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EUROPEAN RESEARCH & INNOVATION SUPPORT

WHAT IS ERIS?

Welcome to the ERIS webpage! We are the European Research & Innovation Support team at TechTransfer and we offer in-depth support for all European funding for applied research. We happily grasp all impact-driven opportunities Europe has to offer and stimulate VUB’s research community to get to most out of them. Read more about who we are and what we do over here. And do not hesitate to contact us should you desire a dedicated meeting tailored to the needs of your research group or individual trajectory.

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OPEN CALLS

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  CALL FOR PROPOSAL TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) Work programme, this call for proposals will contribute to responding to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, by promoting ways to mainstream and embed children’s rights in the responses to this and any other emergency situations. In parallel, it will promote gender-sensitive responses to the different needs of children following from or heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also contribute to the implementation of the actions put forward by the EU Strategy on the rights of the child.

Deadline: 07/09/2021

Budget: 2.160.000 EUR (total for the call)

More information and details here.


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  2021 EUROPEAN BAUHAUS PRIZES

The Prizes recognize and celebrate existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas. They give visibility to examples and concepts that illustrate how beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places already exist in our territories, our communities and in our practices, paving the way to the future. There will be Prizes in 10 different categories.

In each of the categories there are two parallel competition strands:

New European Bauhaus Awards for existing completed examples/projects (winners receive EUR 30 000 and a communication package)

New European Bauhaus Rising Stars for concepts or ideas submitted by young talents aged 30 or less (EUR 15 000 and a communication package)

Deadline: 31/05/2021

More information and details here.


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  EUROPEAN SOCIAL INNOVATION COMPETITION: 2021 EDITION "SKILLS FOR TOMORROW – Shaping a green and digital future"

This Competition aims to incentivise, support and reward social innovations that will help people and organisations to identify, develop and strengthen the skills they will need to adapt and thrive in a changing world.

The Competition is looking for early stage ideas that tackle these needs in a range of different ways. From innovative solutions that identify skills needs and gaps to skills development approaches, including but not limited to training. The 2021 edition of the competition, ‘Skills for tomorrow’ is looking for scalable social innovations that will contribute to job creation, growth and European competitiveness by helping people, businesses and industries identify, develop and strengthen the skills that will power the European economy’s green and digital future. The Competition is open to early stage ideas that tackle challenges relating to the transition to either, or both, futures including but not limited to identifying and mapping skills gaps as well as approaches to development and training that will support people to reskill or upskill. 

Deadline: 12/05/2021

Budget: 50.000 EUR

More information and details here.


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  ARE YOU WORKING ON "BUILT ENVIRONMENTS" OR "FASHION INDUSTRY"?

Are you and/or your team working on specific projects or have proposals aiming at transforming:

“built environment”: to create a regenerative and inclusive built environment that prioritises decarbonisation and wellbeing in the spaces where we live, learn, work and play.

“fashion sector”: to improve the negative social and environmental impact of this industry – including workers’ rights and resources used.

Funding opportunities for projects/proposals on either of these topics might be available and please contact Mirko Miceli for more information.


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 HORIZON EUROPE: first 4 CORONA/COVID CALLS OPEN  

On 13 April the following first 4 calls of the Horizon Europe will be officially published and open for submission.

You can find below the calls the ERIS team is responsible for and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Philippe Westbroek and Mirko Miceli for more info and support.

2 topics in the Health Work programme:

  • HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-01: vaccine & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment

Deadline: 06/05/2021

Budget: 60 Millions EUR (total)

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  • HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-02: development of large scale, COVID-19 cohorts against COVID-19 variants

Deadline: 06/05/2021

Budget: 30 Millions EUR (total)

More info


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 EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL: EIC PATHFINDER 

With its Pathfinder programme the EIC supports the exploration of bold ideas to bring radically new technologies to the proof of principle and validate the scientific basis of breakthrough technology. It welcomes the high-risk / high gain and interdisciplinary cutting-edge science collaborations that underpin technological breakthroughs. Pathfinder goes beyond what is already known. Visionary thinking can open up promising avenues towards powerful new technologies. Applicants participating in EIC Pathfinder projects are typically visionary scientists, entrepreneurial researchers and, research organisations, start-ups, high-tech SMEs and industrial stakeholders interested in technological research and innovation. Projects typically involve consortia of researchers and other partners from at least three different countries, but there are also opportunities for individual teams and small consortia (two partners). The EIC Pathfinder 

OPEN CALLS (total budget 168 millions EUR) 

The majority of funding is for EIC Pathfinder Open which provides funding for projects in any field of science or technology, based on high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough interdisciplinary research.

Deadline: 19/05/2021

Budget: 3-4 Millions per grant

 

CHALLENGE DRIVEN CALLS (132 millions EUR)

1. Awareness inside

2. Tools to measure & stimulate activity in brain tissue

3. Emerging Technologies in Cell & Gene Therapy

4. Novel routes to green hydrogen production

5. Engineered living materials

Deadline: 27/10/2021

More information and details about the EIC Pathfinder here.


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This call aims to provide financial support to companies with the goal of accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative solutions that tackle COVID-19 and that have already been validated in lab environments (TRL6 or higher).

Deadline: 31/05/2021

Budget: up to EUR 100.000

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 EUREKA CLUSTER AI CALLS 2021 

This Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 is specifically designed to stimulate activity in this important area, through the creation of trans-national collaborative projects in applications that will support economic growth and benefit society as a whole. Participants are invited to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the field of Artificial intelligence, indicating, where possible, how they are related to the technological focus area of the participating Clusters most relevant to their proposal. 

