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.
The goal of this call is to generate transnational research and innovation projects to support capacity building for urban transformation. The funded projects are expected to show concretely how existing research and knowledge can be transformed into practical tools, methodologies, technologies, working processes and operate in concrete settings.
Deadline: 2-stage (15/04/2021 and 23/09/2021)
Budget: EUR 18.400.000 (total budget)
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
i-Portunus 2020-21 organizes five open calls to support the international mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals in the sectors of music, literature, architecture and cultural heritage. These open calls will be open for two months and launched on three different dates(for music and literary translation, architecture), music and cultural heritage. Mobility should focus on international collaboration, professional development and production oriented residencies.
Budget: total of EUR 500.000
This call supports training providers with an existing or future training in the training database to adapting an existing training to an e-training, adapting an existing e-training or developing a new e-training.
Budget: EUR 125.000 per project
The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, is launching a training-of-trainers (ToT) programme for researchers and facilitators from EU countries. The objective of the ToT is to train around 20 ‘local trainers’ in 2021 to deliver the 2-day professional training course on Evidence for Policy. Participants of the ToT learn how to train researchers to effectively inform the design of public policies and debates.
The EC funded EFPF project has allocated 2.5 Million Euros to provide Financial Support to third parties to undertake up to 20 sub-projects. We are inviting manufacturing companies, digital solution providers, software developers and researchers to apply for sub-projects related to the development, prototyping, integration and validation of innovative solutions using the EFPF platform and federated services.
Budget: total of EUR 2.500.000
This call addresses actions related to the funding objective “removing bottlenecks, enhancing rail interoperability, bridging missing links and, in particular, improving cross-border sections”.
The general objective of this call is to prepare for the implementation of TEN-T core network projects by supporting studies, addressing the necessary preparatory steps for the forthcoming infrastructure works. These steps can relate e.g to technical design, permitting procedures and preparation of the tendering process.
Budget: total of EUR 200.000.000
This action is to support the digital transformation of tourism entrepreneurs, particularly SMEs and start-ups, and boost innovation along the tourism value chain through the integration of tourism businesses and stakeholders in transnational and inter-regional innovation ecosystems as well as territorial partnerships and cooperation.
Budget: total of EUR 8.000.000
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: 31/03/2021 + 31/05/2021
Budget: up to EUR 100.000
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.
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.
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.
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:
The registration is mandatory and free-of-charge. Interested?
You can register here.