OPEN CALLS: October, 2020

OPEN CALLS: October, 2020

October, 2020


Deadline: October 30

Co-promotion R&D Projects can be supported, within the scope of the Incentive System for Research and Technological Development (SI ID&T) that are specifically oriented towards a strategy of valorization of the interior, through the Integrated + CO3SO Knowledge and + CO3SO Digital Initiatives.

Thus, the aim of this Notice is to open space for the submission of applications within the scope of these two initiatives, supporting the projects of companies in co-promotion with other companies, with technological interface centers or with the other entities of the entire I&I System the country, in line with the priority areas of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialization (RIS3), which aim, namely through industrial research and experimental development activities carried out in the interior regions, to reinforce their innovation performance, competitiveness, its international insertion, and territorial cohesion. The projects to be supported should be part of the “I&D Empresas.”

Deadline: October 31

Applications are now open for the 3rd edition of the IN3 + Prize, promoted by the National Press Casa da Moeda. Created in 2016, it distinguishes the best scientific research projects in the areas of production and materials technologies, nanotechnology, ICT, robotics, and automation. IN3 + is one of the biggest Portuguese prizes in the area of ​​scientific innovation and will award a total of 1 million euros to the top three. IN3 + aims to promote an increase in the connection between the academic and scientific environment and the National Press Casa da Moeda. The ideas in the competition must, therefore, fit into the business vision and mission of the institution, as well as apply to the activities that integrate its corporate purpose. Regulation

Deadline: November 1

The cooperation between FCT and the La Caixa Foundation, which has existed since 2018, aims to be permanent and multidisciplinary, oriented to support and stimulate new research and innovation activities and the positioning of Portugal in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe, based on three lines of research funding and enhancement of research and innovation projects.

a) Iberian Biomedical Research and Innovation Initiative

b) Iberian Social Research and Innovation Initiative

c) Promote Program

‍European Calls

Deadline: October 27, 17:00 Brussels time

FTI supports actions undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including activities such as piloting, test-beds, systems validation in real-world working conditions, validation of business models, pre-normative research, and standard-setting.

Deadline: October 29, 11:00 Portugal time

Since 1971 COST supports collaborative transnational activities under a system of networks of investigators based on open access and bottom-up principles, covering all scientific and technological domains. COST promotes the integration and development of a myriad of scientific communities, maximizing the national investment in RDI, and contributing decisively to the defragmentation of knowledge in Europe

Deadline: October 30, 12:00 Brussels time

The Directorate-General for Maritime Policy, as the operator of the Blue Growth Program of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EEA Grants), launched Opening Notice for research projects. This call aims to finance projects that improve the performance of Portuguese research organizations within the scope of Blue Growth, including technological development, which promotes the monitoring and better knowledge of issues related to the marine environment, including natural and social capital and services of ecosystems. The funding to be allocated will be 0.5M € to 1M€ per project.

Deadline: November 24, 17:00 Brussels time

The objective is to develop effective responses and tools to prevent and counter all forms of radicalisation (including in particular Islamist and violent right wing extremism) in priority areas highlighted in the annual Strategic Orientations on a coordinated EU approach to prevention of radicalisation, focusing on approaches for disengagement and reintegration of extremist offenders and radicalised individuals, including on returning foreign terrorist fighters and their families.

Deadline: December 1, 17:00 Brussels time

This call intends to develop a modular and interoperable solution to enhance situational awareness and operations in the maritime environment through the development of a multi-sensors and scalable capability to detect, classify, track, and identify threats across a wide area of missions, including the ability to counter adversary attempts to use low-observability materials, designs and technologies to escape detection.

Deadline: December 1, 17:00 Brussels time

Many SMEs struggle to embrace the Industry 4.0 revolution and the uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies and systems remains a challenge: only one in five manufacturing companies have already used advanced manufacturing solutions[1]. A recent study[2] shows that for nearly three-quarters of the firms, the most important barrier to the uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies and systems is the high cost of investments in advanced manufacturing acquisition and the lack of financial resources. About half of all firms also indicate difficulties in assessing the performance and the potential business return of such technologies and/or the lack of skilled personnel required to adopt relevant technologies and business models.

