Category: Open Calls

Young African Leaders Programme

Young African Leaders Programme

EU DG INTPA (International Partnerships) in partnership with the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance has launched the Young African Leaders Programme, a three-month fully-funded fellowship that will take place in Florence between September and November 2021.

This is a pilot programme that provides a unique opportunity for policy professionals from Africa to further develop their competencies and skills in an international environment amidst scholars and practitioners.

The call for applications is open to African civil servants, journalists, entrepreneurs and NGO practitioners with a keen interest in and commitment to transnational policy issues and programmes relevant to African countries, including green transition, trade and regional governance, gender, digital technology and sustainability.

The Programme targets mid-career, high potential policy-makers, diplomats, and professionals from Africa, working in national and local authorities, regional, continental, international organisations and development partners, civil society organisations, academia, media and private sector, in Africa. More precisely, the Programme is open to young female and male professionals, mid-career and executives alike, who are nationals of African countries, residing in Africa and are under the age of forty-five who hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Development, Business Administration, Law or other relevant field.

The deadline for application is the 31th of March 2021 and all relevant information are available at this link

 

Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 – Submission Deadline 18 June 2021

Get your AI innovation funded by participating in our Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 (Submission Deadline 18 June 2021)

Thirteen countries have allocated budget to support your ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence innovations!

Why participate?

  • Benefits of participating in the Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 include:
  • An expected success rate of 30%
  • A large network of organisations from countries in Europe and beyond (incl. Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey)
  • A flexible programme with bottom-up and market-driven idea generation, initiated by businesses and knowledge institutes
  • Free coaching from experts throughout the development and the execution of your project

Artificial Intelligence Call Details

Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021!

Important Dates
  • Call opening: 1 March 2021
  • Submission deadline: 28 June 2021
  • Participating Eureka Clusters:
  • CELTIC-NEXT,
  • EUROGIA,
  • ITEA,
  • PENTA-EURIPIDES and
  • SMART
Who can participate?
  • Large enterprise,
  • SMEs,
  • RTOs and
  • Academia

Submit your application

On the AI Call 2021 website eureka-clusters-ai.eu you can find the access link to the AI Call portal, the submission template, the (national) eligibility criteria, and funding details for each country. Each partner should contact their national funding body as early as possible to verify their eligibility. The AI Call portal includes a project idea tool, partner search and project (proposal) area.

Click here to proceed to the application portal

Brokerage event & national webinars

To help you create your project and build your consortium, a Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 Brokerage event will be organised in April. More information and the invitation to the event will follow soon.

In addition to the brokerage event, national funding bodies from the participating countries are organising national webinars with country-specific information. Dates and details about these events will soon be available on the Call website.

Click here to Join Events


Article originally published on https://eureka-clusters-ai.eu/

Young African Leaders Programme

Young African Leaders Programme

The European University Institute (EUI) launched the Young African Leaders Programme at the School for Transnational Governance. Selected mid-career civil servants, journalists, entrepreneurs and NGO practitioners from Africa with an interest in cross-border policy issues will receive three-month in-residence training in Florence. The pilot initiative is financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.

 

Please see link below to the details of the Young African Leaders Program.
https://stg.eui.eu/africanleaders

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[Virtual Event] MarTERA 4th call brokerage event for 2021

[Virtual Event] MarTERA 4th call brokerage event for 2021

MarTERA is arranging its fourth brokerage event for potential partners in connection to the 4th call in ERA-NET MarTERA on Marine and maritime technologies for a New Era. In 2021 the MarTERA brokerage event is a fully virtual event with a combination of plenary sessions and 1:1 meetings using the b2match virtual platform.

The brokerage event is open to potential partners from all sectors who are interested in collaboration on the development and competitive breakthroughs of marine and maritime technologies. Participants from other countries than those represented by the partners of the MarTERA program are welcome to join.

Attending the brokerage event is free of charge.

