The Morning Brief is an EU R&I-focused weekly clipping and analysis service provided by the INESC Brussels HUB to INESC researchers and staff and made available publicly for all who wish to subscribe.

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26/05/2023: New Horizon Europe calls, a global drive for open science, European Commission DG RTD recent reorganisation, EU-China & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
– Twinning call for proposals is open – Read all about it
– Horizon Europe ERA Fellowships call is now open
– EUR 20 million available for Pathways to synergies – Call for proposals
– New Horizon Europe funding opportunity: Dissemination & Exploitation Support Facility call
– Commission Open Call: Expert Group on the Interim Evaluation of Horizon Europe
– Industry 5.0 Award contest opens: apply by 1 September 2023
– Horizon Europe: The EU and the Republic of Korea launch formal negotiations on association to the programme
– European Space Agency chief seeks ‘forward-looking decisions’
Research & Innovation:
– EU research ministers make fresh call for a full transition to free open access publishing
– Open Science: stakeholders welcome European efforts towards publicly owned and not-for-profit scholarly communication
– Global drive for more open, rigorous research is growing
– European Commission sets up new European Innovation Council unit in the research directorate
– Spain wants EU presidency to be ‘bridge’ with Latin American R&D
– Green industry law haunted by old conflicts over nuclear, financing
– The five EU research projects involving China’s military-linked universities
– Critical Raw Materials: EU ministers want to move fast but dilemmas abound
– G7 ministers call for rules to improve research security
– Territorial Economic Data viewer supports policy monitoring
News from INESC institutes:
– INESC Brussels HUB is signing an Open Letter regarding changes to Who is Who in EC Directorate
– ECI Cruelty-free cosmetics – Consultation to adhere to joint final statement
– Structuring the ecosystem: RTOs collaboration with higher education institutions
– INESC TEC develops pioneering research in the application of variational quantum circuits to reinforcement learning
– INOV: MULTICAM prototypes, an online presentation on Blockchain and 5000 followers
– Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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19/05/2023: HUB Summer Meeting, Digital Europe Programme, Regional Innovation Valleys, European R&I funding and policy, and much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
– Commission Expert Group on the Interim Evaluation of Horizon Europe
– Commission launches first €122M call to create regional innovation ecosystems
– New calls for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme
Research & Innovation:
– EU research commissioner Mariya Gabriel resigns
– France to boost funding for health research infrastructures and UK to invest £100M in improving RIs
– Commission takes European Innovation Council management under its wing
– Industry 5.0 Award: The contest is open for applications
– AI Act moves ahead in EU Parliament with key committee vote
– Defence industry renews call for R&D spending boost
News from INESC institutes:
– Technology and Law: building a virtuous relationship, by Graça Barbosa
– The 2022 INESC-ID AnnualReport is out
– Exciting news from H2020-RESCUER
– Launch of the New Horizon Europe Project SYCLOPS
– INESC TEC supports the implementation of robotic technologies to reduce the ecological footprint
– INESC TEC develops virtual reality app to support youngster looking for jobs
– Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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05/05/2023: HE calls update, cohesion policy, open access, open science, cohesion policy and coordination of national and EU R&D policy.

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
– Horizon Europe – easy call and topic search
– From KOWI: MSCA: Model Working Contract for Doctoral Networks published
Research & Innovation:
– Report on the outcome of 2021-2027 cohesion policy programming
– Spain adopts national open access strategy
– Commission attempts to strengthen coordination between national R&D policies and EU research programs
– Commission Plans to launch a European Standardisation Panel survey
– Research funders draw attention to uneven implementation of open science
– EIT Climate to become financially sustainable by end of 2024
– Preparing for Belgium’s Thirteenth Presidency of the Council of the European Union
– African Union-European Union High Level Policy Dialogue – Science, Technology and Innovation. Senior official meet to endorse the AU-EU Innovation Agenda
News from INESC institutes:
– INESC MN has a new publication in Advanced Materials Journal
– INOV projects on Youtube
– Diogo Vaz published an article in Público
– Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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28/04/2023: The importance of Open Strategic Autonomy, the robotics industry, academic publishing, and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
– Lukewarm letter from Sunak offers little clarity over UK’s future in Horizon Europe
– ‘Time is now’ to shape successor to Horizon Europe
– A complete list of Horizon Europe calls is available in our repository
– Open calls in the cluster Digital, Industry and Space
Research & Innovation:
– GEE Papers – Open Strategic Autonomy in the EU: Challenges and opportunities in the age of digital technology
– AI Watch – Evolution of the EU market share of Robotics
– Gospel of hope: Commission’s new research chief calls for optimism in the race against climate change
– EU governments to rein in unfair academic publishers and unsustainable fees
– Commission Plans to launch a European Standardisation Panel survey
News from INESC institutes:
– INESC TEC research integrates reference journal in immersive learning
– Diogo Nunes is using computational analysis to understand how chronic pain is felt
– INOV projects: get to know RESCUER and Back Office GO Mobile
– Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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21/04/2023: Discover the new Public-Private Partnerships, Chips Act, open calls in Agri, Food and Forestry, and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
– New Horizon Europe public-private partnerships are in the making
– The EU Mission Soil launches its Manifesto
– The ERC selects partner for its Science Journalism Initiative
– Shaping Europe’s Horizon and the top priorities of the next phase of Horizon Europe
– Open calls in Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Research & Innovation:
– Cyber: towards stronger EU capabilities for effective operational cooperation, solidarity, and resilience
– Commission calls for massive boost in enabling digital education and providing digital skills
– Commission welcomes political agreement on the European Chips Act
– Summary report 2022 on the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds
– EU member states set out to reform scientific publishing
– AI technologies need closer political attention say MEPs in open letter
– The ELIXIR innovation and industry programme
News from INESC institutes:
– INESC TEC’s annual report
– Inês Lynce discusses AI and ChatGPT in “Comunicações” magazine
– INESC TEC joins project to address the challenges of efficient computing
– Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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14/04/2023: All Horizon Europe “health” open calls, the new Regional Competitiveness Index, upcoming events, and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
– “Health” related open calls
Research & Innovation:
– EU4Health Programme: Consultation on future priorities
– The European Commission published a new version of the Regional Competitiveness Index
– Evaluation of the Research and Technological Development (RTD) infrastructures and activities supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the period 2007- 2013
– Top performing universities in Horizon Europe so far
– The UK alternative if Horizon Europe negotiations fail: the Pioneer programme
– Foresight Report 2022 presented in EP ITRE Commission last week
– Future of industries – Case studies: Textile and non-ferrous metals industries
– Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations

– Commission Declaration on ‘EU Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) 2030
News from INESC institutes:
– INESC Brussels HUB will host the Kick-off meeting of the EU project RITIFI
– Smart Factories: INESC TEC support the digital transition of the automotive components industry
– Driving Towards Sustainability: The Power of Energy-Efficient Software
– Carolina Carreira awarded a Huawei scholarship
– “Microfluidic Detection of Adenylate Kinase as a Cell Damage Biomarker” in Chemosensors Journal
– Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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