Joint Programming Initiative Water Challenges for a Changing World

Joint Programming Initiative
Water Challenges for a Changing World
CALL PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT
WATER JPI ERA-NET COFUND “WATERWORKS2014” CALL
FOR TRANSNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS
TOPIC: Research and Innovation Developing Technological Solutions and Services for Water Systems
The Water JPI pre-announces the upcoming call for joint European research projects. The indicative total available budget amounts to 20M€, subject to
the successful negotiation of the WaterWorks2014 ERA-NET Cofund with the European Commission. The call is expected to open on 02.03.2015
with a closing date for pre-proposals on 04.05.2015.
A two-step application procedure will be used in this call. Proposals (in English language) must be submitted electronically. Instructions
regarding submission, eligibility, and evaluation criteria and other relevant information will be made available in the official call announcement.
For secretariat support please contact Germana Santos or Rui Munhá at [email protected]
Water JPI Objectives:
The Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing World” (Water JPI) is an intergovernmental initiative aiming at strengthening
European leadership and competitiveness in the field of Water Research Development and Innovation (Water RDI), whilst safeguarding water
resources. The Water JPI has been harmonising and mobilising National and Regional RDI Programmes.
Call Description:
The Call topic was defined as “Research and Innovation Developing Technological Solutions and Services for Water Systems”, and partially covers the
five priority themes described in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of Water JPI. WaterWorks2014 will be developed in
line with other on-going European networking instruments. As in all multi-national, collaborative RDI projects, there is an underlying goal of
stimulating the mobility of researchers between participating countries, and the continuation of these collaborative efforts beyond the project
lifetime.
Scope of the Call:
All proposals are expected to apply research and innovation to
develop new concepts, to assess risks, to attain cost effectiveness
and to improve quality of life, thus contributing to tackling European
water challenges. At least one of the topics shall be addressed by
the applicants, considering that one should aim at the:
Stage
Research and Innovation Developing Technological
Solutions and Services:

for Water Treatment, Reuse, Recycling and
Desalination;

for Water Resources Management;

to Mitigate Impacts of Extreme Events (Floods and
Droughts).
Step 1
Pre-Proposal
Step 2
Full Proposal
Eligibility:
Tackling societal challenges always requires a multidisciplinary
approach. Therefore, all submitted applications should emphasise
participation of stakeholders and dissemination and exploitation of
results. Within each selected consortia (comprised by a minimum of
three partners from three different participating countries), funding
of the participating researchers will be provided by their respective
national funding organisation (see list below) according to their
normal terms and conditions for project funding. Proposals with
duration of 24-36 months may be submitted by Universities and
other higher education institutions, public research institutions,
private non-profit organisations, and private companies.
Researchers from i) Water JPI partner countries not funding this
call, ii) Water JPI observer countries, or iii) third countries, can
participate in the consortia at their own expense.
Kick-off
Anticipated Time Schedule
Description
Date
Pre-announcement
30 January 2015
Call opening
2 March 2015
Submission Deadline
4 May 2015
Notification of Outcomes
9 July 2015
Submission Deadline
14 September 2015
Notifications of Outcomes
and Funding Decisions
November 2015
Expected start of funded
projects
March-April 2016
The information in this document does not replace or
override any of the requirements set forth in the official
call announcement, in the call documents or national
regulations, so a thorough consultation of the call
documents is strongly advised.
WaterWoks2014 Cofunded Call Funding Partner Organisations
Please note that the information in this table is provisional and that changes may
occur in the official call announcement to be published by call opening
Country
Funding Partner Organisations
Belgium
(French-speaking
community)
F.R.S.-FNRS
Cyprus
RPF
Research Promotion Foundation
Denmark
IFD
Innovation Fund Denmark
Estonia
MoE-EE
Estonia
ETAg
Estonian Research Council
Ireland
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland
Israel
MoE-IL
Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water
Italy
MIUR
Ministry for Education, University and Research
Moldova
(Republic of)
CIP
Norway
RCN
Research Council of Norway
Portugal
FCT
Foundation for Science and Technology
Romania
UEFISCDI
South Africa
WRC
Spain
MINECO
Spain
CDTI
Sweden
FORMAS
The Netherlands
lenM
United Kingdom
NERC
Fund for Scientific Research - FNRS
Estonian Ministry of the Environment
Center of International Projects
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research,
Development and Innovation Funding
Water Research Commission
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology
Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural
Sciences and Spatial Planning
Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Natural Environment Research Council