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Metallurgy Europe Call for Projects

Metallurgy Europe is a seven-year EUREKA Cluster Program (∑!9169) and started in 2014, with the ambition of developing and industrializing the next-generation of metallic materials and metallurgical manufacturing routes for the 21st century. High-impact, market and economically driven cluster projects are being solicited in a broad range of metallurgical and manufacturing fields, in accordance with the Metallurgy Europe Technology Roadmap - 2014.

Interested proposers are kindly asked to use the Project Outline Proposal (POP) template to submit their initial proposal ideas in electronic form to office@metallurgy-europe.eu. The evaluation criteria can be found in the POP document. After independent peer evaluation, the selected outline proposals will then be invited to submit a full project proposal mid-2019. Projects passing the second stage of peer evaluation will be given the formal Metallurgy Europe Cluster Quality Label (Ϻ∑) and handed over to the public authorities for co-funding consideration. Upon contract signature, projects are expected to start end of 2019.

 

 Timetable:

1st stage call opening 25th Jan 2019
Submission deadline for Project Outline Proposals 17th May 2019 (17:00 CET)
Feedback loop from PAB June 2019
Peer evaluation of Project Outline Proposals June 2019
Information and feedback to proposers End-June 2019
2nd stage call opening End-June 2019
Submission deadline for Full Project Proposals End August 2019
Peer evaluation of Full Project Proposals September 2019
Metallurgy Europe Cluster Quality Label  October 2019
Projects handed over to Public Authorities November 2019
Anticipated project kick-off End 2019

 

Participating countries:

Countries that are currently committed to fund projects of Metallurgy Europe are
Main Country: Switzerland
Member Countries: Czech Republic, Finland, Malta, South Africa, Turkey
 
Additionally, there are Interested Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Spain; where funding could be available through national funding programs, but it is not committed beforehand.
 
Not listed countries: Funding might be possible through local funding programs (Example Germany - ZIM program). Please contact your EUREKA National Project Coordinator to check the specific situation (see http://www.eurekanetwork.org/eureka-countries).
 
The combination of self-funded activity with project consortia from countries receiving funding is also possible via a consortium agreement (CA) (template for a CA can be provided upon request).
 
For project applicants from all countries it is recommended in all cases to contact (additionally to the Metallurgy Europe Cluster Office to get support in order to prepare a good proposal) your local EUREKA National Project Coordinator (see http://www.eurekanetwork.org/eurekacountries) at a very early stage of the preparation of the project proposal to receive info concerning specific local project requirements and also to understand and confirm the local funding opportunities in detail. While this is proposed for the Main Country and the Participating Countries it is specifically required for the Interested and  Not  listed Countries.
 
 
Please find the call text and needed detailed information here.

Published on http://metallurgy-europe.eu/ website on the 25th January 2019. 

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