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EUROPEAN RESEARCH & INNOVATION SUPPORT

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TRAINING OF NATIONAL JUDGES IN EU COMPETITION LAW

The new call for proposals focuses on EU competition law trainings addressing national judges dealing with competition cases at national level. This also includes prosecutors, apprentice national judges and the staff of national courts of eligible countries.

Grant between EUR 30.000 up to a maximum of EUR 300.000 (Co-financing rate max 90%).

Deadline 15/01/2021.

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UPDATES HORIZON EUROPE

After the meeting on the 10th November, EU governments and the European Parliament announced an extra €4 billion will be added to the EU’s 2021-2027 research budget. In all, a series of EU programmes gained an additional €15 billion. Among them, the student exchange programme Erasmus+ went up by €2.2 billion, health spending in EU4Health by €3.4 billion, and the InvestEU programme got an additional €1 billion. The negotiations for the EU’s 2021-2027 are currently on hold and all Member states have to agree to proceed further.

The calls are expected to be launched in January and you can already contact us for your Innovation Funding Roadmap. Once the calls have been officially announced, we will prepare the Innovation Funding Roadmap to help you identify the funding opportunities that best match your experise and reserach interests. 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ERA-NET COFUND URBAN TRANSFORMATION CAPACITIES (ENUTC) Call

The objective of this public consultation is to get advice and feedback for the preparation of the transnational, European call for research and innovation (R&I) proposals dedicated to urban transformation capacities, that is the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) call. In this call, 16 national research and innovation funding agencies, from 14 European countries (namely members of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe), with the European Commission, have earmarked a global budget of about 18 M€, in order to support transnational R&I projects, in the context of the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC).  The call for proposals is currently planned to be launched late January 2021.

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NEW AWAREDED PROJECT: CHARISMA

We are happy to announce another H2020 project, CHARISMA (Characterization and HARmonization for Industrial Standardisation of advanced MAterials), where VUB is a partner, has been awareded for funding. Congratulations to all partners and to our Prof. Dr. Frederik Tielens of General Chemistry and VUB Materials Modelling Group. The CHARISMA project aims to harmonise Raman characterisation of materials, developing hardware and reference master samples; algorithms and protocols for spectra acquisition and computational quantitative analysis; and correlations between Raman data and process or product descriptors. Enabling Raman data sharing across domains and across product life-cycle stages, will foster the industrial implementation of Raman spectroscopy as real-time, in-line and distributed monitoring and control/decision tool, improving the bussines of existing products/processes due to improved product quality and trust, waste minimization and time and energy saving.

COSME CALLS

  • EUROPEAN CLUSTER EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME WITH CLUSTERXCHANGE SCHEME CONNECTING ECOSYSTEMS AND CITIES

  • STRATEGIC ALLIANCES FOR THE UPTAKE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES BY SMES

  • CO-FINANCING OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (PP) OF INNOVATION CONSORTIA

  • SME POLICY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES, IN PARTICULAR, ORGANISATION OF SME ASSEMBLY, SME WEEK AND EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE PROMOTION AWARDS

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NEWSFLASH: ERASMUS+ AND HORIZON EUROPE INFO SESSION

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.

WE HAVE A NEW COLLEAGUE

mirkoWe are happy to announce that Mirko Miceli has recently joined our team. Prior to joining ERIS, Mirko has gained relevant professional experience in Austria, the United Kingdom and Belgium, working on international projects for research centres, international institutions and civil society organisations.

Since 2018, Mirko has been working at the research group “Crime & Society” of the VUB, managing a European project on police stops and a strategic research programme exploring cutting-edge areas in criminology.

At ERIS, Mirko will bring his experience and enthusiasm to support the vibrant research community of the VUB by assisting researchers in relation to European funding opportunities managed by the ERIS team, addressing budgetary and administrative queries.

You can contact Mirko at mirko.miceli@vub.be.

NEW PROJECTS

birmmIn January 2018, VUB launched the Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM) to promote collaboration across different departments and multidisciplinary research on migration and diversity issues. This research centre includes over 100 VUB researchers from 11 different disciplines. Currently, BIRMM is co-directed by Prof. dr. Ilke Adam and Prof. dr. Florian Trauner (both IES-VUB) and coordinated by dr. Hannah Vermaut.

BIRMM's predominant objective is to explore fair and inclusive migration and minority-policies for Brussels, Belgium and beyond. It wants to become a leading research centre on migration and diversity issues by establishing interdisciplinary exchange and knowledge production within the VUB; by becoming the VUB’s platform for research cooperation with civil society organizations and by enhancing the visibility of VUB research to the outside world.

Very recently, the BIRMM research centre has been awarded two H2020 projects under Societal Challenge 6 (Europe in a changing world: Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies), a very competitive call where the overall success rate is a mere 5%.

The first project is BRIDGES, with Prof. dr. Florian Trauner acting as a VUB Work Package Leader. This project aims to understand the causes and consequences of migration narratives in a context of increasing politicization and polarization in 6 countries (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom).

The second project, Whole-COMM, with Prof. dr. Ilke Adam as a VUB consortium member, pushes forward the understanding of the dynamics and causal mechanisms that shape the complex relationship between immigrant integration policy and community cohesion through a cross-country comparative approach including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Canada.

If you would like to learn more about the project results and outcomes, or other impactful activities organised by BIRMM, make sure to visit their website or subscribe to their newsletter.

Feel free to reach out to Hannah Vermaut (BIRMM coordinator).

COVID-19 and European Funding

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INNOVATION FUNDING ROADMAP

TechTransfer is your contact point for all funding channels with applied finality. In order to provide you with an overview of all funding opportunities on European, Flemish and Brussels level, we make Innovation Funding Roadmaps consisting of all relevant calls in light of a given research topic.

Contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting for a dedicated Innovation Funding Roadmap or if you would like to receive one or more of the following topic-based Innovation Funding Roadmaps:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Buildings
  • Clinical Trials
  • Migration

CONTACT

Contact us for more information about the support services we provide.

Philippe Westbroek
[E] Philippe.Westbroek@vub.be
[T] +32 2 629 11 35
[M] +32 476 98 73 96

Anneke Geyzen
[E] Anneke.Geyzen@vub.be
[T] +32 2 629 39 70
[M] +32 478 56 92 78

Mirko Miceli
[E] Mirko.Miceli@vub.be