În vederea facilitării întâlnirii dintre cercetătorii din Norvegia şi România, pentru stabilirea de parteneriate materializate în propuneri de „Proiecte colaborative de cercetare”, este lansată competiţia pentru „Proiecte de Mobilităţi” finanțată prin Mecanismul Financiar Norvegian 2014-2021 (fondul bilateral). Bugetul alocat competiţiei este în valoare de 90.000 euro, valoarea maximă pentru efectuarea unei mobilităţi fiind de 1.200 euro pentru mobilităţi România - Norvegia/Norvegia - România.
Ariile tematice sunt corelate cu cele pentru Proiectele colaborative de cercetare, fiind estimat un număr de 15 mobilităţi finanţate pentru fiecare arie tematică.Documentele asociate competiţiei sunt disponibile la adresa: https://uefiscdi.ro/eea-proiecte-de-mobilitati (RONOMG2019).
până la epuizarea bugetului, dar nu mai târziu de 20 noiembrie 2019. Platforma de depunere online estedisponibilă începând cu data de 8 august 2019.
New: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries), extending the traditional academic research training setting, incorporating elements of Open Science and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.
New: Calls for Proposals: High Performance Computing (HPC)
1. HPC and data centric environments and application platforms
Scope:Proposals should address the development of energy-efficient HPC solutions supporting the adoption of applications with industrial and societal relevance for Europe on evolving HPC hardware and system software/programming environments.
The use of HPC solutions to generate innovation and value creation should be clearly demonstrated (for instance in manufacturing, farming, health, mobility, natural hazards, climate, energy, space, finance or cybersecurity) and aimed at providing secure and simple access and service provisioning to relevant stakeholders based on such HPC solutions.
These developments should be driven by complex application workflows, for instance High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), combining artificial intelligence and simulation modelling, exploiting underlying hardware heterogeneity/modularity, integrating cloud-based solutions etc.) and should offer solutions to key application areas including industrial use cases. These developments may also promote the efficient use of platforms and architectures best suited for the targeted use cases and applications (e.g. accelerated platforms).
2. Industrial software codes for extreme scale computing environments and applications
Scope: Proposals should address the development of extreme scale computing technologies and system architectures, programming models and tools, and mathematical methods and algorithms in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous computing environment with memory and storage hierarchies. The approaches should respond to critical demands of application performance, energy efficiency, scale, resilience, programmability, etc., across the levels of the compute stack, including compute elements, networking, data storage and data handling. A co-design approach should be followed, covering from the application to the hardware, answer user challenges of industry and research centers/academia and involve the work done at the Centres of Excellence and the data provided e.g. by the Digital Innovation Hubs.
3. Extreme scale computing and data driven technologies
Scope: Proposals should address the development of extreme scale computing technologies and system architectures, programming models and tools, resource management, fault tolerance, and mathematical methods and algorithms in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous computing environment with memory and storage hierarchies. The approaches should respond to critical demands of application performance, energy efficiency, scale, resilience, scheduling, programmability, etc., across the levels of the compute stack, including compute elements, networking, data storage and data handling. A co-design approach should be followed, covering from the application to the hardware, answering user challenges of industry and research centres/academia and involving the work on the European low power processing technologies and results of Centres of Excellence, significant previous European and national projects in the area, and the data provided e.g. by the Digital Innovation Hubs.
a. Research and Innovation Actions
Set-up and operate one HPC Competence Centre in a maximum number of countries of each of the EU Member States and EuroHPC JU Participating States, associated to the national supercomputing centres. The HPC Competence Centre should provide leading-edge, innovative solutions taking into account national HPC needs and requirements emanating from different users (industry, academia, public administrations), and develop the necessary expertise and applications know-how close to the users. National HPC Competence Centres should implement a flexible and modular approach in the services to be provided, taking into account the degree of maturity of the national HPC infrastructure
b. Coordination and Support Action
Proposals should aim at coordinating the national HPC Competence Centres. In particular, it is expected to establish a communication platform, facilitate dialogue, promote the objectives of the HPC Competence Centres and organize outreach events and workshops (on topics identified by the national HPC Competence Centres). It is expected to identify potential training solutions and tools available from the HPC Competence Centres network to support and assist national HPC Competence Centres requests and/or needs and help networking of respective national and European activities including through the provision of mentoring and twinning schemes.
