On Wednesday, 8th of May, the European Commission, together with the Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, launched a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the Black Sea region.
The European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Contribution Agreement on Space Technology Activities that will enable them to provide in-orbit demonstration and validation services to the space sector.
Research and innovation partnerships were introduced to develop the European Research Area (ERA), with the aim of overcoming fragmentation and duplication, enhancing competitiveness and innovation and addressing global and European challenges more effectively.
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was initially proposed in 2016 as part of the European Cloud initiative, and was officially launched at a dedicated event hosted by the Austrian Presidency in November 2018.
Building on the work of independent experts, appointed through an open selection process in June 2018, the Commission is launching a pilot phase to ensure that the new ethical guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (AI) development and use can be implemented in practice.
This article provides an update on the Societal Challenge 5 'Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials' part of Horizon 2020, before the publication of the 2020 Work Programme later this year. It also provides an overview of other research-related activity in this area in last two months.
The first steps have been taken to what could ultimately become Europe’s “Quantum Internet”, connecting quantum computers, simulators and sensors to distribute information and quantum resources securely: plans to build a European quantum communication infrastructure are underway.
On 2 March 2019, the Session "Prospects, Funding and Career Opportunities for Young People" took place during the Cyprus Career Expo 2019. The session was organised by the European Office of Cyprus under the project In4Cohesion.
SmartPV, a programme of the Photovoltaic Technology laboratory and the Research Unit of Energy Sustainability “ΦΩΣ” of the University of Cyprus is a candidate for the European awards LIFE 2019 in the “Action for Climate” category.