Eureka clusters sustainability call for projects

From 1 February 2022
to 2 May 2022 (17:00 GMT)
This call is closed

Eureka  together with the Clusters CELTIC-NEXT, EUROGIA, ITEA, SMART and Xecs have joined forces to accelerate sustainability across their focus areas.

The call for projects is open to SMEs, large enterprises, research and technology organisations (RTOs) and academia.

Visit the sustainability call for projects website for more information.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

Timeframe

  • Launch of the call for projects: 1 February 2022
  • Brokerage Kick-off: 10 March 2022
  • Brokerage event: 23 March 2022
  • Project outline submission deadline: 2 May 2022
  • Final project proposal submission deadline: 30 September 2022

Scope

Within the larger scope of sustainable industry, that is covered by this Call, two areas of interest have been identified specifically by the national funding bodies supporting the Call:

Green ICT 

ICT technologies are a key enabler of a green transition for production and consumption patterns in every business and every part of society. However, the digital technologies that are crucial for these ecosystems consist of electronic components, software and systems that can consume a large amount of energy and resources over their life cycle from production to installation, use and maintenance to disposal or recycling.
Therefore, it is also important to advance research and development towards more sustainable electronic components, software and systems for information and communication technologies supporting sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing should implement green ICT solutions in factories, operations, processes, and product planning. Furthermore, to achieve energy efficiency in terms of use of calculation power and related electronic devices, the sustainability idea must also include the design of economical and frugal data capture and processing from the outset.

Space-earth-ocean integrated systems for better observation and data exploitation 

The challenge is to create application-based ecosystems that take advantage of the rapidly developing space, ocean and land/aerial monitoring techniques and technologies and to create new capabilities and demand-driven purpose-built ecosystems that take advantage of the rapid development of digital technologies (e.g. data driven systems). These new capabilities shall support the move to a net zero emissions economy, contributing to climate control, monitoring and management of natural resources, sustainable food production and societal protection, amongst other opportunities.

On the Call website, you can find a list of topics, that are examples of technologies and application areas which could fit within the Call. Some of them are related to the focus areas, some are examples of the broader scope of sustainable industry. The mentioned areas are indicative and not exclusive.

Benefits

Participating in the Eureka Clusters Sustainability call for projects 2022 has large benefits:

  • Be boosted to become a front runner in your sustainability application area
  • Receive national funding with an expected success rate over 30%
  • Access a large network of organisations from countries in Europe and beyond (including Canada, Singapore, South Africa and South Korea)
  • Be part of a flexible programme with bottom-up and market-driven idea generation, initiated by businesses and knowledge institutes
  • Get coaching and support from experts throughout the development and the execution of your project, with the possibility of having up to two Clusters providing this coaching and support

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Funding information

The Eureka Clusters Sustainability Call is supported by the Eureka countries which are listed here. Each participating funding body may apply eligibility criteria based on their national regulations.

Applicants are strongly advised to contact their funding body, prior to submitting their application, to discuss their project idea and check the national eligibility criteria which would apply to their participation in the project.

Eligibility

Project proposals for the Eureka Clusters Sustainability Call 2022 must meet the following criteria:

  • The consortium should include at least two companies from different Eureka participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations. 
  • The consortium should include at least one industrial partner from each of the countries represented in a project. 'Industrial partner' refers to companies of all sizes (from SMEs to large companies).
  • The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis in the development of a new product, industrial process, industry standard or service.
  • The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
  • The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
  • The project should generate an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (new technologies, standardisation, prototyping, field trials, new or improves products, increased knowledge, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
  • Economic and societal benefits to be obtained (where relevant) must be highlighted in the project proposal.
  • A project consortium or cooperation agreement (PCA) must be signed between the project partners as soon as possible after the project starts. PCA templates are available for use if required.

Any organisation whose collaborative industrial RD&I project is consistent with the above criteria can apply to the Eureka Clusters Sustainability Call.

How to apply

The Eureka Clusters Sustainability Call 2022 is using a two-step submission process. For any further information, visit the Call website.

Useful links

Preparation

PO/FPP phase/Funding & Start-up

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