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Upcoming Events

SSI 2024
16/04/2024
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18/04/2024

Smart Systems Integration - SSI 2024

The┬áSmart Systems Integration Conference & Exhibition ÔÇô SSI 2024┬áwill take place from┬á16-18 April 2024┬áin┬áHamburg, Germany, back-to-back with the┬áapc|m┬áconference.

In addition to high-level keynotes from the European Commission and leading research institutions, again experts in Smart Systems integrations from industry and academia will gather to present their latest results and to commonly shape next generations of smart systems made in Europe. As proven successful, conference tracks will be organised oriented along the value chain of smart systems:

  • Component developments for Smart Systems
  • System integration aspects concerning hardware and software
  • Applications: Mobility, Energy, Industry, Biomedical, Healthy Living

EPoSS in addition will organise again a policy session reflecting current, technical and policy trends.

Further information and registration: https://smartsystemsintegration.com/

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EPoSS Office via contact@smart-systems-integration.org.

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ERF 2024
13/03/2024
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15/03/2024

European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2024

The next edition of the ÔÇťEuropean Robotics ForumÔÇŁ will be held in Rimini from 13 to 15 March 2024 under the scientific responsibility of the University of Bologna. The event will see the leading experts, both academic and industrial, at international level in robotics come together in the vibrant city of Rimini and will see the presence of the major European companies with interests in this field.

The forum has a unique structure and is specifically designed to encourage interaction between end-users, researchers, technology producers with the ultimate goal of improving industrial competitiveness, fostering scientific progress, stimulating networking between stakeholders in the field, and identifying new impactful application scenarios for robotics. The programme of the event is really rich and will touch many industrial and research fields where robotics plays a key role. Having this audience of experts all gathered in Italy is truly an exceptional event that we believe can be a driving force for the competitiveness of the entire territory.

The event will take place at the magnificent Convention Centre in Rimini and will be enriched with an intense social activity to foster the exchange of ideas, revive old friendships and create new ones. A large exhibition area at the convention centre will be available to those who wish to display their technologies and ideas, representing a true international showcase.

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MWC
26/02/2024
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28/02/2024

MWC Open Innovation Challenge 2024

From 26th to 28th of February will be only physical meetings between corporates/investors and technology providers. Physical meetings will take place in the venue of 4YFN congress in Barcelona.
Other meetings will be online on separate days between March 4th and 8th.

Registrations are open until 15 February 2024

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EIT Summit
20/02/2024
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20/02/2024

EIT SUMMIT 2024


INNOVEIT is kicking off with the 2024 EIT Summit where youÔÇÖll get to hear from a wide range of inspiring, high-level speakers across the policy, business, and innovation worlds. YouÔÇÖll also get to see some of the best examples of new technology and innovation being developed within the EIT Community with the 2024 EIT Awards. For the first time, the announcement of the finalists of the EIT & the EICÔÇÖs joint European Prize for Women Innovators will take place at the EIT Summit. The event is organised under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Registration for in-person attendance is now open! Can't join us in Brussels? Don't worry! We will stream the EIT Summit on our YouTube page. You do not need to register to watch the livestream.

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News

Attention Cluster 4 Community! There will be an amendment to the Horizon Europe work programme which affects Cluster 4 calls!

What changes to expect on Cluster 4 (Digital, Industry & Space) calls?

  • Most likely deletion or re-scheduling of several topics to a later call
  • Addition of new topics to this later call
  • ÔÇő"Destinations" DIGITAL-EMERGING and HUMAN most likely to be affected
  • Further changes may affect the ÔÇťOther ActionsÔÇŁ section

This amendment is expected to be officially adopted at the end of March 2024.

Please contact your country NCP for further details in the meantime. You can find your country NCP here

We will give you an update with the most significant changes as soon as the amendment has been adopted!

