The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program has an Open Call for Exploratory Research Projects (ERPs) in strategic emerging areas of ICT, funded through FCT. The total investment available for Portuguese research institutions is up to 400 thousand euros.
Deadline: July 30, 2021, 17:00 Portugal time (2nd phase)
PROCiência 2020, Incentive System for the Production of Scientific and Technological Knowledge of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, is aimed directly at companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) and with the objective of strengthening the competitive capacity of the regional economy by boosting projects in strategic areas Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) in companies, between companies and the entities that make up the Regional System for the Development of Research, Technology, and Innovation (SRDITI) and Higher Education institutions, fully aligned with the objectives and priorities defined within the scope of the regional RIS3, in order to ensure a threshold of technological skills that allow the transformation of the knowledge generated into new products and services.
This Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 is specifically designed to stimulate activity in this important area, through the creation of transnational collaborative projects in applications that will support economic growth and benefit society as a whole. The aim of this Call is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries through the adoption and use of AI systems and services.
The central objective of this call is to develop and implement the pilot(s) of the European Master of Science (MSc) program (s) for High-Performance Computing (HPC). The graduate education program (s) will focus on HPC and HPC usage. They will demonstrate the added value of a pan-European education program, committed to academic excellence, that offers students an outstanding career perspective in international companies and research institutes.
ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they have already established research leaders with a recognized track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Researchers with a track record of at least ten years can apply for up to €2.5 million.
This action aims to foster cooperation and coordination between EU-level actions and complementary national, regional, and local actions in support of the implementation of missions. The mission concept aims to deliver societal impact. The missions will require commitment and a sense of ownership across the European Union. The support of Member States and Associated Countries, regional and local actors, and actions that are complementary to EU-level action is needed to deliver on the envisaged societal impacts of missions.
Cities are at the forefront of the transition towards greater sustainability. An increasing number of European cities are actively pursuing the transition towards climate-neutrality, aligning with the objectives set by the European Green Deal Strategy.
In order to contribute to the European Green Deal objectives of climate-neutrality, sustainability, prosperity, and inclusiveness, cities will have to undergo a rapid and radical transformation and come up with creative, sustainable, and collaborative solutions. A well-co-designed public space provides the unique opportunity to improve its climate-neutrality while increasing its attractiveness and social inclusiveness. As promoted by the New European Bauhaus initiative, a systemic co-designed approach to ‘quality climate-neutral urban transformation’ can create a living space, where the best technical performances meet citizens’ social, emotional, cultural, and aesthetic needs and values.
The EIC Transition Open aims at funding innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in the laboratory. The EIC Transition Open is twofold, supporting both the maturation and validation of novel technology and the development of a business case and business model towards the innovation’s future commercialization. EIC Transition projects should address both technology and market/business dimensions where iterative learning processes based on early customer feedback are possible. For further information, please refer to the EIC Work Programme 2021 under the EIC Transition Open section.
The proposals are expected to develop energy storage technologies or combined energy harvesting/storage technologies ready for investment and business development, with the perspective to capture specific systems integration opportunities.
This topic concerns the generation of innovations that combine technological and social innovation and engage industry and society to serve the EU’s priorities. It will provide social innovators with financial and capacity-building support to develop their ideas into concrete solutions enabling businesses to transform towards more resilience, sustainability, and inclusion. It will also promote a new European culture of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Proposals under this topic bring together several complementary and interdisciplinary RIs to provide trans-national access (in-person, when the user visits the infrastructure to make use of it or remote access) and/or virtual access to integrated and customized RI services for challenge-driven research and innovation.
Climate change and land use are increasing the occurrence and the severity of natural hazards notably floods, storm surges, landslides, droughts, desertification, cryosphere melting, and fires in Europe and their negative impacts. Research to understand the interlinked processes and to develop new knowledge and tools necessary to better predict, mitigate and adapt to these risks requires an integrated and strongly cross-disciplinary approach and access to very diverse research infrastructures (such as observatories, experimental facilities, modeling capacities, or data infrastructures).
This topic aims at integrating and providing transnational and/or virtual access to complementary and interdisciplinary research infrastructures services to support R&I in view of achieving sustainable and resilient agriculture and support agroecological transitions, in line with the One-Health approach. This approach appears to be particularly relevant to provide evidence to restore biodiversity, increase efficiency in the use of resources and prevent future crises
Proposals should address an integrated development of the next generation of industrially scalable and robust reactor technologies and associated catalytic materials for an electrified chemical production with an optimized design, up to pilot unit; environmental and techno-economic impact studies should be part of the objectives to demonstrate the industrial feasibility and integration within the value chain of production and use of renewable energy sources; solutions allowing the combined use of renewable energy resources with process intensification should be investigated in order to optimize energy efficiency, product yield, and purity as an integrated part of the total process.
This action brings together several complementary and interdisciplinary key research infrastructures relevant for materials research and innovation for a circular economy. The facilities will provide coordinated and integrated transnational and/or virtual access to technically advanced instrumentation and scientific methods in a user-friendly way. The facilities will also jointly develop and provide specific service workflows that are relevant for the R&I activities. The facilities will provide training for their use including for services such as materials modeling, data mining, and experiment design.
