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04/08/2023 – China’s constraints within Horizon Europe, EIC pursues Widening country boost, productive discussions on Horizon Europe’s future & much more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
Ministers discuss the future of EU research and innovation programmes
The Current Landscape of EU-China Research Collaboration
European Innovation Council aims to double participation of Widening countries
Commission is recruiting experts for new Bauhaus mission board
Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium adds new facilities for fuel cells research
Research & Innovation
How much does China actually spend on R&D?
Manuel Heitor´s opinion on the state of research careers
Seasy: Advancing Sustainable Boating and Maritime Tourism in Europe
23 NATO members become limited partners in alliance’s €1B Innovation Fund
Commission rules against setting a time limit on phasing out animal testing in research
Study shows that biodiversity and production of wine can be optimised simultaneously
Eurobarometer: Majority of Europeans consider that the green transition should go faster
News from INESC institutes
Ecovale: Energy Efficiency Workshops Kick Off in Barcelos and Vila Nova de Famalicão
Pedro Carvalho writes on energy transition for Jornal i
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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28/07/2023 – The Chips Act has been approved, interim evaluation of Horizon Europe, tools to boost innovation, European Innovation Council, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
Upcoming European Parliament evaluation of Horizon Europe
Bringing research and policy together: Projects to Policy Seminar wrap-up
Chips Act: Council gives its final approval
European Innovation Council Announces 19 Selected Projects for €46.76 Million in Funding
Commission maps out experimentation tools for boosting innovation
MEPs to quiz research commissioner designate Iliana Ivanova in September
How to evaluate lump sum proposals
Research & Innovation
Five member states (Portugal included) push for greater EU strategic autonomy
COVID-19 and science for policy and society
Taylor and Francis launches new open-access books scheme
Commission boosts data sharing and innovation for a smart, sustainable and resilient EU tourism ecosystem
European Innovation Council needs more autonomy to become a game changer

German private fusion firms multiply as government pledges fresh research money
The Ecosystem: island life is no idyll for deep tech entrepreneurs
Partnership on AI to release shared protocols for AI guardrails in October
News from INESC institutes
Get to know I-SEAMORE
INESC TEC integrates consortium that aims to develop the vehicles of the future
INESC MN cleanroom has been recently upgraded with new equipment
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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21/07/2023 – European Commission proposes new research programs, ResearchComp Enhances Skills, EU Missions Progress and Budget, Tokyo and Brussels cooperate on Semiconductors & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
Commission proposes 10 new industrial Horizon Europe partnerships
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ Staff Exchanges equip researchers and organisations worldwide with future-proof skills and cutting-edge innovation capacity
Commission press release – Horizon Europe: EU Missions on track to meet their 2030 ambition towards a greener and healthier continent
EIT Digital Grow Digital 23 Conference
Europe looks to virtual factories in new industrial revolution – EU R&I Magazine Article
Introducing ResearchComp: Empowering Researchers with Transversal Skills
Call for evidence period ongoing for the Governance Regulation Report on Energy Union and Climate Action
Call for Evidence: Empowering the EU through Hydrogen Valleys
Open innovation test beds for advanced materials report is out
Assessing European Partnerships against European policy priorities – Independent Expert Report
Commission to propose new research Mission on New European Bauhaus
Research & Innovation
ESFRI publishes Report on Energy and Supply Challenges of RIs
Germany moves to create new restrictions on research cooperation with China
Japan and EU reach deal on semiconductor R&D
Spanish researcher Martínez Peña to take over as ESFRI chair in January
New Nature Restoration Law boosts biodiversity and climate action across Europe
Deep-tech not aligned with multiple vote share structures
ZERO POLLUTION: Commission proposes to ban all remaining intentional uses of mercury in the EU
EU and Chile strengthen cooperation on critical raw materials
News from INESC institutes
INESC TEC develops high-power fiber optic laser for powering nanosatellites
INESC-ID Leads New Horizon Europe Project, SHIFT2DC
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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14/07/2023 – New Zealand joins Horizon Europe, EU strengthens semiconductors supply, enhances ERA Careers & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe Policy Support Facility is out
