M€ in open calls for proposals for a total Budget of 32.413 M€.
Grants for collaborative R&D Projects involving more than 2 independent entities established in 2 or more EU Member or Associated States, for the development of innovative products, services or processes.
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The objective of the ERA-NET scheme is to develop and strengthen the coordination of national and regional research programmes through two specific actions:
• ERA-NET actions - which provide a framework for actors implementing public research programmes to coordinate their activities.
• ERA-NET Plus actions - which, in a limited number of cases, can provide additional EU financial support to facilitate joint calls for proposals between national and/or regional programmes.
In 2012, the ERA-NET scheme foresees a cross-thematic call for proposals, open to challengeoriented strategic priorities. Proposals submitted to the 2012 ERA-NET call should be able to clearly demonstrate the innovation potential of the planned activities.
Participants are encouraged to adopt a global approach in their proposals and the presence of partners from relevant non-EU countries is encouraged.
The cross-thematic call will include also centrally-managed Horizontal Support Actions, aimed at optimising implementation modalities and support mechanisms applicable to trans-national R&D programme collaborations and, particularly, Joint Programming in Research.