ERA-MIN Joint call

 

The Third ERA-MIN Joint Call (2015) is closed

 

Third ERA-MIN Joint Call (2015) and Electronic Submission System

A 3rd ERA-MIN joint call has been launched for 2015 on the basis of the topics and rules of the previous 2nd joint call 2014, addressing research on the entire value chain of non-energy raw materials (non-energy primary and secondary raw materials, recycling and substitution).

The countries which have committed to the third Joint Call are:

Argentina, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey.

Funding organizations from other European countries or regions, as well as non-European countries are also invited to join.

 

Deadline for applicants: Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 17:00 CEST

(Technical support only until Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 17:00 CEST)

 

IMPORTANT! All updates are announced on this website. Potential applicants are advised to check regularly the ERA-MIN website: www.era-min-eu.org, section Joint Call. They are also encouraged to approach their respective funding organization (contacts are given in the Call Text) to ensure full awareness on the national eligibility issues, (including eligible topics and sub-topics.

 

Updates

- Extension of the deadline

- Pre-committed budget VINNOVA (Sweden) is now announced 650 000 € (Calltext, p. 23)

- Correction: Funding rates applied by ADEME (France) (Calltext, p. 16)

 

   General enquiries 

- should be addressed to the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office established at M2i (The Netherlands):

 Mrs. Iulia Degeratu

 Program manager

 Materials Innovation Institute (M2i)

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country-specific questions

Potential applicants should contact their respective funding agencies (contact details are given in the Call text). 

Electronic submission system 

Proposals will be submitted via the Electronic Submission System (ESS) now available.

Click here: click here

 Partner search tools 

1-In the past, various instruments for partner search have been developed, that can be of real help for the potential applicants in search of a partner. One example is the NMP partner search tool that offers a database of profiles from many European countries.

https://www.nmp-partnersearch.eu/index.php?index=40

  2-ERA-MIN also invites you to publish information on your research ideas/needs and your organisation profile on the official ERA-MIN website www.era-min-eu.org, in order to stimulate networking and the creation of partnerships for ERA-MIN proposals. You can submit your idea and information on requested/offered partnership toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time before the Call closure date. Updates are published regularly usually once a week. You are advised to make use of this tool as soon as possible to increase chances for partnership opportunities. 

3- ERA-MIN LinkedIn group, which you can join at any time and start discussions with peers from the raw materials community.

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Third ERA-MIN Joint Call (2015):

A 3rd ERA-MIN joint call has been launched for 2015 on the basis of the topics and rules of the previous 2nd joint call 2014, addressing research on the entire value chain of non-energy raw materials (non-energy primary and secondary raw materials, recycling and substitution).

The countries which have committed to the third Joint Call are: Argentina, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey. Funding organizations from other European countries or regions, as well as non-European countries are also invited to join.

 

Deadline for applicants: Tuesday, 19th May 2015, CEST

 

IMPORTANT! All updates are announced on this website. Potential applicants are advised to check regularly the ERA-MIN website: www.era-min-eu.org, section Joint Call. They are also encouraged to approach their respective funding organization (contacts are given in the Call Text) to ensure full awareness on the national eligibility issues, (including eligible topics and sub-topics. 

 

The Call text is available here: click  

 

Important note for German applicants:

In addition to the online submission of full proposal at the ERA-MIN website, German applicants have to submit a separate proposal according to the rules of the corresponding 2015 call „r4 – Innovative Technologien für Ressourceneffizienz – Forschung zur Bereitstellung wirtschaftsstrategischer Rohstoffe“(r4 – innovative technologies for resource efficiency – research for the supply with raw materials of strategic economic importance).

 

Deadline for German applicants: Friday, 30th January 2015, 1 pm CET

 

Potential applicants are therefore, strongly advised to contact the respective national contact point:

Dr.-Ing. Holger Gruenewald

Project Management Juelich

(on behalf of Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Tel.: +49 30 20199-3183

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information on r4 please see:  https://www.ptj.de/r4 

 

General enquiries about the joint call should be addressed to the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office established at M2i (The Netherlands):

Mrs. Iulia Degeratu

Program manager

Materials Innovation Institute (M2i)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For country-specific questions, potential applicants should contact their respective funding agencies (contact details are given in the Call text).

