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Call for proposals: Blue Technology - transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a call focusing on transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Under this call, the Commission is putting up a total of €2.52 million to encourage public-private partnerships that will support the transfer of new technologies and research results into commercial applications and coordinate strategic investment at sea-basin level (Atlantic, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean or North Sea).

The deadline for submission for this call for proposals is 30 September 2016.

For more information, please see: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/call-proposals-blue-technology-transfer-innovative-solutions-sea-basin-economies

 

Call for proposals: The Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

The main research and innovation funders in the Nordic countries are now launching the joint Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme in cooperation with NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.

The programme will cover innovation, research and energy, as well as science and technology. The programme will generate Nordic added value and create synergies with relevant initiatives nationally and at the Nordic level. The total budget amounts to NOK 73 million.

The deadline for application is 18 August 2016.

For further information, please visit NordForsk website.

 

Call for the CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF)

The new deadline for the CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF) applications submission is 8 May 2016. 

The main purpose of the CBSS Project Support Facility is to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea macro-regional cooperation projects, which would bring added value for the Baltic Sea region, show impact in regional cooperation and foster long-term partnerships.

The project themes should follow the three CBSS long-term priorities: Regional Identity, Sustainable and Prosperous Region, Safe & Secure Region.

For more information and application, please visit: http://www.cbss.org/project-support-facility/

3rd Health Programme Call for Proposals

The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency invites proposals for its HP-PJ-2016 call within the 3rd health programme.

The general objectives of the 3rd Health Programme shall be to complement, support and add value to the policies of the European Union Member States aimed at improving the health of Union citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting health, encouraging innovation in health, increasing the sustainability of health systems and protecting Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats.

The deadline for application is June 2, 2016.

Further information here.

4th Call for the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme

The Fourth Call for the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 will be open from 1st May to 30th September 2016

The call is open for all 4 Priority Axes:

  1. Using Innovation to Maintain And Develop Robust And Competitive Communities
  2. Promoting Entrepreneurship to Realise the Potential of the Programme Area’s Competitive Advantage
  3. Fostering Energy-Secure Communities through Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  4. Protecting, Promoting and Developing Cultural and Natural Heritage

For further information, please visit the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme website.

Open call: Co-operation programme in higher education and research between the Nordic council of Ministers and Russia

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR) has allocated DKK 14 million to the programme of co-operation with Russia in higher education and research in 2016 and 2017. The programme includes joint education and training projects and joint research projects.

The deadline for application is May 3, 2016.

For further information, please visit the Nordic Council of Ministers website.

European Social Innovation Competition to support the integration of refugees and migrants in Europe

The 2016 Eropean Social Innovation Competition focuses on social innovation to support the integration of refugees and migrants in Europe. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 8 April 2016. 

The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations across the European Union and in countries participating in the European Horizon 2020 programme (see list).

More information here.

 

Open tender: "Testing innovative methods to evaluate cultural and creative spillovers in Europe" project

Deadline: 8th April 2016

Last year, the European research partnership on cultural and creative spillovers published its report on ‘Cultural and creative spillover effects in Europe: Report an a preliminary evidence review’ authored by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy. It has galvanized the debate about how to find a better way to comprehend subsequent impacts and effects of the arts, culture and the creative industries. Now, the  European research partnership on cultural and creative spillovers is launching a call to be involved in a secondary research stage.

This project will focus on testing evaluation methods of cultural and creative spillover effects in the arts, culture and the creative industries in Europe. European research partnership welcomes individual or a consortium bid(s) from parties interested in completing case studies in different nations in the EU28, EU candidate countries and Eastern Partnership countries. 

More information here.

 

Open call: Nordic funding programme for NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region 2016

The application round for Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programme for NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region 2016 is now open for applicants. Priority areas are projects concerning environmental issues, democracy development, network building and cross-border co-operation.

The deadline for submitting application is on May 31, 2016.

For futher information, please visit the Nordic Council of Ministers' website.

Open call: Baltic Sea region seed funding grants

The 2016 call for Baltic Sea region seed funding grants' applications is now open. This call closes April 14, 2016.

Seed funding is intended to be used to start new collaborations or expand existing ones in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and in some cases in Moldova and Georgia. Applicants can apply for up to SEK 500,000 in funding.

The main applicant must always be a Swedish organisation. Partner countries that qualify for funding are Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (with priority given to northwest Russia), Ukraine and Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. Organisations from other countries in the Baltic Sea region – Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Iceland – are welcome to join the partnership, but SI does not provide any funding for their participation.

For further information, please visit the Swedish Institute's website.

 

Open call: EUSBSR Communication activities and targeted support

Interreg Baltic Sea Region has opened the call for applications for targeted support and communication measures for the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The call is open from 14 December 2015 to 29 February 2016.

The projects funded under this call support the implementation of the EUSBSR by:

  • Ensuring its visibility as well as contributing to the implementation of the EUSBSR Communication Strategy (available at balticsea-region-strategy.eu),
  • Providing capacity building for the key implementing stakeholders of the EUSBSR (National Coordinators, Policy Area Coordinators, Horizontal Action Coordinators and other relevant financial institutions),
  • Providing support to evaluation of the EUSBSR.

For further information, please visit the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme website.

Open call: Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2015-2017

The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up its call for project applications for financial support in 2016 to new project proposals as well as for the continuation of existing projects.

The deadline for applications is January 18th 2016.

The objective of the Arctic Cooperation Programme is to support processes, projects and initiatives that will help promote sustainable development and benefit the people of the Arctic under the conditions generated by globalisation and climate change.

