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Uploaded On: 30/03/2022

On 29 March 2022, the European Commission and Tunisia have signed the agreement granting the Republic of Tunisia the association status to Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme (2021-2027). Tunisian researchers, innovators and research entities can now participate in the €95.5 billion programme, under the same conditions as entities from the EU Member States. The Horizon Europe Association Agreement will start producing legal effect after its entry into force that is ...

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Uploaded On: 25/03/2022

The Clean Aviation public-private partnership has launched the first set of calls, kickstarting its plan to catalyse a green transition in the sector. Over the next decade, the €4.1 billion partnership between the European Commission and industry aims to demonstrate the feasibility of hybrid electric regional aircraft, develop technologies enabling hydrogen-powered aircraft and spur innovation for ultra-efficient short and short-medium range aircraft. This year, there are 13 calls for ...

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Uploaded On: 18/03/2022

DOROTHY is a COFUND postdoctoral research programme in Ireland open to researchers from all disciplines who wish to focus on research into public health crises. Fellowships provide an opportunity for an international experience and reintegration to Ireland, offering excellent training, career-development and networking opportunities, and gives applicants an opportunity to provide innovative solutions to public health crises. The first call will open on 23 March 2022 with a closing date of 23 May...

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Uploaded On: 17/03/2022

Open Research Europe is an original publishing venue, like a journal, not a repository (where papers already published somewhere else are deposited): submitted research must be original, not be submitted anywhere else for publication, and stem from a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe grant in which at least one of the authors is involved. The platform implements rigorous scientific standards which are overseen by an international Scientific Advisory Board. Since its launch in March 2021, more than ...

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Uploaded On: 14/03/2022

The Transitions Performance Index (TPI) 2021 is the second edition of a new composite indicator, which measures the performance of countries along four transitions: economic, social, environmental and governance. Most of the TPI indicators are outcome-oriented in order to present to the public and policymakers the combined impact of the policy mix implemented in each country. Using comparable international data, the TPI covers countries representing 76% of the total population. Using a ‘...

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Uploaded On: 14/03/2022

Greater global awareness of mathematical sciences are vital to addressing challenges in areas such as artificial intelligence, climate change, energy and sustainable development, and to improving the quality of life in both the developed and the developing worlds. UNESCO’s 40th General Conference proclaimed 14 March of every year International Day of Mathematics in November 2019 (40C/ Resolution 30). In many countries, 14 March (3/14) is already celebrated as Pi Day because π, one of the ...

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Uploaded On: 14/03/2022

Air pollution is a significant component that determines the inhabitant’s quality of life. One of the more natural pollutant events in Malta is dust storms from the Sahara desert. Dust storms, although not very frequent, are relatively common and their effects are felt by the entire Maltese country. Dust laden wind and rain from the Sahara Desert carry with them several particles composed of different sizes of chemicals and minerals. These particles affect transport and communications due to ...

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Uploaded On: 11/03/2022

The 2022 edition of the EIT Digital Venture Program to support early-stage entrepreneurial teams in their journey to market has been launched. Entrepreneurial teams from the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe (see complete list here) with digital deep tech business plans are encouraged to apply by April 8. This unique initiative offers an intensive eight-week pre-acceleration program orchestrated by EIT Digital and executed by regional partners. Selected ...

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Uploaded On: 10/03/2022

Doctorate holders are particularly important to research and innovation because of their deep, field-specific knowledge and advanced training in the analytical skills necessary to push knowledge beyond its current boundaries. A study was undertaken by the Malta Council for Science and Technology to understand the career paths and trajectories of PhD holders. The aim of the study is to provide decision makers, policy makers and science stakeholders, with a better evidence base in terms of ...

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Uploaded On: 08/03/2022

Gender and R&I: An Insight into Horizon Europe This article introduces our readers to the series of Policy Briefs on different dimensions of gender and research and innovation produced by the recently completed EU funded GenderAction Project. Over the coming months we aim to provide short summaries of the Policy Briefs so that the reader may gain a quick overview of the resources available on gender and R&I and how these can be of interest in the local context. Links to the full set of ...

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