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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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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