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Joint Research Center: New user-friendly tool for European Platform on Rare Disease Registration

The Joint Research Center (JRC) has released a new version of the Central Metadata Repository, a tool that facilitates the integration of data from rare disease registries across Europe. 30 million Europeans are affected by more than 6000 different rare diseases.


Solidarity with Ukraine: Bavaria sets up emergency fund for Ukrainian students and researchers

Half a million euros for study and research - Science Minister Markus Blume calls on universities to suspend cooperation with Russia,


EU Commission suspends cooperation with Russia on research and innovation

Following the Russian invasion against Ukraine and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the Commission has decided to suspend the cooperation with Russian entities in research, science and innovation.


Clean Hydrogen Partnership: Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and first call for proposals

The new Clean Hydrogen Partnership has recently published its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the period 2021-2027 and its 2022 work programme with the first calls for proposals.


Funding & Tenders Portal: Two new functionalities

The European Commission has announced two new services in the Funding & Tenders Portal. They are intended to support applicants in their search for partners and in project applications with cascade funding.


EIC Work Programme 2022: Support for innovative SMEs

On 9 February 2022, the European Innovation Council (EIC) published its new work programme for 2022. It offers support to highly innovative SMEs and start-ups across the entire innovation chain, from basic research to commercialisation of the product and scaling of the business model. The main focus is on identifying breakthrough technologies that have the potential to disrupt existing markets and become international market leaders.


Artificial intelligence in health research: Around one million euros for three Bavarian-Canadian collaborative projects

On 10 February 2022, Bavaria's Minister of Science Bernd Sibler and Québec Chief Scientist Professor Rémi Quirion announced the results of a joint call for proposals on artificial intelligence in medicine. On the Bavarian side, scientists from the University Hospital Erlangen, the LMU Klinikum München and the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technische Universität München are involved in the three bilateral collaborative projects, which will be funded with a total of around one million euros over a period of three years.


European Commission: Creation of a new Joint Undertaking Chip (Semiconductor Technology)

On 8 February 2022, the European Commission proposed a set of measures (European Chips Act) to strengthen research, development and manufacturing capacities in the European semiconductor ecosystem. This includes a "Chips for Europe" initiative, which will account for a large part of the funding (approx. 11 billion euros in public funds by 2030) allocated to the Chips Act and whose implementation will be carried out in the context of Horizon Europe as well as the Digital Europe programme.


Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) - first call for proposals for lighthouse projects in the field of quantum technology is open.

The Munich Quantum Valley initiative aims to establish quantum computing and quantum technologies in Bavaria, making it the only network of its kind in Europe. So far, more than 40 scientific institutions, research institutes and companies have joined forces under the MQV umbrella. Now the first call for lighthouse projects has been opened.


European Commission presents Strategy for Universities

The European Commission presented a Strategy for Universities on 18 January 2022. The strategy paper completes the reforms in the European research and education areas launched in 2020 and aims to intensify cooperation between European universities in order to pool strengths and foster Europe as a science location.


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