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Events

6th IEEE International Energy Conference

Event Date: 13/04/2020

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The IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON) covers a broad range of electric power and energy systems topics, will continue the tradition of the past editions organized in Bahrain, Italy, Croatia, Belgium, and Cyprus. The 6th edition of the conference will take place in one of the beautiful Mediterranean countries, Tunisia, known for its golden beaches, sunny weather and affordable luxuries, on April 13-16, 2020. It is organized by the IEEE Tunisia Section, IEEE Region 8, and IEEE Africa Council. The conference is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society, and IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

 

ENERGYCON is dedicated to experts carrying out research focused on energy and power systems. It has already become one of the central events for discussion on the application of electronics, instrumentation, information and communication technology to the energy industry.

 

ENERGYCON provides an opportunity to scientists, professional engineers and engineering students to present their work, publish their results, exchange ideas and network for future scientific and industrial collaborations.

 

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National STEM Career Expo - 21st till 26th January 2020

Event Date: 17/01/2020

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Are you eager to discover what a passion for science and technology can lead to? Do you want to learn more about current and future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)? Would you like your children to engage with aviation engineers, VR programmers, marine biologists, road safety experts, lab technicians … and get a taste of what it means to work in these fields? In a fun way of course!

 

Then join us on 21st-26th January 2020 at Esplora for this first Career Expo focusing on STEM occupations!
The Expo will be open for school visits from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am until 3 pm, and for the general public on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January from 10 am until 6 pm.

 

Our exhibitors – private companies, research-performing organisations, government bodies and NGOs are preparing hands-on, interactive and appealing activities for the whole family to enjoy. Building, coding, quizzes, role-play games are just some of the activities that await you.
Additional activities taking place during the weekend include a STEM Game Show, a Guess Who/Hot Seat Game coordinated by JobsPlus, a mini maker space and a storytelling session for our youngest guests.

 

Below is our schedule for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January:
STEM Game Show (Location: Planetarium Hall) – 11.00, 14.00, 16.00
Fun and science collide in this game developed by Esplora. Choose a card and be surprised by one of our amazing experiments!

 

Guess Who/Hot Seat (Location: Engineering exhibition – Main exhibition building – Level 1) – 12.30, 15.30
Guess the occupation of some very interesting STEM professionals invited by JobsPlus and discover what a day in their workplace looks like!

 

Once Upon A Dream (for 4-7-years-olds) (Location: Little Esploras – Main exhibition building – Level -1)– 12.00, 15.00
A short storytelling session based on true stories about people who against all odds found their dream career.

 

And don’t forget to take part in our Competition! You can win one of three vouchers (each worth 65 euros) for a fun educational robotics kit for your family, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Robocoach. Just take a photo of your favourite stand and tell us why you liked it in one sentence, then share it on Facebook, tagging us @esploramalta.

 

This event is brought to you by Esplora Interactive Science Centre, which forms part of the Malta Council for Science and Technology, in collaboration with the University of Malta, the Malta College of Art, Science and Technology, the Ministry for Education and Employment, Jobsplus, the National Skills Council and Institute for Education.

 

The STEM Career Expo is part-financed by the Erasmus+ Project RAISE “Raising Awareness and Interest in STEAM Employment”.
For more information on the exhibitors, activities and competitions, kindly follow our National STEM Career Expo Facebook event page.

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PRIMA INFO DAY 2020 - INTERNATIONALISE YOUR R&I IDEAS

Event Date: 28/01/2020

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising an event dedicated to the PRIMA R&I funding programme. This event will provide attendees with useful information on the upcoming PRIMA funding Calls, other internationalisation opportunities as well as workshops to provide more hands-on assistance. The event will also provide networking opportunities on both a local and international dimension.

 

The event is targeted towards stakeholders interested in participating in international R&I projects in the fields of Water Management, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Science, providing useful information to experienced researchers as well as stakeholders (public and private) that are interested in R&I but are somewhat less experienced and would like to get to know more. 

 

To register please click on the following link : https://mcst.gov.mt/mcst-news/8764/

 

For any queries, please contact us on prima.mcst@gov.mt

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Research & Innovation Day - Gozo Edition

Event Date: 31/01/2020

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) are inviting business owners, business development managers, entrepreneurs, potential start-ups and government and academic representatives to a networking event to inform about several national, European (Horizon 2020) and international funding programmes that support research and innovation (R&I). MCST would also like to use this opportunity to have an exchange on the future strategies for R&I and the thematic areas such strategies could support.

To register for the event, please access the below link.

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Eurostars webinar: 21 January 2020 from 11:00 to 12:00 Brussels time.

