s successor, Slovenia, should pursue, EURACTIV spoke to Hugo Santos Mendes, Portugal’s deputy minister for communications.

 

European Week Against Cancer 2021

Yesterday was the first day of the European Week Against Cancer 2021, an annual initiative to raise awareness of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, equal access to high quality treatment and support for patients and survivors. This year we have a plan: the EU Cancer Plan and tomorrow we have a new INESC article on the importance of technology to achieve the EU Cancer mission objectives coming out in Science Business, developed by the Work Group Health Technologies. Stay tuned!

 

Mobility and Transport Days

EU Information and Brokerage event on the MOBILITY & TRANSPORT in Horizon Europe will take place on 27-28 May 2021. The initiative is organized by the Slovak Liaison Office in cooperation with the Czech, Lithuanian, Polish and Hungarian offices in Brussels as well as Enterprise Europe Network. More information and registration here.

 

Research institutes clash with science publishers over open access

Nearly 900 universities, research organisations, and funding agencies want science publishers to be more transparent and abide by open access rules, after scientists complained their submissions are rejected if they apply a public copyright licence to accepted manuscripts. In a joint statement published yesterday, research-performing and research-funding organisations represented by the European University Association, Science Europe and CESAER, call on all publishers to stop requiring researchers to sign over their rights and to end the use of restrictions and embargoes.

Science publishers require researchers to sign exclusive publishing agreements that restrict what authors can do with their research findings. In the view of research funding agencies, this “outdated system” should be replaced. Publishers should allow researchers to deposit their accepted manuscripts in repositories with an open licence and without any embargo. Read more about this statement here.

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25/8/2021: EC Tenders of Interest to INESC, Work as an Expert, LIFE Training, MSCA opportunities, Research Infrastructures, Energy and Sustainability, Science Advice

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Work as an expert – Research Executive Agency
– Full list of the LIFE programme training videos
– MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, Doctoral networks and Staff Exchanges
– Research Infrastructures – ESFRI Days 2021
– People at the centre of sustainable energy solutions
– Bridging the gap between climate science and policy – a report by Science Business and Elsevier

EU TENDERS
– Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
– European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
– European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
– European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Developement (AGRI)
– European Commission, DG Competition (COMP)
– European Commission, DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
– European Commission, DG Education,Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
– European Commission, DG Energy (ENER)
– European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
– European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
– European Commission, DG for Climate Action (CLIMA)
– European Commission, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT)
– European Commission, DG for Environment (ENV)

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20/8/2021: Resources for better dissemination and exploitation plans in HEurope, call for experts in the Defence Sector, biodiversity, clean energy, open science, encryption, IPCC, science advice for governments and more summer reading suggestions

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Horizon Europe – Resources on dissemination and exploitation
– Defence sector – call for experts
– Seeking biodiversity winners and losers
– Emissions down as Europe’s electricity comes back cleaner
– An Open Science (OS) Index to complement the H Index
– Digitalisation in Europe 2020-2021
– I confess I’ve got things to hide – an opinion article on the importance of encryption
– The IPCC report
– New Horizon, new ERA, new international rules for R&D: A vacation reader
– International conference on science advice for governments 2021

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17/8/2021: Open EU Tenders of interest to INESC, Food systems, Biometrics for borders & Border surveillance, EU-Japan collaboration in agriculture, Vacation reading suggestions

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Everyone at the table: Co-creating knowledge for food systems transformation
– High-tech surveillance equipment to detect migrant boats
– International Conference on Biometrics for Borders (ICBB 2021)
– EU and Japan announce increased cooperation on sustainability and innovation in agriculture
– Vacation reading: the suggestions of permanent representatives to the EU
EU TENDERS
– Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
– European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
– European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
– European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Developement (AGRI)
– European Commission, DG Competition (COMP)
– European Commission, DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
– European Commission, DG Education,Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
– European Commission, DG Energy (ENER)
– European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
– European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
– European Commission, DG for Climate Action (CLIMA)
– European Commission, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT)
– European Commission, DG for Environment (ENV)

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