Deadline: 28/06/2021 

Budget: open budget

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 NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS

The New European Bauhaus is a creative initiative, breaking down boundaries between science and technology, art, culture and social inclusion, to allow design to find solutions for everyday problems. The New European Bauhaus unfolds in three phases: Co-design, Delivery and Dissemination. The phases partly operate in parallel, as individuals and communities interested in the first ideas are most likely to become partners to deliver and scale up the initiative. The New European Bauhaus engages early through open conversations, to shape the concept in a large co-creation process. In parallel, the initiative needs to develop a framework of deliveries, to align with the ongoing planning of the Multi-annual Financial Framework.

Deadline: calls will be open from September 2021 onward

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Blauweachtergrond INNO4COV-19 Boosting Innovation for COVID-19 Diagnostic, Prevention and Surveillance

This call aims to provide financial support to companies with the goal of accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative solutions that tackle COVID-19 and that have already been validated in lab environments (TRL6 or higher).

Deadline: 31/05/2021

Budget: up to EUR 100.000

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NEWS and EVENTS

EUROPEAN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS


The EU aims to create more connected and efficient innovation ecosystems to support the scaling of companies, encourage innovation and stimulate cooperation among national, regional and local innovation actors. Innovation ecosystems bring together people or organisations whose goal is innovation, and include the links between resources (such as funds, equipment, and facilities), organisations (such as higher education institutions, research and technology organisations, companies, venture capitalists and financial intermediaries), investors and policymakers. The actions supported by European Innovation Ecosystems complement the actions carried out by the EIC and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), activities across Horizon Europe, initiatives at national, regional and local level as well as private and third sector initiatives.

The Work Programme for European Innovation Ecosystems - including the calls for funding - will be published soon. European Innovation Ecosystems actions are grouped under two destinations: CONNECT and SCALEUP. 

More info: EIE website

 

OPEN RESEARCH EUROPE 


Open Research Europe is an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020 funding across all subject areas. The platform makes it easy for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries to comply with the open access terms of their funding and offers researchers a publishing venue to share their results and insights rapidly and facilitate open, constructive research discussion.

More info: OPE website

 

EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL: LAUNCH EVENT 18-19 MARCH


The European Innovation Council (EIC) is an important novelty of Horizon Europe aand its mission is to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations. The EIC will support startups, SMEs and research teams developing high-risk, high-impact breakthrough innovation, with a particular focus on scaling up game-changing solutions that contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Recovery Plan for Europe. During the online launch event (18-19 March), the first calls for applicants are expecetd to be released and more details about the EIC and on what is behind its funding opportunities will be presented. 

More info and registration: EIC Launch event 18-19 March

 

HORIZON EUROPE: STANDARD PROPOSAL TEMPLATE NOW AVAILABLE


On Wednesday, 10 March 2021 the Europen Commission released the Standard Proposal Template (v 1.0). This document is aimed at informing potential applicants for Horizon Europe funding and It serves only as an example. However, the actual Web forms and templates, provided in the online submission system under the Funding and Tenders Portal, might differ from this example. You can access the Template using the link below.

Link: Standard Proposal Template (v 1.0).

 

HORIZON EUROPE: LAUNCH EVENT 


On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 the Portuguese EU Council Presidency, together with the European Commission, organised an online event to bring together researchers, business leaders and political and governmental officials with the aim of mobilizing the whole Europe for the “Horizon Europe, 2021-27” programme and its articulation with national programmes of recovery and resilience, in preparation under the “Next Generation EU, 2021-27” programme. 

More info.

 

HORIZON EUROPE Cluster 1 Health topics: brokerage online event 


The Austrian Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) partners and the Health Tech Hub Styria are hosting an online Pitch & Partner 2021 event on 28 January. The event is free of charge, but prior registration is required.

More info. the Portuguese EU Council Presidency, together with the European Commission.

 

UPDATES HORIZON EUROPE


On 10 December, the Commission welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on Horizon Europe. With a budget of €95.5 billion (current prices) for the period 2021-2027, Horizon Europe is the largest transnational programme ever supporting research and innovation. This makes it the most ambitious research and innovation programme in the world. Please read the full Press Release .

Should be interested in identifying relevant funding opportunities under the Pillar 2 (Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness) and /or Pillar 3 (Innovative Europe), please feel free to contact the ERIS team. Phillipe and Anneke will be happy to support you in your quest for funding.

 

INFO SESSIONS: EU FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ERASMUS+ AND HORIZON EUROPE


Together with our colleagues from European Liaison Office (ELO) and the International Relations and Mobility Office (IRMO), we are co-organizing information sessions about European funding opportunities for research, innovation and education projects. Each session will give an overview of Horizon Europe and Erasmus+, the funding opportunities these programmes have to offer, and the overall EU policy framework for the period 2021-2027.

The info sessions are open to VUB researchers and professionals who would like to know more about the upcoming European funding opportunities for research, innovation and education.

WHEN? Three info sessions, all in English, on the following dates/time:

  • 23 November, 12.00 to 14.00: Life Sciences.
  • 25 November, 12.00 to 14.00: Sciences and Engineering.
  • 26 November, 12.00 to 14.00: Social Sciences & Humanities.

The registration is mandatory and free-of-charge. Interested?

You can register here.