Category: Open Calls

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 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.

Invitation Eurogia Brokerage Webinar – 31 August 2020 16:00 CET

Eurogia is launching the Brokerage Webinar, which will take place online the 31st of August, 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This Webinar is in preparation of the Call 16 which will last until the 4th of September. During the webinar you will have the chance to present a project idea.

Please find attached the Call 16 Flyer inviting you to join our Brokerage Event and to submit a Project Outline to the Eurogia Call 16: this Flyer provides you with all the needed information and the Eurogia2020 Technology Scope.

You are invited to join the Brokerage Webinar and to present you Project Idea in a “Pitch” session:

Please register by sending an e-mail to with these information: name, surname, job position and affiliation.

You can also submit you Project idea to be presented and discussed at the “Pitch session”: please use the attached “Pitch template” and send your presentation to

The Brokerage Webinar will be hosted via the app GoToMeeting. After the registration you will receive an e-mail with the link and the password to access the webinar. This call stays in the green energy and decarbonizing technology scope. See Eurogia Technology Roadmap.

Click here to download the Call Flyer 

Click here to download the Pitch Template

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.

ITEA Office

Open Call | 2nd EUREKA GlobalStars-Singapore Call and Information Seminar


2nd EUREKA GlobalStars-Singapore Call

Information Webinar

Date: 25 June 2020

Time: 4.00-5.30PM (SGT) / 10.00-11.30AM (CEST)

Register at this link

Enterprise Singapore, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (in the capacity as EUREKA Chair), Innovate UK (in its capacity as Call Coordinator), and IPI Singapore will jointly organise an information webinar for the 2nd EUREKA GlobalStars-Singapore Call on Thursday 25 June 2020 from 4.00 to 5.30PM (SGT) / 10.00 to 11.30AM (CEST).

The 1st EUREKA GlobalStars-Singapore Call, which ran from July to September 2019, was the most successful GlobalStars Call, out of seven previous editions, in terms of number of projects funded. Building on this momentum, Singapore and 14 EUREKA countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK) have launched an open call, which will run until 15 October 2020.

Participants from Singapore and the respective EUREKA countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with strong market potential.

If you are a business from Singapore or one of the 14 participating EUREKA countries, and are interested in attending the webinar, please click this link to register.


4.00 – 4.15PM Welcome by Enterprise Singapore & EUREKA Chair [ESG Director Jonathan Lim & EUREKA NPC Chairman Mike Timmermans]

4.15 – 4.35PM EUREKA GlobalStars Call with Singapore – requirements, deadlines, application process [Innovate UK – Dora Meredith]

4.35 – 4.45PM Application Journey for Singapore Company [Enterprise Singapore -Development Partner Navjeev Singh]

4.45 – 5.00PM Information about EUREKA GlobalStars Singapore Open Call Virtual Marketplace & Business Matching Process [IPI – Deputy Director Lim Ming Khai]

5.00 – 5.30PM Q&A Session [ESG Director Jonathan, IPI Deputy Director Lim Ming Khai, Innovate UK Dora Meredith]

Additional information

Time Schedule for the call:

  • Deadline for Eureka Application: 15 October 2020
  • Applicants Informed: January 2021Eureka label procedure and approval: January – February 2021

All relevant information can be found at You are also strongly encouraged to upload your company profile at the EUREKA GlobalStars Singapore Open Call Virtual Marketplace through which you will be able to find the right partner for your proposed project.

You can access the User Guidelines for the EUREKA Application Portal by clicking here.

Open Call | Green Deal call area 11

Green Deal call area 11: Accelerating the clean energy transition and access in partnership with Africa and the Mediterranean

Stakeholders and the public are invited to help shape this call area by 3 June 2020.

About the call area

Innovation is key to enable African countries to pursue sustainable development pathways.

This topic aims to leapfrog this transition via demonstration projects and coordination and support actions contributing to the Research and Innovation Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy between the European Union and the African Union.

Experience has shown that existing innovative solutions developed in the EU need to be adapted, tailored and demonstrated to the Africa context in order to bring economic, environmental and health benefits. Research and innovation policies need to be coupled with capacity building and appropriate financing solutions.

Topic: Accelerating demonstration of clean energy solutions in Africa and the Mediterranean

Click here for more information on this call area.


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COST | Open Call for Proposals – Collection OC-2020-1

COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It
thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities. This is the basis of this Open Call for Proposals.
In order to achieve its mission and goal, COST has identified a set of objectives aiming at supporting
high quality, collaborative networks in all fields of science and technology, while focusing on existing but
less prevailing areas allowing to increase COST overall impact:

  • Joining research efforts and developing common S&T programmes by coordinating nationally
    funded research activities led by pan-European, high quality, collaborative S&T networks.
  • Building capacity by providing networking and leadership opportunities for emerging talents and
    thereby strengthening and building up excellent S&T communities.
  • Addressing Societal Questions by promoting transdisciplinary, new approaches and topics and
    identifying early warning signals of unforeseen societal problems aiming to contribute to Societal
  • Strengthening COST Inclusiveness Policy by fostering better access and integration of less
    research-intensive countries’ researchers to the knowledge hubs of the European Research
    Area aiming at contributing to the Widening Pillar of Horizon 2020.

