Germany

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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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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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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