Agri-food

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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27/7/2021: State aid exemptions, working group on offshore renewable energies, report on food systems, new steel&coal projects, EARTO on partnerships, and Spain funds more science missions

In today’s Morning Brief:
– State Aid exemptions: more money for research
– Commission launches call for expression of interest for working group on offshore renewable energies
– Report “Co-creating knowledge for food systems transformation”
– Approved 25 new steel and coal projects supporting the European Green Deal
– EARTO recommendations on European Partnerships
– Spain announces €141M for science missions in 2022

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14/7/2021: JRC calls for nuclear research infrastructures, Agri-Food survey, financing for tech start-ups, Open Science Cloud, EU digital sovereignty, and EuroHPC approved

In today’s Morning Brief:
– JRC research infrastructures – 4 calls to access nuclear research infrastructures
– Agri-Food TEF survey and workshop material
– Venture capital fund to finance tech start-ups
– Public private partnership for the EU Open Science Cloud
– Software industry needs more EU digital sovereignty
– Supercomputing partnership EuroHPC gets final approval

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6/7/2021: Europe’s largest electrolyser, Eurobarometer survey, renewable energy directive, building digitalisation, Farm2Fork, and Iberian energy webinar

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Launch of Europe’s largest electrolyser for clean hydrogen
– Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world
– The EU renewable energy directive and innovation
– Cost/benefit analysis for Building Information Modelling (BIM)
– Farm 2 Fork: new Code of Conduct for companies and associations
– Webinar “Iberian Electricity Market Simulation” (13 July)

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01/7/2021: ESFRI new 2021 Roadmap, ERC new President, Slovenian Presidency starts, EU-Africa, Synergies, Germany investment in R&I, European Defence Fund, Strategy for Rural Areas, Energy Transition

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ESFRI announces the 11 new Research Infrastructures to be included in its Roadmap 2021
– Maria Leptin appointed next President of the European Research Council
– Slovenian Presidency of the EU starts today
– Commissions launch one-stop-shops for EU-Africa cooperation in research and innovation
– The CoR and the Joint Research Centre step up their cooperation to pilot Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability in EU regions
– Germany presents it High Tech Strategy 2025 goal: to lead the world in the next tech revolution
– Defence Industry: the Commission kick-starts the European Defence Fund with €1.2 billion and awards 26 new industrial cooperation projects for more than €158 million
– Long-term vision for rural areas: for stronger, connected, resilient, prosperous EU rural areas
– Decisive action needed now to achieve energy transition by 2050, EU science advisers say

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05/05/2021: Renewable energy, GMOs, leaked draft on renewables and industry green transition, Digital Europe, Datathon, and a new Quantum Computing HUB

In today’s Morning Brief: EC platform for renewable energy statistics transfer | EC study on gene editing in agriculture | EU’s draft renewables law confirms 38-40% target for 2030 | EC draft measures for a rapid green transition of industries | Parliament votes €7.5B Digital Europe programme | EU Datathon 2021 | ETH Zurich founds Quantum Computing Hub

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01/04/2021: ERA survey, Energy: decarb energy systems/hydrogen/buildings/islands, STOA, EU policies for health, agri-food trade, a board game to beat climate crisis

In today’s Morning Brief:
Covid gives fresh momentum to EU clock-change idea | European Commission launches survey to evaluate European Research Area policy framework | ITRE Public Hearing on decarbonisation of the energy system | Germany to put €15 million towards international green hydrogen research | Public consultation launched on revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive |
Appointment of STOA’s International Advisory Board (2020-2024 mandate) | The need for better EU policies for health (online event) | Overview of 2020 agri-food trade in the EU | Clean energy transition support for islands | Hidden gem: A board game to beat climate crisis – from the creator of Pandemic

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