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Deadline: 01/05/2021
A full list of COVID-related tenders is now available on the European Commission's official Tendering platform, TED or Tenders Electronic Daily. It gives access to tenders of national and regional governments all related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, a list categorised by title, country, date of publication and deadline is provided, including links to the respective tender specificaionts. Accessible to the public, TED search can be used for filtering Common Procurement Vocabulary or country, and editing the query to add other criteria, saving searches, or getting notifications...
Deadline: 31/08/2020
EXTRATEX, the partnership that brings together textile, automotive and plastic clusters to increase cross-sector innovation, has launched a call for experts to deliver a training programme for capacity building. To be delivered between 1 October and 30 November 2020, the training should address needs analysis and planning, strategic cross-sector trends and market exploration. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to: design and deliver specific case-based training about cluster excellence to the six partners (two trainees per partner, forming a group of 12 attendees); report on the...
Deadline: 03/09/2020
The seventh Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Call for proposals is open across 16 different topics until 3 September 2020 , 17:00 CET. It makes €102 million available for projects working on faster development of new sustainable value chains, ranging from efficient processing of biomass feedstock supply to bringing bio-based products to the market. The Call’s funding supports four strategic orientations defined in the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda of the European bio-based industries ( SIRA ): feedstock, process, products and market uptake. The topics open for...
Deadline: 07/09/2020
Under this Call, the European Commission's DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, including ecosystems of regional stakeholders (universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs, etc.) willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships. The objective is to incentivise business investment projects accelerating commercialisation and scale-up of inter-regional innovation. Based on current Commission priorities, four new areas are proposed for cooperation in the framework of the interregional innovation partnerships (one partnership per...
Deadline: 08/09/2020
B-hub for Europe, an ambitious EU-funded project for acceleration of blockchain use in Europe, launched its open call for blockchain start-ups acceleration on 30 June. Applications are welcome from start-ups and SMEs with a blockchain-based product or service. Up to 50 start-ups will be selected at European level. What is in it for you? The equivalent of 12 days of personalised consulting in business modeling, marketing, internationalisation, growth strategies, intellectual property protection, legal support, access to public and private funding, etc Exclusive access to European partners in...
Deadline: 10/09/2020
Within the GlobalStars initiative of EUREKA , based on mutual consent, Canada , Czech Republic , France , Germany , Israel , Spain , United Kingdom and Japan are launching a common call. Participants from Japan and the respective EUREKA member countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential. Scope The call for proposals will be an open call inviting projects from any sector area except for nuclear technologies and pharmaceutical technologies. For example (but not limited to):...
Deadline: 10/09/2020
In line with the EU's Green Deal , the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has launched two calls aimed at advancing clean, circular blue economy, preserving as well as protecting biodiversity and marine habitats. 1. EMFF-APC-2020 - Cross-sectoral development of innovative port clusters in the Atlantic: Developing a blue accelerator scheme for Atlantic ports Ports are hubs of maritime economic activity. To maintain such role, they must be sustainable and stay competitive. In this context, the call intends to boost entrepreneurship and foster a sustainable blue economy in the Atlantic...
Deadline: 15/09/2020
Cluster organisations are among those eligible to apply for a grant of up to €400,000 to help European SMEs participate in public procurement outside the European Union (EU). Public procurement, both inside and outside the EU, can generate considerable business opportunities for European SMEs, but many are not taking full advantage of the opportunities in non-EU countries. The call for proposals Supporting European SMEs to participate in public procurement outside EU has now been launched to help address this issue under the EU’s Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME)...
Deadline: 30/09/2020
Public funding agencies based in Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Austria are pooling resources to promote international cooperation in research to tackle COVID-19. To do so, they have created a fast track funding for cross-border projects. The aim is to accelerate the launch of these projects, which can be both bilateral and trilateral. The fast track call is open to proposals that deal with the prevention, early detection, containment, causes and effects of epidemics and pandemics. The application deadline is 30 September 2020 . More information and...
Deadline: 30/09/2020
Across the world, robots and drones are being repurposed and deployed as part of the COVID-19 response. For example: There are robots disinfecting hospitals or automated systems supporting the testing of millions of people. The UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network is running an online challenge for the use of medical robot technologies in areas such as disease prevention, diagnostics, screening, patient care and disease management. Key deadlines: Submission of video entries: 30 September Review and acceptance: 14 October Final video, presentation & two-page paper: 28 October Online...

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