Open and closed calls

MarTERA Call 2020 | 24 April 2020

MarTERA launched a joint call for transnational research and innovation projects in 2020. This call is initiated by ministries/funding organisations from 11 countries: Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, South Africa and Turkey.  The transnational call has a budget of about 13 Mio € for collaborative research and innovation projects in the following areas:

  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures
  • Priority Area 3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security

Applicants from the above mentioned countries are eligible for funding and applicants from other countries are eligible in case they finance their involvement from other sources. For further detailed information please download the MarTERA Call 2020 Announcement (see Call 2020 Documents box). The MarTERA Call 2020 is implemented as a two-step procedure (a pre-proposal and a full-proposal step). Step 1 deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is 24th April, 2020.

For preparation and submission of pre-proposals for the MarTERA Call 2020, an online submission tool is used. Please read carefully the Guidelines for Pre-Proposal Submission (see Call 2020 Documents box), which are decribing the process and required content of a pre-proposal.

We Value nature: Call for case studies | 3 April 2020

The call was published first by We Value Nature on its website.

 

 

Integration of natural capital in public and private sector decision making for climate resilience and biodiversity in collaboration with the We Value Nature campaign

We Value Nature is an EU Horizon 2020 three-year campaign that seeks to boost uptake of the use of natural thinking, natural capital accounting, nature-based solutions and green infrastructure by businesses across Europe to make valuing nature the new normal. These approaches can contribute substantially to a sustainable and resilient economy, which is crucial in the context of the current ecological and climate crisis where environmental risks continue to dominate the global business and economic agenda.

We Value Nature is currently carrying out together with Ecoacsa a pilot project to identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sector through assessing the options, benefits and best practices of protecting nature, enhancing the functions of ecosystems and restoring degraded land in a specific nature area in the Mediterranean area, Cabo de Gata-Níjar (Andalusia, Spain), by reinforcing the integration of natural capital in decision-making processes.

To identify different natural capital approaches that benefit local stakeholders from public and private sectors and society In order to achieve this, we are searching for case studies that demonstrate successful actions for valuation of natural capital, ecosystem restoration, nature conservation and the effective integration of ecosystem services approaches in decision-making. The case studies will be assessed and the most successful ones in terms of demonstrated leadership and results will be compiled into a publication of best practices to support interested public and private sector stakeholders to learn and replicate these actions. Case studies that could be eligible should come from ecotourism sector, eco-agriculture, and agroforestry.

Please submit your case study by email to jesuscarraco@ecoacsa.com by the 3rd of April 2020

Successful case studies to be profiled by We Value Nature will be notified before end of April 2020

The entire call is available here.

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) / FET Open – EIC Pathfinder – FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking

Early-stage, science and technology research by interdisciplinary consortia exploring visionary ideas for radically new future technologies that challenge current paradigms and venture into the unknown. Open to research into any area of technology, it aims to attract new, high-potential research and innovation players.

Scope

Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics (“FET gatekeepers”):

Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if highrisk, will not be funded.

Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.

Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.

More information here.

Project duration

Up to 4 years

Deadline

13 May 2020

Financial allocation

The total indicative budget for the FET-Open topic FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 is EUR
641.20 million. For cut-off date 13/05/2020 196.20 million

Partnership

EU Member States, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania (Annex A of Horizon 2020 Work Programme)

Specific Challenge

To lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Expected impact

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad | 9 October 2019 | 14 October 2020

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad aims to turn results from FET funded projects into societal or economic innovations.

The FET Innovation LaunchPad topic encourages activities such as defining a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, license-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users.

One of the expected impacts of the Innovation LaunchPad topic is to bring about improved competitiveness of the European industry, and economy overall, by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from EIC Pathfinder FET research results. And indeed, experience from earlier calls shows that some projects have managed to launch a spin-off! Other projects have been able to receive funding from VC funds or signed first sales with customers. Some even have recruited staff of more than 20 high-profile physicists and engineers.

Its a single-stage proposal opened the 9 October 2019.

More information here and here.

Deadline

14 October 2020

Project duration

The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 month

Financial allocation

Up to EUR 100.000 is available to support short actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a FET result into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts

Partnership

EU Member States, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania ( Annex A  of Horizon 2020 Work Programme)

Expected Impact

• Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
• Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
• Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
• Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Proposals must build on results from an ongoing or recently finished project, funded as a result of call in any FET topic under FP7 or Horizon 2020 and clearly identified in the proposal. For a project to be considered “recently finished” in the context of this call topic its actual end date must be at most one year before the deadline for proposal submission to this topic. For a project to be considered “ongoing” in the context of this call topic the deadline for proposal submission to this topic must be within the period limited by the contractual start date and end date of the project.