To develop tools for industry to enhance efficiency and contributing to less waste and emissions while improving material/product/process quality all along the lifecycle of a product/service system. The proposals should have a holistic approach, with a minimum of three demonstrators/use-cases, covering the entire material/product/process life cycle and proving the interoperability of data across the life cycle stages across industry domains.
Actions should develop and demonstrate innovative pilots for the clean and sustainable production of non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials in the EU from end-of-life products, targeting at least one of the following: waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries, wood-based panels, multi-material paper packaging, end-of-life tires finishing at Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 6-7.
In line with the European Green Deal’s zero pollution ambition and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, successful proposals will support the development and implementation of a policy vision and the transition needed to reach clean European seas, cutting across behavioral, social-economic, and governance spheres. A better understanding of major obstacles and showcasing of best practices on the implementation of sustainable and effective marine pollution reduction, prevention, mitigation measures, and monitoring; Improved support, with a set of guidelines, for the needed blue-green transition to reach the policy vision of achieving clean European seas by 2030.
The increased use of drones for sectoral and societal purposes can be observed in the EU. Also in the field of agricultural production, drones are used in the EU, whereby to different extents across the Member States because of environmental, socio-economic, and also regulatory framing conditions. While the use of drones can bring advantages to agricultural production, e.g. to collect data on crop conditions, it also goes along with risks emanating from the use of the unmanned vehicle itself, or the activity it is carrying out. For several reasons, e.g. a lack of cost-effectiveness, the potential of drones is not fully exploited by the agricultural sector in the EU.
This destination and its topics target climate-neutral circular and bioeconomy transitions, covering safe integrated circular solutions at territorial and sectoral levels, for important material flows and product value chains, such as the textile, electronics, plastics, and construction sectors, as well as key bioeconomy sectors such as sustainable bio-based systems, sustainable forestry, small-scale rural bio-based solutions, and aquatic value chains.
The EIC Accelerator supports companies (principally start-ups and SMEs) to scale up high-impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones. The EIC Accelerator focuses in particular on innovations building on scientific discovery or technological breakthroughs (‘deep tech’) and where significant funding is needed over a long timeframe before returns can be generated (‘patient capital’).
Organization of the European Researchers’ Night, the largest research communication and promotion event taking place across the EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. The European Researchers’ Night will include the Researchers at Schools initiative which aims to strengthen the connection between research and education, by bringing researchers to schools to encourage interaction with pupils at all levels of primary and secondary education.
Proposal results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcome New generation of AI-Powered Robotics: enabling robots to have more profound impacts than they currently have, in powering them with a deeper kind of AI, endowing them with better perception and understanding of the world (up to semantic and explainable representations). This would allow the next generation of autonomous robots, with increased capabilities to work without/with limited supervision, as well as the next generation of interactive robots, with greatly improved intuitive, safe and efficient cognitive, social and physical capabilities, to assist humans.
Proposal results are expected to contribute to at least one of the following expected outcomes: 1 - Innovative AI, data, and robotics solutions for resource optimization and minimization of waste in any type of sector, reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions including exploitation of all data and information sources contributing to optimizing applications for a greener planet; 2 - Optimized AI, data, and robotics to maximize contribution to the Green Deal in various applications such as environmental and waste management, including for instance waste clean-up or in the circular economy value chain; 3 - Advanced physical intelligence and physical performance of robotics solutions in diverse harsh environments serving the Green Deal
A Coordination and Support Action to create and catalyze a forum for emerging interdisciplinary areas and new technological visions. These actions enable and support a broad range of participants to meet, mutually inspire, cooperate and develop together innovative ideas for future enabling technologies from early stages on. They will help the industry to navigate rapidly changing environments, for instance by actively transferring ideas and early technologies between players that would not normally interact, or by combinations of different foresight activities (short-term, long-term, cross-sectorial) to prioritize strategic directions while avoiding narrow visions for the future.
Cooperation in research and innovation is essential in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will pave the way to a greener and more digital future. The European Research and Innovation Days represent a unique opportunity to add your voice to the conversation. The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future.
In the scope of the SMART-ECO project, funded by Interreg MAC 14-20, IDERAM organized a seminar (via Zoom) about digital transformation in Madeira (in Portuguese). The seminar will focus on the advantages and opportunities that digital transformation represents to Madeira, among others. Program. Registration.
The Innovation Talks return for another session dedicated to the “Digital Transformation Plan in the AEC Sector – Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.” The debate will be broadcasted on ANI's Facebook. The main objective of Innovation Talks is to promote dialogue around the main challenges of today and demonstrate the importance of innovation as an engine of economic and social growth.
Science 2021 theme is “The Science that makes Tomorrow and transforms the Economy.” We need to continue to evolve in reinforcing collaborative agendas with more science and more economy, to ensure a sustainable future for the next generations. This year, there will be a few sessions about Horizon Europe funding. Program available here.
This Info Day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in the Cluster 4 'Digital, Industry and Space' work program of 2021. This Horizon Europe Info day will be open for participation without prior registration.