Direc╚Ťia General─â pentru Cercetare ╚Öi Inovare din cadrul Comisiei Europene a publicat recent raportul cu privire la rezultatele primului subiect privind ÔÇ×GuvernareaÔÇŁ din Exerci╚Ťiul Comun de Studiu (MLE) privind punerea ├«n aplicare a misiunilor UE la nivel na╚Ťional:┬áhttps://projects.research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/en/statistics/policy-support-facility/psf-challenge/mutual-learning-exercise-eu-missions

MLE sunt axate pe implementarea misiunilor Uniunii Europene la nivel na╚Ťional. O not─â de concept a fost ├«mp─ârt─â╚Öit─â delega╚Ťilor ERAC pentru a aduna interes, la care 17 ╚Ť─âri s-au ├«nregistrat ╚Öi au oferit contribu╚Ťii pe subiecte de interes privind misiunile Uniunii Europene.

├Än baza acestora a fost organizat un atelier de definire a domeniului de aplicare pentru a discuta subiectele poten╚Ťiale pentru misiunile MLE, care a inclus urm─âtoarele 4 p─âr╚Ťi:

  • Crearea structurilor na╚Ťionale de guvernan╚Ť─â pentru coordonarea punerii ├«n aplicare a misiunilor UE;
  • Portofolii de misiuni;
  • Asigurarea finan╚Ť─ârii ╚Öi crearea de sinergii;
  • Implicarea cet─â╚Ťenilor.

Platforma Cordis vine cu un important anun╚Ť despre lansarea unui nou pachet de rezultate Cordis, care prezint─â o colec╚Ťie tematic─â de rezultate ale cercet─ârii finan╚Ťate de Uniunea European─â privind infrastructurile de cercetare. Pachetul, care con╚Ťine o compila╚Ťie de 13 proiecte finan╚Ťate ├«n cadrul Programului de lucru pentru infrastructuri de Cercetare ale Programelor-cadru Orizont Europa / Orizont 2020, este acum accesibil ├«n ╚Öase limbi la urm─âtorul link:

https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/448091-fostering-excellence-collaboration-and-innovation-through-european-research-infrastructures

Acest pachet de rezultate eviden╚Ťiaz─â activitatea a 13 proiecte finan╚Ťate de Orizont 2020 ╚Öi Orizont Europa care, prin sprijinul infrastructurilor de cercetare, contribuie la avansarea cuno╚Ötin╚Ťelor ╚Ötiin╚Ťifice ╚Öi a progresului tehnologic, sprijinind Societatea European─â ├«n fa╚Ťa provoc─ârilor actuale ╚Öi viitoare.

Are you planning the next step in your career? Then why not embark on a PhD with the Marie Sk┼éodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) programme?   

The MSCA are the European UnionÔÇÖs flagship programme for Doctoral Education and Post Doctoral Training. It supports researchers from all over the world, in all scientific disciplines and at all stages of their careers.  

- Doctoral Networks allow PhD candidates to receive high-quality training and develop their career in and outside academia by moving to another country.  

- Post doctoral Fellowships are for researchers holding a PhD to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country.  

- Staff Exchanges support short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide to enable international and intersectoral cooperation through knowledge transfer.  

- COFUND supports PhD and postdoctoral researchers through high-quality fellowship or doctoral training programmes.  

You can also stay up-to-date with EURAXESS, which regularly shares opportunities: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu

The integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020 is an important feature of the programme. To monitor the development of this cross-cutting issue is an EU commitment. Various dimensions are examined, such as the budget going to SSH partners (overall and in each part of the programme), qualitative aspects, performance of disciplines and sectors involved, as well as which countries are represented as participants and coordinators.

Download the report here

Highlights

A new way to bring concrete solutions to some of the EU greatest challenges with ambitious goals to deliver concrete results by 2030.

  • EU Missions will deliver impact┬áby putting research and innovation into a new role in┬ácombination┬áwith new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as citizen┬á┬áengagement.
  • EU Missions are a coordinated effort by the Commission to pool the necessary resources in terms of funding programmes, policies and regulations, as well as other activities. They aim to mobilise and activate public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, farmers and land managers, entrepreneurs and investors to create a real and lasting impact.
  • EU Missions will support EuropeÔÇÖs transformation into a greener, healthier, more inclusive and resilient continent.┬á

Mission Starfish 2030: Restore our Ocean and Waters

Targets by 2030: cleaning marine and fresh waters, restoring degraded ecosystems and habitats, decarbonising the blue economy in order to sustainably harness the essential goods and services they provide.

