Medium / long term Plans

Covid-19 forum

Bridging the Valley of Death in Security Research

In view of overcoming the gap between the research and development of novel solutions and their market uptake, the EARTO WG the EARTO WG Security & Defence has formulated six recommendations on bridging the “valley of death” in Security Research: - Actively promote involvement of all Security RD&I...
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City life after corona

12 leading thinkers from around the world have shared their opinion on the way life in cities will look like after the corona crisis. Here are some of the most relevant theses: - The crisis may provide a short window for our unaffordable, hypergentrified cities to reset and to reenergize their...
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Cities towards circular economy

Cities can become drivers of circular economy processes, but in order to achieve this they should develop new business models, according to a recent article published by URBACT debating on this very hot topic. They need both a political impetous, changes in the public procurement approach, a deeper...
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Key Factors for resilient manufacturing

Innovation and circularity are key factors for resilient manufcaturing in the post covid era, accoridng to an article published by UNIDO. Main message is that the resilience of a country’s industry and its ability to perform depends on its diverse, dynamic, innovative and collaborative capacity. The...
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How will organisations look like after covid 19

The covid-19 crisis will have an important impact on ways business are done as well as on how organisations are thought and run. An article by McKinsey launches some ipotheses on the matter: taking a stand on purpose, reimaging the value creation, getting intentional about the culture issue, moving...
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A Just Transition Fund as a practical tool

The European Parliament has requested and published a study on the way the Just Transition Fund can become a useful tool in asssiting the transition from fossile fuels to sustainable energy. In the context of the EU, this translates into three key objectives for a just-transition instrument: 1...
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AI Critical Industrial Applications

EASME has published a study on "Critical industrial applications : report on market analysis of prioritised value chains, the most critical AI applications and the conditions for AI rollout" , concerning 3 strategic value chains (Future Mobility, Smart Healt, Industry IoT) and 21 critical AI...
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History of Remote Work

The phenomenon of working remotely was tremenodusly intensified by the covid-19 crisis. Yes, indeed, but there are a lot o past experiences and a lot of history behind it. Read more about the history of remote work presented in graphic, very straightforward and amusing manner on https://www.staffing...
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Single Market 2.0: the EU as a Platform

The College of Europe has published a paper dealing with the further integration of the Single Market against the background of rapid technological progress. Covid 19 comes on top with additional challenges. "EU policymakers are confronted with a frustrating prospect: as they try to complete the...
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Competitiveness upgrading after covid19

Porter, Ketels and Clinch have just published a very interesting paper on measures needed to be taken in order to upgrade competitiveness in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. The focus is placed on the supply-side, microeconomic, and firm-centric response to the virus and its economic...
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EU - Japan Cluster Collaboration

As a result of COVID-19 it is expected that global supply and value chains will change dramatically. European clusters are bound for excellence on a global scale and thus must be able to cope and compete in the new economic context driven by the current crisis. In that respect, Japan is one of the...
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Waste Management after COVID-19

The COVID-19 has revealed the fragility of the economic ecosystems. Sustainable consumption goes hand in hand with sustainable environment. Hence, waste management will be one of the important aspects to be dealt with in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. A very interesting article published in...