OPEN CALLS: August, 2021

OPEN CALLS: August, 2021

August, 2021

‍NATIONAL CALLS

Deadline: September 10, 2021, 17:00 Portugal time

FCT and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst launched 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.


Deadline: November 2, 2021

ESA Space Solutions Portugal has launched the SPARK 4 Business open call to support business ideas based on innovative utilization of space services and technologies in non-space markets, such as transport, energy, health, agriculture, environment, and safety. This call encourages the submission of projects from legal Portuguese entities, space or non-space companies (including SMEs), and academic and research organizations. The available grant per project is up to 25.000€, during a 6-month period to support the economic and technical feasibility study of your product/service.

‍European Calls

Deadline: August 31, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: August 31, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 14, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Projects are to advance the understanding and modelling of the current and future potential contribution of the circular economy in Europe to GHG emissions reductions. The scope of the modelling activities has to go beyond the state-of-the-art, in particular in terms of sectors covered and their interrelations, be as comprehensive as possible (e.g. covering also the blue economy), and include citizen’s behaviors and engagement.


Deadline: September 14, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 14, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 14, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 15, 2021

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.


Deadline: September 22, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 22, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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).


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.


Deadline: September 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

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.