Caring for Soil is Caring for Life

Targets by 2030: at least 75% of all soils in the EU are healthy for food, people, nature and climate. The proposed mission combines research and innovation, education and training, investments and the demonstration of good practices using ÔÇťLiving labsÔÇŁ (experiments and innovation in a laboratory on the ground) and ÔÇťLighthousesÔÇŁ (places to showcase good practices).

Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible

Targets by 2030: more than 3 million more lives saved, living longer and better, achieve a thorough understanding of cancer, prevent what is preventable, optimise diagnosis and treatment, support the quality of life of all people exposed to cancer, and ensure equitable access to the above across Europe.

A Climate Resilient Europe - Adaptation to Climate change

Targets by 2030: prepare Europe to deal with climate disruptions, accelerate the transition to a healthy and prosperous future within safe planetary boundaries and scale up solutions for resilience that will trigger transformations in society.

100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030 - by and for the citizens

Targets by 2030: support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030 and turn these cities into innovation hubs for all cities, benefiting quality of life and sustainability in Europe.

European Partnerships bring the European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address additional challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives, on top of the challenges addressed by Horizon Europe. They are a key implementation tool of Horizon Europe, and contribute significantly to achieving the EUÔÇÖs political priorities.

By bringing private and public partners together, European Partnerships help to avoid the duplication of investments and contribute to reducing the fragmentation of the research and innovation landscape in the EU.

Find out more about European Partnerships in the CommissionÔÇÖs infographic.

Identifying partnerships

The Commission carried out impact assessments that helped identify the candidates for partnerships.

The portfolio of European Partnerships includes 49 candidates  which have now been taken into the next step of preparations.

The partnership candidates are collected across 5 areas. 

Full details of candidates, draft proposal documents and contact details please see below.

The current list of candidate European Partnerships is found in Annex 7 of the Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.

Results from the structured consultation of EU countries are summarised in the report European Partnerships under Horizon Europe: results of the structured consultation of Member States.

Types of partnership

The Horizon Europe proposal lays down the conditions and principles for establishing European Partnerships. There are 3 types.

Co-programmed European Partnerships
These are partnerships between the Commission and private and/or public partners. They are based on memoranda of understanding and/or contractual arrangements.

Co-funded European Partnerships using a programme co-fund action
Partnerships involving EU countries, with research funders and other public authorities at the core of the consortium.

Institutionalised European Partnerships
These are partnerships where the EU participates in research and innovation funding programmes that are undertaken by EU countries.

These partnerships require legislative proposals from the Commission and are based on a Council Regulation (Article 187) or a Decision by the European Parliament and Council (Article 185). They are implemented by dedicated structures created for that purpose.

Institutionalised partnerships will only be implemented where other parts of the Horizon Europe programme, including other types of partnership, would not achieve the desired objectives or expected impacts.

Documents

Horizon EuropeÔÇÖs next generation┬áEuropean partnerships (PDF File)

Source:
https://ec.europa.eu/info/horizon-europe/european-partnerships-horizon-europe_en

WIDERA NCPs is an umbrella name for the transnational network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area under Horizon Europe.

NCP_WIDERA.NET Project is a 3 years Coordination and Support Action financed by the European Commission and established with the aim to empower the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for WIDERA under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.

The check-list was developed as a tool for NCPs to help them to review the project proposals in order to help the applicants to develop their project proposals in higher quality. There are included all the conditions / questions published in the WP General Annexes, Application form and Evaluation form

Following a workshop activity which took place in May in Dublin, the report summarises delegates' input on opportunities, barriers and useful support.

In a nutshell, the main conclusions are:

  • From engaging in Horizon Europe, SSH researchers can gain funding, prestige, expansion of networks and opportunity for impact.
  • Social science and arts & humanities should not be understood as a monolith.
  • Reliable partners are a huge resource. Being included in networks might be challenging for newcomers.
  • Early career researchers can benefit from participation in Horizon Europe projects. However, provisions for their inclusion and career-development are not explicitly required nor rewarded by the funder.
  • There are considerable differences among institutions in terms of in-house, opportunities for peer-learning, expertise, capacities and contractual conditions