Electronic submission system

Proposals will be submitted via the Electronic Submission System (ESS), which will become available for use on the ERA-MIN Website by March 2015, together with Instructions on the use of the ESS.

Partner search tools

1-In the past, various instruments for partner search have been developed, that can be of real help for the potential applicants in search of a partner. One example is the NMP partner search tool that offers a database of profiles from many European countries.

https://www.nmp-partnersearch.eu/index.php?index=40

2-ERA-MIN also invites you to publish information on your research ideas/needs and your organisation profile on the official ERA-MIN website www.era-min-eu.org, in order to stimulate networking and the creation of partnerships for ERA-MIN proposals. You can submit your idea and information on requested/offered partnership to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time before the Call closure date. Updates are published regularly usually once a week. You are advised to make use of this tool as soon as possible to increase chances for partnership opportunities.

3- ERA-MIN LinkedIn group, which you can join at any time and start discussions with peers from the raw materials community.

 

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Pre-announcement

 

A 3rd ERA-MIN Joint Call for proposals on

 

Sustainable supply of raw materials in Europe (2015)

 

ERA-MIN announces the upcoming call for joint transnational research projects. The call for proposals is expected to open mid-December 2014, with a closing date in May 2015.

 

Background:

As the global population is growing, resource demands will start to outstrip the capacity to supply some of them in economically, environmentally and socially sound conditions. New technologies in almost any area of the daily life will require increasing use of crucial non-energy raw materials, which will also affect its demand.As large, rich deposits located in countries that offer access to their primary resources are getting rare, research is vital to explore deeper-seated deposits in Europe, deposits in higher risk countries and to develop knowledge and technologies on unconventional resources. The efficiency of material production and use throughout the whole supply chain needs to be improved, turning this chain into a materials circle where waste becomes the resource needed by another process, and dissipation is avoided as much as possible. Additionally, a significant reduction can be achieved by substituting critical non-energy raw materials by more abundant ones with the same functionalities, or by substituting the functionality itself.

Third ERA-MIN Joint Call (2015):

A 3rd ERA-MIN joint call is under preparation for 2015 on the basis of the topics and rules of the previous 2nd joint call 2014, addressing research on the entire value chain of non-energy raw materials (non-energy primary and secondary raw materials, recycling and substitution).

The countries which have already shown interest in participating are: Finland, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey. Funding organizations from other European countries or regions, as well as non-European countries are also invited to join.

The Call Text and procedures for the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2015 will be further updated to include information on national rules for all participating funding organisations. This is expected to become available by mid-December 2014. From that date, prospective applicants are advised to approach their respective funding organization – contacts to be provided in the Call Text - to ensure full awareness on the national eligibility issues (including eligible topics and sub-topics).

Important note for German applicants:

In addition to the online submission of full proposal at the ERA-MIN website, German applicants have to submit a separate proposal according to the rules of the corresponding 2015 call „r4 – Innovative Technologien für Ressourceneffizienz – Forschung zur Bereitstellung wirtschaftsstrategischer Rohstoffe“(r4 – innovative technologies for resource efficiency – research for the supply with raw materials of strategic economic importance). The deadline for these proposals will be 30th January 2015, 1 pm CET. For further information on r4 please see:   https://www.ptj.de/r4. Potential applicants are also strongly advised to contact:

 

Project Management Juelich

(on behalf of Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

www.ptj.de

Germany

Dr.-Ing. Holger Gruenewald

Programme Manager

Tel. +49 30 20199-3183

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International collaboration within the r4-call is highly appreciated. A geographical focus is on Europe and on countries producing raw materials of strategic economic importance.

General enquiries about the joint call should be addressed to the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office established at M2i (The Netherlands):

 

Mrs. Iulia Degeratu

  Program manager

  Materials Innovation Institute (M2i)

  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Tel. +31 (0)88 035 1921

 

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PREVIOUS - CLOSED - CALLS 2014 and 2013

 

ERA-MIN JOINT CALL on Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials in Europe (2014)

ERA-MIN has opened the second Joint Call to support is needs-driven, transnational research projects on sustainable supply of non-energy raw materials in Europe.