Event Date: 21/01/2020

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Eurostars supports collaborative international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). This does not exclude the participation of other companies, universities or research organisations.

To qualify as a lead partner, an SME should meet at least 10 % thresholds for dedicated R&D full time employees or turnover as stipulated by EUREKA.  SMEs can benefit from financial support in line with the rules applicable in their country. In case of Malta, participation is subject to R&D 2014-2020 incentive guidelines.

Discover more onhttps://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/

Register for a webinar ahead of the next cut-off deadline for Eurostars funding applications to find out about the online application process, tips and tricks to increase your chances of success, follow on questions and answers session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5777795468656160267

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Electronic Components and Systems Brokerage Event in Brussels

Event Date: 14/01/2020

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The ECS Brokerage Event https://ecscollaborationtool.eu/ecs-brokerage-event-2020.htmlon 14-15 January 2020 at Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels will facilitate preparation of project proposals.

This networking event will bring together over 400 participants in a unique stimulating environment for attending call information sessions, sharing project ideas, meeting new partners and reinforcing consortiums.

Register by 7 January 2020 on  https://ecscollaborationtool.eu/ecs-brokerage-event-2020.html

Submit new project ideas, project pitches and/or posters through theECS Collaboration Tool.  https://ecscollaborationtool.eu/

 

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IEEE - Digital Health Technologies Shaping the Future

Event Date: 22/11/2019

Details:

The event will be held at 18:00 at MITA St Venera on the 22nd of November. For this event, we have invited a distinguished guest speaker Bernard P. Zeigler who is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer engineering at the University of Arizona, USA. More info visit: https://www.computer.org/profiles/bernard-p-zeigler

For this event, a number of key people in digital health who will give short talks on various topics related to the application of digital health in Malta. Finally, refreshments will be served to allow us to network with different stakeholders.  Follow us on facebook /ieeemalta to know more about the event. 

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Thematic Focus Groups

Event Date: 31/10/2019

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MCST champions the National Research and Innovation Strategy, and the current Strategy takes us till 2020. We are therefore working on a new Strategy for post-2020, as well as a new Smart Specialisation Strategy and we are currently finalising the consultation phase. MCST relies on its stakeholder to contribute and design a bottom-up Strategy that takes into account the needs of academia, business, government and civil society.

Therefore, MCST would like to invite all interested stakeholders to discuss the potential future smart specialization areas of Malta. Anyone with research and innovation project ideas, be it academia, businesses, civil society, and government, should have their say on where Malta should invest its R&I funds in the next programming period. Join us by registering for one or more thematic sessions here: https://forms.gle/tuEWeJV7kt59gDpf7

Health - 31 October 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30

High Value-Added Manufacturing - 11 Novembr 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

Digital Technology & Space - 11 November 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Resource Efficiency - 13 November 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

Marine & Blue Biotechnology - 15 Noember 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

Other Areas - 15 November 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Venue: Malta Council for Science and Technology, Villa Bighi, Kalkara

The deadline for registration is 25th October 2019

We look forward to welcoming you at MCST to have an open discussion on these potential thematic sectors and identifying possible areas of focus!

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Space International Information Day & Brokerage Event - Warsaw

Event Date: 13/11/2019

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On 13 and 14 November 2019 the H2020 Space NCP Network - COSMOS2020plus, the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union in Poland  and the University of Warsaw with the support of the European Commission will organize the International Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event in Warsaw.

The aim of the event is to present the funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 Space and to provide first-hand information on the last Horizon 2020 Space Calls. The participants will have the opportunity to be informed and discuss with the authors of the Space Work Programme 2020 and learn from their hints and tips on H2020 proposal writing. For further information please visit the link below:

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Space Week 2019 - Beyond the Horizon - Rome

Event Date: 09/10/2019

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Space Week 2019 (Rome, 9-11 October 2019) is the international conference dedicated to space access and services technologies, where you can:

  • be informed on funding opportunities,
  • discover more on the state-of-the-art and future developments of the Space sector,
  • create new partnerships with international actors.

 Know more about the SPACE Week 2019. Beyond the Horizon: read the conference presentation in the below link.

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Space Info Day and Brokerage Event (Horizon 2020) - Prague

Event Date: 12/09/2019

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On 12 and 13 September 2019 the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency  (GSA) and the H2020 Space NCP Network (COSMOS2020plus) will organize the Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event in Prague, Czech Republic. During the event Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) workshop will also take place.

