Switzerland

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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01/04/2022: “The Insider”: On Technology Infrastructures: the critical questions, Ukraine and Georgia join COST, INESC TEC: supercomputers and the energy transition, IndTech2022, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– “The Insider” – new episode out with Sophie Viscido from EARTO!;
– INESC TEC research enables faster scientific studies performed on supercomputers;
– Ukraine and Georgia join COST Association;
– Science academies get $1.5M to support Ukrainian researchers;
– Commissioner for Energy presides 10th EU-China Energy Dialogue;
– How UK and Swiss researchers are coping without association to Horizon Europe;
– Commission steps up support for global action to transform food systems via eight global coalitions;
– Energy transition: it’s now or never;
– Hydrogen to get a boost as EU looks to secure energy independence;
– Crypto-assets: New rules to stop illicit flows in the EU;
– Conference on Industrial Technologies: IndTech 2022;
– Germany backs call to establish EU plan for Ukrainian academics;
– Commission seeks views on possible measures on access to in-vehicle data.

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30/03/2022: Science Europe Conference 2022, #EULife22 Info Days, Tunisia joins Horizon Europe, Swiss Horizon Europe fund awards €54 million, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Science Europe Open Science Conference 2022;
– Allocating core public funding to universities in Europe: State of play & principles;
– Save the Date: #EULife22 Info Days;
– Scientists fear excluding Russia from Arctic research will derail climate change effort;
– The Republic of Tunisia joins Horizon Europe;
– Gas energy communities: Little added value, big risks;
– Swiss Horizon Europe backstop fund awards €54 million to 24 start-ups;
– Defence agency reports increased funding for research and technology;
– How and why to say ‘no’ to colleagues and collaborators.

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18/03/2022: Ethics of AI and Democracy, 2022 AI Index Report, EU hails Intel investment for Chips Act, EU cohesion policy, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– UK Research and Innovation Strategy 2022-2027;
– Emerging trends and technologies: a horizon scan for global public health;
– EU hails €80 billion Intel investment as first success for Chips Act;
– ESFRI statement on the Russian aggression towards Ukraine;
– European Research Council awards another batch of scientists as UK and Swiss continue to face uncertainty;
– Ethics of AI and Democracy: UNESCO recommendations insights;
– 2022 AI Index Report – Stanford University;
– EU cohesion policy: More than 1.5 million EU-funded projects accessible in new public platform;
– Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece to push for energy market reform;
– European Space Agency scraps plans for Mars mission with Russia;
– The Horizon Papers: Draft work programmes leak again;
– Stakeholder consultation on electricity market design;
– Portugal seeks to position itself as Europe’s ‘new gateway for gas’;
– Food systems can lead the way to net zero, if we act now;
– IAEA and EU discuss nuclear safety and security in Ukraine;
– Russian labs run out of equipment as sanctions begin to bite.

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17/02/2022: INESC-ID AI research, a new science TV channel?, International Cooperation, UT Austin Portugal, European Chips Survey, EU cooperation with Colombia and Africa, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC-ID Artificial Intelligence researchers ranked as some of the best in Europe;
– CNRS: a TV channel dedicated to science, EU grants, more collaboration with partners in Africa;
– International Cooperation: UK goes it alone, EU brings South Korea and New Zealand to the table;
– UT Austin Portugal Program commemorates its 15th anniversary;
– EU ministers to discuss Commission’s defense R&D roadmap at Paris conference;
– European Chips Survey: Stakeholder survey on European chips demand;
– Restore our Oceans and Waters, a Synergy Info Pack by CORDIS;
– European Commission joins forces with African partners to promote circular economy;
– EU and Colombia step up cooperation for nature, climate and sustainable development;
– How can the EU help those touched by energy poverty?;
– Switzerland seeks to join EU’s Copernicus Earth observation programme;
– France confirms ‘European climate conference’ in March, with objectives still unclear.

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16/7/2021: EU Council proposed cuts to HE, Switzerland out of HE, research funding for climate, new Forest Strategy, reactions to the climate package, China’s climate measures, digital sovereignty, and a webinar on HPC

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Research stakeholders against €316M proposed cut to 2022 Horizon budget
– EU suspends Swiss access to grants
– EU to raise R&D investments to reach climate goals
– Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests
– Climate package: concerns about social and trade impact and the support of investors
– China launches a carbon trading scheme
– Digital Sovereignty at the core of the Industrial strategy debate
– Webinar “On the road to HPC: Major Challenges and New Opportunities” (22 July)

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8/7/2021: Switzerland still out of HE, HE focus on Africa launch event, EU battery value chain, Single European Sky, sustainable oceans, France’s 5G investments, and issues with the Energy Charter Treaty

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Switzerland participation to Horizon Europe frozen
– Horizon Europe launch event – focus on Africa (12 July, in Portuguese)
– EU training programme for battery industry
– Single European Sky to lower emissions
– European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund approved
– France raises its investments in 5G
– Leak: limited progress in Energy Charter Treaty reform talks

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25/6/2021: HE Information Days, initiative for women-led start-ups, gender equality in PT research, HE research infrastructures, partnerships and associations, European Knowledge Act, banking innovation workshop, and the EU COVID certificate

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Reminder: Horizon Europe Information Days start next week (28 June – 9 July)
– EIC initiative for women founders of deep-tech start-ups
– Elsevier report: Portugal approaches gender equality in research
– Horizon Europe calls for research Infrastructures
– EC signs 11 Horizon Europe partnerships
– Horizon Europe associations: agreement to be reached by end of the year
– University stakeholders call for a European Knowledge Act
– Critical Chain Workshop (28 June)
– EU Digital COVID Certificate is active in 16 EU countries

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24/6/2021: New INESC article on Science|Business, R&I Days, Knowledge Valorisation Platform, Coronavirus R&I collaboration, Switzerland out of HE, cybersecurity, and Cohesion Policy

In today’s Morning Brief:
– New INESC article on Science|Business: Tackling the challenges facing European industry
– Research and Innovation days 2021 – Day 2
– EU Knowledge Valorisation Platform launched to accelerate the uptake of research results
– Coronavirus: Commission launches the Coronavirus Global R&I Collaboration Portal
– Switzerland out of Horizon Europe until it pays the agreed contribution to Cohesion Policy
– Commission proposes ‘operational arm’ of European Cyber Shield
– {Quiz] Cohesion Policy Quiz: How much do you know about EU cohesion funds?

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