M-ERA.NET CALL 2016 – open to participation from South Africa

The M-ERA.NET Call 2016 opened on the 15th of March 2016. 35 funding agencies from 26 countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 40 million €, including an EU contribution. 

The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. M-ERA.NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable.

The Call 2016 includes the following thematic areas:

  • Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)
  • Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
  • High performance synthetic and biobased composites
  • Functional materials
  • Interfaces between materials and biological hosts for health applications
  • Materials for additive manufacturing

Call documents for download:

Submit Pre-Proposal form via M-ERA.NET submission system (deadline 14 June 2016, 12:00 noon Brussels time!)

Please contact your respective national/regional funding organisation for detailed information!

Contact for South Africa:

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Mr Toto Matshediso
Deputy Director: Strategic Partnerships
Phone: (+27)843 6339
e-mail: toto.matshediso@dst.gov.za

More information for South African proposers.

Partner search:

The NMPTeAm3 offers a partner search tool for the M-ERA.NET Call 2016.
The EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) offers a general partner search tool.

Source, further information and updates: M-ERA.NET website