Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by international research group

Even though the word “outbreak” is now most associated with COVID-19, many parts of the world are still affected by outbreaks of other diseases. Particularly in Latin America, millions of people get infected with yellow fever, zika and dengue.

An international team of researchers will embark on a groundbreaking study to develop models that predict epidemics of these diseases and how to avert them in time. The main objective of the study is to create a systemic model of prediction of outbreaks, which has not been done before despite the causes and cycles of these diseases being well-known.

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Scientists begin imagining post-COVID future at Japanese Research Institute RIKEN

Like its counterparts around the world, RIKEN, Japan’s top research institute, is learning to refocus its efforts on the coronavirus emergency. Scientists from many fields – not just the infectious disease experts – are starting to ponder the imponderable: how will the world look after the emergency passes?

“Today, when we look at the challenge of coronavirus, we have to find a way to rebuild,” says Yuko Harayama, RIKEN’s director for international affairs, communication and diversity.

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New World Economic Forum ‘The Future of Jobs Report’ 2020

The Future of Jobs report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years.

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EU Commission launches knowledge centre to reverse biodiversity loss and protect Europe’s ecosystems

The Knowledge Centre will make the latest knowledge about biodiversity available to strengthen the impact of EU policies. The Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity will provide:

  • A one-stop shop for key information about biodiversity and the impact of related policies;
  • A platform where progress of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 can be monitored;
  • An interface for scientists to network, share research results and channel them more effectively to support EU policies.
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European business and innovation organisations and investors call for a pivotal role of innovative startups, SMEs and their contributors in EU recovery

On 27 May 2020, the coherent ‘’Recovery Plan for Europe’’ of the European Commission proposed, together with the next Multiannual Financial Framework, the ambitious answer Europe needs to recover from COVID-19. An answer which builds on necessity yet is designed for the future. As part of the business and investment ecosystem, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) and the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) welcome this recovery plan.

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Anprotec 2020 conference will take place in November and will be virtual

The date of the online event, in 2020, remains the same – from  23 to 26 November , as well as the theme –  Innovation Environments 4.0: Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital Revolution , in order to discuss the importance of new technologies in a scenario in constant transformation and global competitiveness.

Thus, the city of Gramado, in Rio Grande do Sul, is already elected as the venue for the 31st edition of the event, in 2021.

In order to prioritize the safety of all, the initiative is due to the advance of Covid-19, caused by the Coronavirus, which generated a series of emergency measures in Brazil and in the world.

And to get into the atmosphere of the virtual Conference, the Association launched  AnproTalks , a free webinar program that will take place during the year until the date of the event.

On the occasion, the two will speak about the Association’s initiative to hold its annual Conference in a virtual way.

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