New: Appel à projet de recherche pour une étude sur les variétés du français
Cette étude vise à étudier les pratiques langagières et les représentations dans différents contextes plurilingues impliquant la langue française et à en mesurer les effets sur l’apprentissage et la transmission du français, sur les usages et sur l’intercompréhension entre francophones (aux échelles locale, nationale, régionale et internationale).
Les résultats de l’étude seront destinés à la communauté scientifique francophone, aux acteurs de la promotion de la langue française et de la diversité linguistique, ainsi qu’aux décideurs en matière de politique linguistique.
- Chercheur ou enseignant agissant à titre individuel en tant que personne physique; - Établissement d’enseignement supérieur ou organisme de recherche à but non lucratif.
New: Calls for proposals Programme: Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
1. Fostering the integration of persons in need of protection through private sponsorship schemes
Private sponsorship schemes implemented to date in Europe can be divided into four main categories: humanitarian corridors; ad-hoc schemes for specific religious groups; specific family reunification schemes; and community-based sponsorship. Given the diverse range of admission schemes that have operated in Member States with a sponsorship component, sponsorship is best described as a way of admitting persons for humanitarian reasons, rather than as a separate channel itself. Private sponsorship schemes share one common characteristic: they involve a transfer of responsibility from government agencies to private actors for some elements of the identification, pre-departure, reception, or integration process of beneficiaries. With a strong involvement of local communities and civil society organisations, these schemes allow strengthened capacities at local level to provide adequate support for integration and usually lead to better integration outcomes of the persons concerned.
2. Social and economic integration of migrant women
Women can be crucial facilitators in the integration process. When they have children, they are often multipliers in the areas of education and employment and play an important role as agents for the transfer of values. The positive impact of migrant women’ employment on the social outcomes of their children is well documented. Still, data and research show that migrant women face multiple disadvantages in comparison with migrant men and native-born women; in particular they have lower activity and employment rates, a higher risk of poverty or social exclusion and are more likely to be in lower skilled/valued occupations. This is true even though migrant women have on average a similar, or slightly better, level of education than migrant men. More adverse integration outcomes in turn can undermine their personal as well as economic independence, increase the risk of vulnerability and social isolation, as well as the risk of suffering mental health issues and low self-esteem. Women perceived as Muslim or of African descent face particular difficulties, in particular due to discrimination in access to the labour market.
Therefore, it is essential to support migrant women and girls to participate in all spheres of society and to promote gender equality. An effective social integration of women in the receiving society, in particular the capacity to interact and feel at ease with the new social environment, can contribute to improved social cohesion and facilitate their integration in the labour market.
3. Support to victims of trafficking in human beings
Providing better access to and realising the rights of the victims of trafficking in human beings is a priority under the 2017 Communication ‘Reporting on the follow-up to the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings and identifying further concrete actions (‘2017 Communication’). The European Commission has been supporting transnational projects contributing to the early identification, assistance, support, referral and integration of third country national victims of trafficking in human beings. Ensuring that funding matches anti-trafficking policy aims is a cross cutting priority of the 2017 Communication.
The European Commission second progress report (2018) indicates that Member States reported on victims of trafficking found in asylum application systems; on organised criminal groups abusing asylum procedures. In this respect, Europol has warned that ‘OCGs involved in trafficking in human beings also continue to exploit asylum provisions in order to traffic non-EU nationals into the EU. In many occasions, victims are provided with fraudulent documents to conceal their real identity and age’. EU Member States and other sources reported concerns on criminal networks involved in trafficking in human beings taking advantage of the irregular migration routes. In the report, the European Commission notes that trafficking in human beings should be addressed in the context of migration, taking into account the disproportionate targeting of women and girls trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Efforts should continue to ensure that all victims are identified and provided with assistance and protection appropriate to their gender, age and the form of exploitation.
4. Protection of children in migration
Migrant children continue to arrive to the EU in relatively large numbers. From the 34,376 irregular migrants who arrived to the EU by land or sea or land in the first half of 2019, 23% are children. According to EASO, in 2018, children lodged 159,000 asylum applications in the EU+. The number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving to the EU frontline Member States is notable: in Spain, 13,500 estimated to be present on the territory at the end of 2018, in Italy 8,500, and in Greece 3,700.
The 2017 Communication on the protection of children in migration is still actual. The Communication identified serious gaps in the protection offered to migrant children in different areas, and set out recommendations on how to address the gaps identified. The Communication had highlighted the need to provide adequate reception and support to the migrant children, including in terms of accommodation, access to basic services, and specialised support for the most vulnerable, and the negative impact that detention measures may have on children, especially when detention is the consequence of an irregular migration status. The Communication thus recommended to work towards ensuring the availability of alternative care systems and of effective alternatives to administrative detention on migration grounds.
