Last updated: 30.06.2022

Title Body Deadline Description
European Network of AI Excellence Centres: Expanding the European AI lighthouse (RIA) EU 16.11.2022 CET

To ensure European open strategic autonomy in critical technology such as AI, with huge potential socio-economic impact, it is essential to reinforce and build on Europe’s assets in such technologies, including its world-class researcher community, in order to stay at the forefront of technological developments.

AI for human empowerment (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA) EU 16.11.2022 CET

Build the next level of perception, visualisation, interaction and collaboration between humans and AI systems working together as partners to achieve common goals, sharing mutual understanding and learning of each other’s abilities and respective roles. Innovative and promising approaches are encouraged, including human-in the loop approaches for truly mixed human-AI initiatives combining the best of human and machine knowledge and capabilities, tacit knowledge extraction (to design the next generation AI-driven co-creation and collaboration tools embodied e.g. in industrial/working spaces environments).

Pushing the limit of physical intelligence and performance (RIA) EU 16.11.2022 CET

Proposal results are expected to contribute to at least one of the following expected outcomes: Robots with advanced physical functionalities, capabilities and efficiency (faster, safer, more agile and precise, etc.), to achieve wider variety of tasks efficiently. This includes beyond human capabilities (e.g. very large and very small scale capabilities or beyond human precision, or beyond human perception and decision making, for example by using multi-modal sensing). Robots with greatly improved intrinsically safe and efficient human-centric human-robot and robot-environment/objects physical interaction capabilities, at natural human speed or more. Robots with improved abilities and robustness, allowing them to adapt to changes in the environment, and making them more energy efficient in order to run autonomously for longer periods of time while maintaining trustworthiness and dependability.

Increased robotics capabilities demonstrated in key sectors (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (AI) EU 16.11.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Proposals results are expected to contribute to at least one of the following expected outcome: Demonstrators able to show the added value of robotics and their performances in addressing challenges in major application sectors, or in dangerous, dull, dirty tasks or those strenuous for humans or in extreme environments. Systems able to demonstrate beyond human performance in complex tasks, with high impact in key sectors, that show extended levels of adaptation and flexibility. Systems able to show high levels of reactivity and responsiveness and intelligibility when performing human-robot and robot-robot interactions in major application sectors.

Implementing digital services to empower neuroscience research for health and brain inspired technology via EBRAINS EU 21.09.2022 CET

Research infrastructure services to support health research, accelerate the green and digital transformation, and advance frontier knowledge (INFRASERV) Inclusive access to the services provided by research infrastructures in the European Research Area is essential both for the quality of the research produced and for the training of researchers. Easy access to high-quality resources, based on clear conditions and with appropriate funding, is an important and attractive feature of the EU research and innovation system, allowing researchers to move within or from outside Europe to perform their research. An open landscape of RIs in Europe contributes to the circulation of skills and attraction of talents and promotes European cohesion.

AI, Data and Robotics for Industry optimisation (including production and services) (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (IA) EU 16.11.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Proposal results are expected to contribute to at least one of the following expected outcomes: Advancing AI, data and robotics, and automation for the optimisation of production and services value-chains, optimisation of products, services, processes, to increase competitiveness, improve working conditions, and environmental sustainability, and supporting the European Economy using AI, data and robotics technologies. AI or learning systems (including, but not limited to self-learning, continuous and transfer learning, self-configuring systems) adapting production or services workflows to changing environments, dynamic and unpredictable resource constraints and to the capabilities and restrictions of humans and transferring results from one domain to another.

Expanding Investments Ecosystems EU 04.10.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: Increased access to capital and investments in less connected innovation ecosystems, enhancing their openness, competitiveness, and global potential; Increased venture investments and enabled late-stage growth of local start-ups in less connected and developing innovation ecosystems; Facilitated investors’ access to the flow of local deals; Improved investors’ knowledge on regulatory frameworks and networks to support joint cross-border ventures in new markets.

Implementing co-funded action plans for interconnection of innovation ecosystems EU 27.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Projects results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: Open[1], efficient inclusive and interconnected innovation ecosystems across Europe, building on their diversities and complementarities, enhancing the joint definition of visions and strategies with input from across the quadruple helix[2], encouraging the alignment of their innovation agendas, and strengthening of their efficiency and potential to innovate; Enhanced synergies, complementarities and collaboration among all European innovation ecosystems’ stakeholders around promising areas and challenges of joint and European interest, creation of common knowledge assets; Increased innovation capacities in Member States and Associated Countries, allowing innovators to bring their ideas into the market and enable innovations to be scaled up at EU level, and facilitating the link with the private sector and research and innovator actors; Better links between innovation leaders and strong innovators with moderate and modest innovators across the EU and Associated Countries; More innovation co-investments, fostering other funding leverages, including national or regional public funds and/or other private funds, to complement Horizon Europe support.

