European Commission

21/01/2022: French Presidency and CEA Conferences, R&I Manifesto, Workshop on Energy Transition, Artificial Intelligence, Science Advice Under Pressure 2022.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Save the Date(s): French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and CEA High-Level Conferences;
– Stakeholders submit R&I manifesto to Conference on the Future of Europe;
– Energy Transition Expertise Centre Stakeholder Workshop;
– New Commission strategy for universities is hard to achieve;
– European Commission’s JRC is hiring for Quantitative Policy Analysts;
– European Commission seeks revision of REACH, the EU’s chemical legislation;
– Calls for proposals to promote European agri-food products launched;
– Science Advice under Pressure 2022;
– Artificial Intelligence searches for the human touch.

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19/01/2022: Renewables, Solar Energy consultation, Plastics, Reforming Research, Quantum in Germany, New European Bauhaus 2022.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– €162 million available to fund Research Infrastructure projects;
– New European Bauhaus 2022 – applications open;
– Call of expression towards an agreement on reforming research;
– Eureka R&D network to announce first grant winners in new €1B Eurostars 3 programme;
– European Commission publishes a toolkit to help mitigate foreign interference in R&I;
– Digital Services Act cramped with amendments ahead of key vote in the European Parliament;
– Germany commissions world leading computer as it eyes quantum leadership;
– European Commission launches public consultation on renewables;
– European Commission launches public consultation to feed into new EU strategy on solar energy;
– European Commission launches public consultation on plastics;
– H2020 Research & Innovation workshop on waterborne transport.

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14/01/2022: INESC-ID to coordinate EU project in the Energy area, Reform of Research Assessment, EU State aid revision, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC-ID coordinates a European project on electric mobility;
– The reform of Research Assessment: summary and presentation by EC;
– Finland will raise R&D spending to 4% of GDP;
– To raise SME competitiveness, make better use of space data;
– EC invites comments on revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery;
– CitizensHack2022;
– “Horizon Europe Coordinators’ Day on Grant Agreement Preparation” Webinar;
– Universities demand voice in EU-US Trade and Technology Council;
– The Guild universities share their experience in applying for Horizon Europe Grants;

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06/01/2022: “The Insider”with João Claro, CEO of INESC TEC, TIP Conference 2022, Horizon Impact Award 2022 Contest is open, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC Brussels Hub “The Insider” Podcast is out!;
– Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium Conference 2022;
– Small non-coding RNA Bioinformatics Club Webinar;
– What French MEPs expect from their country’s Council Presidency;
– Horizon Impact Award 2022 Contest Open;
– European Commission is looking for top experts to advise on EU Missions;
– France opens access to quantum computing to researchers, start-ups.

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21/12/2021: INESC Brussels Hub Winter Meeting 2021, International Conference on Research Infrastructures, Horizon Europe missions info days, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC Brussels Hub Winter Meeting 2021;
– International Conference on Research Infrastructures 2022;
– Horizon Europe missions info days to be held in January;
– EIC Accelerator disburses €627 million in largest funding round to date;
– Universities set out demands for next trio EU council presidency;
– What should happen to unspent EU research money?;
– Commission proposes new EU framework to decarbonize gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions;
– European Clusters Panorama 2021;
– Horizon Europe: bigger and more complex than ever – in some cases;
– In focus: The digital transformation of our energy system;
– European Green Deal: Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform kicks off;
– Long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas: launch of the Rural Pact;
– Online Info day on the 2022 AGRI Promotion Calls for proposals;

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10/12/2021: Smart Readiness Indicator platform launch event, launch of MapMyTree tool, launch of EU agricultural outlook 2021-31, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Smart Readiness Indicator platform launch event;
– Biodiversity: Launch of MapMyTree tool;
– EU agricultural outlook 2021-31: lower demand for feed to impact arable crops;
– Opening science up to society;
– Commission to push for European degrees as part of new universities strategy;
– Time is running out to regulate neurotechnology;
– EU passes first chunk of green investment rules, gas and nuclear still to come.

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09/12/2021: The world’s first AI treaty, ESIR virtual seminar, new tool to support decarbonisation in the EU, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– The world’s first AI treaty;
– Protect, prepare and transform Europe – ESIR virtual seminar;
– Commission makes software available to all to benefit businesses, innovators and areas of public interest;
– Annual Erasmus+ grant budgets should be equally distributed, universities say;
– New, data driven and user-friendly tool to support decarbonisation in the EU;
– Stories from 2050 – Radical, inspiring and thought-provoking narratives;

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03/12/2021: ICoWEFS 2022, European Business and Nature Summit 2021, Germany’s new government and R&I, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– International Conference on Water, Energy, Food and Sustainability (ICoWEFS 2022);
– European Business and Nature Summit 2021;
– Research to be part of EU rival to China’s Belt and Road initiative;
– European Commission welcomes political agreement on the 8th Environment Action Programme;
– What Germany’s new government means for R&I;
– Data Governance: Deal on new rules to boost data sharing across the EU;
– UK-EU row may leave Copernicus €750M short.

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