Technologies for first responders

Specific Challenge: Resilience is critical to allow authorities to take proper measures in response to severe disasters, both natural (including climate-related extreme events) and man-made. Innovation for disaster-resilient societies may draw from novel technologies, provided that they are affordable, accepted by the citizens, and customized and implemented for the (cross-sectoral) needs of first responders. Scope: Read more about Technologies for first responders[…]

EU Fund CALL – Optimising manufacturing and system operation

Specific Challenge: Renewable electricity technologies still require optimisation in several key processes of the respective value chains in order to achieve a more efficient conversion of their primary energy source into electricity, as agreed with the sectorial stakeholders in the context of the SET-Plan and stated in the respective Declarations of Intent. Scope: Proposals will Read more about EU Fund CALL – Optimising manufacturing and system operation[…]

Materials for non-battery based energy storage

Specific Challenge: Sustainable energy production can only work well when the specific different energy storage challenges are solved. So, solar panels and wind generators do not deliver energy when no sun is shining or no wind is blowing. Batteries may not be the best solution to face all energy storage needs, due to cost, safety Read more about Materials for non-battery based energy storage[…]

Safety in an evolving road mobility environment

Specific Challenge: The road mobility environment – the area which covers both road transport users and those affected by them – is evolving. Vehicle types are beginning to change as a result of increasing levels of automation. New vehicle types and new types of road user will operate with conventional vehicles and road users as Read more about Safety in an evolving road mobility environment[…]

Agricultural digital integration platforms

Specific Challenge: Agricultural research and innovation supports the sector in coping with a complex mix of challenges it is facing, including for example the pressures on natural resources and farm revenues. Knowledge creation and accessible information systems and tools to monitor, gather, transform and above all share vital information between key stakeholders can help the Read more about Agricultural digital integration platforms[…]

Integrated water management in small agricultural catchments

Specific Challenge: Tackling both quantity and quality of water in small agricultural catchments provides a number of advantages. The number of hydrological processes and interactions can be analysed in detail which is not the case for large scale hydrological analyses. Usually issues of natural/small water retention can be properly tackled at the smaller scale of an Read more about Integrated water management in small agricultural catchments[…]

EUR 8 million to Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces

Specific Challenge: In the cities, public spaces such as malls, open crowded gathering areas and events, and non-restricted areas of transport infrastructures, constitute “soft targets”, that is potential, numerous targets spread across the urban area and subject to “low cost” attacks strongly impacting the citizens. The generation, processing and sharing of large quantities of data Read more about EUR 8 million to Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces[…]

Robotics Core Technology – EU contribution between €5 million and €10 million

Specific Challenge: Autonomy in robotic systems is built on a combination of four core technologies: AI and Cognition: AI provides tools to make systems cognitive. Cognition equips robots with the ability to interact with people and environments, to learn and to categorise, to make decisions and to derive knowledge. Cognitive Mechatronics: Mechatronic systems where sensing and actuation Read more about Robotics Core Technology – EU contribution between €5 million and €10 million[…]

Safety in an evolving road mobility environment

Specific Challenge: The road mobility environment – the area which covers both road transport users and those affected by them – is evolving. Vehicle types are beginning to change as a result of increasing levels of automation. New vehicle types and new types of road user will operate with conventional vehicles and road users as Read more about Safety in an evolving road mobility environment[…]

Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification

Specific Challenge: Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools of energy performance assessment and certification applied across Europe face a number of challenges. Assessment processes and certificates have to become more reliable, Read more about Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification[…]

Human dynamics of climate change

Specific Challenge: As climatic changes increasingly place populations under pressure, human beings are already adapting. However, less developed countries – particularly in Africa – are often less resilient to climate change and require the deployment of appropriate support to adaptation, including in the form of bespoke climate services tailored to users’ needs. There is some Read more about Human dynamics of climate change[…]

Co-designing Extreme Scale Demonstrators

Specific Challenge: To demonstrate in operational environments the successful integration of technology building blocks developed in previous R&I actions into world-class Extreme Scale Demonstrators. The challenges of power efficiency, resiliency and scalability of these systems require a strong co-design approach driven by ambitious applications involving technology suppliers, system integrators, supercomputing infrastructure providers and user communities, Read more about Co-designing Extreme Scale Demonstrators[…]