13/7/2021: Commission survey on science communication, raw materials strategic partnership, EU matchmaking for Covid-19, DFG’s research funding, building sustainability, and the presentation of the climate package

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Survey to improve science communication of the European Commission
– EU and Ukraine sign a strategic partnership on raw materials
– EU matchmaking event for the development of COVID-19 therapeutics
– Germany invests € 47 million in new research groups
– Level(s): a new framework for building sustainability
– EU 2030 climate target: MEPs to quiz Commission VP Timmermans on Wednesday

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7/7/2021: ESFRI chair, Connecting Europe programme, EU-US cooperation, nuclear research, EU Green Bonds, energy-efficient buildings, and Green Cities awards

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Jana Kolar elected chair of EU research infrastructure forum (ESFRI)
– €30 billion for infrastructure projects connecting EU regions
– CEOs of European multinationals call for greater R&D cooperation with the US
– Calls for open access projects in JRC Nuclear Research Infrastructures
– Commission investments in nuclear research to include synergies with health, AI & robotics, among others
– New strategy to make the EU’s financial system more sustainable and new European Green Bond Standard
– Climate targets: EU bets on energy-efficient buildings
– Valongo (Portugual) among the ten finalists of the European Green City Award

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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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