Agri-food

06/04/2022: EIC programme managers, EU Geopolitics of Technology, AI, INESC MN Seminar, EIC Accelerator, Energy Consumption, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– European Innovation Council hires four new programme managers;
– Europe in the new Geopolitics of Technology;
– Consolidation, development and internationalisation: The goals of INESC P&D Brazil for 2022;
– EU still behind on AI, but not as much as feared;
– Doctoral education in Europe: Current developments and trends;
– Supply shock caused by Russian invasion of Ukraine puts strain on various EU agri-food sectors;
– Cost of gas storage refill will be evenly spread, EU assures;
– The fight for truth;
– INESC MN 2022 Seminar Series: Dr. Elisabete Fernandes;
– Research community calls for non-profits to be exempt from upcoming EU digital rules;
– EIT Health-supported start-up attains CE mark;
– Continued strong demand for European Innovation Council Accelerator in first cut-off in 2022;
– An IoT-based real-time management of energy consumption.

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28/02/2022: UT Austin Portugal Program Webinar, Energy Inflation, EU should sever scientific ties with Russia, Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Towards a New Generation of Big Data & HPC Applications – First Webinar;
– Energy inflation rate continues upward hike, hits 27%;
– EU should sever scientific ties with Russia, says leading German MEP;
– The Clean Energy for EU Islands secretariat launches its new website;
– Ukraine’s energy system coping but risks major damage as war continues;
– Commission supports the creation of a skills partnership in agri-food ecosystem;
– 5th Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference;
– US, EU and allies rachet up moves to isolate Russia technologically;
– EU at UN Environmental Assembly: seeking to secure launch of negotiations for global agreement on plastics.

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21/02/2022: EIC, Copernicus and the Green Deal, Horizon Impact Award, Foresight Portugal, EU Organic Awards, Promotion of use of algae, New Research Fund for Coal and Steel Calls, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EIC working paper – Identification of Emerging Technologies and Breakthrough Innovations;
– Copernicus and the Green Deal – a DG Defence, Industry and Space Workshop;
– Horizon Impact Award 2022 contest open;
– 2030 Foresight Portugal;
– Italian Centre for Research on Risk Reduction CI3R – Call for Experts;
– Launch of the first EU Organic Awards;
– European Commission launches platform to promote production and use of algae in Europe;
– Commission supports the creation of a partnership for skills in the agri-food ecosystem;
– New Research Fund for Coal and Steel Calls;
– Hazardous substances in the workplace: EP approves deal for stricter EU rules;
– New EU-AU Innovation Agenda to drive sustainable growth and jobs;
– EU challenges China’s defiance of intellectual property rules.

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04/02/2022: 2023 research budget, Innovative Health Initiative call, Open Science, Data Act, forests, green gas, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Fight begins over 2023 research budget;
– Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) launches call for Science and Innovation Panel;
– LEAK: Data Act’s proposed rules for data sharing, cloud switching, interoperability;
– European Research Council to launch first 2023 budget calls this July;
– The EUA Open Science Agenda 2025;
– Optimising the contribution of forests to mitigate climate change;
– “Erro de Pandora” – Podcast with Arlindo Oliveira, President of INESC Holding;
– EU agri-food trade continues to grow in the first ten months of 2021;
– Digital industry sets out laundry list for EU-US Trade and Technology Council;
– Investors warn ‘green’ label for gas undermines EU taxonomy.

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21/01/2022: French Presidency and CEA Conferences, R&I Manifesto, Workshop on Energy Transition, Artificial Intelligence, Science Advice Under Pressure 2022.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Save the Date(s): French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and CEA High-Level Conferences;
– Stakeholders submit R&I manifesto to Conference on the Future of Europe;
– Energy Transition Expertise Centre Stakeholder Workshop;
– New Commission strategy for universities is hard to achieve;
– European Commission’s JRC is hiring for Quantitative Policy Analysts;
– European Commission seeks revision of REACH, the EU’s chemical legislation;
– Calls for proposals to promote European agri-food products launched;
– Science Advice under Pressure 2022;
– Artificial Intelligence searches for the human touch.

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11/11/2021: BioNTech acquires EIT Health start-up, EU funded projects report on Climate Action, the challenge of greening agri-food system, and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
– European Commission and European Union Intellectual Property Office commit to closer collaboration;
– New report on Climate Action in a post-COVID-19 world from EU funded projects;
– EIB to triple climate adaptation finance;
– COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech acquires EIT Health start-up;
– China and US announce deal to accelerate climate action this decade;
– Challenge of greening agri-food system is ‘absolutely massive’.

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09/11/2021: Cluster 4 info-days, Tidal energy, Smart Cities Mission, EU Energy Day 2021, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Save the date: Info-days for Horizon Europe Cluster 4 to take place between 29 November and 1 December 2021;
– Tidal energy: a missing piece in moves to replace coal;
– Viewpoint: More work needed to lay foundations for the Cities Mission;
– Webinar: “Connecting to the ecosystem of innovation”;
– EU Energy Day 2021;
– Registrations open for agri-food high-level mission in Singapore and Vietnam;
– New strategy for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture;

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01/10/2021: EIT, G20, Energy efficiency, Circular Plastics, Soil farming & carbon capture, EU Unitary Patent, Data Act, and some WE readings

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EIT Governing Board call
– G20 Research Ministers adopt declaration on research, higher education and digitisation
– Commission publishes recommendation and guidelines on the energy efficiency first principle
– Circular Plastics Alliance: a new step towards 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics
– Soil, farming and carbon capture
– EU closer to a long-awaited Unitary Patent Court
– The Netherlands publishes non-paper on upcoming Data Act
– Another increase in research budget in a EU country: Austria
– Starting in science: the real story
– EU Council Think Tank September Review

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20/9/2021: Work as an Expert, State of the Union address – key R&I issues, Tech and Strategic Autonomy, European Health Union, New EU Bauhaus, Meat Atlas, Elections that will define the Future of Europe

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Work as an expert – European Defence Fund
– State of the Union address by the President of the EC: key takeaways for R&I
– Technology sovereignty in practice: EC pushes chip building and cyberdefence
– Shaping and securing the EU’s Open Strategic Autonomy by 2040 and beyond
– European Health Union and the new HERA (European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority)
– €85M investment in 2022 for New European Bauhaus project
– Meat Atlas: facts and figures about the animals we eat
– The elections that will define the future of Europe and the EU PermReps dancing chairs

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