The M-ERA.NET Call 2021 was launched on 15 March 2021. Forty-five funding agencies from 32 countries participate with a total budget of approximately 60 million €, including an EU contribution.
The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is 15 June 2021, 12:00 noon, Brussels time.
The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies, future batteries technology and related production technologies. M-ERA.NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable.
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) will support successful Czech applicants and their projects with the amount of 2 000 000 EUR. Both enterprises and research organizations can apply for TA CR funding. Funding rules for the Czech applicants are defined by a funding programme EPSILON.
The Call 2021 includes the following thematic areas:
- Modelling for materials engineering, processing, properties and durability
- Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
- High-performance composites
- Functional materials
- New strategies for advanced material-based technologies for health applications
- Materials for additive manufacturing
List of participating countries and regions Call 2021:
Belgium (FNRS, FWO, HERMESFUND, SPW), Brazil (FAPESP), Bulgaria (BNSF), Czech Republic (TA CR), Denmark (IFD), Estonia (ETAg), Finsko (AKA, BF), France (ANR, RNAQ), Croatia (MZO), Island (RANNIS), Israel (IIA, MOST-IL), South Africa (DSI), South Korea (KIAT), Canada (PRIMA), Cyprus (RIF), Latvia (VIAA), Lithuania (LMT), Luxembourg (FNR), Hungary (NKFIH), Germany (BMBF, JÜLICH, SMWK), Norway (RCN), Poland (NCBR, NCN), Portugal (FCT), Austria (FFG), Romania (UEFISCDI), Russia (FASIE), Slovakia (SAS), Slovenia (MIZS), Spain (AEI, CDTI, EJ-GV, IDEPA), Sweden (VINNOVA), Switzerland (DETEC), Taiwan (MoST-TW), Turkey (TÜBITAK).