PNR on hydrogen-based fuels solutions for passenger ships | 14 January 2020 | 21 April 2020

The call opened the 14 January 2020 and it is classified as a “ RIA –  Research and Innovation Action ” and the scope is to contribute to the development of a goal-based regulatory framework on the use of hydrogen and hydrogen-based alternative fuels for waterborne transport. It will identify and ensure the correct management of risks in all design and operational aspects. It will establish the relevant objectives and the functional requirements for the use of hydrogen, consistent with the provisions of SOLAS chapter II-282 for the fuel system components, installation and energy converters..

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organisation, IMO adopted an initial strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships (overall fleet target ≥50% CO2 reduction by 2050 compared to 2008). Alternative fuels and FC technologies can help meet these environmental and climate goals but require short and medium-term measures to become sustainable, viable and safe solutions. H2 and FC technologies are not covered nor supported by existing regulations applicable to the maritime sector, undermining the willingness of actors (in particular ship-builders and owners) to invest and develop solutions based on these technologies.

The scope of the project should therefore include:

  • A review of the current regulatory framework, identifying obstacles and barriers, needs, challenges etc.;
  • Technical knowledge to support the discussions for the development of a coherent regulatory framework for risk assessment and risk management of gaseous and liquid hydrogen (GH2 and LH2) and hydrogen-based alternative fuels on ships;
  • A roadmap to add GH2, LH2 and hydrogen-based alternative fuels to the IGF Code in practical consistent manner e.g. referring to fuels already addressed by the Code.

With reference to the above roadmap, all the following points should be addressed from a regulatory point of view:

  • Ship design and arrangements for the use of GH2, LH2 or other H2-based fuels;
  • Bunkering procedures and logistic interface at port;
  • Fuel storage and distribution to systems on-board;
  • Materials, components and general piping design for H2 containment and handling;
  • H2 power generation and management systems;
  • Active and passive safety systems for fire and explosion prevention, including ventilation and exhaust systems, integrated automation, safety monitoring and control systems;
  • Operational best practices, condition-based monitoring and maintenance.

As regards the technical knowledge the project should also:

  • Define and validate the most appropriate science-based safety engineering and Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models to support designers in minimising risk in early design stage;
  • Draft guidelines for the integration of fuel cell power generation systems in the ship network;
  • Define requirements for the ship interactions at port (bunkering, refilling etc.)

To carry out these R&D activities, a strong partnership with all stakeholders is recommended: shipbuilders, ship designers, technology providers, research centres, ship operators, classification societies, experts in the production/handling /transport/bunkering of hydrogen, local authorities.

Such teamwork among all stakeholders is necessary to pave the way for a seamless cooperation at IMO level. To finalize the provisions of a dedicated chapter of the IGF Code dedicated to hydrogen, the proposal should:

  • Establish a cooperation with IMO and other relevant organizations (ISO-TC197 [83], IEC TC 105 [84]) to facilitate the discussion and the uptake of the necessary provisions;
  • Seek feedback from existing applications, best practices, reference from other industrial sectors, available technologies, safety procedures in design and operation, human element aspects etc.

It is expected that the project will setup an international advisory board to support the R&D activities and the continuation of the activities afterwards, interacting with the IMO throughout the process.

The project should contribute towards the activities of Mission Innovation – Hydrogen Innovation Challenge. Cooperation with entities from Hydrogen Innovation Challenge member countries, which are neither EU Member States nor Horizon 2020 Associated countries, is encouraged (see chapter 3.3 for the list of countries eligible for funding, and point G. International Cooperation).

More information here.

Deadline

21/04/2020

Financial allocation

The FCH 2 JU considers that the proposals requesting a contribution of EUR 2.5 million, including the analysis and testing of the materials, would allow the specific challenges to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of supplementing proposals, requesting other amounts.

Partnership

Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, EU Member States (from WestMed countries)

Further info

The project is expected to deliver:

  • Unique experimental data concerning the interaction of hydrogen with maritime infrastructure (materials, ships, bunkering installations and harbours) to support further development and validation of relevant physics models, simulation and risk assessment tools;
  • Review of existing standards against new and missing knowledge to suggest the implementation and modification of international standards;
  • Guidelines for safe design for the new IGF chapter on hydrogen based on the experimental results and simulations, implementation and operations of H2-fueled ships which would support the authorization process of National Administrations;
  • Commonly agreed, scientifically based recommendations for the update of relevant RCS will lead to a more harmonised normative landscape and level up the safety culture in general;
  • A boost in the entry into the market of commercial passenger ships based on hydrogen and fuel cells, and in the scaling-up of hydrogen technologies.

