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BBI JU call for proposals 2020 is now open

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has recently launched its seventh call for project proposals (H2020-BBI-JTI-2020).


7th call for proposals for joint industrial R&D projects between Germany and Canada

The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will provide access to public funding for joint Canadian-German R&D projects through Germany´s largest innovation programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (ZIM), and through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) in Canada. The aim is to develop innovative technical products, services or processes with a strong market potential. The submission deadline is 30 June 2020.


New calls for LIFE are now open

The European Commission has recently launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme.


COST Actions: Next collection date postponed

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 COST Open Call (OC-2020-1) will be postponed by 6 months and will now close on 29 October.


Information day on the current calls for proposals in the European Innovation Council (EIC)

The last calls in the European Innovation Council (EIC) and FET work programme will open on Thursday 26 March. For this purpose, the network of National Contact Points to the EIC (Access2EIC) will hold an information day on this day from 9:30 - 15:30. From 9:40 - 11:15 the EIC Pathfinder Team will present news about the FET Open and FET Proactive Calls to the European Commission. Afterwards, news on the SME instrument will be presented.


Open calls in EU and national funding initiatives for research on COVID-19

To fight against the spread of COVID-19, the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have recently launched calls for proposals for research projects on the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.


Extended deadlines for Horizon 2020 calls

The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals. For this reason, for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April, extensions will be applied.


Next collection date in COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is open to all themes in all fields of sciences and all types of institutions and researchers of all career stages can participate.


Coronavirus: EU mobilises €10 million for research

The European Commission is boosting urgently needed research into coronavirus with €10 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.


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