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
  • Transport
  • Heat and Power
  • Cross-cutting
  • 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.

Source: Euresearch

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

New EU Glob­al Health Strategy in Ho­ri­zon Europe

In response to the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity and pollution which has a direct impact on global health, the European Commission recently published the EU Global Health Strategy.

The strategy, which provides a framework for EU health policies up to the year 2030, sets 3 policy priorities, provides 20 guiding principles and lines of action to shape global health, and creates a new monitoring framework to assess effectiveness and impact of EU policies and funding.

The full report is available here for download.

Sources: EC, Euresearch

"Horizon Results Platform & Partners: A Value Proposition" webinar

Horizon Results Platform (HRP) is the EC platform connecting EU-funded R&I results with interested third parties: investors, policy makers, research centres, partners and other stakeholders, in order to enable successful matchmaking.

The HRP team will organise its yearly convention webinar, on 24 January 2023 at 10:00 CET.

In addition to the latest insights on future developments and functionalities of the HRP platform, the partners working with the HRP team will present their expertise and (free of charge) support services to valorise the research results.

More info, incl. the Webex link for live streaming, is available here.

Source: HRP

EIC Pathfinder and Transition Challenges - Information Days for Calls in 2023

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Programme Managers organise a series of information days for the EIC Pathfinder and EIC Transition Challenges which will be held between January and March 2023.

Below is an overview of the programme:

  • 26 Jan 2023: EIC Pathfinder Challenge - In-space solar energy harvesting for innovative space applications
  • 31 Jan 2023: EIC Pathfinder Challenge - Precision nutrition
  • 1 Feb 2023: EIC Transition Challenge - Environmental intelligence
  • 2 Feb 2023: EIC Pathfinder Challenge - Architecture, engineering and construction digitalisation for a novel triad of design, fabrication, and materials
  • 2 Feb 2023: EIC Transition Challenge - Full scale Micro-Nano-Bio devices for medical and medical research applications
  • 9 Feb 2023: EIC Pathfinder Challenge - Responsible electronics
  • 9 Feb 2023: EIC Transition Challenge - Chip-scale optical frequency combs
  • 15 Mar 2023: EIC Pathfinder Challenge - Clean and efficient cooling

Of note, Swiss-based researchers and companies can participate in any of the calls related to these events.

Check out the EIC website for the details on the individual events.

Sources: EIC, Euresearch

Major update of the SCIPROM website

The new year also brought a major update for our SCIPROM website!

Check out our brand-new content about the services we can offer, the ongoing (and completed) EU-funded projects in which we are involved and discover practical examples of materials we design to support science communication: https://www.sciprom.ch

Feel free to contact us for more information about our services.

Warmest wishes for 2023 from the SCIPROM team!

Seasons' greetings from SCIPROM

The SCIPROM team is looking forward to continuing the excellent collaboration with you all and start new projects next year!

Season's greetings and our best wishes for 2023!

IHI - Third Call for Proposals Now Launched!

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) call 3 is a single-stage call, featuring five topics covering diseases of unmet public health need, rare diseases and mental health, and addressing challenges such as disease prevention, hospital care, and patient-generated evidence.

For full details on the call text, topics, indicative budget and application process, check out the IHI website

The deadline for application is set on 15 March 2023.

Sources: IHI, Euresearch

Public Consultation on the European R&I Programmes 2014-2027 Now Open

The European Commission has recently launched the public consultation on the past, present and future of the Horizon research and innovation programmes 2014-2027.

Through this consultation, stakeholders will be able to share their views on the performance of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe as well as shape the strategic orientations for the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027.

The consultation is open until 23 February 2023.

If you are interested in EU R&I, express your view by replying to the questionnaire available here. You are also invited to submit position papers.

Sources: EC, Euresearch

SERI Financial Guarantee 2023 for Horizon Europe

Direct funding for the upcoming Horizon Europe calls for Swiss-based entities is secured by SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) as part of the transitional measures. The Financial Guarantee 2023 is now available.

Additional information about Switzerland's participation in Horizon Europe and related programmes and initiatives, incl. the Swiss transitional measures for Horizon Europe, can be found directly on the SERI website.

Sources: SERI, Euresearch

SSH in Horizon Europe: Info Day & Brokerage Event

The Work Programme has just been published for Cluster 2 "Culture, Creativity, and Inclusive Society" (PDF available for download here).

An Information Day will be held on 17 January 2023 to give all researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities more details about these calls and how to apply to them.

The Info Day will be followed by a Brokerage Event planned on 18-19 January for networking, consortium building, developing new project ideas at international level etc.

Event details and registration link are available using this link.

Sources: EC, Net4Society, Euresearch

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