According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘UNCRC’), a child should grow up in a family environment, and children temporarily deprived of their family environment, including migrant children, are entitled to special protection and assistance. In line with the requirements of Art. 24(2) of the Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU), unaccompanied children seeking to obtain international protection in the EU must be provided suitable and safe reception conditions, which include placement with a foster family, accommodation centres with special provision for children, or other suitable accommodation, such as supervised independent living arrangements for older children. The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (2010) constitute relevant standards in this respect.
Objectives: ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
Profile of the ERC Starting Grant Principal Investigator: The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2020. The eligibility period can be extended beyond 7 years in certain properly documented circumstances.
A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes, etc.
Objectives: The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. The transformative research funded by Synergy Grants should have the potential of becoming a benchmark on a global scale.
Profile of the ERC Synergy Grant Principal Investigators: The 'Synergy Grant Group' applying for the ERC Synergy Grant must be made up of a minimum of two and a maximum of four Principal Investigators with competitive track records and, as necessary, their teams.
Each Principal Investigator must present as part of the proposal either an early achievement track-record or a 10-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate for their career stage (see Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grant profiles in the ERC Work Programme 2020). There is little prospect of an application succeeding in the absence of such a record.
New: Appel à manifestation d’intérêt 2019: Ateliers d’innovation pédagogique par les TIC
Dans le cadre de son projet «Formatheco», l’AUF en Europe centrale et orientale se propose de soutenir la mise en place des ateliers de formation au sein de ses établissements membres ayant comme finalité de former les enseignants aux nouvelles modalités d’enseignement/apprentissage.
La place grandissante des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) dans la société actuelle entraîne une actualisation des programmes de formation de presque toutes les professions afin de prendre en compte les nouvelles stratégies pour les TIC dans l’éducation, les nouveaux outils et modèles d’apprentissage et les pratiques pédagogiques innovantes.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Romanian professors, researchers and professionals who have a doctoral degree or equivalent (certified). Grants are available for conducting research and/or lecturing in the U.S. universities.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides international travel, accident/sickness insurance and a monthly stipend covering accommodation and living expenses.
Eligible Fields: any field, except clinical medicine and other clinical disciplines.
Grant duration: 3 - 6 months.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• hold Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible;
• hold or expect to receive a PhD or equivalent (certified) in a relevant area before departure to the U.S.;
• show a proficiency in English corresponding to the proposed research or teaching project; English language proficiency results and/or TOEFL scores are not required; interviews will be conducted in English.
New: The Fulbright-RAF (Romanian-American Foundation) Scholar Award
The Fulbright-RAF (Romanian-American Foundation) Scholar Award in the field of Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies, dedicated to Romanian academics from technical universities and faculties/or/departments, who wish to carry out a semester-long fellowship in residence at the University of Rochester – Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, for study and independent research, curriculum development, classroom observation and participation in community-based entrepreneurial activities.
The success of the program entails visionary professors committed to learning and implementing best practices in entrepreneurship education as well as university administrators committed to supporting new programs for their students.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• hold Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible;
• hold a PhD degree and carry out regular teaching responsibilities;
• demonstrate interest and ability to fully participate in the educational experience and to implement entrepreneurship education upon return;
• show willingness to advance educational innovation through development of a national entrepreneurship education association;
• have the support* of their home university for achievement of high impact results for Romanian students;
• show a proficiency in English corresponding to the activities required by this type of program; a language proficiency test is not required.
New: Finanțarea manifestărilor științifice și evenimentelor asociate în anul 2019
Se pot depune propuneri de manifestări care se vor desfășura până cel mult la 15 decembrie a.c. Propunerile se depun cu cel puțin 30 zile calendaristice (data de înregistrare la Registratura MCI) înaintea datei de începere a manifestării.
Aplicațiile se trimit la sediul Secretariatului Comisiei de Manifestări Științifice și Expoziționale în plic sigilat, conținând 1 exemplar pe suport de hârtie și o copie electronică pe CD, pe adresa: MINISTERUL CERCETĂRII ŞI INOVĂRII Registratura MCI / Secretariat Comisia pentru Manifestări Științifice și Expoziționale Str. I. D. Mendeleev nr. 21 - 25, sector 1, 010362 - București și prin email pe adresa: email@example.com în atenția secretarului Comisiei pentru Manifestări Științifice și Expoziționale.
