Sustainability actions

For an effective implementation and realization of accelerated advanced manufacturing of composites in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, it is important that companies can continue their research and development on the technologies developed within the project, according to their needs and specific use cases. Additionally, the research performed by the end of the project will reveal certain gaps between the state-of-the-art and the current state-of-practice. As such, new research paths and guidelines will be defined.

Therefore, several sustainability actions are foreseen within the AACOMA project. Several follow-up projects will be defined and executed after the finalization of AACOMA. The collaboration will be open between companies with each other, or with the research partners. An overview for the funding mechanisms within the EMR region will be available for companies to guide them for funding the follow-up activities.

Finally, several workshops and matchmaking events will be organized to inform the companies of these funding mechanisms and aid the companies to define the follow-up projects based on their needs.

Who is in the EMR?

Region Limburg

VLAIO (Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. We encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship, and contribute to a favourable business climate. By being a one-stop-shop, we build a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship.

Region Limburg

FWO (Funding for scientific research)

The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) is the agency that supports ground-breaking fundamental and strategic research at the universities of the Flemish Community. The FWO also stimulates cooperation between the Flemish universities and other research institutes. Research financed by FWO, specially Strategic Basic Research, also contains an important step in the valorisation of scientific breakthroughs.

Region Limburg

SIM Flanders (Strategic initiative Materials in Flanders)

SIM contributes to the competitive position of the materials industry in Flanders by means of strengthening the scientific base, building technology platforms in relevant areas, and generating an open innovative environment for close collaboration between industry & academia.

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SPW EER, Public service of Wallonia of Economy, Employment and Research intends to help Walloon companies to strengthen their competitiveness by investing in research and innovation

DGO6, the Department of Research and Technological Development, manages the support mechanisms for applied research and technological innovation in favor of companies, universities, colleges, public research organizations and approved research centers.

Funding database

Here you can search for the various funding mechanisms within the EMR region. You can use the filters below to refine your search

ETS Innovation Fund

ETS Innovation Fund Commercial demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, aiming to bring to the market industrial solutions to decarbonise Europe and support its transition to climate neutrality. Calls for projects are focusing on: – innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy-intensive industries, including products substituting carbon-intensive ones – carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) – construction…

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HORIZON EUROPE: Innovation Action (IA)

HORIZON EUROPE: Innovation Action (IA) Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. The aim is to deliver on global challenges and industrial modernization through concerted research and innovation efforts. 5 missions are defined: 1. Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation 2. Cancer…

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HORIZON EUROPE: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

HORIZON EUROPE: Research and Innovation Action (RIA) Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. The aim is to deliver on global challenges and industrial modernization through concerted research and innovation efforts. 5 missions are defined: 1. Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation…

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Cornet CORNET is a transnational funding network that supports the implementation of international research projects in favor of SMEs. The pre-competitive character enables a large number of SMEs benefitting from one project as the research results are widely published. In general, there are no thematic boundaries – all areas of research with technological focus and…

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IraSME Ira-SME projects have the objective to strengthen the competitivity of (non-R&D-intensive) SME’s by enhancing the collaboration between SME’s from different regions and countries, and with several research institutes. The objective is to develop innovative products, processes or technical services which exceed the existing state of the art. The clearly describable project outcome has to…

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EUROSTARS EUROSTARS is a European innovation programme, set up by EUREKA, in cooperation with the European Commission. EUROSTARS is focused on research-intensive SME’s, and starts from a bottom-up principle: EUROSTARS gives the lead to the SME’s, supports small consortia and stmulates market oriented projects in themes that are defined by the SME’s.

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SMART SMART is a flexible, industry-driven EUREKA Cluster program in Advanced Manufacturing. The aim is to promote collaborative, international & close-to-market R&D&I projects. SMART as such has no means to provide funding to projects, but projects that receive a SMART-label can turn to their national or regional government for additional funding.

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M-era.NET This ERA-NET for research and innovation on materials and battery technologies, supports the European Green deal. The transnational projects funded by M-ERA.NET are expected to contribute to clean energy-related applications and battery technologies by improving the efficiency of production processes, reducing the usage of materials and energy resources and by improving materials properties such…

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COST COST is a funding organization for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions (Note: no research as such is funded!).  These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond) and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation.  COST is bottom up, this means that researchers can create…

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AiF – ZIM The aim of the programme is to sustainably increase the innovative capacity and competitiveness of SMEs. ZIM comprises different support measures: • “ZIM individual projects” • “ZIM cooperation projects” • “National ZIM innovation networks” • “International ZIM innovation networks” The programme is open to all sectors and fields of technology. Funded projects…

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NWO-Smart Industry SI2020 collaboration programme

NWO-Smart Industry SI2020 collaboration programme Within the Smart Industry program, NWO makes funding available for insightful and innovative research in the field of smart products and services that make industrial and product systems future-proof. In this research, scientists collaborate with universities of applied sciences and companies on topics at the intersection of: personalization, big data,…

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NWO-Demand-driven partnerships for consortia

NWO-Demand-driven partnerships for consortia The aim of demand-driven partnerships for consortia is to achieve social (including economic) impact on the societal challenges as defined in the mission-driven top sectors and innovation policy, by funding research carried out by consortia of knowledge institutions, public and private parties.

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NWO-Knowledge and innovation covenant: MISSION ECCM KICkstart DE-NL 2020

NWO-Knowledge and innovation covenant: MISSION ECCM KICkstart DE-NL 2020 ECCM KICkstart DE-NL is intended for short, exploratory, cross-border public-private partnership projects between the Netherlands and Germany in the field of Electrochemical Conversion and Materials, ECCM. The aim of this program is to identify the priorities for cross-border cooperation.

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NWO-National Science Agenda – Theme : Climate adaptation and health

NWO-National Science Agenda – Theme : Climate adaptation and health This call for proposals calls on knowledge institutions, civil society organizations and other interested parties to develop practice-oriented research proposals focused on the theme ‘Climate adaptation and health: A healthy living environment for people, animals and plants in times of climate change’. The consortia to…

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NWO-Human Capital – Learning communities as an innovation accelerator

NWO-Human Capital – Learning communities as an innovation accelerator This call acquires fundamental and practice-oriented knowledge about the contribution of learning communities to accelerating innovation. The research focuses on learning communities within Energy Transition & Sustainability, Health & Care, and / or ICT. The insights bring the realization of the missions of the Knowledge and…

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SPW-BEL-COO Remark: BEL-COO is formerly known as BEL-SME. This funding scheme is targeted at interregional technological development projects between SMEs in Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels. The scope of the research is broad, provided that the partners can show the clear economical value, positive impact on the respective region, and valorization of the results. Additionally, companies…

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FWO-SBO SBO supports high quality basic research with a focus on challenging, high risk, inventive, and original research, allowing a means of new knowledge utilization. The project is open to all scientific disciplines and all application fields. A significant emphasis is made on the engagement of industrial partners for the effective transfer of knowledge into…

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