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19 Fév Artificial intelligence: The value of data (2nd session)

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2020
The session organised jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy, the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences and the Young Academy of Spain took place on 19th February 2020. Artificial Intelligence (AI), both conceptually and its applications and subsequent effects - real, possible or simply imagined - is currently receiving intense and massive attention, often unrewarded because of limited knowledge about it. http://www.raing.es/es/actividades/inteligencia-artificial-el-valor-de-los-datos-2-sesi-n
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01 Fév Sourcebook of Challenges facing Tertiary Education in Ireland in the coming decade

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2020
The contents of this version of the Sourcebook of Challenges facing Tertiary Education in Ireland in the coming decade has been reordered to give prominence to its primary aim, namely, to accurately document the informed opinions of a cross- section of those working in and with the third level sector in Ireland. The interviews were carried out in 2018 & 2019.
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29 Jan IAS, Introducing our members (174 pages) SLO and ENG

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Presentation of all members of the Slovenian Academy of Engineering with their major achievements, understandable for wider public and used as well for promotion of science and engineering.
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24 Jan Greenhouse gas emissions in the agri-food system and carbon footprint in the food industry in Spain – Publication

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2020
The title: Greenhouse gas emissions in the agri-food system and carbon footprint in the food industry in Spain The date of publication: 2020 Authors: Eduardo Aguilera, Pablo Piñero, Juan Infante, Manuel González de Molina, Luis Lassaletta and Alberto Sanz. Main themes: Agricultural engineering Nature of publication: Report Report availability (link, paper version...): Link, paper. As is well known, we find ourselves in a time of environmental challenges on our planet. Particularly, "climate change" is one of the challenges that affects us all. From production to consumption in Europe and Spain, all economic sectors have specific targets for reducing greenhouse gases with a view to climate neutrality by 2050. Following the external review by specialists in the field, the study on Greenhouse gas emissions in the agri-food system and the carbon footprint of food in Spain
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24 Jan Journey to the center of the wood – Publication

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2020
The title: Journey to the center of the wood The date of publication: 21st January 2020 Authors: Mr Luis García Esteban Main themes: Forest engineering Nature of publication: Inauguration as full member academician Report availability (link, paper version...): Link, paper. The current production of wood in the world is about 3,800 million cubic meters, of which 50% is used as fuel (it is estimated that about 2,400 million people use wood as fuel to cover their basic needs such as cooking, boiling water or heating) and the other 50% becomes part of what is known as industrial roundwood, that is, the wood that feeds the first transformation production lines and cellulose pulp. Right now, it contributes 1% of the world's GDP, not including second transformation (furniture and carpentry). http://www.raing.es/es/publicaciones/discursos-de-ingresos/viaje-al-centro-de-la-madera
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01 Jan How Sweden reaches its climate goals

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA)
2020
In accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement the Swedish ambition is to become climate neutral by 2045. However, the investments that are made today are not enough - Sweden will not achieve its climate goals at the current rate of development. With the project Choices for the climate, IVA wants to contribute with a holistic perspective on the climate issue to help decision-makers weigh up different alternatives, while at the same time strengthening Swedish competitiveness. IVA focuses on the following questions: What technical measures are required on a system level, to meet the climate targets? How much more electricity and biomass are needed to replace fossil energy and fossil resources? And how should politics work to achieve the climate goals? The project's summary report, “How Sweden will reach its climate goals”, is based on other reports, studies and public statistics already published. Seven main strategies that IVA has identified for Sweden to achieve its climate goals are outlined, including the need for more international cooperation, the need to share and mitigate economic risks so that the necessary technology shifts can be made, and the need to ensure access to electricity and a secure electricity system. The report is available in Swedish.
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01 Jan Closing the engineering gender pay gap

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: Helen Wollaston, Stephen Howse, Inge Woudstra, Julia Hanna, Vicky Peakman The Academy commissioned research to better understand the gender pay gap in UK engineering roles and to identify effective measures to improve the gender balance.
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01 Jan Artificial Intelligence and digital technologies for the SDGs

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2020
An important group of researchers participated in the study, directed by the academician Mr Francisco Herrera, of which he is also co-author. This work has progressed very substantially throughout 2020. The paper "Engineering as enabler of the SDGs: Artificial Intelligence and Disruptive Digital Technologies", analyses a set of current digital technologies that interrelate with artificial intelligence to move forward in the challenges facing the global economy and society of the 21st century. http://www.raing.es/es/publicaciones/libros/inteligencia-artificial-y-tecnolog-digitales-para-los-ods
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01 Jan Greenhouse gas emissions in the agri-food system

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2020
The study "Greenhouse gas emissions in the agri-food system and the carbon footprint of food in Spain", which began in the last academic year, has continued to be developed. It is estimated that all stages of the "agri-food system" are responsible for 27% of global anthropogenic GGE emissions. http://www.raing.es/es/publicaciones/libros/emisiones-de-gases-efecto-invernadero-en-el-sistema-agroalimentario-y-huella-de
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01 Jan Innovation System of Slovenia SLO – Comparative Analysis of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovations of Slovenia (156 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Analysis of educational system in Slovenia and Research, development and innovative achievements of Slovenia has been for a decade an annual task and receives and generates substantial interest from interested parties. In 2020 it focused on innovation system, higher education in Slovenia, on research and development activities and in Slovenia and compared to other EU states.
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