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External funding

Efficient and circular artificial photosynthesis (HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-03)

Develop artificial photosynthesis solutions, which will minimize further downstream processing and increase their scalability and integration within the industrial value chain in respect of circularity.

Selected proposals will be funded with 3 to 5 million euro and are expected to achieve TRL 5 at the end of the action. Synergies are possible with SUNER-C CSA.

Deadline: 10 January 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

Development of algal and renewable fuels of non-biological origin (HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-07)

Proposals will develop and improve algal and/or non-biological renewable fuel technologies (other than for hydrogen as a final product), through developing synthetic pathways including biological, biochemical, thermochemical, electrochemical processes or combinations of them. 

Selected proposals will be funded with 5 million euro and are expected to reach TRL 4-5 at the end of the action. Synergies are possible with SUNER-C CSA.

Deadline: 10 January 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

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

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

Postdoctoral researcher at ICIQ

ICIQ is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in Prof. Antoni Llobet’s research group, in collaboration with the innovation unit CSOL. The researcher will perform activities in the development of an electrochemical sensor for organic molecules using in-house developed organometallic catalysts deposited onto the electrodes. This project is funded by “Ajuts d’Indústria del Coneixement per a l’any 2021. Modalitat B. Ajuts Producte, ref. 2021 PROD 00026” from AGAUR.

Deadline: 21 November 2022 23:00:00 Brussels time