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CORTEX2 Open Call #2

CORTEX2 Open Call #2

Source of Funding: CORTEX2

CORTEX2 are looking for XR innovators, from companies (tech startups/SMEs) to research institutions (universities, NGOs, foundations, associations), to co-develop our CORTEX2 platform.

Our goal? To deliver an inclusive XR teleconference platform while involving organisations in the ‘Lab-To-Market’ stage that will bring new modules and features, enhancing the functionalities and opportunities CORTEX2 can provide.

In total, we will invest €1M in our Open Call #2 to fund and support 10 teams that will be part of our journey.

The call is open from 13 July 2024 to 15 August 2024 at 17:00 CET. All applications will be evaluated by external experts.

Applicants must be based in an EU or Horizon Europe-associated country, and their applications must be submitted in English through the F6S platform.

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PRIMA Training and Mobility Award

PRIMA Training and Mobility Award

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The PRIMA Training and Mobility Award is now accepting applications. This award supports Malta-based eligible entities to form collaborative links with at least one foreign counterpart from any one of the 19 PRIMA Participating States.

Funding Opportunities:

  • In-person short training and/or placements for local researchers in foreign entities,
  • Strategic and targeted visits by local applicants to foreign entities,
  • Knowledge-transfer and/or dissemination seminars or workshops held in Malta, on specific PRIMA R&I thematic areas (water management, sustainable farming systems, and agro-food value chain).

Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed activities will:

  • Develop effective cross-border collaborations,
  • Undertake research and/or training in PRIMA thematic areas,
  • Lead to the submission of a proposal to any PRIMA-related calls.

Eligible entities established in Malta can apply for funding up to EUR 8,000.

Visit the below link to download the application forms and guidelines.

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ENFIELD 1st Call

ENFIELD 1st Call

Source of Funding: Enfield

ENFIELD project has 1.1M€ to provide support at least 18 small scale projects to answer specific technical challenges. 

ENFIELD will launch 2 Open Calls to attract R&D intensive establishments to conduct applied research activities within energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and space sectors. At the same time, ENFIELD will spread the latest and most advanced knowledge to the academic and industrial AI laboratories beyond the consortium members and build a stronger network across Europe.

Enfield Innovation Scheme Webinar will be held on 17 June 2024 at 14:30 CET.

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The Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument calls 2024 for Strand 1 and Strand 2a

The Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument calls 2024 for Strand 1 and Strand 2a

Source of Funding: European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

The European Commission launched a call for proposals under the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument for:

  • Strand 1 targets consortia of innovation actors from regions (of different levels of development and innovation performance) with shared or complementary smart specialisation areas, which are ready to make investments in interregional innovation projects. 
  • Strand 2a focuses on supporting interregional innovation investments aiming at developing value chains in less developed regions and reinforcing the integration of innovation actors in EU value chains. 

The estimated total available call budget for 2024 is EUR 31 million for Strand 1 and EUR 36 million for Strand 2a. 

The deadline for submission of applications for both strands is 5 December 2024, 17.00 CET.

An online information session will be held on 13 June 2024, visit the below link to read futher and register.

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LAUDS Factories 2024 Call 1

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Source of Funding: LAUDS Exploration

LAUDS Factories invites artists/creative people and technology providers to submit proposals for Experiments aimed at exploring and working with LAUDS factories to enhance their usability and uptake, while answering to pressing challenges in the mobility, energy and agriculture/food production sectors. The project has 240.000 EUR to provide support to at least 6 Experiments that will be collaborating with LAUDS Factories in activities such as conceiving novel uses of technologies that help push for green solutions, and/or exploring alternative design methods using artistic practices creating new industrial models connecting potential manufacturers partners, creatives and end-users. These activities should provide answers to proposed challenges by the three LAUDS Factories with which the selected hybrid teams are to cooperate.

The main objective is for hybrid teams to explore and work with LAUDS factories to enhance their usability and uptake, aligned with the wider scope, challenges and specific applicable conditions.

Continue reading further on the below link.

Webinar: 20 June 2024, commencing at 16:00 CET (duration 2 hours)

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FOODITY Call #2

FOODITY Call #2

Source of Funding: FOODITY

FOODITY is an impact-driven project funded under the Horizon Europe programme involving 7 partners from 7 countries.

Over the next 3 years (2023 – 2026), we will work together to ensure a dynamic ecosystem of digital solutions for food and nutrition that respect citizens’ rights to personal data sovereignty in Europe.

We are looking for:
  • Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and universities
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and startups
  • Social innovation actors, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and citizen associations
  • Training organisations focused on the food industry

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Science and Technology Cooperation (SINO-MALTA FUND)

Science and Technology Cooperation (SINO-MALTA FUND)

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China would like to announce that the SINO-MALTA Fund 2024 Joint Call for Project Proposals is now open for Malta-based applicants. The SINO-MALTA Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Malta-based and China-based researchers.

