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DAPSI - Data Portability & Services Incubator - Grants up to Euro 1.5M

Source of Funding: DAPSI Consortium (Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Ireland)

Grants up to Euro150.000 and a 9-month supporting programme.

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TRANSVAC2 Vaccine Development Services

Source of Funding: TRANSVAC

Developing a vaccine is a time-consuming and complex process, requiring a combination of specialized skills and technical capacities not readily available at a single organization. To facilitate access to these skills and capacities, TRANSVAC2 offers high-quality technical services to support the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for both human and animal use. These services are not restricted to any disease area. Services will be offered free of charge, with few exceptions. Academic and non-academic research groups, SMEs and industries can apply!

Submit your application by December 15th, 2020! For further information on services available and how to apply please visit www.transvac.org.

About TRANSVAC2

TRANSVAC2 is a European vaccine research and development (R&D) infrastructure project coordinated by European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) and dedicated to accelerating the development of safe, effective and affordable vaccines.

TRANSVAC2 has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 730964.

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International Call for SCO Projects 2021

Source of Funding: Space Climate Observation (SCO)

Our planet’s climate is undergoing big changes that are influencing temperatures, precipitation, winds and many other geophysical and geomorphological parameters, and the consequences of these changes are affecting all of humanity. While these phenomena have been studied for several decades by scientists, global awareness of them is recent, and the need for preparedness, mitigation and adaptation at local level is urgent. Nevertheless, we still lack tools for local decision-makers incorporating the most recent developments in data and algorithms.

Solutions

In the current phase, the main mode of SCO to address the above challenge is to provide high visibility and general support to projects led by consortia federating the scientific community, public authorities and private sector firms, which propose operational tools to local decision-makers to inform their climate change policies.
This visibility is provided by exposure on the SCO website, after recognition – which has been defined as a “SCO labeling” - that the projects meet the SCO objectives and guidelines and benefits from international cooperation and collaboration.

Under an international umbrella, the SCO is organized at the national level. For instance, SCO France is supporting the emergence of new projects and labelling them within the guidelines set out by SCO International. It is offering its expertise and network to propose operational tools for authorities and end-users. In 2020, 15 projects have been labelled for agriculture, remote-sensing epidemiology, urban climate, coastline dynamics, mangroves, floods and more.

Ambition

SCO is a unique observatory underpinned by a network of scientific and technical agencies. Although SCO is not a financing agency, its extended network allows it to help labelled projects to raise money from various climate change programmes as well as to scale it up and transfer it to other stakeholders.
Pilot SCO projects are focused on specific geographic areas, bringing together local stakeholders and decision-makers across the globe, and fostering use of global spatial and meteorological data at local scales. The SCO aims to become a major player on the world climate related applications, supporting decision making at local level.
In the next phase, due to start in about one year from now, the SCO ambition is therefore to generate projects, data, algorithms and local indicators to make all of this available to vulnerable areas through an international charter that can be activated on request.

2021 Call for projects

SCO International will be opening a new campaign of labelling projects in September 2020. You are encouraged to download the form hereafter and submit a proposal.

  • The deadline for submitting a proposal is 30 November, 2020
  • The decisions on labelling will be published by 1 February 2021

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EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator

Source of Funding: EIT

Application are now open till 15 November 2020 (23:59 CET) to be part of the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme - Batch #2

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator is an EU-funded programme that takes early-stage mobility start-ups to the next level. They are looking for early-stage start-up teams with business ideas that reduce congestion and increase efficiency in the transport system. Start-ups selected to the programme will receive € 15,000 in equity-free funding, be part of a free 6-month acceleration programme with mentoring, coaching and contacts to customers and investors and enjoy free office / co-working space!

 


Fusion Technology Development Programme 2020 - Call 2

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme.

  • The call now closes Midnight of Thursday the 26th of November 2020.
  • This call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.
  • Kindly note, page 2 of the application form now requests additional information regarding N.A.C.E. codes where applicable.
  • More information on this opportunity for funding, the eligibility criteria, the rules for participation and the application form, can be found in the attachments below
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Unlocking Youth Potential

Source of Funding: EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

The Financial Mechanism Office in charge of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, has published a new call for proposals (Unlocking Youth Potential) under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment, with deadline for proposals 5 January 2021.

Kindly follow the link https://eeagrants.org/news/were-looking-best-projects-fight-youth-unemployment-europe or go directly to the webpage of the Fund https://eeagrants.org/topics-programmes/fund-youth-employment to download the call for proposals.

