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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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27/04/2022: World IP Day, EU Missions Info Day, AI Act, New European Innovation Agenda, ERC awards, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– World Intellectual Property Day 2022 – INESC TEC;
– EU charges too much for too little IP protection, auditors say;
– “Treme-treme”: a Lisbon-based experience by INESC ID;
– Save the date: EU Missions Info Days to take place this May;
– French Presidency pushes for alignment with the new legislative framework in AI Act;
– Andreas Wichert’s new Art & Technology exhibit at IST;
– Germany’s Helmholtz Institute opens new site for one health research;
– Have your say on the development of the New European Innovation Agenda;
– UK-based researchers win big in latest ERC awards – but may have to relocate to keep their grants;
– New insights into the success and failure of competitive research proposals;
– The Ecosystem: Challenging tech? There’s a sandbox for that;
– The EU and China have signed an administrative arrangement to support cooperation.

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12/04/2022: NeuralShift, INESC TEC in the Azores, Science for Policy in Portugal, EuroScience Open Forum 2022, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– UK institutions win £15 million government bid to develop software for world’s largest radio telescope;
– Finland appoints experts to create a long-term R&I investment plan;
– OPEC tells EU it’s not possible to replace potential Russian oil supply loss;
– NeuralShift: Spinning-off Artificial Intelligence;
– INESC TEC carried out scientific monitoring of the seismic-volcanic activity on the Azores;
– Science for Policy in Portugal;
– EU strengthens climate and energy cooperation with Egypt in view of COP27;
– EuroScience Open Forum 2022;
– European Commission and European Patent Office (EPO) co-organise annual conference of PATLIB centres;
– UK to finalise world’s first subsidy for clean hydrogen production by end of the year.

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11/04/2022: Energy Security, Destination Earth, ‘The Insider’, ERC ultimatum to UK grant winners, Clean Technology Projects, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Universities call for long-term, flexible EU support for scholars at risk;
– Energy security: Commission hosts first meeting of EU Energy Purchase Platform;
– Destination Earth: New digital twin of the Earth will help tackle climate change and protect nature;
– ‘The Insider’ – new episode featuring Carlos Henggeler, INESC Coimbra’s President;
– UK winners of EU grants given two-month ultimatum;
– EU agrees on fifth package of restrictive measures against Russia;
– Commission makes €100 million available for innovative clean technology projects;
– EU industrial technology roadmap calls for full speed development and scaling up of innovative low-carbon technologies;
– Introducing the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking.

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08/04/2022: ‘The Insider’, EIC Women Leadership Programme, Societal Transformations in the Digital Age, Wind and Nuclear Energy, Military Research, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ‘The Insider’ – new episode featuring Carlos Henggeler, INESC Coimbra’s President;
– EIC awards €145 million in challenge-drive call for research projects;
– EU space agency calls on space innovators to aid humanitarian efforts in Ukraine;
– Societal Transformations in the Digital Age: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research in Horizon Europe;

– FAO launches new phase of agriculture policy initiative with $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation;
– New EUFOMA Talk: From Revolution to Evolution – The Fishery and Aquaculture Market in a Post COVID-19 World;
– Open Call – EIC Women Leadership Programme;
– Should scientists study how to dim the sun?;

– INESC-ID welcomes EMBL Olissipo Researchers;
– Converting wastewater into clean water: The AFTERLIFE project presents its results;
– UK unveils wind and nuclear focused energy plan following gas price hikes;
– The economic benefits of climate action will outweigh the costs, IPCC report finds;
– Science goes to war: Western allies step up collaboration in military research;
– New European Bauhaus: Commission launches ‘NEB LAB’ with new 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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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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22/02/2022: The Insider podcast with Susana Cardoso Freitas (INESC MN), OECD on classifying AI systems, Innovation Factory 2022, FORCE Research Challenge, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Deep Tech: Driving the Digital Transition – Microsystems and Nanotech with Susana Cardoso Freitas (INESC MN);
– OECD Framework for the Classification of AI systems;
– FORCE Research Challenge;
– Innovation Factory 2022: for a strong digital Europe;
– Workshop on the extended generic risk management approach under REACH;
– Horizon Europe €1.2 billion industrial partnership for rail R&I officially kicks off;
– Digital for Development Prize 2022;
– UK Horizon winners can now apply for safety net funding;
– LEAK: Energy prices will remain ‘high and volatile until at least 2023’, EU Commission says;
– EU-funded research reveals new life in the Arctic Ocean;
– Open position for a Researcher in Drought Modelling and Risk Assessment.

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10/02/2022: EIC online info-day, HERA programme is out, Women in academia webinar, Western Balkans fully part of Horizon Europe, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Save the date: European Innovation Council online info-day – 22 February;
– HERA: €1.3 billion plan for first year of new pandemic preparedness programme is out;
– Women in academia: Breaking the glass ceiling or rebuilding the house? – Webinar;
– Validation survey on the “Low-Carbon Industrial Technologies Roadmap for Energy-Intensive Industries;
– Latest ERC winners in limbo as expiry of UK Horizon Europe safety net looms;
– Quantum Ambitions: Strengthening Europe’s leadership;
– Albania completes the Western Balkans association to Horizon Europe;
– New Booklet – Trust in the European digital space in the age of automated bots and fakes;
– New Thematic Report: Blockchain Applications in the Healthcare Sector;
– Energy prices on the rise in the euro area in 2021;
– Opening of exploratory talks for the association of New Zealand to Horizon Europe;
– Brussels to address hazardous chemicals in EU products initiative.

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