The indicative total available budget is in excess of 7.700.000 € (national public funding only) for funding of research projects that clearly demonstrate potential to contribute to a sustainable supply of resources for the European industries, along the non-energy raw materials value chain.

The Call for proposals will close on the 17th June 2014, at 17.00 CEST.

Update 06-06-2014

Due to formal reasons, the Slovak funding partner is withdrawing from the Joint Call 2014.

On the 26th March 2014, at the ERA-MIN Stakeholder Forum which took place in Budapest, two major funding organisations from non-European countries announced their participation to the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2014. These are:

  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT), Argentina, with a prospective contribution of €300.000

www.mincyt.gob.ar

  • Department for Science and Technology (DST), South Africa, with a prospective contribution of €300.000

www.dst.gov.za

Here you can download the presentations on the ERA-MIN Joint calls 2013 and 2014, given in Budapest.

The Call text and procedures for the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2014 will be further updated to include information on national rules for all participating agencies. This is expected to become available by mid-April 2014.

An overview of the countries participating to the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2014, their respective budgets and topics supported is given here .

Prospective applicants are advised to approach their respective funding organization – contacts here - to ensure full awareness on the national eligibility issues (including eligible topics and sub-topics). You are also advised to regularly consult this webpage, where updates will be published as soon as new information becomes available.

Background

As the global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, resource demands will start to outstrip the capacity to supply some of them in economically, environmentally and socially sound conditions.

New technologies in almost any field of daily life will require increasing use of crucial non-energy raw materials. Challenges from the new technologies will additionally affect the demand for non-energy mineral raw materials.

As large, rich deposits located in countries that offer access to their mineral resources are getting rare, research is vital to explore deeper-seated deposits in Europe, deposits in higher risk countries and to develop knowledge on unconventional resources. The efficiency of material production and use throughout the whole supply chain needs to be improved, turning this chain into a materials circle where waste becomes the resource needed by another process, and dissipation is avoided as much as possible. Additionally, a significant reduction can be achieved by substituting scarce elements by more abundant ones with the same functionalities, or by substituting the functionality itself.

A group of 150 experts contributed to the ERA-MIN Research Agenda, which aims to tackle the main challenges of research and innovation on non-energy raw materials.

RTD topics

The research and technological development (RTD) topics to be funded under the second ERA-MIN Joint Call (2014)address all aspects of the non-energy raw materials value chain, grouped into three topic areas:

  1. Primary resources;
  2. Secondary resources (recycling);
  3. Substitution of critical materials.

In conjunction with these three technological areas, ERA-MIN also supports horizontal activities under the areas Public policy support and mineral intelligence and Education and International Cooperation, respectively. For more detailed information on the research needs per each topic and sub-topic areas, as identified by the ERA-MIN experts, applicants are invited to consult the ERA-MIN research agenda, which can be downloaded from the ERA-MIN website, at the following link:  http://www.era-min-eu.org/news/107-the-era-min-roadmap-published

The 14 call funding agencies that committed to fund the second ERA-MIN Joint Call (2014) are:

TEKES (Finland); ADEME (France); ANR (France); OTKA (Hungary); NCBR (Poland); FCT (Portugal); UEFISCDI (Romania); Ministry of the Environment (Slovakia); MINECO (Spain); VINNOVA (Sweden); SGU (Sweden); TUBITAK (Turkey); MINCYT (Argentina) and DST (South Africa).

Potential applicants are advised to check regularly the ERA-MIN website: www.era-min-eu.org, section Joint Call.

Target groups

Eligible consortia will have to include at least three organisa­tions from at least two ERA-MIN funding countries. Con­sortia involving both academic and industrial organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligible proposals will be peer-reviewed by independent experts. In case you are interested to become an evaluator in ERA-MIN Joint Calls, please send an expression of interest and CV in English at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Timeline

Successful proposals are expected to be granted funding by the end of 2014, with the first projects starting on January 2015.

Download Call documents

IMPORTANT! Any update to the documents above will be published on this website. Potential applicants are advised to check regularly the website for updated information.

Electronic submission

Proposals will be submitted via the Electronic Submission System (ESS), which will become available by mid-April 2014, together with Guidelines on the use of the ESS, on the ERA-MIN website.