MarTERA launched a fourth joint call for transnational research and innovation projects on 2021-01-04. This call is initiated by ministries/funding organisations from 9 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Turkey. The total funding budget is EUR 8.5 million. The call will cover the following priority areas:

  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures
  • Priority Area 3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security

Make your participation at the MarTERA 2021 brokerage event more beneficial

  1. Register for the brokerage event
  2. Create a profile
  3. Publish your needs and expertise based on the MarTERA priority areas in Marketplace
  4. Search and connect with other participants and potential collaborators before, during and after the event
  5. Schedule 1:1 meetings with potential collaborators in up to 20 pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings on-site (after January 25th)
  6. Download the B2Match app to stay updated on your schedule
  7. Pitch your concept at the brokerage event

Summary of Event Information:

Registration Open until 16 February 2021
Registration Link:  Click here to register
Cost: Free of Charge
Participation: The brokerage event is open to potential partners from all sectors who are interested in collaboration on the development and competitive breakthroughs of marine and maritime technologies. Participants from other countries than those represented by the partners of the MarTERA program are welcome to join.

Organised by:

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Further reading:

MarTERA 4th call brokerage event for 2021

MarTERA Open Call 2021 website

 

2nd Pre-announcement. EU Co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call 2021

ERA-MIN3, starting officially on December 1, 2020, is a global, innovative and flexible pan-European network of 26 European and non-European research funding organisations, aiming to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation programmes on non-fuel and non-food raw materials (metallic, construction, and industrial minerals). ERA-MIN3 builds on the experience of the H2020 ERA-MIN 2 (2016-2022) and FP7 ERA-NET ERA-MIN (2011-2015).

The EU Co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call 2021 will be the first joint call of the ERA-NET Cofund ERA-MIN3, to be officially launched on the 15th of January, 2021, and will count with an indicative budget of €19 Million.

The scope of the 2021 Call is needs-driven research addressing three segments of non-fuel, non-food raw materials: metallic materials; construction materials; industrial minerals.

The five main call topics are:

  • Topic 1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
  • Topic 2. Circular Design
  • Topic 3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
  • Topic 4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
  • Topic 5: Cross-cutting topics.

The participating national and regional funding organisations are the following:

EU countries/regions and research funding organisations:

Belgium-Flanders (FWO and Hermesfonds/VLAIO); Belgium-Wallonia (SPW-Recherche); Bulgaria (BNSF); Czech Republic (TA CR); Estonia (ETAg); Finland (Business Finland); France (ADEME and ANR); Germany (BMBF/JÜLICH); Ireland (GSI), Italy (MUR); Poland (NCBR); Portugal (FCT); Romania (UEFISCDI); Slovakia (SAS); Slovenia (MIZS); Spain (AEI and CDTI); Spain – Navarra (CFNA); Sweden (Vinnova).

EU Associated country: Turkey (TUBITAK)

Non-EU countries: Canada-Québec (PRIMA-Québec); Chile (ANID) (to be confirmed) and South-Africa (DST).

Check the complete 2nd pre-announcement text of the EU Co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call, and do not miss any important information. We will update regularly the news and documentation on the Call on this webpage and on social media.

Twitter: @eranetmin3 and Linkedin.

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Originally published on era-min.eu

IST-Africa 2021 Call for Full Papers’ deadline extended to 18 December 2020

IST-Africa 2021 Call for Full Papers’ deadline extended to 18 December 2020.
Read the full announcement below.

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation and supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2021 (May) is the sixteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research and Innovation Conferences.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the success of IST-Africa 2020, to protect the health and well being of IST-Africa Community Members, IST-Africa 2021 will take place as a virtual event from 10 – 14 May.

To date, IST-Africa 2021 has also confirmed Support by the IEEE Africa Council and IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, and Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE South Africa Section, IEEE Tunisia Section, IEEE Uganda Section, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, IEEE Education Society and IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter.

The IST-Africa Conference Series provides a world-class strategic platform rotating around Africa to strengthen technology-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology and Entrepreneurship related policy dialogues within Africa and between Africa, Europe and the rest of the world, 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 and other international funding programs. IST-Africa is a unique community that brings together cross-disciplinary stakeholders from public, private, education and research, societal, funding and international donor sectors with end user communities focused on ICT and STI Research and Innovation and Technology-enabled Entrepreneurship.

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 an extended deadline of 18 December 2020.

If you require a short extension to finalise your full paper for submission, please contact secretariat@IST-Africa.org requesting this.

Thematic areas addressing achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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, Artificial Intelligence, 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, Ethics

Please download the Call for Papers for more information. Please note only full papers are assigned for review.

Papers must present analysis of policy, initial or final research results or a case study. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation. General project descriptions or descriptions of proposed research will not be reviewed.

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 presented by an author / co-author and answer questions based on the presentation 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.

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Original Announcement: 08 September 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.