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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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21/7/2021: First European Innovation Ecosystems calls, EIC summit dates, EuroGEO workshop, ERC funding, alliances for microchips, EU green hydrogen plan, and scepticism on the digital euro

In today’s Morning Brief:
– First calls of the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme
– First EIC summit announced for 24-25 November
– EuroGEO workshop 2021 (20-23 September)
– ERC president asks more attention to fundamental research
– New alliances to foster microchips and cloud technologies
– EU’s green hydrogen plans welcomed by industry
– Digital euro: experts air their scepticism

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19/7/2021: Pact for R&I in Europe, struggle with HE 2022 budget, ERC 2022, industrial partnerships, EIC call for project portfolio managers, LIFE CET call, R&I regulations for the Green Deal, renewable energy directive, data governance, and the Industrial Forum

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Commission adopts proposal for a Pact for R&I in Europe
– European Research Council to award €2.4B in 2022
– Parliament tries to fight back on proposed cut to 2022 HE budget while Commission pushes for more investment
– Parliament to settle on recommendations for 10 industrial partnerships
– EIC seeks six project portfolio managers
– First LIFE 2021 call on clean energy transition
– New laws and regulations bind R&I programmes to Green Deal targets
– Renewable Energy Directive
– Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU
– New Industrial Forum collaborative platform

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5/7/2021: EIC-ERC collaboration, GÉANT network enlarged, WHO on AI for health, State Aid, EDF, energy efficiency platform and rules, EU rural areas and Green Deal blueprint for cities

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EIC and ERC strengthen collaboration in joint workshop
– FCCN first NREN to migrate to new GÉANT fibre network
– Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health (World Health Organisation)
– New state aid rules to facilitate researchers
– EU defence research fund to increase technological sovereignty
– Energy efficiency financing platform: DEEP 2.0
– New EU measures for energy efficiency of electric motors
– Long-term vision for EU rural areas
– A blueprint for cities to implement the EU Green Deal

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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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30/6/2021: [Anaysis] Implementation of Horizon Europe, ERC institutional bias, Funding for Agri, International Cooperation, Portuguese Presidency finishes

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Implementation of Horizon Europe calls – a short analytical take from HE information days so far
– ERC: new study shows institutional background is key
– EU agreements on farming and cohesion open up research funding for agriculture and the regions
– International cooperation should be done on a mutual benefit basis
– The Portuguese presidency’s policy efforts (non-R&I)

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16/6/2021: HE Work Programmes published, New HT podcast on POCUS, launch of 11 HE partnerships, Launch of EIT, ERC Gender Equality Plan, COVID19 and Research Infrastructures, UNESC Science Report 2021, EU-US relations

Horizon Europe Work Programmes for 2021-2022 published || The INSIDER: New Health Technologies podcast on POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) || Launch of first 11 Horizon Europe industrial partnerships || Launch of EIT under a renewed paradigm || ERC Gender Equality Plan || How COVID-19 changed Research Infrastructures || UNESCO Science Report 2021: global research spending increased almost 20% || Biden in Brussels: a new phase in the strained EU-US relations?

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27/05/2021: INESC article on cancer on Science Business, HUB spring meeting, EU R&I Days, strategic autonomy, Seal of Excellence, EC scientific advisors, EIT Raw Materials, wave energy, and the EU Green Week

In today’s Morning Brief: New INESC article published on Science Business: EU Cancer Mission depends on data | INESC Brussels HUB spring meeting coming up (1-2 June 2021) | European Research and Innovation Days 2021 – Registrations open | Strategic autonomy emphasized by EU and UK alike | Alternative funding needed: Commission awards Seal of Excellence certificates to 2,885 researchers | Two new members to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the EC | EIT Raw Materials Summit | WaveFarm creates “plug’n’play” industrial package | EU Green Week

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