Two calls for proposals in the areas of Green Vehicles and Mobility for Growth opened today, with a deadline on 15 October. In total €48,5 million will be made available to the applicants from Horizon 2020 (H2020), the EU’s research and innovation framework programme.
The Green Vehicles call focuses on road transport research and innovation. It addresses road transport challenges such as improvements in energy efficiency and the use of new types of non-conventional energies.
The sub-call H2020-GV-2015 with the total available funding of €30 million will support projects in the following areas:
• Powertrain control for heavy-duty vehicles with optimised emission: the aim is to reduce emissions and consumption of trucks and other large vehicles by using new generation navigation systems and emission sensors
• Electric vehicles’ enhanced performance and integration into the transport system and the grid: this covers novel design of the electric and electronic architecture and components, the battery management, as well as ICT-based support to the whole range of electric vehicles
The Mobility for Growth call addresses mode-specific (aviation, rail, road, waterborne) and transport integration challenges (urban, logistics, intelligent transport systems, infrastructure), as well as cross-cutting issues.
The sub-call H2020-MG-2015-Singlestage-B offers €18,5 million in total for the best projects in the following areas:
• Safe and connected automation in road transport
• Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility: city-led consortia are to establish living laboratories to carry out innovative transport solutions
• Facilitating market uptake of innovative transport infrastructure solutions: proposed projects should lead to improved public purchase of transport solutions bringing the best and most innovative ideas to the European transport network
• Smart governance, network resilience and streamlined delivery of infrastructure innovation to create common framework for governance, management and finance of transport infrastructure projects (including methodologies and modelling)
What are the requirements for participation?
The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each call page. Please also consult the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2014-15 for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information. The list of associated countries can be found on the Participant Portal .
How to apply?
Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the call page on the Participant Portal. A full guide for proposal submission and evaluation is also available on the call page.
How will the grants be awarded?
Evaluation of both sub-calls is expected to start early in November 2015. The results will be announced no later than 15 March 2016.
External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission’s independent expert database . The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.
Further information on transport research is available on Horizon2020 website. Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in transport research announced on the Participant Portal.
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