FCT is a member of the new European co-funded Biodiversity Partnership Biodiversa+ “Rescuing Biodiversity to Safeguard Life on Earth”, jointly developed by BiodivERsA and the European Commission (DG Environment and DG Research & Innovation).
Before any deep-sea mining activities start, the environmental impacts, and how to mitigate them, need to be well understood; a robust legal framework needs to be in place and a reliable and transparent monitoring and supervising system for the activities taking place in the deep-sea has to be ready.
Proposals under this topic will focus on innovative actions in protection, conservation, and enhancement of the EU's blue natural capital that have the potential to be upscaled and reproduced at the European level and beyond. Proposals will develop a strategic approach towards identifying needs, sharing innovation, and transferring solutions between initiatives to create well-managed marine protected areas.
The objective is to prepare the next generation of EU digital ocean models (Twin Ocean) complementary to the Copernicus marine service. They should be integrated into the architecture of the European Digital Twin Ocean to ensure access to required input and validation data, high performance, and distributed cloud computing facilities.
Proposals are expected to focus on marine ecosystem restoration at a large scale. They should build on research and innovation developed in the frame of related projects in the current and previous EU framework programs, such as Horizon 2020, LIFE, and national and regional programs in the Atlantic/Arctic basins, as well as, the activities of the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership and the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0.
Proposals should connect EU citizens and local communities with the ocean, seas, and waters, facilitate broad ownership and education, and co-design the transitions within the communities that will allow the European Green Deal targets to be reached.
Proposals should contribute to stimulate thinking and relevant action through the production of an evidence-based study and help reshape and recalibrate initiatives already in the field and future related policies and strategies; interaction with all relevant main marine and freshwater research and innovation stakeholders and networks or initiatives on the ground, through whose input visions and strategies can emerge and converge, is sought.
The New European Bauhaus initiative was launched to bring the European Green Deal to life in an attractive, innovative and human-centred way. It is a new cultural project for Europe to lead a whole systemic change with its own aesthetics, sustainability and inclusiveness.
Should be in the scope of advanced modeling tools to perform regional/cross-border and cross-energy vector system planning and optimization on a long time horizon, where cross-sectoral disruptive innovations in the industry, mobility, and building sector can be included.
There is a need for further technology investigation and demonstration for improved reliability and efficiency of tidal turbine rotor and blades, including control and condition monitoring systems. Improving the seaworthiness of rotor and blades will reduce the likelihood of failure, reduce annual energy production and increase operating costs.
Proposals will include all the necessary activities concurring to the implementation of a Real Time Demonstrator of a Multi-Vendor Multi-Terminal HVDC (Voltage Source Converter High Voltage Direct Current) with Grid Forming capability. Following the Commission’s adoption of the “Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy”, attention is presently focused on offshore grid application.
Demonstration of successful operation and integration of either standalone or combined innovative storage solutions into innovative energy systems and grid architectures. Solutions should in particular explore, how innovative storage solutions can enable and drive further the successful penetration of renewable into the European energy mix across several important demand sectors by delivering effectively at the interface of renewable energies and specific demand sector needs.
The project results are expected to contribute to the promotion of the ‘circularity by design’ approach in the wind energy sector, and to support the adoption of life cycle assessment tools, demonstrating reduced carbon footprint on the wind turbine value chain.
The goal of this call for projects is to boost the competitiveness, growth, and attractiveness of discreet manufacturing industries through R&D in an open community of large companies, SMEs, RTOs, academia, and end-users, in international collaboration.
Share your project and join other passionate individuals and organizations making a difference in where and how people learn across Europe and beyond - from classrooms to streets and from playgrounds to libraries. Call in the scope of the New European Bauhaus. Info session about the Transformation of Places of Learning call on March 8 at 15:00 CET.
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.
This initiative aims to support candidates in the preparation of their project proposals and in the identification of potential partners in order to build a consortium. See more information about useful tools to participate in this call. Register for the event here.
The objective of this event is to show the applicability of this participatory mapping platform for the process of Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem and their Services in Europe's Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories.
Interregional cooperation forum online marks the launch of the first call for project proposals of Interreg Europe programme in the 2021-2027 period. Take part in #europecooperates and tap into new interregional cooperation opportunities.
This is an initiative promoted by the Regional Government of Madeira, through Startup Madeira, aimed at students attending Universities and Polytechnic Institutes, in any area of training and level of education (Bachelors, Postgraduates, Masters or Doctorates). This 12th edition has the participation of ISCTE Professors, who together with Startup Madeira team will help you take your first steps in the world of entrepreneurship, business innovation and knowledge transfer. Participation is free, as this course is part of a program co-financed by the European Union, but subject to registration and selection (see info below). Registration until March 24.
This year's edition will include a review of the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe, part of the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's commitment to putting citizens at the center of EU action and strengthening the link between them and the institutions that serve them.
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings together public authorities, private companies, projects, NGOs, and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure, and efficient energy. The event will comprise a high-level Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, and the third European Youth Energy Day as well as opportunities for 1:1 meetings, exhibition stands, and other networking activities.
The second edition of the CMU Portugal initiativeAffiliated PhD Programs, supported byFCT, will accept applications for up to 12 Scholarships for the 2022/2023 academic year. The selected candidates will behosted by Portuguese Universities and benefit from a research period at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for up to 12 months. Online info session: How to apply for a CMU Portugal Affiliated PhD Programs Scholarship register here.
The 3rdedition of the FLAD Science Award – Atlantic for researchers working in Portugal aims to develop a collaborative effort with researchers in the USA. The award is open to the areas of engineering/technology and environment/natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, with the aim of creating and developing transversal tools and strategic solutions to the challenges of human activity in the Atlantic.
This award recognizes and celebrates societal advancements through research and innovation. All beneficiaries of closed FP7/H2020 projects are invited to submit their application to the prize by 8 March 2022 and compete for the prize worth 25.000 € per winner.
All-Atlantic Talks Podcast series discusses the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance values and ambitions, highlighting the need for cooperation across an ocean that connects many in different countries.
The first episode discusses the role of science diplomacy in the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, focusing on its values, ambitions, and perspectives for the future. This is available on Spotify (All-Atlantic Talks) and YouTube.
The European Commission has adopted new rules on Open Source Software that will enable its software solutions to be publicly accessible whenever there are potential benefits for citizens, companies, or other public services.
The European Commission has published the I&I topics to support the 5 missions of the Horizon Europe work program. The Commission launched five new EU missions, an unprecedented and innovative way to work together and improve people's lives inside and outside Europe. EU missions aim to respond to major health, climate, and environmental challenges and achieve ambitious and inspiring goals in these fields.
This training covers from a theoretical and practical approach the main elements of writing proposals under Horizon Europe, taking into account its main novelties and requirement. This is a must training for the start of the program, especially for stakeholders involved in collaborative projects.
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 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.