This info day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in Cluster 2 'Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies'. This Horizon Europe Info day will be open for participation without prior registration.
This info day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in the Cluster 1 'Health' work program of 2021. This Horizon Europe Info day will be open for participation without prior registration.
Cluster 5 - Climate, Energy, and Mobility focuses on the twin green and digital transitions to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. This Horizon Europe Info day will be open for participation without prior registration.
Networking and matchmaking event between international stakeholders with mutual interests. Registration will be open until July 5, after that 20-minute meetings will be scheduled with possible cooperation partners. For doubts about this event, you can contact a National Contact Point (NCP) via this form or even book a meeting with the NCP on June 28 or July 1. Examples for your pitches, in order to better prepare for the brokerage event presentation, check The Pitch Canvas by David Beckett, Online Presentation Checklist, Design Tips by Garr Reynolds, and these free presentation templates to customize.
Under Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 6 aims to reduce environmental degradation and tackle the biodiversity decline on land, waters, and oceans, through transformative change including digitalization. It deals with natural resources, food security, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, food systems, circular economy, sustainable bioeconomy, and forestry. Learn more about funding opportunities in the Cluster 6 areas.
The prize is awarded to the most talented women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated with Horizon Europe, who has founded a successful company and brought innovation to the market. In the ‘Women Innovators’ main category, three prizes of EUR 100 000 each are awarded to the women who, in the opinion of the jury, have excelled in all award criteria and stood out amongst the other applicants. In the second category, one prize of EUR 50 000 is awarded to a promising ‘Rising Innovator’ aged 30 or younger.
Portugal Space welcomes solutions that integrate EGNSS or Satcoms and the use of very high-resolution imagery into their business plans. The solutions proposed should contribute to Europe’s Green and Digital Agendas.
The European Innovation Procurement Awards aim to recognize public and private buyers across Europe in their efforts to promote innovation procurement and the innovative ways the solutions are procured. It also aims to emphasize the importance of close buyer-supplier cooperation in bringing innovative solutions to the market. These awards complement other EIC initiatives aimed at supporting and fostering innovation procurement in the European Union.
The main objective of the prize is to develop an innovative solution that will allow tracking all commercial freight trains, from all railway undertakings, covering the whole European network. The aim is to provide real-time information about the train, accessible to all, including information on the location, departure, destination, composition, and punctuality.
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon is receiving applications for three tenure track research faculty to join the ERA Chair team at the Assistant or Associate level within Computer Science and/or HCI, to begin in the fall term of 2021. This will be an opportunity to both collaborate to build a world-class research center and accelerate your own research career. Candidates from a wide range of complementary academic disciplines are eligible.
Direção Geral do Património e Artes (DGPC) Portugal launched 30 PhD scholarships for research at a DGPC museum or monument, through collaboration with universities. Research fields: history, arts, architecture, design, information management, engineering, information technologies. The goal is to contribute to improving the management and preservation of Portuguese cultural heritage.
A call is open for 2 positions as Research Assistants in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at ARDITI / Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/Larsys) in Madeira, under “Project BASE – BAnana SEnsing” approved and co-financed by “Programa de Desenvolvimento Rural da Região Autónoma da Madeira – PRODERAM 2020”, “Regional Government of Madeira”, “Portugal 2020” and by the “EU-Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Rural”.
Europe’s biggest-ever R&D program is getting underway at last. Science|Business provides an expert – but easy to follow – guide for applicants. The pdf report costs 55€ + VAT. The report describes: How the program is structured and budgeted; What’s new since the last program, Horizon 2020; Who can participate, and how; How the program came together politically, with what objectives; What it means to the rest of the world – and how researchers from Canada to Japan could benefit; How it tries to fix the east-west innovation gap; Tips for applying; Its missions, partnerships, and sectoral clusters – in health, space, digital, agriculture, energy, climate, culture, and more; Its three big funding agencies: ERC, EIC, and EIT.
Reference documents of the programs managed on the EU Funding & Tenders portal starting with legal documents and the Commission work programs up to model grant agreements and guides for specific actions.
The Commission launched a consultation and a discussion forum in view of preparing the Digital Decade policy program, building upon the Communication on the Digital targets for 2030. It will be open until August 3, 2021.
EU will allocate nearly €9B up to 2027 for the European Space Agency to design new-generation systems and programs. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the EU have signed a partnership deal to mark the official launch of the new EU space program.
The 2021 Annual Work Program for the implementation of the Creative Europe Program is out. The new Programme builds on and continues the structure of the previous one with a budget of EUR 2.4 billionfor the period 2021-2027.
As a follow-up to its Digital Decade Communication of 9 March, the Commission launched a public consultation on the formulation of a set of digital principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space. This consultation, open until September 2, 2021, seeks to open a wide societal debate and gather views from citizens, non-governmental and civil society organizations, businesses, administrations, and all interested parties. These principles will guide the EU and the Member States in designing digital rules and regulations that deliver the benefits of digitalization for all citizens.
The strategic plan 2021-24 defines the key strategic orientations for the first four years of Horizon Europe, the EU’s multiannual framework program for research and innovation. Download the Factsheet and the Strategic plan.