Eligibility

For some actions, an additional eligibility criterion has been introduced to limit the FCH 2 JU requested contribution mostly for actions performed at high TRL level, including demonstration in real operation environment and with important involvement from industrial stakeholders and/or end-users such as public authorities. Such actions are expected to leverage co-funding as commitment from stakeholders:

  • FCH-01-4-2020: Standard Sized FC module for Heavy Duty applications

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 7.5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-01-5-2020: Demonstration of FC Coaches for regional passenger transport

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-01-6-2020: Demonstration of liquid hydrogen as a fuel for segments of the waterborne sector

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 8 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-01-7-2020: Extending the use cases for FC trains through innovative designs and streamlined administrative framework

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 10 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-01-8-2020: Scale-up and demonstration of innovative hydrogen compressor technology for full-scale hydrogen refuelling station

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 3 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-02-5-2020: Underground storage of renewable hydrogen in depleted gas fields and other geological stores

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 2.5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-02-6-2020: Electrolyser module for offshore production of renewable hydrogen

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-02-7-2020: Cyclic testing of renewable hydrogen storage in a small salt cavern

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-02-8-2020: Demonstration of large-scale co-electrolysis for the Industrial Power-to-X market

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-02-9-2020: Fuel cell for prime power in data-centres

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 2.5 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

  • FCH-03-2-2020: Decarbonising islands using renewable energies and hydrogen – H2 Islands

The maximum FCH 2 JU contribution that may be requested is EUR 10 million. This is an eligibility criterion – proposals requesting FCH 2 JU contributions above this amount will not be evaluated.

Under water noise mitigation and environmental (RIA) | 3 December 2019 | 21 April 2020

The call opened the 3 December 2019 and it is classified as a “ RIA –  Research and Innovation Action ” and the focus area is: Smart, green and integrated transport.

Underwater noise from shipping and boats affects the behaviour and health of water organisms in rivers and at sea, including marine mammals. However, despite previous research, the environmental impacts from effects and the propagation of underwater noise at different amplitudes and frequencies remain poorly understood and largely unquantified.

All following aspects should be addressed:

  1. Develop standardised methods to measure and assess the impacts from underwater noise generated by shipping and boats. Consideration should be given to the acute and cumulative effects on different water species in rivers and at sea including marine mammals.
  2. Establish a stakeholder group to support methodology and standards development and its dissemination. The group should include researchers within the domain of underwater noise assessment and mitigation and other relevant actors , such as for example NGO’s, marine and waterway authorities, industry, ship owners, naval industry etc.
  3. Identify, quantify and validate any negative impacts from different types and amplitudes of underwater noise from shipping and boats.
  4. Propose the most effective feasible solutions to mitigate the effects of underwater noise and to establish appropriate limits.

Expected impacts include:

To enable appropriate mitigation measures, increase understanding of the short and long term environmental impacts of underwater noise from shipping and boats. Identification of the most harmful underwater noise characteristics and the acute and longer term impacts on different organisms including marine mammals. Establishment of standards which can be widely adopted for underwater noise measurement to increase the comparability of data between research programs. Develop cost effective solutions to measure underwater radiated noise from shipping. Identification and assessment of solutions to reduce harm from underwater noise. Develop innovative solutions to reduce the most harmful radiated shipping noise. Provide a foundation for policy. Support implementation of the marine strategy framework directive.

More information here.

Deadline

The deadline is 21 April 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time (single stage).

Project duration

The signature of grant agreement is expected maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission (Evaluation results: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission). No maximum project duration indicated.

Financial allocation

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of €8million would allow this challenge to be addressed appropriately. The total budget expected for this call is €8million. The funding rate is equal to 100% of eligible costs of eligible costs.

Partnership

The list of eligible countries for funding can be found in Annex A. However, some non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects.
Eligibility conditions for participation in RIA : At least three legal entities. Each of the three must be established in a different EU Member State or Horizon 2020 associated country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.
Sole participants formed by several legal entities (e.g. European Research Infrastructure Consortia, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation, central purchasing bodies) are eligible if the above-mentioned minimum conditions are satisfied by the legal entities forming together the sole participant.

Further information

Further details on the scope and expected impact of of the call can be found in the “Work Programme 2018-2020 – 11. Smart, green and integrated transport”pp. 114-115.

Further info on eligibilities could be found in Annex B and Annex C.