Propunerea transmisă prin email și inscripționată pe CD va conține fișa manifestării completată conform Anexei 1 din Ghid, certificată prin semnătura reprezentanților legali ai instituției organizatoare precum și toate anexele prevăzute la NOTA 2, cu respectarea cerințelor de la punctele 9 și 10 ale Ghidului.
Nu vor fi luate în considerare aplicațiile care nu sunt în conformitate cu Ghidul privind finanțarea manifestărilor științifice și evenimentelor asociate pentru anul 2019.
New: Program de burse de cercetare și formare postuniversitară și postdoctorală „Vasile Pârvan” şi „Nicolae Iorga” 2019
Bursele de cercetare și formare postuniversitară și postdoctorală „Vasile Pârvan” la Accademia di Romania din Roma şi „Nicolae Iorga” la Instituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica din Veneţia se adresează absolvenţilor cu diplomă de licenţă, care cunosc limba italiană cel puţin de nivel mediu și o limbă de circulație internațională, pentru domeniile: istorie şi ştiinţe sociale, arheologie, arhivistică, biblioteconomie, filologie clasică şi modernă, istoria artei şi arhitectură, literatură şi studii literare, arte, științe economice și științe exacte.
Bursa se acordă pentru o perioadă de minimum două luni consecutive şi maximum doi ani universitari consecutivi. Ministerul Educaţiei Naționale, prin A.C.B.S., asigură o bursă de 500 de euro pe lună destinată asigurării cheltuielilor de întreţinere în perioada stagiului de studii în străinătate (hrană, transport internațional, procurare de cărţi şi rechizite, asigurarea unor cheltuieli uzuale şi, eventual, plata unor taxe şcolare). Ministerul Afacerilor Externe asigură cazarea gratuită a bursierilor la Accademia di Romania din Roma sau la Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica din Veneţia şi utilizarea spaţiului de studiu şi cercetare al celor două instituţii.
La concursul național au dreptul să se înscrie persoanele care îndeplinesc cumulativ următoarele condiții:
a) sunt cetățeni români cu domiciliul stabil în România;
b) provin din instituții de învățământ acreditate din România/instituții de profil din România, sunt absolvenți de studii superioare cu diplomă de licență sau echivalentă și/sau studii universitare de masterat și/sau studii aprofundate și au, după caz, una din următoarele calități:
- studenți la programele de masterat/cursanți la studii aprofundate, la învățământul de zi;
- doctoranzi în instituții organizatoare de studii universitare de doctorat din România;
- doctori în științe/artă cu diplomă obținută în țară sau străinătate;
- artiști consacrați;
- cadre didactice titulare în instituții de învățământ de stat sau particular acreditate, din rețeaua Ministerului Educației Naționale;
- cercetători în institute de cercetare din rețeaua Ministerului Educației Naționale;
- membri ai Uniunii Artiștilor Plastici;
c) au cunoștințe de limba italiană cel puțin de nivel mediu (scris, citit, conversație) și, de asemenea, fac dovada cunoașterii unei limbi străine de circulație internațională;
d) fac dovada obținerii acceptului de coordonare a proiectului pe durata stagiului de cercetare/formare, din partea unui profesor român /profesor din Italia specialist în domeniul în care se solicită bursa.
The COST programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) aims at facilitating breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. COST brings together European researchers and enables them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all science and technology fields through trans-European cooperation. The new COST Actions as well as all the running ones are open for participation.
COST activities are carried out in the form of networks, called COST Actions. A COST Action lasts for four years. COST does not fund the research itself, but supports networking via different tools such as meetings, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools and dissemination activities as elements of COST Actions.
New: Restaurarea și revitalizarea monumentelor istorice
Restaurarea și revitalizarea monumentelor istorice
Prezentul apel de proiecte urmărește să contribuie la restaurarea patrimoniului cultural într-un mod inovativ, prin promovarea unor noi modele de guvernanță participativă în domeniul patrimoniului cultural și a unei abordări integrate a acestui patrimoniu.
Bugetul prezentului apel de proiecte este de 16.000.000 Euro. Valoarea sprijinului financiar nerambursabil ce poate fi acordat unui proiect este cuprinsă între 200.000 Euro și 2.000.000 Euro, reprezentând 80% din totalul costurilor eligibile ale proiectului.
