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06/05/2024
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07/05/2024

1st Industry Collaboration and Transfer Exchange on AI ÔÇô ÔÇťFrom Research to MarketÔÇŁ

The first Transfer Congress ÔÇťIndustry and Collaboration Exchange ÔÇô From Research to MarketÔÇŁ under the lead of the TAILOR industry collaboration and transfer group, will take place on the 6th and 7th of May 2024 on-site in the newly opened Innovation Center in Saarbr├╝cken. This event is dedicated to promoting collaboration and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and expertise between industry and academia in the field of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence.

With a focus on the transfer between the needs of industry and the capabilities of research, the event offers inspiring keynote speeches and interactive workshops with current topics from both worlds, which aim to formulate requirements on AI and its implementation and to kick off initial transfer projects. For more information and registration please access the website event.

 

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AI
18/04/2024
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18/04/2024

HRP Community & European IP Helpdesk: IP and Artificial Intelligence

Intellectual property helps drive innovation and growth by bringing in financial returns, raising brand awareness and ensuring business growth. You can rely on intellectual property to increase productivity, earn licensing fees and even receive royalties. Patents help create a monopoly and provide protection to your business by preventing others from commercialising your innovation. IP helps you earn a higher return on investment and manage your assets efficiently.

Under Horizon Europe, exploitation activities continue after the end of the project. The European Commission Horizon Results Platform helps ÔÇťTurn Europe's research results into innovations which generate value for economy, society and contribute to a sustainable future.ÔÇŁ

It offers numerous benefits to EU R&I funding beneficiaries, such as greater visibility and faster matching with priority third parties, targeted promotional events with innovators, free access to support services, etc.

The European IP Helpdesk supports European SMEs and research teams involved in cross-border business and/or EU-funded research activities to manage, disseminate and valorise their IP.

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Adr
17/04/2024
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17/04/2024

ADRA partnership information day and brokerage event

ADRA, the AI, Data and Robotics Association, the European Commission, Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT research and the Digital Europe National Contact Points invite you to participate at an information day and a brokerage event with pre-arranged online meetings.

This event aims to inform potential applicants about the upcoming funding opportunities of the amended 2024 Horizon Europe Cluster 4 'Digital, Industry and Space' Work Programme (coming soon), the recently opened Digital Europe programme and the EIC accelerator. These events give the participants the opportunity to network with others in order to identify possible collaborations and business cases, to facilitate the setup of Horizon Europe and DEP project consortia and for companies to learn about the accelerator.

The brokerage platform offers a unique networking opportunity for actors to build collaborations in the artificial intelligence, data and robotics fields in Horizon Europe and Digital Europe activities. 

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SAM
15/04/2024
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15/04/2024

Handover: Successful and timely uptake of Artificial Intelligence in science in the EU

On April 15 we will release the advice on how the European Commission can accelerate the responsible take-up of AI in science in the EU. With the characteristics of a general-purpose technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most disruptive sets of technologies at the service of research and innovation. It acts as a catalyst for scientific breakthroughs and is rapidly becoming a key instrument in the scientific process in all research areas.

The release of the evidence review report and policy recommendations will be marked by a ceremony in the presence of EVP Vestager and Commissioner Ivanova.

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Ini╚Ťiativa EIT Deep Tech Talent a lansat apelul de propuneri de formare pentru organiza╚Ťiile care doresc s─â creeze noi programe pentru a forma un milion de persoane ├«n domeniul deep tech ├«n Europa.

Prin intermediul acestui apel, Ini╚Ťiativa va finan╚Ťa p├ón─â la 20 de proiecte angajate s─â deschid─â calea viitorului educa╚Ťiei ╚Öi dezvolt─ârii competen╚Ťelor deep tech ├«n Europa.

Solicitan╚Ťii trebuie s─â demonstreze ├«n mod clar c─â propunerile lor vor duce la crearea unui nou curs, program de formare sau de dezvoltare a competen╚Ťelor.

Propunerile trebuie s─â implice un consor╚Ťiu format din cel pu╚Ťin dou─â entit─â╚Ťi. Organiza╚Ťiile din ╚Ť─ârile asociate la Orizont Europa sunt eligibile s─â aplice (inclusiv┬áMoldova).

 

Info Session: 15 aprilie 2024, 14:30 CEST
Data limit─â: 20 iunie 2024 ora 17:00 CEST

 

Detalii aici.

