Category: Open Calls

Open Call | European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

The European Commission has decided today to launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call, which will open tomorrow for registration, will spur Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said: “The €1 billion European Green Deal call is the last and biggest call under Horizon 2020. With innovation at its heart, this investment will accelerate a just and sustainable transition to a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. As we do not want anyone left behind in this systemic transformation, we call for specific actions to engage with citizens in novel ways and improve societal relevance and impact.”

This Green Deal Call differs in important aspects from previous Horizon 2020 calls. Given the urgency of the challenges it addresses, it aims for clear, discernible results in the short to medium-term, but with a perspective of long-term change. There are fewer, but more targeted, larger and visible actions, with a focus on rapid scalability, dissemination and uptake.

The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver results with tangible benefits in ten areas:

Eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal:

  1. Increasing climate ambition
  2. Clean, affordable and secure energy
  3. Industry for a clean and circular economy
  4. Energy and resource efficient buildings
  5. Sustainable and smart mobility
  6. Farm to fork
  7. Biodiversity and ecosystems
  8. Zero-pollution, toxic-free environments

And two horizontal areas – strengthening knowledge and empowering citizens, which offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.

€1 billion investment will continue building Europe’s knowledge systems and infrastructures. The call includes opportunities for international cooperation in addressing the needs of less-developed nations, particularly in Africa, in the context of the Paris Agreement as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2021, with selected projects expected to start in autumn 2021.

A Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call Info Day & Brokerage event will take place as part of the virtual European Research & Innovation Days that will take place from 22-24 September 2020.

Background

The European Green Deal is the European Commission’s blueprint and roadmap to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, with a sustainable economy that leaves no one behind.

To reach this 2050 goal, action will be required by all sectors of our economy, including:

investing in environmentally-friendly technologies;
supporting industry to innovate;
rolling out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport;
decarbonising the energy sector;
ensuring buildings are more energy efficient;
working with international partners to improve global environmental standards.

For More Information:

Factsheet: Horizon 2020 European Green Deal call

Tenders and funding portal

Research and innovation for the European Green Deal

 

IST-Africa 2021 – DSI – Call for Full Papers – Deadline 30 November 2020

Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa Week 2021 (May) is the sixteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

IST-Africa provides a platform in Africa to strengthen technology-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology related policy dialogues within Africa and between Africa and Europe, Global Development, Research and Innovation Cooperation and Community Building. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon Europe. IST-Africa is a unique community that brings together cross-disciplinary stakeholders from public, private, education and research, societal sector with end user communities focused on ICT and STI Research and Innovation.

IST-Africa 2021 Call for Papers invites full papers (8 pages in length) using the paper guidelines and IST-Africa template provided at http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2021/default.asp?page=paperguidelines to be submitted online for blind peer review by 30 November 2020.

Thematic areas include:

  • Technology-enabled Healthcare (mHealth /eHealth)
  • Technology-enhanced Learning and eSkills
  • Technology-enabled Agriculture (mAgriculture /eAgriculture) & Environmental Sustainability
  • Energy – ICT for Power Delivery, Micro-grids
  • eInfrastructures and NRENs (National Research and Education Networks)
  • Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Future Internet, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • eGovernment and Public Service Delivery
  • Content Technologies: Languages; Digital Preservation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Collaborative Open Innovation and Technology-enabled Entrepreneurship (including Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Content Technologies: Languages; Digital Preservation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Global Development (including ICT4D)
  • Societal Implications of Technology

Please download the Call for Papers for more information.

Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. General project descriptions are not appropriate. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation.

It is necessary for the paper submitted to include a unique element that has not previously been published and any previous published materials to be clearly referenced (including material previously published by the authors).

Each presenter can present ONE paper in the Programme. It is necessary for papers to be physically presented during the event to ensure inclusion in the Proceedings.

Please only submit papers for review where there are authors/co-authors who will complete registration. Please do not submit multiple papers for which there is only one author who can register. Click here for more details.

Opening seventh ITEA 3 Call for projects

Opening seventh ITEA 3 Call for projects
ITEA PO Days 2020: 7-11 September 2020

On 7 September 2020, ITEA, the Eureka Cluster programme on software innovation, will open its seventh ITEA 3 Call for project proposals in conjunction with the Online ITEA Project Outline (PO) Preparation Days 2020 on 7-11 September.

This event is the perfect way to jump-start your preparations for an ITEA Project Outline. In short, the Online ITEA PO Days 2020 will enable you to:

  • Present your project idea(s) and/or learn about other project ideas via uploaded posters and video pitches
  • Discuss your project ideas in online workgroup sessions and shape them into initial project proposals and consortia.
  • Get connected with companies and potential partners from all over Europe and beyond
  • Learn more about the specific funding rules in your country well in advance, as well as how to get in touch with your Public Authorities to discuss your idea(s)
  • See how the ITEA Office can support you during the full project lifetime

Online ITEA PO Days registration

If you are interested in participating in the Online ITEA PO Days 2020, please fill in the registration form via the Online ITEA PO 2020 Days website.

The participation fee for the Online ITEA PO Days 2020 is 150 EUR, but if you register before 1 August 2020, you can benefit from the Early bird fee and only pay 100 EUR! (Fees ex. VAT and non-refundable). The number of registration spots is limited, so if you plan to participate, do not miss this opportunity and register now! Note: to participate in the event you need to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Get started now!

You can already get started for this ITEA Call by using the online ITEA Project idea tool and Partner search. It is highly recommended to start shaping project idea(s) and identifying potential partners in advance to optimise your preparation period. During the Online ITEA PO Days you can then further define your project idea(s) in the different sessions and connect with (new) consortium members.

About ITEA

ITEA is a transnational and industry-driven R&D&I programme in the domain of software innovation. ITEA is a Cluster programme of EUREKA, an intergovernmental network for R&D&I cooperation, involving over 40 countries globally. ITEA enables an international Community to collaborate in funded projects that turn innovative ideas into new businesses, jobs, economic growth and benefits for society.

ITEA is open to large industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, academia and customer organisations and its bottom-up project creation ensures that the project ideas are industry-driven and based on actual customer needs. The ITEA programme is publicly funded on a national level; each ITEA project partner can apply for funding from their own national Public Authority.

For more information: About ITEA & Call process.

Contact
ITEA Office
Email: info@itea3.org
https://itea3.org