Partner search

In the past, various instruments for partner search have been developed, that can be of real help for the potential applicants in search of a partner. One example is the NMP partner search tool that offers a database of profiles from many European countries.

  https://www.nmp-partnersearch.eu/index.php?index=40

ERA-MIN also invites you to publish information on your research ideas/needs and your organisation profile, in order to stimulate networking and the creation of partnerships for ERA-MIN proposals. You can submit this information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time before the Call closure date. However you are advised to do this as soon as possible to increase chances for partnership opportunities.

So far, only a few organisations have sent such information. The current collection of Expressions of interest [downloadable here ] will be continuously updated on the ERA-MIN website.

ERA-MIN LinkedIn group

In order to encourage networking and quick dissemination of information on ERA-MIN Joint Calls, the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2014 LinkedIn Group was created. Join this group for discussions concerning the current ERA-MIN Call on Sustainable supply of raw materials in Europe.

Contact

The Joint Call is managed by the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office on behalf of all of the Call funding partners. The Transnational Call Office is based at M2i (the Netherlands) and supported by CNRS (France).

General enquiries about the first ERA-MIN Joint Call can be addressed to the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office, Contact person: Iulia Degeratu, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'; document.getElementById('cloak37977').innerHTML += ''+addy_text37977+'<\/a>'; //-->

For country-specific questions, potential applicants are advised to inquire their respective funding agencies – contact details are given in the Call text.

 

PREVIOUS -CLOSED - CALL 2013

ERA-MIN has opened the first Joint Call for transnational research projects to support a sustainable and responsible supply of primary resources in Europe. The indicative total available budget amounts to 3.900.000 € (national public funding only).

The call for proposals will close on the 27th June 2013 at 17.00 CET.

As the global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, resource demands will start to outstrip the capacity to supply some of them in economically, environmentally and socially sound conditions. Challenges from the new technologies will additionally affect the demand for non-energy mineral raw materials.

New technologies in almost any field of daily life will require increasing use of crucial raw materials. Although further increases in recycling are expected to contribute in meeting the expected growth in demand, a further increase in global production of non-energy primary raw materials will be necessary. Therefore, securing a sustainable supply of non-energy mineral raw materials and enabling access to non-energy domestic mineral resources are very important challenges for the European economy and society. To address them, coordinated research efforts at European level are proposed by ERA-MIN.

Scope
The scope of the first ERA-MIN Joint Call is needs-driven research on sustainable and responsible non-energy primary resources supply. Both basic and applied research projects will be funded, provided that the proposed research clearly demonstrates potential to contribute to securing a sustainable supply of resources for the European industries.

RTD topics
The research, development and innovation (RTD) topics to be funded under the first ERA-MIN joint call on sustainable and responsible supply of non-energy primary resources (2013) address all RTD aspects of the primary resources value chain, grouped into the following five sub-topic areas: Exploration; Extraction; Mine closure and rehabilitation; Minerals processing and Metallurgy.

Funding agencies
The research funding agencies that have confirmed their interest in funding this first Call on primary resources are: TEKES (Finland), NCBR (Poland), FCT (Portugal), UEFISCDI (Romania) and VINNOVA (Sweden).

Target groups
Eligible consortia will have to include at least three organisations from at least three ERA-MIN funding countries. Consortia involving both academic and industrial organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Download Call documents

IMPORTANT! Any update to the documents above will be published on this website. Potential applicants are advised to check regularly the website for updated information. Recently, the Guidelines for the ESS (below) are updated.

Electronic submission
The Electronic Submission System (ESS) is now available at: call.era-min-eu.org . For more information download the Guidelines for the Electronic Submission System (ESS) (pdf).

Partner search
If you are looking for partners to apply to the ERA-MIN first Joint Call, then please contact the ERA-MIN national representatives  (pdf).

ERA-MIN LinkedIn group
To enable networking and quick dissemination of information on ERA-MIN Joint Calls, the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office created the ERA-MIN Joint Call LinkedIn Group . Join this group for discussions concerning the current ERA-MIN Call on Sustainable supply of primary resources.

More information
The Joint Call is managed by the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office on behalf of all of the Call funding partners. The Transnational Call Office is based at M2i (the Netherlands) and supported by CNRS (France).

General enquiries about the first ERA-MIN Joint Call can be addressed to the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.