Switzerland

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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28/05/2021: HUB Deep Tech and Forestry events on Tuesday, INESC articles on Science Business, EuroHPC, Horizon Europe delays, and Switzerland leaves EU treaty talks

In today’s Morning Brief: Registrations still open for Deep Tech and Forestry events on Tuesday (1 June 2021) | INESC articles on Science Business | Parliament takes a joint position on EuroHPC and on equal access to public private research partnerships | Concerns over Horizon Europe delays and splits on plan to limit access to R&D projects | Switzerland ditches EU treaty talks, leaving question mark over research ties

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