Deadline: December 11, 12:00 Brussels time

The Directorate-General for Maritime Policy, as an operator of the Blue Growth Program of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EEA Grants), launched an opening notice for projects in the area of education and training. This call aims to fund projects that improve skills and competences in marine and maritime affairs through education and training. The funding to be allocated will be € 200,000 to € 250,000 per project.

Deadline: January 12, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The European Researchers' Night aims to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers.

Each proposal should set up at least one European corner, providing general information about the European Union and how the EU funds science and education cooperation within Europe and beyond. The involvement of researchers funded by Horizon 2020, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, is highly encouraged.

Deadline: January 12, 2021 17:00 Brussels time

Within the Framework Partnership Agreement[1] in European low-power microprocessor technologies awarded in 2017, the selected consortium will be invited to submit a Research and Innovation Action proposal for the second phase of the design and development of European low-power processors and related technologies for extreme-scale, high-performance big-data, AI and emerging applications, in accordance with the research roadmap defined in the respective FPA.

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The planned Horizon Europe Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change, including Societal Transformation, will test, evaluate and scale-up a range of adaptation solutions with the aim to trigger societal transformations among key community systems (i.e., health; primary production including agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture; water; environment, including biodiversity; and infrastructure including clean energy and transport) that are central to resilience building and sustainable growth. Therefore, the actions funded under this call topic will serve as early facilitators in pre-identifying and upscaling the most promising cross-sectoral solutions at a regional scale.

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The urgency and the scale of Green Deal challenges require the mobilization and advancement of world-class scientific capacities and resources such as those offered by European Research Infrastructures. They will contribute to the transition towards a climate-neutral Europe, targeting at least 50% emissions reduction by 2030. As a pilot under Horizon 2020, activities will focus on the provision of research and innovation services for breakthrough research in two priority areas: energy storage and advanced climate/environment observation and monitoring. Expected impacts range from answering short-term needs of thematic European Green Deal objectives to longer-term perspective including Horizon Europe.

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Underpinned by knowledge in the latest IPCC and IPBES reports, large-scale ecosystem restoration is urgent – the window of opportunity is closing rapidly. It needs a systemic approach to deliver tangible benefits on the European Green Deal actions for climate (mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction), biodiversity, zero pollution, and sustainable food systems (from farm to fork), health, and wellbeing. Actions under this topic should therefore be pivotal in demonstrating and promoting systemic solutions for upscaling urgent restoration to increase biodiversity and support a wide range of ecosystem services, as requested in the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 for damaged terrestrial, freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems.

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

This topic covers citizen deliberation and participation. Actions should establish transnational networks of experts, researchers, practitioners, and relevant civil society organizations specialized in deliberative democracy and civic participation across Europe, including professionals in the field of public engagement. Experts on gender equality and climate justice should also be included. They should share good practice, tools, and resources and implement participatory and deliberation processes on priority issues in order to deliver on the Green Deal, both at the level of local communities and at a wider scale. They should establish a connection across the diverse participation and deliberation processes across regions and countries up to the European level. They should build on already existing experience and tools, notably open-access ones stemming from EU-funded projects such as the RRI Tools platform.

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Taking into account the latest policy needs and developments, this call topic aims at establishing new knowledge, exploring the feasibility of new or improved technologies, and demonstrating innovative solutions to protect health, environment, and natural resources from persistent and mobile chemicals. Selected projects are expected to advance our knowledge of health impacts and environmental effects and to address and preferably prevent a specific pollution problem involving contamination of environmental resources (such as soil, sediments, air, food, and drinking water). The solutions developed should lead to cost-effective prevention, monitoring, and to, as a last resort, mitigation or elimination of the issues (e.g. mitigation or remediation efforts in particularly affected geographic areas).

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The new context of extreme wildfires requires accelerating the shift towards implementing a more holistic fire a management approach that integrates environmental, climate, health & safety/security, cultural and socio-economic aspects with:

  • research, demonstration, and deployment of innovative means and methods tailored to extreme wildfire behavior, such as better and more advanced techniques, models, solutions, and capabilities for preventing, predicting, monitoring, and fighting wildfires, and mitigating their impact, including better and advanced technologies, equipment, and decision support systems for first responders;
  • proactive governance, change of forest management practices, large-scale and community-based risk assessments, awareness, and preparedness - where citizens, local communities, the forestry, and bio-economy sectors play a central role.

Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Building on best practices (technological, non-technological and social), as well as ongoing projects and planned initiatives in European airports and ports, actions should address the activities either under area A) Green Airports OR under area B) Green Ports. Proposals should clearly indicate which area they are covering.


Deadline: January 26, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Within the Framework Partnership Agreement in European low-power microprocessor technologies awarded in 2017, the selected consortium will be invited to submit a Research and Innovation Action proposal for the second phase of the design and development of European low-power processors and related technologies for extreme-scale, high-performance big-data, AI and emerging applications, in accordance with the research roadmap defined in the respective FPA.

Deadline: January 2021 (tbc)

The Green Deal call will mobilize research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal's main priorities. In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens. 

Deadline: June 23, 2021 17:00 Brussels time

The present call targets projects on low-carbon technologies and processes in all sectors covered by Directive 2003/87/EC (the EU ETS Directive):

Innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I, including environmentally safe carbon capture and utilisation (‘CCU’) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change,as well as products substituting carbon intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I, environmentally safe capture and geological storage (‘CCS’) of CO2, and innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies.


October 22, 12:00 - 12:30 Brussels time

Drone-Days 2.0 will be fully virtual and free of charge. It will provide an update on European legislation and will be the meeting place for professionals in the drone and security sector.


Thematic conferences will be given throughout the day by Belgian and European technical and legal experts including Koan Law Firm, DGTA/DGLV, Belgian drone federation: Info-Conferences


More information & Registration visit here.

October 27, 00:00 - 23:59 Brussels time

This virtual international Information Day and Brokerage Event will highlight research topics under the European Green Deal Call with the relevance of the Social Sciences and Humanities.


Participants will have the possibility to join a Matchmaking Event. The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to identify possible collaborators and to facilitate the setup of project consortia. Researchers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders actively looking for project partners can present their project during a flash presentation session. The matchmaking session will be preceded by an information session given by the European Commission and the Research Executive Agency which will focus on the policy context, funding opportunities, and the open calls for proposals. This info session will bring valuable insights for your proposal preparation, adding important background information to complement the bilateral meetings in the afternoon part of the event. Registration deadline 23 October 2020!


More info on the website here

October 28, 13:00 - 14:00 Brussels time

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) is an international exchange program that offers young and future entrepreneurs the opportunity to train for 1 to 6 months with experienced entrepreneurs in different participating countries. This session will help you understand the program in depth. We will cover the following points:

  • General presentation of the program
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Administrative formalities
  • Testimonials from entrepreneurs


December 3-4

The event, hosted by the Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will digitally bring together ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics, civil society, and many inspirational speakers.


In order to help the community to build or to complete its consortium within the framework of the Green Deal call, French NCPs offer a web page exclusively dedicated to this call. It lists the skills offers and search of the French community (limited to organizations, establishments, clusters, manufacturers, SMEs, startups, regions, and equivalents) but also those from other European NCPs. It is possible to consult them and, if necessary, to get in touch with future partners.

The National Strategy for Oceans 20212030 is a public policy instrument for the Oceans that presents the country's vision, objectives, areas of intervention, and goals for the period 2021–2030, with regard to the Ocean's development model. This model starts from the Ocean as one of the main pillars of sustainability on the planet and is based on the principles of preservation and sustainable use of the resources and services of marine ecosystems in harmony with the economic, social, and environmental development that is intended for Portugal until 2030. Bearing in mind the relevance and the central role that the Ocean can play globally in the next decade, this Public Consultation is intended to receive contributions with a view to pursuing the objective underlying the development of this new Strategy.

Recording and presentation of the event held in April. For more information on LIFE funding for climate change adaptation projects, watch the recording of the dedicated webinar.

‍Participant Portal: partner search

This feature offers the possibility to look for partners directly in the context of individual call topics (open and forthcoming). Potential applicants can access the list of existing partner search requests for a given topic via the individual call topic pages. From the same place, Legal Entity Appointed Representatives (LEARs) can also create new partner search requests on behalf of their organization. Detailed guidance is available.

H2020 deadlines calendar

Calendar to follow the coming opportunities in the recently published work programmes.

New (Horizon 2020) FAQs have been published on April 17, 2020

In relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, new Horizon 2020 FAQs have been posted.

H2020 Online Manual

Open Calls

Visit the European Commission portal for the full list of calls. And FCT for national calls

ERA Careers

Scientific job opportunities:

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