Funded by the European Commission, the Programme supports European NGI researchers and innovators willing to spend 3 to 6 months in US and Canada. The Programme provides selected fellows with travel funding, living allowance, and support through the process of getting their VISA.

Candidates may apply for one of the following tracks:

  • Paired Teams┬áÔşó applicants submit a proposal after previous agreement with an US or Canadian host organization, either a partner one or an external one.

  • Challenges┬áÔşó applicants submit a proposal in response to a specific challenge and within a specific research topic already defined by a partner host organization.

  • Open Ideas┬áÔşó applicants submit a proposal based on their own ideas, products or services, and select three preferred hosts from the list of partner host organizations.

Applicants can find general information on the fellowship programme on the European applicants ÔÇô NGI Enrichers page. Deadline date: 10 May 2024 17:00 (Brussels time)

The Commission published two Recommendation on a Code of Practice on industry-academia co-creation and on citizen engagement for knowledge valorisation.

 

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Comisia European─â a lansat o nou─â platform─â pentru Spa╚Ťiul european de cercetare (ERA), un punct unic dedicat, care ofer─â o privire cuprinz─âtoare asupra politicilor, activit─â╚Ťilor ╚Öi realiz─ârilor actuale ale ERA. Platforma pentru politici ERA face parte din noul cadru de guvernare ERA ╚Öi Pactul pentru Cercetare ╚Öi Inovare (R&I) ├«n Europa.

Platforma poate fi accesat─â la urm─âtorul link

La data de 19 februarie 2024, la Bruxelles, Oficiului RM pentru ╚śtiin╚Ť─â ╚Öi Tehnologie pe l├óng─â UE (MOST) a organizat un eveniment, ├«mpreun─â cu organiza╚Ťiile omoloage UKRI (Marea Britanie), Kowi (Germania), NorCore (Norvegia) ╚Öi SwissCore (Elve╚Ťia) cu tema ÔÇ×Mobilit─â╚Ťi pentru doctoranziÔÇŁ, tem─â actual─â, discutat─â anterior ├«n grupurile Ac╚Ťiunile Marie Sk┼éodowska-Curie (MSCA)ÔÇŁ ╚Öi ÔÇ×Educa╚ŤieÔÇŁ din cadrul┬áIGLO.

├Än calitate de vorbitori, au fost invita╚Ťi exper╚Ťi ai Comisiei Europene ╚Öi anume: Sohail LUKA, PhD┬á Marie Sk┼éodowska-Curie Actions unit┬á DG EAC ╚Öi Johannes GEHRINGER┬á Higher Education Unit, DG EAC.

Evenimentul s-a axat pe oportunit─â╚Ťile oferite prin ┬áAc╚Ťiunile Marie Sk┼éodowska-Curie ╚Öi┬áprogramul Erasmus+.

a) Re╚Ťelele de doctorat ├«n cadrul MSCA permit studen╚Ťilor-doctoranzi s─â primeasc─â o preg─âtire de ├«nalt─â calitate ╚Öi s─â ├«╚Öi dezvolte cariera ├«n mediul academic ╚Öi ├«n afara ei, mut├óndu-se ├«n alt─â ╚Ťar─â pe o perioad─â de max. 4 ani. ├Än anii 2014-2020, ├«n cadrul Programului ÔÇ×Orizont 2020ÔÇŁ, au fost finan╚Ťa╚Ťi┬á65000 cercet─âtori┬á╚Öi 4500 companii prin intermediul MSCA. 37% din cercet─âtori finan╚Ťa╚Ťi sunt din afara UE, iar 42% sunt femei.

Pentru a ob╚Ťine consulta╚Ťii gratuite despre Re╚Ťelele de doctorat contacta╚Ťi┬áPunctul Na╚Ťional de Contact pentru Ac╚Ťiunile Marie Sk┼éodowska-Curie (MSCA) acces├ónd linkul┬áhttps://horizoneurope.md/en/representatives

b) Programul Erasmus+┬á ofer─â de asemenea mobilit─â╚Ťi pentru doctoranzi pe o perioad─â de max. 12 luni, cu scopul de instruire, stagiere, dezvoltarea abilit─â╚Ťilor ╚Öi cooperare. ├Än anul academic 2019-2020 au beneficiat de finan╚Ťare 4000 doctoranzi, dintre care 56% femei.

Pentru a primi consulta╚Ťii cu privire la acest instrument de finan╚Ťare contacta╚Ťi Oficiul Na╚Ťional Erasmus+ ├«n Moldova, acces├ónd linkul:┬áhttps://erasmusplus.md

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