Prezentul apel de proiecte intră sub incidența normelor europene și naționale privind acordarea ajutorului de stat, avizată favorabil de către Consiliul Concurenței. Ajutorul de stat se acordă sub formă de sprijin financiar nerambursabil.
Programul RO-CULTURA este finanțat prin Granturile SEE 2014-2021 și vizează consolidarea dezvoltării economice și sociale prin cooperare culturală, antreprenoriat cultural și managementul patrimoniului cultural.
New: Social innovation and national reforms - Long-term care (EaSI Progress Axis)
The objectives of this call are:
• To develop and test innovative approaches to LTC (Long-term care) provision with the aim toaddress the challenges of access, affordability, workforce, quality and sustainabilityof LTC;
• To develop sustainable multi-level partnership models that would facilitate theimplementation of social innovation in LTC provision;
• To use social innovation in LTC policy planning and monitoring.
Each proposal for action should aim at reaching at least two of the three above objectivesand should have potential for upscaling.
To be eligible, mono or lead applicant and co-applicants must be properly established andregistered in one of the EaSI-PROGRESS participating countries. The applicants must fallin one of the following categories:
• public authorities or public agencies expressly mandated in writing by thecompetent public authorities to assume responsibility for the implementation of the
• non-profit organisations (private or public),
• research centers / institutes / higher education establishments,
• civil society organisations,
• social partner organisation at European, national or regional level.
New: Competiţii UEFISCDI (mobilităţi cercetători, premiere articole şi brevete)
1. Proiecte de mobilitate pentru cercetători cu experienţă din diaspora
Scop: Capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
2. Proiecte de mobilitate pentru tineri cercetători din diaspora
Scop:Crearea mediului propice schimburilor de experienţă şi expertiză ce au la bază transferul de aptitudini, competenţe dobândite de tinerii cercetători români aflaţi în diaspora şi cei din ţară, în vederea consolidării cooperării între aceştia.
Scop: Dezvoltarea resursei umane din sistemul național de cercetare-dezvoltare și creșterea vizibilității cercetării românești prin publicarea şi prezentarea la conferințe internaționale de prestigiu a celor mai semnificative rezultate, prin efectuarea de stagii de pregătire și prin asigurarea accesului la infrastructuri/ biblioteci/arhive/baze de date internaționale.
Scop: Creşterea impactului şi vizibilităţii internaţionale a cercetării – dezvoltării - inovării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative protejate prin brevete de invenție.
Scop:Creşterea calităţii, a impactului şi a vizibilităţi internaţionale a cercetării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative publicate în reviste de prestigiu din fluxul ştiinţific principal internaţional.
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.
This call is open to researchers who have a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.
MSCA IF Fellowships offer favorable employment conditions, including the possibility to work part-time and, for example, work on creating your own start-up or follow advanced studies in parallel.
The 4th call for proposals covers a wide range of topics aimed at fostering new and innovative ideas to transform air traffic management in Europe. The research topics covered by the call are steered by the needs identified in the Aviation Strategy for Europe, the European ATM Master Plan, Flightpath 2050 - Europe's Vision for Aviation and the ACARE’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). This fourth call of proposals is driven additionally by the results from current and previous SESAR research, relevant Horizon 2020 projects and other research activities.
Part of the Europe for Citizens Programme, the Civil Society Projects strand aims at supporting projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. These projects gather citizens from different horizons, in activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to give them an opportunity to actively participate in the Union policymaking process in areas related to the objectives of the Programme.
A Civil Society Project must include at least two of the following types of activities:
- Promotion of societal engagement and solidarity: activities promoting debate/campaigns/actions on themes of common interest in the framework of the rights and responsibilities of the Union citizens and making the link to the European political agenda and policy making process.
- Gathering of opinions: activities aiming at gathering the individual opinions of the citizens favouring a bottom up approach (including the use of social networks, webinars, etc.) and media literacy.
- Volunteering: activities promoting solidarity among Union citizens and beyond.
Eligible applicants are non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions, other organisations involved in the project can also be public local/regional authorities. A project must involve organisations from at least three participating countries of which at least two are an EU Member State.
New: Emerging Paradigms and Communities; EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
a. FET Proactive: Emerging Paradigms and Communities
Specific Challenge:To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology. To foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise.To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.