Improved Production and Maintenance Processes in Shipyards (IA) | 3 December 2019 | 21 April 2020

The call opened the 3 December 2019 and it is classified as a “ IA –  Innovation Action ” and the focus area is: Smart, green and integrated transport.

European Ship building, repair, modification and maintenance has been founded upon a technology based competitive advantage which has enabled it to build, improve and maintain the world’s most advanced ships. However, competitors are also becoming more advanced and seeking to enter European high technology markets. Europe is still a global leader for very high technology ships such as large passenger vessels, but this is a niche and competitors have a strategy to also enter these markets.

The market is particularly challenging for smaller shipyards across Europe who can be agile to develop and maintain niche products or to be integrated within smart supply chains yet do not have significant resources to undertake research and innovation. Consequently, continuous innovation is needed for the sector to remain competitive.

Scope

  1. The development of innovative technologies and systems to enhance the competitiveness of production and maintenance processes within European shipbuilders and ship yards, particularly those with potential to reduce CO2 and/or other polluting emissions.
  2. To identify and adress the necessary related skills development needs and strategies in order to maximise the value from innovative production technologies and practices.
  3. Testing and physical demonstration of the developed technologies to at least TRL 5
  4. Development of business plans and roll out strategies.
  5. IPR and or other measures to reduce leakage of the developed innovations outside of Europe.

Whilst not excluding very large shipyards, an emphasis on the competitive needs of smaller and medium size shipyards across Europe would be welcome in cases where the incremental benefits from Research and Innovation maybe higher.

More information here.

Deadline

The deadline is  21 April 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time (single stage)

Project duration

The signature of grant agreement is usually expected maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission. Maximum project duration not yet indicated.

Financial allocation

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow the specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. The total budget expected for this call is €15million. The funding rate is equal to 70%. Exception: the eligible costs of non-profit beneficiaries may be reimbursed at 100%.

Partnership

The list of eligible countries for funding can be found in Annex A. However, some non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects.

Eligibility conditions for participation in IA : At least three legal entities. Each of the three must be established in a different EU Member State or Horizon 2020 associated country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.

Sole participants formed by several legal entities (e.g. European Research Infrastructure Consortia, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation, central purchasing bodies) are eligible if the above-mentioned minimum conditions are satisfied by the legal entities forming together the sole participant.

Further information

Further details on the scope and expected impact of of the call can be found in the “Work Programme 2018-2020 – 11. Smart, green and integrated transport” pp. 88-89.

Further info on eligibilities could be found in Annex B and Annex C.

Offshore wind basic science and balance of plant (RIA) | 3 December 19 | 21 April 2020

The call opened the 3 December 2019 and it is classified as a “ RIA –  Research and Innovation Action ” and the focus area is: Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (LC).

The contribution of offshore wind power to the energy mix is expected to increase significantly by 2030. Better knowledge of basic wind energy science and related areas contributes to the cost reductions required to achieve that goal.

Scope

Proposals are expected to address one or more of the following research areas for offshore, identified in the SET-Plan Implementation Plan:

  1. Atmospheric multi-scale flow modelling (from meso-scale to wind farm flows);
  2. Understanding and modelling key uncertainties and physical phenomena of offshore wind energy design and operation (e.g. fluid-structure, soil-structure and electro-mechanical interaction, large motion prediction, turbulence, wave modelling, mooring line behaviour);
  3. High performance computing and digitalisation (e.g. data processing, machine learning and data analytics methods for implementation in data‑driven design, digital twins and control and monitoring for O&M);
  4. Development and validation of models of structural damage and degradation for offshore wind turbines and/or for their components as functions of loads and environment;
  5. Numerical and test methods for accurate assessment of system and component reliability when introducing new materials and technologies;
  6. Other offshore balance of plant aspects related to the manufacturing, construction, installation and/or decommissioning of large-scale wind turbines.

While offshore wind must be the cornerstone of the proposal addressing any bullet point above, onshore wind may also be covered when synergies may be exploited from including both. This is just a possibility and not a requirement.

The proposals are expected to bring new technologies/models/methods to TRL 4-5 (please see part G of the General Annexes).

Proposals should lower the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE); those addressing any of the first four bullet points above should also aim to increase the market value of wind power.

More information here

Deadline

The deadline is 21 April 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time (single stage).

Project duration

The signature of grant agreement is expected maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission (Evaluation results: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission). No maximum project duration indicated.

Financial allocation

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 to 4 million would allow this challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. The total budget expected for this call is €8million. The funding rate is equal to 100% of eligible costs of eligible costs.