The Arctic Cooperation Programme is designed to help collate and co-ordinate the work relating to the Arctic within the framework of the Nordic Council of Ministers and its institutions. Within the overall objectives and focus areas introduced below, the following will be prioritised in the period 2015-17:

  • Activities that include Arctic and Nordic involvement and are within the framework of the objectives focus areas and criteria set by the Arctic Cooperation Program.
  • Activities that follow up on and disseminate the results from Nordic initiatives concerning the Arctic, including results from the Arctic Cooperation Program.
  • Activities that are in line with current political priorities, including those of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Arctic Council and of the respective Arctic strategies of the Arctic states.

Further information here.

CALL: HORIZON 2020 DEDICATED SME INSTRUMENT 2016-2017

Horizon 2020
Industrial LeadershipPublication date: 14 October 2015
Opening date: 26 November 2015

Call summary:

Expected Impact:

  •  Enhancing profitability and growth performance of SMEs by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities.
  • Market uptake and distribution of innovations[[In the case of SMEInst-05-2016-2017, the development of innovative solutions should lead to value creation through the increased use of cell-based products/processes, biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices in industrial or clinical settings, and should contribute to technical and regulatory progress in these domains.]] tackling the specific challenges in a sustainable way.
  • Increase of private investment in innovation, notably leverage of private co-investor and/or follow-up investments.
  • The expected impacts should be clearly described in qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market seize, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).

CALL: BIO-BASED INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE GOODS AND SERVICES - SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY (HORIZON 2020)

European Commission, Horizon 2020
Societal Challenges
Publication date: 14-10-2015

Topics:

  • BB-01-2016:Sustainability schemes for the bio-based economy
    Opening date: 27 October 2015 Deadline: 17 February 2016
  • BB-02-2017:Towards a method for the collection of statistical data on bio-based industries and bio-based products
    Opening date: 4 October 2016 Deadline: 14 February 2017

CALL: FOR A BETTER INNOVATION SUPPORT TO SMES (HORIZON 2020)

The following call for proposal is one element of a broader action to develop the ecosystem of innovation support to SMEs in Europe. Where appropriate, a highly specialised support service may be established at European level to complement existing national and regional services. Generally, the actions are designed to provide opportunities to Member States and regions to enhance their services through collaboration, peer-learning and uptake of new approaches. In the work programme 2016-17 emphasis is put on testing three new approaches to a better innovation support in large pilot actions that should deliver results in time for the start of discussion on the next framework programme for research and innovation. The Enterprise Europe Network, present in all European regions and co-financed by them, the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Member States are expected to play an important role in implementing these pilot actions and transferring the result 'in-real-time' to their regions.

BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic

BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme for years 2010-2017, has launched the pre-announcement of the ‘Blue Baltic’ call of value minimum EUR 30 million. The call will be open on 9 November 2015.

The deadline for proposal submission is on 10 March 2015.

For further information, please visit a BONUS website.

Opportunities for creative industries to Access Finance in the EU

The short analytical report focusing on the financial environment for the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCSs) in EU Member States has been requested to the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC). The request also involved providing a mapping of funding mechanisms and of regulatory incentives for the CCSs across the EU as well as identifying examples of innovative and most effective practices.

Opportunities for CCSs to Access Finance in the EU - Short Analytical Report

The report was carried out by Cornelia Dümcke, Zora Jaurová and Péter Inkei on behalf of the EENC.

Now also in Russian – info on Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

A new flyer titled 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in brief: your next career move!' has been released in Russian language, providing a general overview of the MSCA 2014-2020.

Find the flyer in Russian here.

The EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fund all kind of opportunities for researchers from Europe and beyond.


The European Commission sets out cooperation priorities for the Eastern and the Southern Neighbourhood for coming years

A new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) has been established to facilitate cooperation with the European Union neighbourhood countries. The ENI budget is €15.4 billion for the period 2014-2020. The indicative allocation for Regional East program is EUR 418-511 million for the period 2014-2017. The four priority sectors eligible for funding include: Eastern Partnership including Flagship initiatives, regional cooperation frameworks, energy and transport, and horizontal and sectoral support for multilateral cooperation. For more information see the press release.

New financing instrument for regional cooperation

A new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) has been established to facilitate cooperation with the European Union neighbourhood countries. ENI support may also be used for the purpose of enabling the Russian Federation to participate in cross-border cooperation, in regional cooperation with Union participation and in relevant multi-country programmes. The ENI budget is €15.4 billion for the period 2014-2020. The indicative allocation for Regional East program is EUR 418-511 million for the period 2014-2017. The four priority sectors eligible for funding include: Eastern Partnership including Flagship initiatives, regional cooperation frameworks, energy and transport, and horizontal and sectoral support for multilateral cooperation. For more information see the press release.

New Calls for Proposals from SIU

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) has published new calls for proposals on its website. SIU invites Norwegian higher education institutions to apply for funding for international cooperation through five programmes. Up to NOK 55 million (USD 9 million) will be allocated to Norwegian cooperation with BRICS, North America, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

The High North Programme supports collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and institutions in Canada, China, Japan, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the United States in order to increase knowledge about the High North.

The Cooperation Programme with Russia supports cooperation between higher education institutions in Russia and Norway.

The UTFORSK Partnership Programme is administered by SIU in cooperation with the Research Council of Norway (RCN). This pilot programme aims at strengthening the linkage between higher education and research in international collaboration, and to increase cooperation between Norway and Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa. For this second call of the pilot phase a stronger emphasis is given on the collaboration between research, education and enterprises in the public and private sectors.

For more information please see SIU’s website.

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is a public Norwegian agency promoting international cooperation in education and research.

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