The aim of the event is to present the funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 Space and to provide first-hand information on the last Horizon 2020 Space Calls with a special focus on EGNSS/GALILEO Call. The participants will have the opportunity  to be informed  and discuss with  the authors of the Space Work Programme 2020 and learn from their hints and tips on H2020 proposal writing. Since the next EU Framework Programme Horizon Europe is already under development some early information will be also provided. In addition, the participants will have a unique opportunity to learn about the brand new topic on EGNSS applications for public authorities. View the below link for further information.

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Webinar on GDPR in Horizon 2020

Event Date: 26/09/2019

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We would like to invite you to join the webinar organized by NUCL-EU 2020 to learn more about some basic concepts and key GDPR approaches, most common ethics concerns in Horizon 2020 proposals as relates to data processing and also ethics and data protection requirements in H2020 review process. The final aim is to have a useful guidance to ensure ethics compliance.

The second part will be a Q&A session during which related questions will be answered.

Due to the fact that there are limited places available and participation will be on a “first come first served basis”, registration will close when maximum number of participants will be reached.

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Smart Advanced Manufacturing - Belgium

Event Date: 03/09/2019

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SMART, the EUREKA Cluster programme on advanced manufacturing, will open the next Call for project proposals on 9 September 2019 and will hold SMART Project Outline (PO) Proposers’ Day in Leuven, Belgium on 3 October 2019.

SMART Technical domains cover the applications and developments needed to take a big step in the competitiveness of European manufacturing industry and include the following six areas: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Smart & Adaptive Manufacturing Systems
  • Person-Machine Collaboration
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Digital, Virtual & Efficient Companies
  • Customer-Based Manufacturing.

Meet industry, academia and research centres, get the latest information on advanced manufacturing findings, form an international consortium and submit a successful project proposal.

Sign up for SMART PO Day event and find more on below link: 

Malta contact point: Malta Enterprise, please call on tel. 2247 7624 for further information.

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ITEA 3 Project - Outline Preparation 2019 - Amsterdam

Event Date: 03/09/2019

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3-4 September

ITEA, the EUREKA Cluster programme on software innovation, will open its sixth ITEA 3 Call for project proposals on 3 September 2019, in conjunction with the ITEA Project Outline (PO) Preparation Days in Amsterdam on 3-4 September.

For further information, agenda and registration please visit link below:

Malta contact point: Malta Enterprise, please call on tel. 2247 7624 for further information.

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EUREKA Stakeholder conference: Creating ecosystems for innovation - Amsterdam

Event Date: 05/09/2019

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Are you interested in #international #innovation, in meetings with other innovative companies and in starting international RD&I projects? Have you participated in #Eurostars or #Eureka #Cluster projects in the past? Would you like to make your contribution to the design of new international innovation instruments of the @EUREKA_NETWORK?

Come to the EUREKA stakeholder conference on 5 September in Amsterdam where Europe’s innovative industry, SMEs and knowledge institutes will share their experiences and interests in the Eureka Network. Visit registration link below.

Further information is on https://english.rvo.nl/news/events/eureka-stakeholder-conference-creating-ecosystems-innovation

EUREKA is administered in Malta through Malta Enterprise, please call on tel. 2247 7624 for further information.

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European Research & Innovation Days - Brussels

Event Date: 24/09/2019

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24,25 and 26 September 2019

Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan  implementing the research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe.

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FLASC Dissemination Event

Event Date: 18/07/2019

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Esplora in collaboration with the FLASC Research Project and Team have the pleasure to invite you to The FLASC Dissemination Event.

This free event will be held at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Marina Road, Kalkara on the 18th July from 8:30am to 1pm.

Apart from the delivery of the FLASC technical presentation, a panel discussion on Renewable Energy Storage and related science concepts will be held by experts in the field. A networking lunch will also be held.  Please find agenda attached.

FLASC project link: https://www.offshoreenergystorage.com/

Kindly click on the link below to register and reserve your place for this event by noon, 10th July 2019. The FLASC project was supported by the R & I FUSION funds.

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Training on Sea Governance and Blue Growth - Trieste (Italy)

Event Date: 23/07/2019

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An Advanced Training Course on the below theme is being offered for interested participants in both public and private sectors:

"Sea governance and blue growth: balancing sustainable use and conservation through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the field of fisheries and aquaculture” - Trieste (Italy) 23rd – 27th September 2019.

This is opportunity is being offered within the framework of the project DEEP BLUE:Developing Education and Employment Partnerships for a Sustainable Blue Growth in the Western Mediterranean Region in partnership with Tunisia and Spain and co-funded by the EASME-EMFF.

Interested applicants are invited to fill in the Registration form by Friday 12th July 2019.