Partnership

The list of eligible countries for funding can be found in Annex A. However, some non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects.

Eligibility conditions for participation in RIA : At least three legal entities. Each of the three must be established in a different EU Member State or Horizon 2020 associated country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.

Sole participants formed by several legal entities (e.g. European Research Infrastructure Consortia, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation, central purchasing bodies) are eligible if the above-mentioned minimum conditions are satisfied by the legal entities forming together the sole participant.

Further information

Further details on the scope and expected impact of of the call can be found in the “Work Programme 2018-2020 – Secure, clean and efficient energy”pp. 106-107.

Further info on eligibilities could be found in Annex B and Annex C.

Training course “Financing the cooperation in the Mediterranean through European programs” | 2 – 3 April 2020 | Lyon

France Clusters is launching its brand new training session “Financing the cooperation in the Mediterranean through European programs”.

The training programme will focus on Erasmus+ Call for proposals Capacity Building in the field of higher education 2020 and 2014-2020 ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.

The general objectives of the training

  • Acquire knowledge and practical information about EU funding opportunities to support cooperation in the Mediterranean, notably Erasmus+ call for proposals Capacity Building in the field of higher education 2020 and 2014-2020 ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme, through specific and project-oriented sessions
  • Improve practical skills related to the application process (including how to interpret correctly a call for proposal, how to design and develop effective project ideas, how to fill the application form) through cooperative compilation of application forms and the analysis of successful projects
  • Learn and get guidance on the preparation and management of financial, budgeting and contractual aspects through concrete examples and direct evidences
  • Get news on the funding opportunities for the next programming period 2021-2027
  • Make contacts with potential project partners both from Europe and South-Mediterranean countries

Please check the flyer for more details on the programme of both days.

Who can attend

The training session targets most notably cluster managers, members of cluster management teams (innovative managers, project managers, etc), but also representatives of business networks and higher education institutions both from Europe and South-Mediterranean countries. The working language is English.

Where & when does the training session take place?

02 and 03 April 2020, in Lyon, France.

Participants can decide to participate either to one or both days.

Training fees
1 day: EUR 480 VAT excluded/ per person (for France Clusters’ members) or EUR 780 VAT excluded/ per person (for NOT members)
2 days: EUR 960 VAT excluded/ per person (for France Clusters’ members) or 1560 VAT excluded/ per person (for NOT members)

South-Mediterranean clusters

Training fees and travel costs for cluster managers or members of cluster management teams from South Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia) can be supported by THE NEXT SOCIETY project.

Why should I participate?

Participants will receive practical information on 2 different types of funding opportunities offered by EU programmes supporting the cooperation between European and South Mediterranean organizations, including clusters and business networks, which are expected to launch new calls for proposals in the next few months.

Projects approved in the past, involving European and/or South-Med clusters, include for instance:

  • FOSTEX– Fostering innovation in the Jordan and Moroccan textile industry  (Erasmus+ programme)
  • TEX-MED ALLIANCES– Textile Mediterranean Alliances for Business Development, Internationalization and Innovation (2014-2020 ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme)
  • MedSNAIL– Sustainable Networks for Agro-food Innovation Leading in the Mediterranean (2014-2020 ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme)

 I am interested, how to participate?

Please fill the application form ( available here: https://forms.gle/a4JLw2cXQvBaxPAy7) to confirm your interest.

Looks interesting for my network, how can you support?

  • Know any cluster manager or cluster colleague both at national/international level potentially interested  in our training? please connect us!
  • Alternatively, please share this information around you

Additional information or clarifications?

Reach out Sara Botti, Europe and international project officer at France Clusters

sara.botti@franceclusters.fr; +33 (0)4 72 91 27 07;  Skype: botti.sara

 

Source: European Cluster Collaboration Platform

APPLY FOR A STAND at European Maritime Day EXPO | Postponed

logo of EMD with a view on Cork

European Maritime Day 2020 (Cork, Ireland, 14 &15 May) offers the opportunity for maritime stakeholders to participate at European Maritime Day EXPO.

The official launch of registration for participating in the conference will take place later in February. In the meantime you have now the possibility to apply for a stand at EMD EXPO during the two-day conference.

European Maritime Day and EMD EXPO is an ideal place for stakeholders to showcase innovative ideas, products and services related to the themes of the conference, to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments on blue economy.

Space is limited!

Get more information at: https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en/exhibition and apply at: https://www.corkcity.ie/en/things-to-do/festivals-events/european-maritime-day/european-maritime-day-expo-2020.

 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020

Read more at EMD website.