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Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

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Public consultation: European research and innovation programmes 2014-2027

Yesterday the Commission launched the public consultation on the past, present and future of the EU’s Horizon research and innovation programmes 2014-2027. With this consultation, the Commission is collecting input which will be used for: The ex-post evaluation of Horizon 2020 The mid-term evaluation of Horizon Europe The Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027 The public consultation allows participants to: Point out the achievements and shortcomings of the previous EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, its relevance and the procedures associated with the application process and funding management; Express views on Horizon Europe’s design and implementation up until now; Identify future priorities for Horizon Europe’s Strategic Plan 2025-2027, providing inputs on emerging research and innovation needs, on synergies across EU programmes, etc. The consultation will be closed in February 2023. More information can be found in the news article of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. The online consultation can be accessed via EU Survey. For any question related to the consultation, please contact

Climate, Energy, Mobility  

Virtual Hackathon of CEF projects

The consortia of the Dydas & Spotted projects (co-financed by the CEF) are organising a virtual hackathon. The CEF Projects Virtual Hackathon is a competition for innovative ideas aimed at developing new smart services/solutions/applications in the sector of Smart Mobility, Urban Green Areas Management, and Open Data (including Satellite Data and Earth Observation Data). Two main challenges are proposed:  DYDAS consortium: Smart Mobility & Smart Cities (Shed Light-on red traffic lights) SPOTTED consortium: Satellite & Open Data (Shed Light-on urban greenery status) Selected solutions will be presented in front of a jury, with prizes up to €5.000 for each challenge. The deadline to submit is January 17, 2023. More information (challenge details, etc.) can be found on the main website. A detailed terms and conditions is also available here.

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MSCA for non-academic sector information webinar: programme updated + registration still open!

This information webinar on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) for non-academic sector is organised by the MSCA National Contact Points (NCPs) in Belgium (NCP-FNRS, NCP Flanders and NCP Federal BE) and NCP Wallonia to inform potential applicants from non-academic host institutions. The target audience of this webinar is the non-academic sector which is any socio-economic actor not included in the academic sector and fulfilling the requirements of the Horizon Europe Rules for Participation (available here), including industry, business and SMEs. Under academic sector fall public or private higher education establishments, public or private non-profit research organisations and International European Research Organisations. The webinar will cover the three following MSC Actions, which can be of high interest for the non-academic sector: MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA PF), which funds post-doctoral researchers from all scientific fields. Supported researchers have a PhD and a maximum of 8 years of post-PhD research experience. Host institutions need to be located in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country; MSCA Doctoral Networks (MSCA DN), which supports consortia of at least 3 different entities in different EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, from various research and innovation areas (bottom-up approach). Supported researchers are doctoral candidates of any nationality ; MSCA Staff Exchanges (MSCA SE), which funds short-term international and inter-sectoral exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation activities of participating organisations. The calls for proposals for these three actions have the following opening and closing dates: MSCA PF: the 2023 call should open on the 12th of April and close on the 13th of September 2023 MSCA DN: the 2023 call should open on the 30th of May and close on the 28th of November 2023 MSCA SE: published since the 6th of October, this call will close on the 8th of March 2023 Participation to this webinar is free but restricted to researchers wishing to apply with a Belgian Host Institution, or staff members of Belgian entities. Registration is mandatory. Programme 11.20 Welcome 11.30 Postdoctoral Fellowships modalities - Julien Giordani, DN call coordinator, European Research Executive Agency, MSCA DN project management unit 11.50 Q&A 12.00 Staff Exchanges modalities - Francesca Pierantozzi and Sandra Pinto-Marques, project officers, European Research Executive Agency, MSCA SE project management unit 12.20 Q&A 12.30 Doctoral Networks modalities - Julien Giordani, DN call coordinator, European Research Executive Agency, MSCA DN project management unit 12.50 Q&A 13.00 Doctoral Networks testimony – Ridha Harzallah, John Cockerill, participant in the Doctoral Network project TOPCSP 13.15 Q&A 13.25 Closure of the webinar Programme and registration form


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Autoship - a new and durable way of freight transport

Autoship is, as the name suggests, an acronym for autonomous ship. Just like with self-driving cars, the possibilities of an unmanned boat seem endless. It can create more efficient freight transport, around the clock deliveries and these are just a few of the examples. The project has two societal challenges.

At first, De Vlaamse Waterweg was a bit hesitant as their experience with FP7 or Horizon 2020 projects was limited and they had not been very successful up until then. The fact that they were already doing basic research on the topic of autonomous boats, and the administrative help of NCP FLanders helped De Vlaamse waterweg to cross the line and get involved.


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