New Euratom Research and Training Work Programme 2023-2025 just Published
The objective of the programme is to pursue nuclear research and training activities, with an emphasis on the continuous improvement of nuclear safety, security and safeguards, radioactive waste management and radiation protection and to complement the achievement of Horizon Europe’s objectives.
With a total budget of €132 million, the call with 11 topics is open for submission of proposals from 4 April 2023. Deadline is set on 8 November 2023.
The topics and further information, incl. the general conditions for admissibility, eligibility, award criteria, are described in the Work Programme which is available for download here.
Sources: Euresearch, EC
Information Event on the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Euresearch is organising an online info event on 25 April 2023 about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF).
This free-of-charge event is intended to researchers, supervisors and host institutions from the academic as well as private sector who would like to know more about the specifics of the MSCA PF call 2023, eligibility criteria, award criteria, evaluation, proposal structure, submission and where to get support.
Participation in the MSCA PF call 2023 with a Swiss host institution will also be covered.
Registration link is available on the event webpage.
Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: Launch of the European Cancer Imaging Initiative
In January, the European Commission launched the European Cancer Imaging Initiative, one of the flagship actions under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.
The aim of the European Cancer Imaging Initiative is to achieve more precise and faster clinical decision-making, diagnostics, treatments and predictive medicine for cancer patients. It will develop and provide the necessary digital infrastructures to allow healthcare providers, research institutes and innovators to use available imaging data for new solutions in treatment and care.
Recording and presentations of the launch of the Cancer Imaging Initiative are available on the event webpage.
Sources: EC, Euresearch
Press release of the i-EDGE project
The i-EDGE project has just released its first press release!
i-EDGE is a research project co-funded by the EU, UK and Switzerland to build a next-generation hardware platform for edge computing using nanomechanical relays capable of resisting harsh environmental conditions (extreme temperature and high radiation).
SCIPROM has been involved in i-EDGE to accompany and support the project since the proposal preparation phase. We now contribute our management and communication expertise.
For more info, visit the i-EDGE website where the press release is available for download.
Horizon Europe Cluster 1 Health 2023-2024 Calls - Brokerage Event
Join the virtual brokerage event which will be held on 16-17 March 2023.
The main objective of this online event is to gather all the relevant stakeholders intending to apply for funding, supporting the development of consortia and project ideas in the context of the 2023-2024 calls for proposals from the EC Work Programme of "Cluster 1: Health".
Participants looking for partners will have the opportunity to present their own organisation and project ideas in 2 different ways:
- Project pitching sessions
- Bilateral meetings
The event is free of charge but registration and profile activation are mandatory to attend the brokerage event. More information is available on the event webpage.
Registration deadline: 15 March 2023.
Sources: Euresearch, Istanbul Project Academy, Enterprise Europe Network
EIT Food’s Open Innovation Call 2023 now open
EIT Food Open Innovation Call is open for projects that will create positive change in the food system, put new products on the market, introduce new and improved commercial processes and services, and achieve "Healthier Lives Through Food", "A Net Zero Food System" or "A Fully Transparent, Fair and Resilient Food System".
Submission deadline is on 13 April 2023.
An online Matchmaking event will take place on 1 March 2023. Register if you would like to find collaborations and form consortia.
More info about the event, registration link, call documents and guidelines are available here.
Sources: EIT Food, Euresearch
EIT Health Continues Call for Flagship Activities
Calls are open for cross-pillar activities of three EIT flagships:
- New models to deliver healthcare;
- Facilitating the uptake of digital medical devices in Europe;
- Harnessing the full potential of health data for innovation.
The flagships call document is available for download here.
You do not need to be an existing EIT Health Partner to apply. If you are not a Partner, you will have to submit a final proposal with existing core or associate Partners. You will receive a request for partnership if you are selected.
If you are not a core or associate Partner of EIT Health and interested in applying for any of the flagship activities, you can contact the EIT Health support team at email@example.com.
Sources: EIT Health, Euresearch
Innovation Fund 3rd large-scale call for projects
The Innovation Fund has € 3 billion available for large-scale clean tech projects, which are 100% funded by the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).
