The following funding opportunities from the European Commission have approaching proposal deadlines:
Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Phase 1 2014 (H2020-SMEINST-1-2014)
Topic: Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs
Specific challenge: Research results should be taken up by industry, harvesting the hitherto untapped potential of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and processing technologies. The goal is to create added value by creatively combining existing research results with other necessary elements,to transfer results across sectors where applicable, to accelerate innovation and eventually create profit or other benefits. The research should bring the technology and production to industrial readiness and maturity for commercialisation after the project. More...
Next deadline: 24-09-2014
Integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest (H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015)
Specific challenge: European researchers need effective and convenient access to the best research infrastructures in order to conduct research for the advancement of knowledge and technology. The aim of this action is to bring together, integrate on European scale, and open up key national and regional research infrastructures to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development. More...