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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10/05/2022: INESC TEC and endangered species, MSCA Matchmaking Platform, AI Act, Europe’s biggest floating solar park in Portugal, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC TEC: How Scarybirds are flying to the rescue of endangered species;
– Una Europe welcomes University College Dublin (UCD) and Universität Zürich (UZH);
– The Conference on the Future of Europe concludes its work;
– MSCA Matchmaking Platform;
– Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) polymer research centre gets €15M grant;
– French EU presidency wants ‘proportionate’ fines, extended deadlines in AI Act;
– Portugal is opening Europe’s biggest floating solar park this year;
– Eurazeo announces key milestones for its Eurazeo Sustainable Maritime Infrastructure (ESMI) fund;
– Macron floats European ‘community’ open to Ukraine and UK.

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09/05/2022: Europe Day 2022, MSCA Seal of Excellence, Deforestation and Agro, Open Science and IP Protection, Hydrogen, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Europe Day 2022;
– MapStakes: a tool for mapping, involving and monitoring stakeholders in co-creation processes in agriculture;
– Beyond deforestation: Water use in global agricultural commodity supply chains;
– Almost 2,000 researchers receive MSCA seal of excellence;
– Universities ponder long term support for Ukraine;
– 2nd meeting of the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform held on 25 April;
– IHI Kick-off and brokerage event;
– INESC TEC researchers acknowledged at international conference on software engineering;
– EIB and Florimond Desprez sign €40 million loan agreement to finance research into new climate change-resistant plant varieties;
– Spain becoming one of Europe’s new hydrogen hubs, says von der Leyen;
– Become a Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador;
– Webinar: Implementation of Data Analytics for a sustainable and climate-resilient Agriculture 4.0;
– Openness in science & IP protection and uptake;
– G7 countries pledge to stop Russia oil imports.

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05/04/2022: MSCA programme, AI harmonisation, EIT Health Fund, Stick to Science, EU Missions, Fishery and Aquaculture, and more..

In today’s Morning Brief:
– MSCA awards €405 million for doctoral programmes;
– Is global AI harmonisation actually achievable?;
– Info session on the European Chip Act;
– KDT Consultation Workshop on Silicon Photonics;
– Stick to Science builds a second wave;
– EIT Health fund for tech talent in healthcare seeks industry sponsors;
– Commission activates crisis measures to financially support fishery and aquaculture sectors;
– Event: Spotlight on EU Missions;
– The role of tech in EU sustainability.

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24/03/2022: Energy crisis, INESC TEC maternity tool, MSCA 2021 awards, ESFRI 20th anniversary, Agriculture, Big Tech, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Commission outlines options to mitigate high energy prices;
– Support grows for reopening Dutch gas taps amid supply crisis;
– New tool by INESC TEC detects vital signs of premature babies through non-invasive methods;
– MSCA awards €242m to the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants;
– The ESFRI 20th Anniversary Conference: European Research Infrastructures at the heart of scientific discoveries;
– The Joint Research Centre is recruiting!;
– Event: Science Advice under pressure;
– European Commission will support agriculture and rural development in the pre-accession countries with over €900 million;
– EU allows up to €400,000 in state-aid for companies impacted by Ukraine war;
– Commission acts for global food security and for supporting EU farmers and consumers;
– War in Ukraine: Keep the pressure up on Russia and aim for energy independence;
– MTG-I weather satellite passes tests in preparation for lift-off;
– EU to unveil landmark legislation to tackle power of Big Tech.

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16/03/2022: Renewal of AER agreement, INESC TEC develops autonomous robot, NeuralShift, a spinoff of INESC-ID, European Growth Model, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Greater networking collaboration between Asia-Pacific and Europe with renewal of AER agreement;
– Ukraine: EU agrees fourth package of restrictive measures against Russia;
– CEF Energy: New call for cross-border renewable energy projects;
– Russian participation in ITER nuclear fusion project ‘not an easy subject’ in wake of invasion;
– Towards a green, digital and resilient economy: the European Growth Model;
– Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) postdoc fellowship results postponed;
– EU Summit draft backs urgent refiling of gas stores for next winter;
– INESC TEC develops autonomous robot to prevent pests, diseases and insects on mountain vineyards;
– NeuralShift, a new spinoff of INESC-ID;
– UK extends Horizon Europe guarantee until end of 2022.

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29/9/2021: Smart cities, Erasmus+ and MSCA, food systems research, PPPs, strategic autonomy and transatlantic relations, HE association agreements, AI global effect, LNG for maritime transport

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC Health technologies R&I Roadmap: a vision for 2030
– EC workshop on the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission
– New brief on links between Erasmus+ and MSCA
– EU vows €140 million for sustainable food systems research abroad
– Deal on the 10 EU Public Private Partnerships is now complete
– EU Competitive Council (28 Sept): focused on global approach to innovation, strategic autonomy and gender parity
– Norway and Iceland: first associated country-members to Horizon Europe
– EC and its Western Balkan and Turkish partners concluded HE association negotiations
– Strategic autonomy in practice: the case of EU-US relations
– Will AI ease or exacerbate global instability?
– Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission
– Webinar series: “A new world? Universities in changing international relations”

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25/8/2021: EC Tenders of Interest to INESC, Work as an Expert, LIFE Training, MSCA opportunities, Research Infrastructures, Energy and Sustainability, Science Advice

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Work as an expert – Research Executive Agency
– Full list of the LIFE programme training videos
– MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, Doctoral networks and Staff Exchanges
– Research Infrastructures – ESFRI Days 2021
– People at the centre of sustainable energy solutions
– Bridging the gap between climate science and policy – a report by Science Business and Elsevier

EU TENDERS
– Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
– European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
– European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
– European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Developement (AGRI)
– European Commission, DG Competition (COMP)
– European Commission, DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
– European Commission, DG Education,Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
– European Commission, DG Energy (ENER)
– European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
– European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
– European Commission, DG for Climate Action (CLIMA)
– European Commission, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT)
– European Commission, DG for Environment (ENV)

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23/6/2021: R&I Days live now, EIC calls, MSCA 2021, INESC TEC in best-practice study, Portugal in EU&Regional Innovation Scoreboard, EU Space Programme, health innovation projects, innovation procurement, sensors for fisheries, and new genomic techniques

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Research and Innovation Days 2021 – Live online today and tomorrow
– EIC Pathfinder Challenge calls
– Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Commission supports researchers and organisations with €822 million in 2021
– Poland’s R&I institutional system reform: INESC TEC among the 7 EU institutes in best-practice study
– European & Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2021: PT decreases innovation capacity
– Launch of the new EU Space Programme
– IMI successor to launch 30 large scale health innovation projects by 2030
– New guidance for innovation procurement
– Fisheries control in the EU
– [Video] EC study on new genomic techniques – What’s next?

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