26/05/2022: INESC-ID research grants, new MSCA platform, Horizon Europe UK backup, REPowerEU, Fit for 55, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC-ID: Nuno Lopes receives research grants from Google and Woven Alpha;
– EU ramping up efforts for strategic autonomy in raw materials;
– Laurence Moreau appointed head of the ERC executive agency;
– Event: The UK’s Position in Global Science and Innovation;
– New MSCA networking platform for future applicants;
– Application system opens for UK Horizon backup grants;
– Fraunhofer elects three new executive vice-presidents;
– FaST Navigator study identifies models necessary to provide accurate advice on the use of fertilisers to EU farmers;
– Germany’s pacifist universities pose obstacle to militarisation of EU R&D;
– Webinar: The European Standardisation Booster;
– MSCA Cluster event on Mission Ocean and Waters;
– REPowerEU: Commission establishes the EU Energy Platform Task Force to secure alternative supplies;
– Horizon Europe mission on carbon-neutral cities kicks into gear;
– Fit for 55: New EU carbon sink goal will increase 2030 reduction target;
– A new Blue Economy Observatory to monitor and promote the sustainability of our ocean related activities;
– Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Workshop – Report.

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25/05/2022: EIC rules for international partnerships, ERC Proof of Concept Grants, Horizon Europe Info Days, EUA Webinar.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Portugal Day Celebration in Brussels 2022;
– The small things make a big difference in the science of measurement;
– Universities fear EIC rules for intellectual property impede knowledge transfer;
– ERC announces winners of Proof of Concept grants;
– Ukraine invasion spurs EU push to associate the democratic world to Horizon Europe;
– Horizon Europe Info Days;
– The role of Technology Infrastructures in the new Pact for Research and Innovation;
– Get Digital: Go Green and Be Resilient;
– Countries that don’t reciprocate scientific openness will be ‘cut off’ says head of the European Research Council;
– Waste and Recycling: Commission seeks views on revision of the Waste Framework Directive;
– European Commission and International Energy Agency in a common bid to reduce EU reliance on Russian fossil fuels;
– Research organisations get closer to a consensus on assessment reform;
– Minho Advanced Computing Center: MUG 2022;
– Webinar II: Fostering scientific literacy – Universities and the future of science communication.

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24/05/2022: European Partnerships under Horizon Europe, INESC TEC, OECD-EARTO Joint Study, EIT Summit, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– First report on the performance of European Partnerships under Horizon Europe;
– INESC TEC won a competition at National Robotics Festival;
– OECD-EARTO Joint Study – The contribution of RTOs to socio-economic recovery, resilience and transitions;
– EU must define raw material needs in transition from Russian energy, EIT summit hears;
– Commission presents a Therapeutics Innovation Booster to identify and support new treatments for COVID-19;
– New DFG position paper on Academic Publishing and Research Assessment;
– “Wake up!” – EU-funded project calls on young citizens to engage in co-creating sustainable and greener cities;
– EARTO Case Studies on Technology Infrastructures;
– Social Climate Fund: Parliament’s ideas for a just energy transition;

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20/05/2022: Hydrogen R&I, INESC-ID researchers honoured, INESC TEC wins international award, new EIC call, Climate Change, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Hydrogen R&I gets boost in new Commission plan to wean EU off Russian energy;
– Ireland announces 2030 R&I strategy;
– EU pledges more research cooperation with Gulf states;
– INESC-ID researchers honoured with University of Lisbon/Caixa Geral de Depósitos Scientific Awards;
– INESC TEC robot wins international design award;
– Info session on Horizon Results Booster – Steering research towards a strong societal impact;
– European Innovation Council launches the Scale Up 100 Call;
– Energy industry’s cybersecurity awareness rises, defence lags;
– Climate change: Better using European forests as carbon sinks;
– European Maritime Day 2022: Sustainable blue economy for green recovery;
– Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules for securing winter gas storage;
– Leaked draft gives first glimpse of the Commission plan to turn the EU into an ‘innovation powerhouse’.

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17/05/2022: Renewable Energies, Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe, EU Missions, Gender Equality, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– In focus: Employment in EU’s renewable energy sector;
– Webinar: Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe: How does it work? How to write a proposal?;
– Horizon Europe – EU Missions calls 2022: Virtual brokerage event;
– BAM and BTU team up to close Germany’s skills gap in hydrogen technologies;
– A plan for achieving gender equality in the research and innovation system;
– SymbNET PhD Summer school on host-microbe symbioses;
– Tracking agricultural-related deforestation.

