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Planned opening 11 May 2017. Deadline: 07 Sep 2017, 17:00 (Brussels time)

Proposals should  aim at moving technologies that reached already TRL 5-6 to TRL 6-7 through industrial demonstration projects in line with  EII implementation plans. Projects should target the most promising advanced liquid biofuel production pathways incorporating new or improved biochemical/thermochemical/chemical conversion together with upgrading technologies and valorisation of co-products that improve the economic viability of the fuel production. Proposals for 2017 should address one of the following: Biofuels from the carbon content in flue gases of industrial wastes through biochemical and/or biological conversion; Biofuels from aquatic biomass; Liquid biofuels from wastes and residues (forest, agricultural, the organic fraction of municipal and industrial wastes).

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Planned opening 11 May 2017. Deadline: 07 Sep 2017, 17:00 (Brussels time)

Geothermal resources at medium-high temperature can produce electricity, heat or both at competitive cost. Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) offer the opportunity to produce geothermal energy throughout Europe, including in locations where natural reservoirs are not available. In order to increase the number of geothermal installations, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) have to be demonstrated as cost-competitive, and innovative solutions are needed to allow for applications in geologic systems with different characteristics and of different origin.

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Opens: 16.01.17. Registration deadline: noon on 15.03.17. Application deadline: noon on 22.03.17

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in projects to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. They want businesses to collaborate to develop new integrated solutions and new business models. Projects may include technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development and range in size from total eligible costs of £25,000 to £5 million. Projects must show significant innovation in one of Innovate UK's priority areas: ‘smart’ infrastructure; energy systems; connected transport; urban living.

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Closing date: 13 March 2017

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. It aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative technologies in Health, Energy & Environment, Food & Drink, Materials & Enabling Technologies. The competition is a chance for small companies and universities to gain exposure for their technology, receive tailored support from the competition partners, and win up to £10k to develop great ideas.

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Closing date: Applications must be endorsed by an authorised representative of the IET or IMechE no later than 11 March 2017

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5 - 19. There are two levels of funding available. Awards of up to £5000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT) are available for standard applications to the fund, and up-to-four awards of £15,000 are available each year.

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Opening date: 06 January 2017. Closing date: 02 March 2017 at 16:00

In response to future manufacturing challenges, EPSRC is running a sandpit with a focus on New Industrial Systems to engender a radical change in the research undertaken in this field in the UK. The sandpit aims to enable UK researchers to identify and undertake research with the potential to have a transformative impact on the UK's manufacturing industries. It is expected that up to £5 million of EPSRC funding will be made available to fund research projects arising from the sandpit.

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Closing date: 28 February 2017

GIAN funds visits of foreign faculties to Indian universities to deliver teaching and explore possible collaborative research. The network is seeking applications for both short (two-week) visits and the GIAN Plus (two months up to one semester). The website does not explicitly show the GIAN Plus option, which is expected to be more research-led than the shorter programme. Clarity on this is expected soon.

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Closing date: Registration deadline midday 15 February. Application closes midday 22 February 2017

Innovate UK is investing up to £1.6 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to enhance healthcare, clean technology and infrastructure in India.  The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and India. Innovate UK and the Indian government are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

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Deadline: ongoing

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train to gain experience and volunteer abroad.

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Deadline: apply any time

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help SME businesses in Scotland become resource efficient and create a more circular economy. Sectors of interest include the bioeconomy (food & drink) and energy infrastructure (oil & gas decommissioning, renewables, transmission).

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Deadline: submission of the LOI 3 months prior to the Standard Grant full proposal closing date to which the applicants plan to submit

Funding available from NERC and International funding bodies in the USA ($500k), Brazil, Luxembourg. Check individual call details.

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This scheme is aimed at helping Scottish based SMEs explore opportunities and activities, with the assistance of a Scottish Higher Education Institute, approximately six months prior to submitting applications for particular schemes or calls under Horizon 2020 European Funding.

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This fund supports talented researchers who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team to address a distinct research problem. Between £800,000 and £1 million is available over four to five years for staff salaries and associated research costs. Each institution is limited to one bid only. Universities select and provide details of their chosen candidate. Access will then be granted to the Trust’s online Grant Application System.

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Energy Catalyst

Round 4 opened on 1 April 2016 with DFID & EPSRC funding only – Energy Trilemma scope as previously, but likely to also require "relevance to needs of developing countries".

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The fairs are taking place as part of the Study in Europe project, contracted by the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture for the European Union. The project is being implemented by a consortium involving Academic Cooperation Association, Archimedes Foundation, British Council, Campus France, DAAD and EP-Nuffic.

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A number of grant opportunities, including Early Career Fellowships, visiting Professorships etc.

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Opportunity for early to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties. The secondment will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching. The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines and provides funding to cover the salary cost of the applicant, paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host. Awards can be held up to six months full-time or part time up to 12 months. The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30,000 towards the salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Call opens March 2016, Deadline:  TBC

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New Horizon 2020 Calls of relevance to CCS are mainly part of the LCE (Low-Carbon Energy) section. Find general information on H2020-LCE-2016-2017.

Horizon 2020: FET (Future and Emerging Technologies)

The successful exploration of new foundations for radically new future technologies requires supporting a large set of early stage, high-risk visionary science and technology projects to investigate new ideas. Here agile, risk-friendly and highly interdisciplinary research approaches are needed with collaborations that are open to all sciences and disciplines and that dissolve the traditional boundaries between them.

Cut-off dates: 11/5/16, 17/1/17, 27/9/17

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EUREKA Network Projects are transnational, market-driven innovative research and development projects, labelled by EUREKA and supported by the public administrations and public funding agencies that represent EUREKA in each of its 40+ member countries. To set up a EUREKA project there must be at least two partners from two different EUREKA countries. Partners can be of any type: SMEs, large companies, research institutions and universities. The network also promotes project results once the product of research reaches the market.

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Closing date: various deadlines in the Autumn

The Royal Society provides a range of grant schemes to support the UK scientific community and foster collaboration between UK based and overseas scientists. Please note that they are unable to provide funding to Masters or PhD students.

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For more information, please contact SCCS BDEs, Davey Fitch, Gordon Sim or Romain Viguier

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