Aim of the call
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
The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and include at least two of the following scientific approaches:
ERA CoBioTech expects proposals for collaborative research, development and innovation from transnational consortia composed of universities, higher education institutions, public research institutes, industries, large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). Where appropriate (according to national regulations), other partners such as non-for-profit organizations or civil society organizations are also encouraged. The participation of one or more industrial partner(s) in the consortium is also recommended, but not mandatory. National and regional eligibility rules, including the potential eligibility of the private sector, e.g. SMEs, must be followed and will be published together with the call text.
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.
Call documents have been published on www.submission-cobiotech.eu on October 16th, 2018.