The Fund for Youth Employment supports projects that promote sustainable and quality youth employment in 18 beneficiary countries (the 15 beneficiary states of the EEA and Norway Grants + Ireland, Italy and Spain). Funding is made available for initiatives seeking to ensure access to employment, education or training for the following target groups:

  • Young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) who are between 25 and 29 years old and live in small towns, suburbs or in rural areas;
  • Young mothers not in employment, education or training (NEET) who are between 25 and 29 years old; and
  • Long-term unemployed people who are between 25 and 29 years old.

 

Young NEETs who are not registered with the public employment services, are low-skilled, have dropped out of school, and face multiple barriers to entering the labour market (such as poverty, social exclusion, discrimination, disability and/or poor mental health) shall enjoy the highest priority within the target groups.

 

The fund operator (Ecorys Polska/JCP) is responsible for the contact with potential applicants. Applications shall be submitted electronically via the fund operator's system. All partners are required to register before the application can be completed. See https://www.egregsystem.info/unlockingyouthpotential/.

 


4th Call for Modular Projects - Restricted for Transfer and Mainstream Projects

Source of Funding:

The Interreg MED Programme is pleased to announce that the 4th call for modular projects is open from the 1st October 2020 at noon (metropolitan France local time) to the 15th of December 2020 at noon (metropolitan France local time).

This call is targeted to the programme priority axis 2, S.O.2.1. Energy efficiency in buildings and S.O.2.2. Renewable Energy and restricted to the transfer or mainstreaming of shortlisted outputs of finalised Interreg MED projects.

For a detailed description of objectives and contents of the Call, possible types of activities, partnership composition and the list of shortlisted outputs eligible to capitalise on, please refer to the relevant Terms of Reference.

INDICATIVE BUDGET

The indicative financial allocation for this call is about 4M€ (ERDF + IPA + national co-financing). The final allocation is subject to further decisions of the Interreg MED Programme Steering Committee.


Cloud Funding for Research

Source of Funding: OCRE - Open Clouds for Research Environments

OCRE launched it’s first funding call for the adoption of cloud services available through the OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements. Two subsequent calls for projects are planned to open in February and July 2021 respectively. 

Under this 1st Cloud funding call, OCRE aims to fund the consumption of infrastructure-cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, marketplace) by projects which can become clear showcases for the benefits of using cloud services to positively impact research outcomes; projects which:

  • Are a part of the European research community.
  • Clearly demonstrate how the use of commercial infrastructure cloud services can provide agility in terms of research activities; improve research or enable new research outcomes.
  • Provide significant relevance within their research discipline
  • Support the FAIR data principles and intend to share their research data with peers.
  • Are not currently using these tools extensively.
  • Aim to continue usage of commercial infrastructure cloud services in their research.
  • Can begin to use the cloud services in early 2021
  • Are executed at single institutions

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R&I Scheme 2020 - Support Scheme for Research and Innovation Projects in the Fields of Energy and Water

Source of Funding: Energy and Water Agency

The R&I Scheme seeks to support R&I projects whose objectives are in line with national policies and seek to contribute in a tangible manner to addressing one of the following:

  1. A national policy priority or challenge in the energy and water sectors; or
  2. Economic competitiveness and growth in a variety of national sectors, from an energy and water perspective.

The selection and funding of proposals under this Scheme shall be on a competitive basis.

The focus is on projects at oriented-basic research and applied research to experimental design stage, that is projects at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2-6, with a duration ranging between eighteen and twenty-four (18-24) months.

Target projects may fall in a range of disciplines, from engineering and natural sciences to social and behavioural sciences, big data and artificial intelligence.

Seven overarching topics have been identified as priority areas for support. Preference for financial support will be given to the highest scoring proposals within these priority areas; there is no order of preference of the priority areas.

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European Green Deal Call

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020

The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.

Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.

This is why the call will support

  • pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products
  • innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition 
  • social and value chain innovation

In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.

In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to the green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport and modernisation towards a clean and circular industry. (continue reading on the below link)

The 11 Different Areas are:

Call area 1: Increasing climate ambition: cross-sectoral challenges

Call area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy

Call area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy

Call area 4: Energy and resource-efficient buildings

Call area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility

Call area 6: Farm to Fork

Call area 7: Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services

Call area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment

Call area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal

Call area 10: Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

Call area 11: Accelerating the clean energy transition and access in partnership with Africa

For more information, contact your National Contact Points on h2020.mcst@gov.mt


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