Open Call in ERA-NET Cofund on Raw Materials (ERA-MIN 2) - Deadline 12 March 2020

The ERA-NET Cofund on Raw Materials (ERA-MIN 2) has published a call with deadline 12 March 2020.

Deadline: 12 March 2020

Publication Date:

15 November 2019

Short Call Abstract:

The scope of the 2019 Joint Call is needs-driven research addressing all aspects of the non-energy non-agricultural raw materials life cycle covering both primary and secondary resources. The five main topics and sub-topics are:

❖ Topic 1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining

Sub-topics: Exploration; Mining operations; Mine closure and reclamation

❖ Topic 2. Design

Sub-topics: Product design for: increased raw material efficiency; for reuse or extended durability of product; to promote recycling; for critical materials substitution

❖ Topic 3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing

Sub-topics: Increase resource efficiency: in resource intensive production processes; through recycling of residues or remanufacturing of used products and components; using information and communication technologies (ICT)

❖ Topic 4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-life products

Sub-topics: End-of-life products: collection and (reverse) logistics; pre-processing: pre-treatment, dismantling, sorting, characterisation; Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products; Increase recycling of End-of – Life products through information and communications technologies (ICT)

❖ Topic 5. Cross-cutting topics

Sub-topics: New business models; Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment; Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials

Expertise from social scientists is essential!

SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines): Social acceptance, social impact, societal benefits, social acceptance
Specific participation requirements:

19 Funding Organisations have agreed to allocate national/regional budgets for the Joint Call 2019:

Innoviris - Belgium

FWO - Belgium

Hermesfonds/VLAIO - Belgium

SPW-Wallonia - Belgium

FRQNT - Canada

CONICYT – Chile (to be confirmed)

TA CR - Czech Republic

Finland Business - Finland

ADEME - France

ANR - France

GSRT - Greece

NCBR - Poland

FCT - Portugal

UEFISCDI - Romania

SAS - Slovakia

MIZS - Slovenia

DST – South Africa

Vinnova - Sweden

TUBITAK - Turkey