Improved monitoring of threats, intrusion detection and response in complex and heterogeneous digital systems and infrastructures EU 16.11.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Projects are expected to contribute to at least three of the following expected outcomes: Improved disruption preparedness and resilience of digital infrastructure in Europe Improved capacity building in digital infrastructure security including organisational and operational capabilities Robust evidence used in cybersecurity decisions and tools Better prediction of cybersecurity threats and related risks Improved response capabilities based on effective collaboration and/or coordination with other relevant national or EU bodies in charge of Cybersecurity, including holistic incident reporting and enabling coordinated cyber-incident response.

Smart and efficient ways to construct, maintain and decommission with zero emissions from transport infrastructure EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes: A holistic approach to lowering transport infrastructure environmental impact, which takes into account the whole life cycle of transport infrastructure; carbon-neutral construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the infrastructure Implementation of circular economy principles (for example, by fostering new solutions and systems that are easy to maintain, repair, update, adapt and replace and by maximising the re-use/recycle of infrastructure components) to reduce emissions and the environmental impact; 100% reutilisation of construction materials within or across transport modes. Performance-based design models and manufacturing techniques (e.g. additive and subtractive manufacturing) with the objective to substantially reduce materials consumption in construction and maintenance activities. Enhanced modular construction, maintenance and decommissioning interventions able to reduce life cycle cost (LCC) by at least 30%. Optimisation of energy use and increased share of renewable energy for infrastructure management operations as a way leading to achieving energy neutrality Novel governance, public procurement and data utilization models to decrease the emissions and carbon footprint of the whole life cycle of transport infrastructure by 20%

Accelerating the deployment of new and shared mobility services for the next decade EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: Developing and pilot testing at least three different business models scenarios based on collaboration platforms or public-private partnerships/project, each of them contributing to: Congestion and air pollution reduction, reduced road risk, social inclusion, accessibility in each city (living lab)[1]. Increased share of new and shared mobility services (NMS) in the modal distribution, e.g. by 25% compared to a realistic baseline and financial viability of services. Integration of new and shared mobility services with public transport (e.g. filling service gaps and off-peak periods), in at least following three collaborative use cases/living lab that will facilitate data sharing and connectivity with remote/peri-urban areas. (Re-)Designing transport infrastructure[2] or upgrading/reusing existing infrastructure elements (e.g. street profile/layout, intersection/junction design, priority corridors/lanes, dedicated parking, charging/docking stations, street surfaces/pavements, etc.) to accommodate new mobility modes, patterns and behaviours with highest safety levels while being resilient to various climate conditions. Developing results based policies as well as recommendations/each project in line with the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning guidelines, to increase the understanding and take-up of new mobility services by local/regional authorities and public and private mobility service providers. Actively engage in communicating the common learning, lesson drawing, evaluation, dissemination and the exchange of knowledge and best practices, both within the project and with the wider urban mobility and transport community.

Physics and data-based battery management for optimised battery utilisation (Batteries Partnership) EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: New physics and data-based approaches for battery management, with the potential to enhance performances, lifetime, reliability and safety of battery systems for transport and stationary applications. New physics and data-based approaches for battery management facilitating predictive maintenance, and/or knowledge-driven end-of-life management of battery systems, and/or the development of more accurate degradation models.

Digital solutions for defining synergies in international renewable energy value chains EU 27.10.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes: Advance the European and global scientific basis, European leadership and global role in the area of renewable energy and renewable fuels and related energy value chains while creating evidence for policy making by developing novel digital solutions. Provide digital breakthrough solutions for promoting the increase of the global renewable energy share. Reinforce the European scientific basis through international collaboration while increasing the potential to export European renewable energy technologies and ensuring political priorities in the context of sustainable global energy value chains. Improve reliability of system components, advanced and automated functions for data analysis, diagnosis and fault detection, forecasting and model-predictive control frameworks, ancillary services for the stability of the network; maintenance planning and/or reporting.

