Overview of EU Funds for Research and Innovation

Name: Overview of EU Funds for research and innovation
Summary: European funding for research activities was envisaged in the first Community Treaties, related to coal and steel and nuclear energy, and was extended in the early 1980s with the establishment of a European framework programme for research. Research policy was subsequently progressively integrated in the Treaties, to become a shared competence between the European Union (EU) and its Member States. European funds for research and innovation activities are distributed between several interlinked EU programmes. For the current period (2014-20), the main programme, Horizon 2020 (the eighth framework programme for research and innovation) is fully dedicated to funding such activities across all policy fields. Sectoral programmes also fund research and innovation activities in the fields of space research (Copernicus, Galileo); nuclear energy (Euratom Research and Training Programme, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor); and coal and steel production. The European Structural and Investment Funds, implemented at regional level, can be used to support the development of research and innovation capacities at local levels. These programmes will provide a global estimated budget of more than €120 billion in EU funds to support research and innovation activities in the period 2014-20. Five other programmes are connected to, or impact on, research and innovation activities: COSME, Erasmus+, the Health programme, the Life programme and the Connecting Europe Facility.
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Horizon 2020 -Clean Sky 2: 8th Call for Proposals

Name: HORIZON 2020: Clean Sky 2- The 8th Call for Proposals (for Partners or ‘complementary grants’)

Description: Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.

Deadline: 12 July 2018

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Horizon 2020 -Nanobiotechnology laboratory

Name: HORIZON 2020: Nanobiotechnology laboratory

Description: The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary studies. A special emphasis lies on characterisation of nanomaterials, nanomedicines, advanced materials and their interactions with biological systems, as well as on the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials in food and consumer products.

Deadline: 25 May 2018

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Description: VI-SEEM offers a broad set of generic as well as application-specific services in the region of South-eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, with special focus on the scientific communities of Life Sciences, Climatology and Digital Cultural Heritage. Such services are in the areas of Compute resource provisioning, Storage and Data services provisioning, Dataset provisioning, Software and Scientific Workflow provisioning as well as Application Specific service provisioning. These services create a unique Virtual Research Environment (VRE), thus improving research productivity and competitiveness on the pan-European level. VI-SEEM supports open calls to scientific communities in the region in the form of resource pooling between the resource providers.

VI-SEEM is opening a specific continuous Call for Proposals for preparatory/development projects accessing the VI-SEEM services and associated infrastructure specifically for partnerships involving SMEs and academic/research institutions. The call is addressed to consortia of scientists and researchers that work in academic/research institutions and SMEs. Academic/research institutions should be located in the region of South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. More specifically countries are (in alphabetical order): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia.

The project proposals should address non-proprietary/open research topics in the specific fields of Life Sciences, Climate research, and Digital Cultural Heritage.


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Horizon 2020 - SHAPE 7th Call for Applications

Name: HORIZON 2020: SHAPE 7th Call for Applications

Description: The Seventh Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness.

SHAPE aims to work with the selected SMEs to introduce HPC-based tools and techniques into their business, operational, or production environment. The selected solutions should bring a potential tangible Return on Investment to the SMEs business.

Deadline: 1 June 2018

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Horizon 2020 -Bio-based Industries JU

Name: HORIZON 2020: Bio-based Industries JU

Description: The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is responsible for the implementation of open Call for proposals for Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), Innovation Actions (IAs - DEMOs and FLAGs) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), in line with the Horizon 2020 rules for participation.

4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake

Deadline: 6 September 2018

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