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Uploaded On: 20/05/2022

The Biennial Monitoring Report (BMR), aims to provide a strong evidence base to guide the implementation of partnerships and to inform strategic discussions on the effectiveness of the new policy approach to European Partnerships and, where relevant, how it should evolve. The report aims to shed light on the progress of partnerships in achieving the EU objectives and targeted impacts both individually and collectively, at EU and national level. The BMR 2022 focuses on Horizon Europe’s new...

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Uploaded On: 20/05/2022

The new matchmaking platform for MSCA projects. In the framework of the MSCA-NET project we have prepared this virtual platform to facilitate cooperation between all types of institutions, companies, and researchers. A place where you can establish bilateral, even multilateral, meetings to prepare successful MSCA projects in the next 3 calls: Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022, Doctoral Networks 2022 and Staff Exchanges 2022. The platform will be available for a period of 12 months (May 2022 - May ...

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Uploaded On: 20/05/2022

Some vitally important European crops like vines and olives are being devastated by disease. Scientists are searching for biological replacements for chemical pesticides to improve crop and human health. The threat to agriculture from invasive species is huge. The United Nations (UN) estimates that plant disease costs the world’s economy over €200 billion per year, with 20-40% of crop production lost to pests. ‘The economic loss from invasive species is immense, and if we took no ...

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Uploaded On: 19/05/2022

European City of Science 2022 launched a call for applications for the EU TalentON, a new event that challenges young, academic talent to find solutions contributing to the goals of the five EU Missions from Horizon Europe. The four-day event brings together early career researchers between the ages of 21 and 30 and features an extensive programme, co-created with academia, entrepreneurs and industry. Divided in small teams, young academic talents will receive the necessary tools to ...

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Uploaded On: 19/05/2022

Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil for the first time, an important step towards making long-term stays on the moon possible. Researchers used small samples of dust collected during the 1969-1972 Apollo missions to grow a type of cress. Much to their surprise, the seeds sprouted after two days. "I can't tell you how astonished we were," said Anna-Lisa Paul, a University of Florida professor who co-authored a paper on the findings. "Every plant - whether in a lunar ...

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Uploaded On: 19/05/2022

In the Euro-Mediterranean region, cultures and science met and mingled for millennia, creating spaces for innovative and inclusive solutions to common challenges. This makes science diplomacy a promising tool for cooperation between Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries and Europe, and a field that the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) strongly supports through its work on research and innovation, higher education, blue and circular economy, climate change, food systems, and water. It is...

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Uploaded On: 17/05/2022

Better recovery for patients, reduced need for revision surgeries, and many hundreds of thousands of euros saved for public health and industry. That could be the outcome of four years’ intense work by engineers and medical professionals at the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital in developing biodegradable metal-based tailor-made bone scaffolds. Cassi Camilleri writes. Healthy bones matter. They carry us through life, literally.  But we all know that journey can be ...

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Uploaded On: 12/05/2022

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced Marine Environmental Professional (officer or scientist) to work with a  team of transnational researchers on board a research vessel in the North Sea, as part of the JPI Oceans Joint Action ‘Science for Good Environmental Status’, S4GES. The JPI Oceans Joint Action S4GES is co-led by Belgium, Italy and Malta, with experts from each country composing a Coordination Team to run the Action.&...

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Uploaded On: 05/05/2022

The MARINA project will engage these actors in order to share knowledge, include the citizens’ vision and societal needs, create a synergy between research&innovation and the environmental safeguard. The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) process will achieve these objective: RRI is a new approach to science whereby all actors engaged can effectively make their voice heard in the whole research process and share their ideas with those who develop new ...

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Uploaded On: 04/05/2022

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China would like to announce that the SINO-MALTA Fund 2022 Joint Call for Project Proposals will be launching on 10th May 2022. The SINO-MALTA Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers. For the SINO-MALTA 2022 Joint Call, the eligible Thematic Areas are: Digital Technologies Health Green...

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