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Uploaded On: 24/09/2020

The Digital Education Action Plan of the European Commission reports that only 30% of entrepreneurs and 32% of economic leaders in the EU are women. Furthermore, only 15% of tech sector employees in the EU are women. Through an online learning programme on the circular economy, the Girls Go Circular project will contribute to closing the digital gender gap, particularly in those countries defined as modest and moderate innovators according to the European Innovation Scoreboard. Girls Go ...

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Uploaded On: 24/09/2020

The EU-funded REPAST project is exploring how societies deal with the long shadow of past conflicts, in a bid to generate insights and provide advice for policymakers and civil society. Case studies are being conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Kosovo, Ireland, Poland and Spain. ‘We want to understand what aspects of various difficult legacies live on in a problematic fashion today and create obstacles to the integration and relations of the various populations in ...

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Uploaded On: 24/09/2020

As part of Google’s updated climate commitments the tech giant has committed EUR 10 million to fund ideas that use technology to accelerate Europe’s progress towards a greener, more resilient future. This week Google also announced its ambitious aim to run its operations solely on carbon-free energy by 2030, and pledged to work with governments, utilities, and policymakers to drive system-level change. As a European Knowledge and Innovation Community that brings together hundreds of ...

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Uploaded On: 23/09/2020

PRIMA launches a bidding process to select a communication company. The deadline to submit proposals is October 13th, 2020. Find all the necessary information by clicking here...

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Uploaded On: 22/09/2020

[From left to right: Dr Ann Zammit, SEAM Project Leader, Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, MCST Executive Chairman, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, UM Rector, Hon. Clayton Bartolo, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services & Digital Economy, Responsible for Research & Innovation, Chinese Ambassador to Malta, H.E. Jiang Jiang] A new collaboration between a number of Maltese researchers from the University of Malta’s Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering and Southeast University ...

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Uploaded On: 22/09/2020

Venice is synonymous with canals. But the next time you’re taking in ‘La Serenissima’ via a romantic gondola ride, you might want to keep an eye out for swimming robots. That’s because a team of researchers with the EU-funded subCULTron project has ‘released’ a swarm of over 120 aquatic robots into Venice’s lagoon. Although it may seem like a scene out a science fiction movie, these autonomous robots play an essential role in the city’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate ...

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Uploaded On: 22/09/2020

he Energy and Water Agency invites applications for financial support for R&I projects in the fields of energy and water. The application period opens on Friday 18th September 2020 and will close on Friday 30th October 2020. Government Notice 1078 can be found here.  Overview The R&I Scheme seeks to support R&I projects whose objectives are in line with national policies and seek to contribute in a tangible manner to addressing one of the following: A national policy priority or...

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Uploaded On: 22/09/2020

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is conducting a study to understand the career paths of PhD holders working in Malta and PhD holders who have studied in Malta or are Maltese citizens currently living and working abroad. Doctoral students and doctorates other than the Doctor of Philosophy are outside the scope of this study. In order to participate, kindly fill in the online anonymous survey link below.  The survey should take around 25 minutes to complete. Deadline: ...

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Uploaded On: 18/09/2020

Airborne droplets that we expel when we breathe, talk, cough or sneeze are a key transmission route of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as other infectious diseases. Ensuring safe indoor air is therefore an important prevention measure around the world. Air-conditioning systems installed in homes and offices can both help and hinder the spread of viruses. In some cases, air-conditioning systems can help make air safer by pulling fresh outside air into a building and thereby diluting the viral load ...

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Uploaded On: 18/09/2020

To fully tap the potential of green jet fuel, a number of obstacles will have to be overcome. For example, large quantities of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are needed. The EU-funded BIO4A project is building capacity for industrial-scale production. Not that Europe is lacking in capacity to produce biofuels, according to project coordinator David Chiaramonti of Florence-based R&D institution RE-CORD and of the Polytechnic of Turin. However, within the jet-fuel category, the installed ...

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