COST brings together European researchers, engineers and scholars from different COST countries to
jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all science and technology fields through transEuropean cooperation. COST encourages and fosters trans-, multi- and interdisciplinary approaches by
integrating researchers, engineers and scholars from different fields and horizons such as universities,
research centres, companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as other relevant

COST does NOT fund research itself, but supports networking via different tools such as meetings, short
term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities part of COST Actions. COST
invites proposals for Actions aiming at contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or
societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe to close the gap between science, policy
makers and society throughout Europe and beyond.

Proposals should reflect the main characteristics of COST Actions, namely providing for knowledge
sharing, creation and application, being open and output-oriented while aiming at strengthening the
scientific and technological basis of the proposed topic(s).

Proposals should also respond to the COST Excellence, Inclusiveness and Widening policy, which aims
to provide collaboration opportunities to all researchers, engineers and scholars in COST countries,
encourage participation among young talents and next generation leaders, in particular promoting
working opportunities for early career investigators, and ensure gender balance, paving the way towards
breakthrough developments and innovations.

Proposals will be evaluated against criteria of S&T excellence, networking excellence, impact and

Proposals for a COST Action must represent a network composed of proposers from at least seven (7)
COST Members1 amongst which a minimum number shall be from COST Inclusiveness Target
Countries (ITC)2.

Selected proposals for COST Actions will get a financial support in the range of EUR 134.000 p.a.,
normally for four years, subject to available budget.

Proposers are invited to consult the set of COST Implementation Rules, approved by the Committee of
Senior Officials (CSO), the general assembly of the COST Association3.

The COST Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval (SESA) rules and
procedure are based on the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST and will ensure a simple,
transparent and competitive evaluation and selection of proposals (see document COST 133/14 REV5
– COST Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval)3.

Proposers benefit from a one-stage submission based upon a proposal of up to 15 pages.

Submitted proposals will be checked against eligibility criteria and can be declared as non-eligible at
any point of the process should any breach of those be identified during the evaluation as defined in the
rules. Similarly, any attempt not to respect the conflict of interest rules can lead to the immediate
exclusion of the proposal from the evaluation, selection and approval process.

Proposals will be evaluated remotely by a minimum of 3 independent External Experts in the S&T
field(s), sub-field(s) and research area(s) chosen by the proposers. Ad-hoc Review Panels shall ensure
the quality of the independent External Expert evaluation outcome, resolve potential differences in their
opinions and prepare a shortlist of proposals for examination and selection by the Scientific Committee.
The Scientific Committee shall identify, among the list of proposals presented by the Review Panels,
those that respond best to COST mission and policies. The Scientific Committee will establish the
shortlist of proposals that shall be presented to the CSO for approval.

The 2020-1 Collection Date is set to 29 April 2020 at 12:00 (CET) – Noon.

40 new Actions are expected to be approved in November 2020, subject to available budget.

The Proposal Template (Technical Annex) is available under 4. The Guidelines for submitting COST Action proposals are
available on the same page. Proposals must be submitted electronically via e-COST. Proposers will be
able to submit proposals anytime throughout the year via the e-COST new online submission tool.

The next Collection Date is envisaged for December 2020.

Proposers may wish to contact their COST National Coordinator (CNC) for information and guidance –

COST receives financial support from the EU RTD framework programme, Horizon 2020. The COST
Association, integrating governance, management and implementing functions, provides for the
administrative, scientific and technical support in the operation of COST rules and procedures and the
management of COST Actions.


  1. The full list of COST Members is available at
  2. See list of ITC countries at and the minimum number of ITC in the network in the annex 2 (page 16) in the Document COST 133/14 REV5: COST Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval at
  3. See Documents COST 132/14 REV6, 133/14 REV5, 134/14 REV3, 135/14 REV2 under
  4. See Technical Annex.docx.
Update: 23 March 2020

The COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) has taken the decision to postpone the Open Call collection date in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 2020 COST Open Call (OC-2020-1) will be postponed by 6 months and will now close on Thursday 29 October instead of Wednesday 29 April. The decision to postpone the call has been taken to enable researchers the necessary time to develop their proposals in light of the global disruption caused by the pandemic.

Further information

A dedicated web page addressing COST’s response to coronavirus has been created on the COST website, which will be updated regularly.

Further information will also be shared through our e-newsletter and social media channels and by contacting us.

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Open Call – how to apply