Scope: Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:
a. Human-Centric AI;
b. Implantable autonomous devices and materials;
c. Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonization.
b. EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
Specific Challenge: Tto turn promising results from FET-funded projects into genuine technological or societal breakthrough and disruptive innovations. Since the typical researchers' mindset is to identify further opportunities for research, promising research results that could be the basis for breakthrough and disruptive innovation risk to remain unexploited. The challenge is to create a fertile ground for those results to mature, to a level where exploitation and investment opportunities can start to be discussed, and ultimately towards future market uptake. While recognising that this may still take further research and development, it is crucial to complement research excellence with a focus on entrepreneurial ambition and commitment at an early stage.
Scope:The EIC Transition Activities pilot aims at bringing promising technologies as they are at the end of a typical FET-Open or FET Proactive projectto a level of development, validation and demonstration where they become a credible basis for entrepreneurship, business creation, investment and, ultimately, economic and/or societal returns. The project shall be driven by a partner with the vision, ambition and commitment to bring the technology to actual use (possibly through the creation of a start-up or spin-off).
Appel 2019: Soutien à l’organisation de manifestations scientifiques
L’action d’appui de l’AUF a pour finalité de promouvoir la science en français et d’apporter un soutien aux réseaux universitaires et scientifiques qui démultiplient la coopération universitaire francophone, contribuent à son rayonnement international et renforcent la solidarité et le partage des savoirs entre les établissements universitaires.
Le soutien de l’AUF se traduit par un appui aux manifestations scientifiques de type: colloque, séminaire, journée scientifique, université d’été.
EIC Horizon Prize for 'European Low-Cost Space Launch'
The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites.
An established service for regular launches dedicated to small satellites will contribute to achieve the following goals:
- internal market growth in the manufacturing sector of small launchers and satellites and the downstream services sector;
- European leading position in export markets globally in the field of light satellites and small launchers;
- space-enabled seamless solutions for European citizens thanks to operational light satellites and small launchers.
The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. The prize relates to the development of European critical space infrastructure, which is of strategic importance and security-critical for the Union and its Member States.
The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria:
- Technical implementation;
- Service sustainability.
Oferta de burse DAAD pentru anul universitar 2019-2020
Serviciul German de Schimb Academic (DAAD) scoate și în acest an la concurs burse în Germania pentru studenți, absolvenți, doctoranzi și cadre didactice din cadrul instituțiilor de învățământ superior și cercetare din România.
Sunt finanțate cursuri de limbă, cursuri de limbaj de specialitate și civilizație germană, programe de masterat și stagii de cercetare.DAAD finanțează și programe desfășurate în limba germană sau în limba engleză.
EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good'
The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.
Social application areas in which decentralized solutions based on DLTs have shown clear benefits over conventional centralised platform solutions include, but are not limited to:
- demonstrating the origin of raw materials or products and supporting fair trade and the fair monetization of labour;
- allowing for a greater visibility of public spending and a greater transparency of administrative and production processes;
- participation in democratic decision-making by enabling accountability, rewarding participation and/or anonymity;
- enabling the development of decentralized social networks or clouds, or of decentralized platforms for the collaborative economy;
- managing property, land registry or other public records;
- contributing to financial inclusion.
This challenge is targeted at a wide range of actors: individuals, social entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, research centres from technological and social disciplines, creative industries, students, hackers, start-ups, and SMEs.
EIC Horizon Prize for 'Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis'
For the purpose of this prize, artificial photosynthesis is understood to be a process that aims at mimicking the physical chemistry of natural photosynthesis by absorbing solar energy in the form of photons. The solution is required to use this energy to generate fuel molecules through a synthetic system to be delivered as a single integrated device that utilises either biomimetic, nanotechnology, synthetic biology or a combination of these systems.
Meeting the challenge will stimulate innovation and focus research and development towards energy applications in a new energy technology through increased public and commercial interest. Moreover, it will accelerate the development of new innovative energy conversion systems using solar light and natural elements to produce renewable fuels to be used in industry, housing and transport. Deadline: 03 February 2021 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/sunfuel-eicprize-2021.html
EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid
The challenge consists of developing innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies.
Expected Impact: More cost-effective, more sustainable and higher-quality innovative solutions, leading to an optimised use of humanitarian funding and an enhanced response to urgent needs in a humanitarian aid settings, notably for those in a most vulnerable situation, in areas such as shelter, water and sanitation, energy, heating or cooling, food, hygiene and medical care. Deadline: 15 January 2020 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/humanitarianaid-eicprize-2020.html