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16/05/2022: INESC-ID at SciComPT, INESC TEC and a new modelling language, Energy Poverty Conference, EIT Health report, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ERC president Maria Leptin elected fellow of Royal Society;
– INESC-ID present at SciComPT 2022;
– INESC TEC team contributed to a new version of Alloy modelling language;
– Innovation and Technology Transfer in Central and Southeast Europe;
– MACUSTAR study on common cause of blindness gets regulatory nod;
– EU readies €195 billion plan to quit Russian fossil fuels;
– First report on the performance of European Partnerships under Horizon Europe;
– Mechanobiology of Cancer Summer School 2022;
– Energy Poverty Advisory Hub Conference – Moving Towards Energy Autonomy: How to Guarantee Social Inclusion;
– EIT Health publishes report on building sustainable healthcare systems;
– Bringing the best of European produce to your table;
– Viewpoint: Energy should be at the heart of EU-Japan research cooperation;
– EU-Azerbaijan – Senior officials meet to reinforce energy cooperation.

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13/05/2022: INESC Brussels HUB Summer Meeting 2022, Technology Infrastructures, Horizon Europe, EU Soil Mission, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC Brussels HUB Summer Meeting 2022;
– EU boosts R&D funding in Finland with €523M in cohesion money;
– Nine case studies for a European strategy on technology infrastructures;
– Results of the second Call for Technical Assistance;
– Commission says European Innovation Council grant logjam to end in June;
– Horizon Europe call for proposals for a “Network for innovative solutions for the future of democracy” is open;
– Making the polluter pay: Commission seeks views on EU environmental liability laws;
– The Commission’s renewed strategy for the EU’s outermost regions puts people first and unlocks their potential – including the blue economy;
– Western democracies craft alliance on quantum technology;
– Call submission figures for Horizon Europe – Reforming the European R&I system;
– EU Soil Mission: €95 million call opens;
– The EU and Japan open Horizon Europe association talks;
– Academic sector makes moves to going green;
– MLZ Conference 2022: Neutrons for Mobility;
– EIT Manufacturing LEADERS – Women Innovators call in now open;
– EU and China to hold the 15th Joint Steering Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation;
– UK research assessment could shift money away from London, Oxford and Cambridge.

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11/05/2022: EU innovation policy, European Innovation Council, INESC-ID and AI, Horizon Europe Budget, European Health Data Space, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Research and technology organisations outline ideas for new EU innovation policy;
– Kick-off of the fifth edition of the Just Transition Platform Meeting;
– EU start-ups in limbo as Comission dithers over European Innovation Council equity fund;
– INESC-ID: Geometry Friends – join the competition!;
– Research Fund for Coal and Steel: Applicants request more than €90 million in EU funding from new ‘Big Ticket’ calls;
– EU launches Ukrainian research aid scheme as it boosts Horizon Europe budget;
– Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking: Publication of the Work Programme and Info day;
– One Year of Open Research Europe: Contributor experiences and next steps;
– The Ecosystem: Can start-ups thrive in the European Health Data Space?;
– The Atlantic Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics (ATLANTIS) – Open Call;
– Conference on Industrial Technologies IndTech 2022;
– LEAK: EU Commission considering higher renewable energy target for 2030.

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06/05/2022: ‘The Insider’ new episode with Jana Kolar, Sustainability, Energy, Switzerland and HE, Future of Europe, Hydrogen, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ‘The Insider’ – new episode with Jana Kolar, the Chair of ESFRI;
– Academia needs ‘significant changes’ to reach sustainability;
– Interactive publication on energy: 2022 edition;
– Swiss on the hunt for new research partners outside the EU as Horizon Europe exclusion continues;
– Future of Europe: Conference Plenary agrees to final set of proposals;
– CO2 Reduction Potential of the Chemical Industry through Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU);
– EU and US move to control risk of dangerous pathogens escaping from labs;
– EFCA and EUSPA formalise inter-agency cooperation related to the maritime domain;
– Hydrogen: Commission supports industry commitment to boost by tenfold electrolyser manufacturing capacities in the EU;
– Parliament gives EU a push to move faster on artificial intelligence;
– Finding missing links of black hole astronomy;
– European Global Navigation Satellite System Service Demonstrator;
– European Institute of Innovation and Technology to consolidate support in less innovative regions;
– Webinars for Applicants and Participants in EU-projects.

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