Opportunities

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External funding

Air Liquide Scientific Challenge Edition 3

Air Liquide invites the scientific & innovation communities to propose disruptive solutions to decarbonize the industrial ecosystems, based on the Essential Small Molecules, Data and related technologies. The Air Liquide Scientific Challenge aims to identify up to 3 laureates. A scientific prize of €50,000 will be awarded to each of the laureate teams at the end of 2023. Moreover, the Group will support collaborations (up to four years) with a total funding up to €1 million to develop the selected scientific proposals and transform them into market-tailored technologies.

Deadline: 10th March 2023

HORIZON-JTI-CLEANH2-2023-01-04: Photoelectrochemical (PEC) and/or Photocatalytic (PC) production of hydrogen

Projects are expected to contribute to:
• Development of breakthrough technologies able to harvest the renewable energy source potential in the EU regions and neighbourhoods;
• Strengthening the solar-energy conversion technologies EU value-chain;
• Contribute to the demonstration of the first scalable photo(electro)chemical system by 2028;
• Execution of techno-economic analyses and/or technology-transfer scenarios.

Deadline: 18th April 2023

Innovation Fund. Third call for large-scale projects

With a budget doubled to EUR 3 billion, this third call counts four topics, three of which are part of REPowerEU:

  • Innovative electrification in industry and hydrogen (budget: EUR 1 billion)
  • Clean tech manufacturing  (budget: EUR 700 million)
  • “Mid-sized pilots” projects for validating, testing and optimising highly innovative solutions (budget: EUR 300 million)
  • General decarbonisation (budget: EUR 1 billion).

Deadline: 16 March 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

Funding and support services for the photonics EU ecosystem

PhotonHub Europe  is a pan-European photonics innovation hub funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 program, which helps European SMEs and mid-caps to increase competitiveness through an accelerated deployment of photonics-based technologies (downloadable leaflet). PhotonHub’s sister program, ACTPHAST for Researchers, is specifically designed to providing access for photonics and non-photonics researchers to the advanced photonics technology platforms.

Read more about these initiatives here. 

Endorsement letter

Are you preparing a proposal and your project falls in the scope of sustainable fuels and chemicals?

Get a suport letter from SUNERGY to enhance your project’s proposal!

You can now apply for a SUNERGY support letter for your project if it fits the SUNERGY scope and if at least half of the consortium members are SUNERGY supporters (or Energy-X / SUNRISE supporters who want to become SUNERGY supporters). Please get in touch with us via contact@sunergy-initiative.eu. We will need information about the call, an abstract and a description of the consortium to decide if the project is aligned with the initiative’s goals. Please, send the information at least two weeks before the call deadline.

Jobs outside

Communications Officer

The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is seeking a Project Communications Officer. This position will be funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101058481, SUNER-C. The communications officer will mainly focus on a new European Coordination and Support Action (CSA), SUNER-C, implementing the actions described in the Communication and Dissemination work package of the project, with the objectives of involving relevant stakeholders in the action and attracting large public support. This position will be a key role in ensuring that this project informs public knowledge, debate and decision-making in accelerating the development of solar fuels and chemicals.

To know more about the job position, read here.

Sustainability and Certification Manager

Climeworks, which is member of CO2 Value Europe, is looking for a Sustainability and Certification Manager (80 – 100%) to help elevate the company’s emissions reporting to compliance level in view of the incoming 2025 regulations.

To know more about the job position, read here.