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Open Calls for Project Proposals


Beside the Made in Europe calls, there are many  more funding and cooperation opportunities interesting for manufacturing research stakeholders. In particular, there is a variety of sub-calls (providing some cascade funding to research entities and/or companies, especially SMEs) and other calls of interest that are still possible to apply to:


Other sub-calls:

  • Change2Twin - 2nd Deployment Voucher Open Call: deadline 16/04/2023
    • Up to 16 vouchers, worth EUR 90,000 each
    • Targeted at SMEs and mid-caps
    • Digitisation of processes with digital twins


Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) calls:

  • StairwAI 3rd Open Call: deadline 25/04/2023
    • Engagement of low-tech companies in the AI on Demand platform
    • Creation of feasibility plan for the adoption of AI resources
    • 32 SMEs to be selected
    • Lump sum of EUR 10,000


Eureka calls:

  • SMART Open Call: deadline 03/05/2023 at 17h00 (CEST)
    • Advanced manufacturing processes
    • Smart and adaptative manufacturing systems
    • Person-machine collaboration
    • Customer-based manufacturing
    • Sustainable manufacturing
    • Digital, virtual and efficient companies
  • Eurostars Open Call: deadline 13/04/2023 at 14h00 (CEST)
    • Open for R&D and innovation projects
    • Focused on the development of products, processes or services that can be easily commercialised
    • Must have an innovative SME in the leading role of the consortium


Research Fund for Coal & Steel (RFCS) Programme calls:

  • RFCS-2023-CSP-Big Tickets for Steel: deadline 04/05/2023 at 17h00 (CEST)
    • Total budget for 2023: EUR 130,187,777
    • Application of innovative technologies for at least one of the following objectives:
      • CO2 neutral iron ore reduction (Increasing the use of pre-reduced iron carriers);
      • Developing technologies to reduce the specific energy required to produce steel;
      • Circular economy and sector coupling solutions to meet the zero-waste goal for steelmaking;
      • Preparation of steel CO/CO2 gases for Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS);
      • Process Integration (PI) in steel plants to reduce the use of fossil carbon and associated CO2 emissions.


Innovation in SMEs (INNOSUP) Programme calls:

  • MIND4MACHINES: deadline 19/04/2023 at 20h00 (CEST)
    • Development, testing, validation, and market uptake of INDUSTRY 4.0 solutions by increasing the TRL level/maturity of proposed solutions
    • Full budget: EUR 1,620,800


Widening Participating and Spreading Excellence calls:

  • Teaming for Excellence: deadline 12/04/2023 at 17h00 (CEST)
    • Support the creation of new centres of excellence or upgrading the existing ones in low R&I performing countries
    • Two-stage Coordination and Support Action
    • Total budget of EUR 16,000,000 for 1st stage
  • Twinning: deadline 25/04/2023 at 17h00 (CEST)
    • Enhance networking activities between research institutions of the Widerning countries by linking at least two research institutions from two different Member States or Associated Countries
    • Two topics: Bottom-up and Green Deal
    • Total budget of EUR 27,000,000 for Green Deal topic and EUR 113,000,000 for Bottom-up topic
  • European Excellence Initiative: deadline 12/04/2023 at 17h00 (CEST)
    • Raise excellence in science and in knowledge valorisation of Europe's universities through cooperation
    • Total budget of EUR 54,000,000
  • Hop-on Facility: 28/09/2023 at 17h00 (CEST)
    • Allows for legal entities from low R&I performing countries to join already sedlected collaborative R&I actions
    • Multiple cut-off
    • Total budget of EUR 40,000,000 for 2023 and another EUR 40,000,000 for 2024