Turkey-Denmark Eurostars

Turkey and Denmark actively participating in Eurostars2 jointly announce a Promotional Call for Project Ideas within the Eurostars2 programme. It is to facilitate innovation and technology development both in Turkey and Denmark. The call focuses on developing innovative products, applications and services with a strong market potential. Although Eurostars2 calls are open for projects within all technology areas, this Turkey – Denmark promotional call specially focuses on:

1. ICT: Internet of Things; AI & Robotics; Augmented & Virtual Reality; Cyber Security

2. Industry 4.0 technology: Semiconductors; Display; Memory

3. Materials and production technology

4. Smart transportation and infrastructure

5. Clean Energy Technology

6. Bio/Medtech

Eurostars2 call deadline:

  • 28th of Feburary 2019, 20:00 CET

The Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme for 2018-2020

The Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme for 2018-2020 focuses on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy in sync with the natural environment.

Sustainable development is at the heart of Societal Challenge 5, and this Work Programme contributes to many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth; climate action; responsible consumption and production; industry, innovation and infrastructure; sustainable cities and communities; clean water and sanitation; and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.

Call – Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future:

  • Decarbonisation
  • Climate adaptation, impacts and services
  • Inter-relations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • The Cryosphere
  • Knowledge gaps

Call – Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Connecting economic and environmental gains – the circular economy
  • Raw Materials
  • Water for our environment, economy and society
  • Innovating cities for sustainability and resilience
  • Protecting and leveraging the value of our natural and cultural assets: Earth observation
  • Protecting and leveraging the value of our natural and cultural assets: Nature-based solutions, disaster risk reduction and natural capital accounting
  • Protecting and leveraging the value of our natural and cultural assets: Heritage alive
  • Specific support and implementation aspects

Kâtip Çelebi-Newton Fund

Within the scope of scientific and technological cooperation between Turkey and United Kingdom and the Kâtip Çelebi-Newton Fund coordinated by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), the Industry-Academia Partnership Programme by TÜBİTAK and the Royal Academy of Engineering is now open for applications. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of strategic ties between the industry and the academia as well as to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering schools.


ERA-MIN-2 ERA-NET Cofund Project

The scope of the 2018 Joint Call is needs-driven research and innovation on all aspects of the non-energy non-agricultural raw materials (metallic, construction and industrial minerals) life cycle covering both primary and secondary resources and substitution of Critical Raw Materials in a circular economy approach. The five thematic areas are:

  1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining?
  2. Design
  3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
  4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
  5. Cross-cutting topics.  Proposals within Topic 5 are expected to propose non-technological innovations regarding:
  • New business models,
  • Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment,
  • Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials.

On January 31, 2019   call for proposals ends.

For more information click.

CoBioTech 2018

The second transnational joint call for research projects within the framework of ERA CoBioTech aims to contribute to the transformation of the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw materials to a sustainable bio-based economy. Funding will be granted for a maximum of three years according to national regulations

Research projects must be multidisciplinary and will need to address one of the following topics:

Topic A – Microbial communities (natural or synthetic), co-cultures and cascades of microorganisms for new products, value-added products and supply services and sustainable industrial processes

Topic B – Pure cultures, cell free systems and enzymes for new products, value-added products and supply services and sustainable industrial processes.


In a one phase submission process eligible full proposals will be peer reviewed and ranked by a panel of international experts, suggested and selected by all ERA CoBioTech funding organisations. After peer review (incl. rebuttal) and ranking of the full proposals the Call Steering Committee will select research consortia for funding from the ranking list, within the limits of available national/regional funding.


  • full proposal submission: the submission deadline for proposals will be on December 14th, 2018.
  • Funding decision: research consortia will be informed on the funding decision in June/July 2019.
  • project start: research projects are expected to start from September 2019 on (depending on grant negotiations with the relevant regional or national funding organisations).


Horizon 2020 Brussels

A match-making brokerage day for the robotics community takes place on 18 December 2018 in Brussels. Representatives from the European Commission and euRobotics will also provide you with all the information needed to participate in the calls for proposals.

During the day the EC representatives will present the details of the open call for proposals about Robotics.

  • Registration is free of charge but mandatory in order to get access to the venue.
  • Registration will close on 12 December 2018.,

TÜBİTAK-SDF Project Call

In the framework of the Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and Science Development Foundation (SDF) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan invite Universities, Research Centers/Institutes and Private Sector to submit joint proposals for Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) projects.

Thematic Areas:

Aerospace and Astronomy



Humanity and Social Sciences (Regarding Turkic Studies)

Information and Communication Technologies

Oil and Gas Industry

Physics and Mathematics

Information and questions about the call pleaseclick

Deadline for Applications : 31st January 2019

Department of Innovation and Research Projects will provide assistance to the academics wishing to apply for the programme.

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) opened 2 new calls.

A new Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Accelerator Programme is part of new Calls for proposals launched today by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).

Of the other topics launched in the Calls, many address brain disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, major depression) and immune-mediated diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and lupus as well as inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and colitis, and skin diseases like dermatitis and psoriasis). Among other things, the topics aim to make clinical trials more patient-centric, contribute to medicines safety, and apply blockchain technologies to the drug development and health sectors.

Deadline for proposals: 24 October 2018

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