Societal Challenges, by their nature, require input from across the disciplines. Please read on, even if you think this is not applicable to your direct area of research.
Secure, clean and efficient energy, (Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 3) has a number of opportunities relevant to BU in 16/17. With specific calls ranging from consumer behaviour to energy efficiency and renewables, there really is something for everyone in Societal Challenge 3.
Energy Efficiency. This is a wide-ranging call with funding opportunities across a many disciplines. The following are just highlights from over 20 forthcoming calls:
Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT (closes 19 January 2017)
Engaging private consumers towards sustainable energy (closes 07 June 2017)
Increasing capacities for actual implementation of energy efficiency measures in industry and services (closes 07 June 2017)
Bringing to market more energy efficient and integrated data centres (closes 19 January 2017)
Making the energy efficiency market investible (closes 07 June 2017)
Competitive Low-Carbon Energy. call. Highlighting:
New knowledge and technologies (closes 29 November 2016 with second stage closing on 22 August 2017)
Social Sciences and Humanities Support for the Energy Union (closes 29 November 2016 with second stage closing on 22 August 2017)
Geological storage pilots (closes 05 January 2017)
Market uptake of renewable energy technologies (closes 05 January 2017)
LCE-Prize-PhotovoltaicsHistory-01-2016: Horizon prize for Integrated Photovoltaic System in European Protected Historic Urban districts (closes 26 September 2018)
Horizon prize for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation in a hospital using 100% Renewable Energy Sources (closes 03 April 2019)
Horizon prize for CO2 reuse (closes 03 April 2019)
Find out more about the Secure, clean and efficient energy, Societal Challenge.
Please also take a look at the 16/17 Work Programme for this Societal Challenge, for the full picture. You may find it easier to review the opportunites by scanning through a PDF, with links from the contents pages.
More information about Horizon 2020 is located on their dedicated website and on the Particpant Portal. The Societal Challenges form one of the three pillars, which make up this flagship EU scheme.
You can advertise for potential partners or promote your area of expertise to others leading bids using the EU CORDIS website.
Watch out for further blog posts outlining other EU and international opportunties in 16/17.
Take a look at the dedicated BU Research Blog page for Horizon 2020. If you are considering applying to any EU calls, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International, as soon as possible, so that we can support your bid.