The call will fund projects covering the following topics:
- General decarbonisation seeking innovative projects in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage or carbon capture, use, and storage, as well as products substituting carbon-intensive ones
- Innovative electrification in industry and hydrogen seeking innovative projects in electrification methods to replace fossil fuel use in industry as well as renewable hydrogen production or hydrogen uptake in industry;
- Clean tech manufacturing seeking innovative projects in manufacturing of components as well as final equipment for electrolysers and fuel cells, renewable energy, energy storage and heat pumps;
- Mid-sized pilots seeking highly innovative projects in disruptive or breakthrough technologies in deep decarbonisation in all eligible sectors of the Innovation Fund.
The call is open for projects until 16 March 2023.
Details of the call are available here.
New Key Digital Technologies Call 2023 Now Open
The Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU) has opened a first round of three calls for 2023:
- HORIZON-KDT-JU-2023-1 IA, with four Innovation Actions (IA) addressing the JU’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), as well as actions focused on 6G Integrated Radio Front-End for THz Communications, integration of trustworthy Edge AI technologies in complex heterogeneous components and systems, and Electronic Control Systems (ECS) for management & control of decentralised energy supply & storage.
- HORIZON-KDT-JU-2022-2 RIA, with two Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), one centred on the 2023 SRIA, and another dealing with Hardware abstraction layer for a European Vehicle Operating System.
- HORIZON-KDT-JU-2022-3-CSA-IA, with an Innovation Action whose projects shall improve the global demand supply forecast of the semiconductor supply chain and two Coordination and Support Actions (CSA).
The call documents, incl. the KDT JU work programme, as well as guidelines, deadlines and budget details are available on the KDT JU website.
Sources: KDT JU, Euresearch
Clean Hydrogen JU 2023 Call Now Open
The 2023 call published by the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (a Horizon Europe institutionalised partnership) is now open for submission of proposals.
The call consists of 26 topics with a total budget of €195 million in the following categories:
- Renewable Hydrogen Production
- Hydrogen Storage and Distribution
- Heat and Power
- Hydrogen Valleys
- Strategic Research challenges
More information on the call topics can be found in the Work Programme, which is available here for download.
Deadline for submission: 18 April 2023
Sources: Clean Hydrogen Partnership, Euresearch
MSCA Yearly Update 2023 Released by Euresearch
Euresearch has recently published the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) yearly update, which includes important information about the MSCA 2023 calls for proposals and related online information events and applicants trainings organised by Euresearch.
Information on how Swiss-based institutions can participate to this MSCA 2023 calls are also presented.
The document is available here for download.
New IP Guide for EU-funded projects
The European IP Helpdesk has published a new guide that spotlights critical aspects and novelties related to intellectual property management in EU R&I projects funded under Horizon Europe programme.
This guide complements the existing one for the previous funding programme Horizon 2020, and includes practical tips and further resources.
It is available for download here.
Sources: EC, Euresearch
Innovative Health Initiative Call 3 Open
IHI call 3 is single-stage call with 5 topics covering diseases of unmet public health need, rare diseases, mental health, hospital efficiency, and patient-generated evidence.
Full details of the topics, guidance documents and templates can be found on the IHI website.
Further info about the rules, procedures and practical tips was given during the IHI Call Days in December 2022. If you miss the event, check out the recordings by clicking here.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2023
Sources: IHI, Euresearch
Cancer Mission 2023 Call - 4 topics now launched
The Cancer Mission 2023 Call was launched in January 2023 with 4 topics as follows:
- HORIZON-MISS-2023-CANCER-01-01: Addressing poorly-understood tumour-host interactions to enhance immune system-centred treatment and care interventions in childhood, adolescent, adult and elderly cancer patients
- HORIZON-MISS-2023-CANCER-01-02: Enhance primary cancer prevention through sustainable behavioural change
- HORIZON-MISS-2023-CANCER-01-03: Pragmatic clinical trials on minimally invasive diagnostics
- HORIZON-MISS-2023-CANCER-01-04: Establish best practices and tools to improve the quality of life for childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families in European regions
The call topics are detailed in the work programme available for download here. The deadline for application is set on 12 April 2023.
Applicants from Switzerland are eligible to participate and if successful, funding will be provided nationally.
Sources: EC, Euresearch
New ERC Application and Evaluation Procedures for 2024 Calls
The European Research Council (ERC) will sign the "Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment" and change the application and evaluation procedures for the 2024 calls under Horizon Europe. The CV and Track Record sections will change and the proposal itself will count more in the evaluation than the applicant's past achievements.
More details on the changes decided by the ERC Scientific Council are available here.
Sources: ERC, Euresearch