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Innovation Open Call

The goal of PIMAP4Sustainability is to financially support photonics, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing SMEs to develop innovative projects in three themes:

– Aerospace

– Metal working

– Industrial production

Funded projects will have to make SMEs more sustainable by :

  • Developing New to Firm products, services or processes
  • Leading to the development of business process innovation tied to technological adoption
  • Improving their overall sustainability in all its aspects (Economic, Green, Social)

Euroclusters for Thriving Creative and Cultural Industries – 1st Call for financial support to CCIs SMEs)

Submission via

Submitted applications will be assessed by the Application Review Panel consisting of CREATHRIV-EU partners (2 reviewers per application). The assessment period shall take max. 2 months starting from the closing date of the call. The applicants will receive an email about the outcome of the assessment directly after the assessment is finalised along with instructions for the next steps in the case the applicant is awarded. Top ranked proposals will be granted until the budget for the respective financial support type is exhausted. The successful applicants will be requested to sign a formal sub-grant agreement with the CREATHIRIV-EU coordinator within 30 days after the announcement of the results.

RFCS-2023-CSP-Big Tickets for Steel

The RFCS Research Programme (Council Decision (EU) 2021/1094) has the following research objectives for the Steel sector:

  • New, sustainable and low-carbon steelmaking and finishing processes (Art. 8);
  • Advanced steel grades and applications (Art. 9);
  • Conservation of resources, protection of the environment and circular economy (Art. 10);
  • Management of work force and working conditions (Art. 10a).

RFCS-2023-JT-Big Tickets for Coal

The RFCS Research Programme (Council Decision (EU) 2021/1094) has the following research objectives for the Coal sector:

  • Supporting the just transition of the coal sector and regions (Art. 4);
  • Improving health and safety (Art. 5);
  • Minimising the environmental impacts of coal mines in transition (Art. 6).

Support to integration in education of migrant children and young adults

1. Admissibility conditions: described in section 5 of the call document

2. Eligible countries: described in section 6 of the call document

3. Other eligibility conditions: described in section 6 of the call document

4. Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in section 7 of the call document

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