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UK FOCUS
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UNITED IN RESEARCH
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Portal explores the important role of UK research and science in the EU, and details a success story in Horizon 2020’s Teaming scheme
SCOTLAND: A EUROPEAN OUTLOOK
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Portal investigates the landscape of this education, research and scientific hub. In an interview, Scottish Science Minister Dr Alasdair
Allan detailed the government’s actions to take further advantage of EU funding opportunities, encourage greater participation in
Horizon 2020, and take steps to retain a leading position as the home of innovative breakthroughs
NORTHERN IRELAND’S MISSION
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Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, details the country’s initial successes in Horizon 2020 and
the growing benefits of RDI collaboration with the Republic of Ireland and the USA. The minister also outlines the growing involvement of
Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University in the EU framework programme
INNOVATION WALES
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Writing for Portal, Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt highlights the benefits the country is already reaping from Horizon 2020, and how
the government is seeking further success in the second year of the EU research and innovation framework programme. Hutt also details
the important role of European Structural Funds and the impact of the creation of SCoRE Cymru
H O R I Z O N 2 0 2 0 P R O J E C T S : P O R TA L
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GLOBAL COLLABORATION
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SPECIAL FEATURE: EUROPE & AFRICA
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BUILDING THE BRIDGE
From Brussels, Portal carries the thoughts of the European Commission’s Nienke Buisman on joint EU-Africa research and innovation efforts
REALISING POTENTIAL
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South Africa’s director for multilateral S&T co-operation, Cecil Masoka, speaks to Portal about the steps the country is taking to
harness the full benefits of scientific research. At an event evaluating closer EU-Africa co-operation, he details the advantages of
the EDCTP, the Square Kilometre Array, and embedding science across government
COMMON INNOVATION?
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Portal speaks to Dr Andrew Cherry of the Association of Commonwealth Universities about the impact of CAAST-Net Plus and Horizon 2020 concerns
PROFILE:
The Biowaste4SP project is working to improve the circular bioeconomy of waste in Africa
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REALISING R&D
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In Brussels, Portal heard from the German Aerospace Center on a Horizon 2020-funded project that is helping to realise R&D results
ACHIEVING OUR GOALS?
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Portal carries the views of former Irish MEP Emer Costello, who reflects on achieving the MDGs and the efforts made by the EU
CANADA
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TRANSATLANTIC OPPORTUNITIES
The co-director of the University of Montréal-McGill University EUCE details the facility’s contribution to international R&D co-operation
STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME?
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Research Canada president Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety provides an in-depth review of RDI in Canada and the impact of EU framework programmes
SOCIETAL CHALLENGES (continued)
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PROFILE:
The Norwegian Coastal Highway Route E39 Project could be the most challenging highway project yet
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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
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Carlos Navas, of the EU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, details the importance of fuel cell buses
PROFILE:
Czech Technical University applies its vast experience in technical education to transport research and development
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