New Zealand joins Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme
Semiconductors: MEPs adopt legislation to boost EU chips industry
Horizon Europe deal needs to work for UK taxpayers, says Rishi Sunak
Excellence Hubs: strengthening regional innovation in Widening countries
Initial Open Innovation Test Beds Encounter Financial Challenges in the First Year
New €100M fund to back SMEs developing medical solutions for major health threats
EIT Climate-KIC launches new Investing for 1.5C initiative
Research & Innovation
New initiatives to empower research careers and to strengthen the European Research Area
Sweden’s researchers outraged at decision to axe development-research funding
Towards the next technological transition: Commission presents EU strategy to lead on Web 4.0 and virtual worlds
Transition Pathway for the Chemical Industry: Commission launches call for transition initiatives
Parliament adopts new rules to boost energy savings
EU policymakers prepare to close first aspects of AI regulation
Sweeping reforms aim to make French research system stronger
France’s downward trend and three more takeaways from EU’s latest Innovation Scoreboard
News from INESC institutes
Researcher from INESC TEC appointed as editor-in-chief of an international publication on data analysis and science
Human-drone interaction: INESC TEC demonstrates technology in exercise promoted by the Portuguese army
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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07/07/2023 – The European Innovation Scoreboard 2023, the Spanish EU presidency, clean technology, blue economy & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters”: €106 million for 18 new projects for protection, conservation, depollution and innovation
UK talks on Horizon Europe still ongoing, Brussels sources say
Let Knowledge Serve the City: The Urban Transitions Mission Centre launches its Knowledge Repository
New study highlights Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ contribution to the objectives of Horizon 2020
Research & Innovation
The European Commission releases the 2023 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard and the Regional Innovation Scoreboard
Spanish EU presidency to spearhead strategic direction for research and innovation policy
Commissioner-designate Ivanova to audition in Parliament after the summer break
EIC Accelerator open to initial pitches again after month’s hiatus
Science Europe´s 2022 Annual Report is out
Think Tank E3G Report: “Making clean technology value chains work for EU economic convergence. A case study on Portugal”
Commission updates the eInvoicing Country Factsheets
France plans UK-inspired tax relief for early-stage investors in technology start-ups
Josep M. Garrell takes office as EUA President
EIT Health partners with PSCC to drive innovation
European Commission cooks up GDPR steroids shot
Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Prado Museum teach AI to view and interpret works of art
European Green Deal: more sustainable use of plant and soil natural resources
News from INESC institutes
Applications are open for the “Vencer o Adamastor” Prize
The latest issue of INESC TEC Science & Society is out
INOV takes part in the PASITHEA project
Hate Speech in Social Media – a new research study by INESC ID researchers
INESC TEC Contributes to Reinforcing Security in Urban Mobility
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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30/06/2023 – EU’s Defence Boost, the new Data law, AI Regulations & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
European Sustainable Energy Awards winners 2023 announced
MSCA supports doctoral training and postdoctoral fellowship programmes with €95 million
Bulgaria’s Ivanova named next EU research commissioner
Lack of investment leaves research Missions failing to deliver
Join the European Community of Practice on Partnership
UK researchers losing faith as Horizon Europe talks drag on
Investing in clean tech yields results, Commission finds
EU to invest €832M in defence R&D
Research & Innovation
Overview on the Electrolyser Summit and Clean Hydrogen Alliance Forum
Data for decision-makers: Sinay raises €5M thanks to BlueInvest support
Floating solar park in Portugal wins European Sustainable Energy Award
The condition of European forests

AI rules: what the European Parliament wants
EARTO´s Joint Reaction to the EIC Board Statement on Intellectual Property
Commission seeks to block China from sensitive joint science projects
Europe’s new data law, explained
Research in personalised medicine gains momentum in the EU
European research integrity code updated to reflect advances in artificial intelligence
Sweden launches national network to help industry access research infrastructures
News from INESC institutes
Applications are open for the “Vencer o Adamastor” prize
INESC TEC Contributes to Reinforcing Security in Urban Mobility
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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