Digitalisation of battery testing, from cell to system level, including lifetime assessment (Batteries Partnership) EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: Competitiveness of the European battery industry across the value chain (from cell manufacturers to cell integrators); Shorter time-to-market; Reduced time and/or cost of battery development by at least 20% to 30%; Improved battery design, for longer lifetime, and better reliability and safety; Reduced investment and operational costs of battery systems.

Embedding smart functionalities into battery cells (embedding sensing and self-healing functionalities to monitor and self-repair battery cells) (Batteries Partnership) EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Batteries are operating in different conditions and although preventive approach during battery operation is a must, we need to develop curative functionalities which would enable battery operation in different non-ideal conditions while being transparent through the nasty chemical environment of the cell. Smart functionalities with sensing developed to detect irreversible reactions and self-healing functionalities designed to repair damage occurred within the cell, Europe can develop cells with much higher quality, better reliability and longer cycle life. This call is building on the long-term research roadmap of BATTERY 2030+. The proposal should also cover the contribution and collaboration to the BATTERY 2030+ large scale initiative.

Advanced multimodal network and traffic management for seamless door-to-door mobility of passengers and freight transport EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to at least four of the following expected outcomes: Improved multimodal transport network and traffic management capabilities, facilitating seamless door-to-door mobility for passengers and freight. Effective and resilient network-wide data exchange and new integrated data management systems for dynamic and responsive multimodal network and traffic management. Tested and validated systems for enhanced prediction and resolution of network bottlenecks, substantially increasing safety, security, resilience and overall performance of the entire transport network. Innovative tools and services for optimising mobility flows of passengers and freight in cities and other operating environments, cutting congestion, journey times and traffic jams across transport modes, and thereby significantly reducing emissions (CO2, SOx, NOx, particles, noise). New governance arrangements for multimodal transport network and traffic management, in view of further regulatory and policy actions. High market adoption and transferability of innovations to different ecosystems.

Furthering the development of a materials acceleration platform for sustainable batteries (combining AI, big data, autonomous synthesis robotics, high throughput testing) (Batteries Partnership) EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Batteries have complex and dynamic processes taking place in and between materials and at the interfaces/interphases within a battery cell. For each new battery chemistry explored, new challenges in understanding these processes are revealed. To accelerate the finding of new material’s and their combinations for both existing and future battery chemistries the iterative and fragmented trial and error approach used today needs to be replaced since it is slow and insufficient. To accelerate the discovery of battery interfaces, materials and new sustainable concepts with high energy and/or power performance there is a need to develop a fully autonomous and chemistry neutral Materials Acceleration Platform (MAP) for battery materials and interfaces. This is a key and long-term challenge for European battery community. The aim is to integrate advanced multi-scale computational modelling, materials synthesis, characterisation and testing to perform closed-loop autonomous materials findings and interphase engineering that would accelerate by at least a factor of five the discovery of new battery chemistries with ultra-high performances. Building upon the shared data infrastructure, standards and protocols developed in the BATTERY 2030+ initiative, this call topic addresses the need of increasing the level of autonomy in the MAP-based discovery and development process. The proposal should also cover the contribution and collaboration to the BATTERY 2030+ large scale initiative.

Smarter buildings for better energy performance EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: More innovative, affordable, user-friendly and accessible products and systems to continuously monitor and improve the energy performance of buildings. Increased building energy performance through the optimisation and integration of different technologies, including renewable energy and storage, and services. Easier and more systematic use smart products and services to achieve savings where energy renovation is not an option. Higher replicability to increase number of buildings with smart building devices and digital infrastructure resulting in a higher smart readiness rating.

Demand response in energy-efficient residential buildings EU 06.09.2022 CET

ExpectedOutcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes: Increased potential benefits, trust and acceptability of demand-response solutions for residential consumers. Advanced asset control and aggregation approaches that enable the participation of residential buildings in commercial demand response. Expanded pool of assets relevant for demand response in the residential sector.

CIVITAS 2030 - Coordination and support for EU funded urban mobility innovation EU 06.09.2022 CET

Together with initiatives of ELTIS and the European Mobility Week, CIVITAS is part of the EU policy on urban mobility as a key flagship encouraging innovation at local level. Since 2002 it acts as an open platform that facilitates research, the uptake of innovative solutions, the validation of research results, the exchange of knowledge and best practices, and common learning in the area of urban mobility and transport. The project selected under this topic will help to ensure the long-term support for the CIVITAS projects offering governance, and an organisational and logistical framework that guarantees the wide dissemination and take up of urban mobility project results.