JPI-Urban Europe: launch ERA-NET COFUND Smart Cities and Communities

A joint call of the JPI Urban Europe and the Smart Cities Initiative has opened on 11 December 2014. The call will facilitate testing and implementation of integrated low-carbon urban energy and transport concepts and solutions. The following four topics have been defined for this call:

-           Smart integrated urban energy and transport systems
-           Smart tools and services for integrated urban energy and transport systems
-           Smart data, big data
-           Smart governance and smart citizens

Who can apply?

International consortia can apply to this call. For this call a two-stage procedure will be adopted. In the first stage, consortia are invited to submit pre-proposals. The pre-proposal deadline is Tuesday 17 March 2015. After the submission of the pre-proposals, approximately 50 consortia will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Senior researchers who are employed at Dutch universities, NWO- and KNAW institutes, TO2 institutes, and HBO institutes may apply for funding and participate in a consortium as main applicant or co-applicant. In total, the available funding for Dutch scientists is € 1,3 mln and the maximum per project is € 250 000,00. General NWO standards for funding will be applied.

For questions regarding funding or scope of the call, contact the Netherlands funding organisation.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Anke van der Made, T (+31) 70 3440 511 | E

For other queries, contact Wageningen UR – International Department
Dr Christine Bunthof, Senior policy officer, Joint Programming and Bioeconomy ERA-NETs. T (+31) 317 480996 | E

A total amount of joint public funding of approximately € 26 mln will be provided by national and regional funding agencies from twelve European countries: Austria – FFG, Belgium DGO6, Innoviris and FNRS, Cyprus – RPF, Finland – TEKES, the Netherlands – NWO, Norway – RCN, Portugal – FCT, Romania – UEFISCDI, Spain – CDTI, Sweden – Formas, Swedish Energy Agency and VINNOVA, Switzerland – DETEC and Turkey – TÛBITAK. Additionally, substantial support from Horizon 2020 is expected.

More information on the JPI Urban Europe call page


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