One representative from the Private sector and One representative from the Public sector in Malta will be selected for this training dedicated to Blue Growth issues.

As a result of this training, it is expected that participants develop a project proposal/idea at the local level, wishing to cooperate within a public-private partnership framework.

A total of 20 participants from the 5+5 Dialogue countries will be present: 10 public + 10 private

The 5+5 Dialogue is composed of the ten Western Mediterranean countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia. 

Amongst the several areas of collaboration, these countries also work together in the area of Research, Innovation and Higher Education.  

Please find attached more information, or visit the website at the following link: http://bluegrowth.inogs.it/deep-blue/activities/A1.

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Horizon 2020 Info Day

Event Date: 02/07/2019

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Are you interested in obtaining funding for your research and innovation project idea?  

Do you want to know how?

If yes, join us for the Horizon 2020 Info Day on 2nd July at Activity Center, Esplora in order to learn more about the Horizon 2020 programme and the upcoming calls.

The even is free of charge, however registration on the below link is mandatory.

Limited seats available!

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly Euro80 bilion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global cometitiveness.

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International Brokerage Event Horizon 2020 for Circular Economy & Transforming Industry - Warsaw

Event Date: 09/10/2019

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The purpose of the event will be to bring together potential applicants for Horizon 2020 calls related to the Circular Economy and Transforming Industry to help them build consortium and develop their proposals. The event is notably targeting participants from Eastern and Central European Countries and from the European Neighbourhood Policy Countries to foster international cooperation, but participants from all countries are welcome: Horizon 2020 is “Open to the world”! 

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Digital Excellence Forum at ICT Proposers’ Day 2019 - Helsinki

Event Date: 19/09/2019

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The two-day event, 19 - 20 September 2019 will start with a plenary debate on “Partnering for Digital Excellence”. Partnerships are a strategic implementation mechanism to align research agendas, leverage investments at European and National levels, and mobilise private co-investment from industry. This plenary session will be an opportunity to listen to European leaders debating about key challenges that Europe will face in the coming decade and how European programmes catalyse investments in shared R&I goals. For further information and agenda please see link below:

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Brokerage Event ICTurkey, Istanbul

Event Date: 05/07/2019

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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) with the support of the EU-funded project “Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” has the honour of inviting you to the “ICTurkey 2019”, International Brokerage Event in Istanbul on the 5th of July.

The event will target the calls for the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and Cross-cutting themes of H2020:

  • 5G
  • Next Generation Internet
  • Big Data and Applications
  • Digitising European Industry
  • Smart Health and Care

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Ecomondo - The Green Technology Expo 2019

Event Date: 05/11/2019

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Ecomondo is the only platform in Europe to offer a broad programme of conferences,workshops and seminars to present international evidence and new trends relating to the various strands of the circular economy, including building, packaging, electronics and theautomotive industry.

5 - 8 November 2019

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People & the Sea X Conference - Amsterdam

Event Date: 24/06/2019

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People & the Sea X: learning from the past, imagining the future

The Conference will take place from the 24th until the 28th of June 2019

Location: Roeterseiland complex, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

MARE is an interdisciplinary social science organisation interested in the use and management of marine resources. Its objective is to provide a stimulating intellectual climate for academics and policymakers working on topics related to coasts and seas. Although MARE limits its action radius to the social sciences, it seeks active collaboration with other disciplines. It strives to maintain a balanced mix of academic and policy-oriented research. MARE takes a global perspective, emphasising the coastal zones of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, drawing on expertise from fields such as law, history, economics, political science, public administration, anthropology, and geography.

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WCM (WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING) - JUNE MISSION

Event Date: 24/06/2019

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  • Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing
  • Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards
  • Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan
  • Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan)
  • Meet senior Japanese industry leaders

Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course.

The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed exclusively at EU managers with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background. It assists the participants to acquire a better understanding of TQC (Total Quality Control), TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), JIT (Just In Time), TIE (Total Industrial Engineering) practices and the current KAIZEN manufacturing methods (continuous improvement).

The training course consists of lectures, workshops and visits to some of the world’s most advanced Japanese factories in order to understand the real "Gemba" (production site), talk directly with their production managers and observe the effective implementation of manufacturing methods.

This course will give its participants a detailed understanding of current Japanese approaches that they can adapt to help their companies lean journeys.

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7th Mediterranean Neuroscience Conference - Morocco

Event Date: 23/06/2019

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The 7th Mediterranean Neuroscience conference that will be held in Marrakech (Morocco, 23-27 June 2019) is now accepting submissions for proposed symposia.

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