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.
FCT and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) hereby launch a call for joint project proposals from Portuguese and German research teams, for the 2022-2023 period. The funding is intended, strictly, for the mobility of researchers participating in the projects: travel costs and stay of Portuguese researchers in Germany (project budget: 2000€/year). Priority will be given to new projects/new teams and to teams that have not had funding in the last calls.
The aim of the network is to promote the growth of start-ups, SMEs, large companies, research centers, and HEIs by funding and supporting international cooperation in R&D, providing services to prepare them for access to investment.
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.
Aligned with the strategic objectives of the Program, this call aims to support actors of our transatlantic community implementing short-term thematic advanced training actions, led by experts from UT Austin and Portugal to offer a deep dive into topics falling under the Program’s Knowledge Areas.
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.
This topic aims at providing trans-national access and/or virtual access to integrated and customized RI services for curiosity-driven research in wide scientific domains, offered by a wide range of complementary and interdisciplinary top-level research infrastructures. Scientific domains are identified on the basis of a Multi-Annual Priority Setting (MAPS) exercise aiming at achieving a balanced coverage of scientific disciplines addressed under the INFRASERV destination as well as complementarities with Horizon 2020 ongoing grants offering access provision.
Enable the enforcement and implementation of the EOSC Persistent Identifier (PID) policy by developing tools, processes, and additional infrastructure required to support the use of PIDs to a maximal extent, for both the management and analysis of data, and also the publication, curation, and tracking of research outputs.
Actions should develop digital twins that provide advanced modeling, simulation, and prediction capabilities to RIs and their research communities through a convergent use of advanced digital technologies such as high-performance computing, software, AI methods, and big data analytics.
Societal trust in the research system and confidence in its outcomes are vital to ensure the EU’s contribution to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and to achieve the European Green Deal targets; for the uptake of innovation in society; and for continued public support for investment in R&I.
The call for projects from the EUROGIA Cluster, promoted within the scope of the EUREKA Network, is now open. The call, aimed at innovative international collaboration projects for the development of green transition technologies and sustainable environmental solutions, accepts applications until September 30th.
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.
Fellowships will be provided to excellent researchers, undertaking international mobility either to or between the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, as well as to non-associated Third Countries. Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and a the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector.
Fellowships will be provided to excellent researchers, undertaking international mobility either to or between the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, as well as to non-associated Third Countries. Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector.
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.
With its Pathfinder program, the EIC supports the exploration of bold ideas for radically new technologies. It welcomes the high-risk/high gain and interdisciplinary cutting-edge science collaborations that underpin technological breakthroughs.
MSCA Doctoral Networks will implement doctoral programs, by partnerships of universities, research institutions, and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. MSCA Doctoral Networks are indeed open to the participation of organizations from third countries, in view of fostering strategic international partnerships for the training and exchange of researchers.
The objective of the call is to provide a framework to rapidly respond to new innovative ideas. The scope of the call covers elements of Block 4 of Future EO-1 Segment 1. The particular focus for innovative activities under each element is as follows: Grand Science Challenges; EO for a Resilient Society; Artificial Intelligence for EO; Regional Initiatives; EO for Civil Security. Any individual contract will be limited to a Firm Fixed Price of up to 150KEuro and to a maximum duration of 12 months.
The Summits bring together key stakeholders driving sustainable and the net-zero transition from policy and regulation to innovation, technology and investment. This is the ideal platform for investors, project developers, policy makers, and innovators to share insights and expertise on key transition trends and opportunities.
This is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and a stepping stone for the next generation of researchers, innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries. The aim of the Falling Walls Foundation is to promote exceptional ideas and connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Under its supervision, academic and research organizations around the world organize their own competitions at the local and regional levels.
This event will give you a unique opportunity to meet the open data community, share the experience with experts in the field and explore successful data-driven projects. This fully online event will start with EU DataViz 2021, a conference on open data and data visualization, on 23 and 24 November. It will close with the finale of EU Datathon, the annual open data competition, on 25 November.
This is the largest event entirely dedicated to European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility. Under the motto “Moving together – reimagining mobility worldwide”, TRA Lisbon 2022 will ensure an effective engagement of citizens, industries, and stakeholders in achieving societal goals. TRA Lisbon 2022 aims for a more efficient, safer, carbon-free, inclusive, and sustainable transport in all its modes. This conference will provide a forum for the sharing of the latest innovations and solutions for the future of mobility and transport.
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 Atlantic Project Awards feature outstanding initiatives, successful collaborations and achievements relevant to the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0. These projects have taken place within the EU Atlantic over the past year and showcase best practices and partnership models that could be scaled up at the regional, national, European and international level.
The L'Oréal Portugal Honor Medals for Women in Science intends to carry out advanced studies of scientific research, at the post-doctoral level, in universities or other Portuguese institutions of recognized merit, in the domain of Sciences, Engineering, and Technologies for Health or for the Environment. All applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree less than 5 years before the date of the opening of the call and who do not complete, by the end of the current year, over 35 years of age can apply.
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.
Research Initiation Grant (BII), for research work at ITI - Interactive Technologies Institute of ARDITI, under the Strategic Project UIDP/50009/2020 with funding from FCT/MCTES through the national fund (PIDDAC).
Research Initiation Grant (BII), for research work at ITI - Interactive Technologies Institute of ARDITI, under the Strategic Project UIDP/50009/2020 with funding from FCT/MCTES through the national fund (PIDDAC).
The Consortium of Engineering Schools (CEE) has an open call for the attribution of 10 research grants, in the field of Electrotechnical Engineering, under FCT Research Grants Regulation and the Research Grant Holder Statute.The grants will be financed by FCT under the Protocol ofCollaboration between the FCT and the CEE, within the scope of the Science CenterLP, Category 2 Center, under the auspices of UNESCO, in the area corresponding to engineering.
The "Mais Transparência" portal is a digital information platform on various management issues and public resources under the responsibility of AMA - Agency for Administrative Modernization. The information is permanently updated with data made available on the national open data portal under the responsibility of the entities.
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.