For the SINO-MALTA 2024 Joint Call, the eligible Thematic Areas are:

  1. Health, with a focus on:
    • Cancer,
    • Cellular therapy,
    • Drug development,
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine,
    • Digital tools to support healthcare.
  2. Green and Blue Economy Transitions, with a focus on:
    • Renewable energy,
    • Sustainable mobility,
    • Smart manufacturing,
    • Marine and Maritime technologies.
  3. Digital technologies,
    • Digital technologies may remain general as a theme,
    • Digital technologies as a cross-cutting theme may be equally supported.

Proposal Deadline: 19th July 2024, 23:59 CET

The submission process for the 2024 Call will follow a one-stage process that allows for Malta-based applicants to find China-based partners to collaborate and submit a full proposal that describes the state of the art, methodology, implementation, and foreseen outcomes.

Visit the below link to download application forms and guidelines.

Register for the online info session for Malta-based entities on 3rd June 2024:

Session 1: For Academia & Public Entities (10:00 – 11:00 CET)

Session 2: For Private Entities (11:00 – 12:00 CET)

Click here to register. 


Call for Proposals for Africa-Europe Research Partnership

Call for Proposals for Africa-Europe Research Partnership

Source of Funding: Africa Europe Foundation

The Africa-Europe Foundation is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals to establish a multiannual research partnership from July 2024 to December 2025.

This Call for Proposals is underpinned by the “State of Africa-Europe Report 2024”, produced by the Africa-Europe Foundation and providing a unique benchmarking exercise on the implementation of the Africa-Europe Partnership, including review of the existing policy/financial commitments of the political partnership between the African Union and the European Union.

This Call invites research organisations to deep dive into 3 priority chapters from the ‘State of Africa-Europe Report 2024’, specifically the chapters on:

• Sustainable Finance;
• Climate and Development;
• Science, Education, and Culture.

The Call will serve to establish an “Africa-Europe Research Consortium”, consisting of research organisations from Africa and Europe, including think tanks, research institutes, universities as well as CSOs/NGOs and social enterprises with proven track record in research and policy.

Continue reading about this call by clicking on the below link.

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Research Networking Scheme 2024

Research Networking Scheme 2024

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the Research Networking Scheme (RNS). The Scheme consists of two components, the Networking Scheme and the Open Access Journal Support . Applicants are to fill in the appropriate sections of the form; they may select one of the components or both:

Networking Scheme: opportunities for collaborative initiatives between Maltese entities and at least one foreign entity of proven track record of excellence. Proposals should describe the nature of the joint activities that would be funded through the Award. Applicants are to demonstrate how the proposed activities contribute towards and align with achieving the goals of the National R&I Strategy, and to describe the potential of any activities to become self-sustaining or generate longer-term outcomes. The amount of the Award under the Networking Scheme is up to €8,000.

Open Access Journal Support: this new opportunity will support researchers who have already benefited from MCST research grants to publish their research done on a peer reviewed open access journal. The amount of the Award under the Open Access Journal Support is up to €4,000.

All projects are evaluated by a selection panel set up by MCST on the basis of evaluation criteria outlined in the Call text. Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to networking.mcst@gov.mt keeping in copy Mr. Robert Cauchi at robert.cauchi@gov.mt with “RNS – Application 2024” as subject heading. The deadline for submission is Friday 21st June 2024 at 11.30pm. The application must be dated and signed by the applicant and the legal representative. All received applications shall be acknowledged by email. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

An online information session with more details on the RNS call will be held on Monday 20th May 2024 at 10.00am. To register for this info session kindly press here. Additional information can be found in the documents attached to this call. Alternatively, interested parties may contact Mr. Robert Cauchi on 23602136.

Visit the below link to download the application forms and guidelines.

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DRG4FOOD 2024 Call

DRG4FOOD 2024 Call

Source of Funding: DRG4Food Project

The heart of the DRG4Food project beats for responsible data-driven solutions that empower people, champion data rights, and drive the creation of sustainable food systems. Our focus is on catalyzing data-driven innovation in the food industry, all while staying aligned with Digital Responsibility Goals and principles.

The open call welcomes multidisciplinary consortia of 2-3 entities, including startups, SMEs, research organizations, universities, technology adopters, and users in the food sector, particularly NGOs and consumer associations. Each consortium must consist of 2 to 3 partners from at least two different countries, with one partner required to be from an EU member state. Consortia are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop data-driven solutions that align with Digital Responsibility Goals and actively involve end-users in defining technical requirements and enhancing pilot project activities. Specific conditions for consortium participation apply.

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