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23/02/2022: The Insider podcast with Susana Cardoso Freitas (INESC MN), INOV publication on wildfire smoke detection, ESFRI 20th anniversary conference, JRC-RTD Online workshop, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Deep Tech: Driving the Digital Transition – Microsystems and Nanotech with Susana Cardoso Freitas (INESC MN);
– Automatic early detection of wildfire smoke with visible light cameras using deep learning and visual explanation – INOV;
– ESFRI 20th anniversary conference: European Research Infrastructures at the heart of scientific discoveries;
– JRC-RTD Online workshop – “Share your views – How to support and connect policymaking in the EU and Member States with scientific research”;
– Deep Sea Mining Summit 2022;
– European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) Conference 2022;
– European Investment Bank and Solas Capital join forces to invest in energy efficiency in buildings across the European Union;
– Discussion begins in Brussels over science sanctions in Russia;
– ENEA develops new method to synthesize molecules in tomato and yeast to cure maculopathies;
– Vaccine patent standoff at EU-Africa Summit;
– European Green Deal: Commission consults on reducing the release of microplastics into the environment;
– Regional innovation gap could hinder delivery of EU research missions;
– Energy grid operators rule out ‘all electric’ scenario for Europe;
– EIT opens database on its work;
– Commission opens €292 million call for digital technologies and cybersecurity;
– Chips Act unveiled: The (real) cost of making semiconductors.

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20/10/2021: SET Plan Conference 2021, potential of a joint cyber unit in Europe, EU aims to boost green investments and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Ukraine joins Horizon Europe and Euratom Research and Training Programme
– Foresight study sets out possible scenarios for research and innovation policies in the Western Balkans by 2035
– Germany’s likely coalition’s plans for digitalisation
– EU aims to dethrone Asia as world’s battery powerhouse
– Brussels relaunches EU fiscal reform, aiming to boost green investments
– Europe’s alternative fuels infrastructure getting a boost from new support
– Scientists call for improved research capacities of African universities to address global threats to biodiversity
– European Council adopts conclusions on exploring the potential of a joint cyber unit
– SET Plan Conference 2021
– Commission collects views on making liability rules fit for the digital age, Artificial Intelligence, and circular economy

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22/7/2021: Scientists for the Future of Europe, NextGeneration EU funding guide, DG RTD new deputy chief, COP26 preparation, and teleworking in the EU bubble

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ERC urges scientists to contribute in the Conference on the Future of Europe
– How to mobilize research funds from the NextGeneration EU pandemic recovery fund
– DG RTD: Joanna Drake is new deputy director general
– EU ministers discuss preparations for COP26 conference
– Will the Zoom revolution transform the Brussels bubble?

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