Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Joint Call 2022 is open

The first joint call of the DUT Partnership – the  DUT Call 2022 –  opens on 21 September and offers opportunities for transnational and transdisciplinary cooperation along and across the three DUT Transition Pathways.

The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. The challenges are grouped into three themes called Transition Pathways: Positive Energy Districts (PED), the 15-Minute City (15mC) and Circular Urban Economies (CUE). Deadline for pre-proposals submission is  21 November 2022, 13:00 CET.

TA CR will support Czech applicants in these topisc:

Positive Energy Disctricts Pathway (PED):

1. Energy communities – energy transition driven by civil society
2. Energy flexibility strategies – technological, legal, societal challenges
3. Energy efficiency in existing urban structures

15-Minutes City Pathway (15mC):

2. Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts (and beyond)

Pathway Positive Energy Districts aims to optimise  the local energy system through energy efficiency, flexibility and local energy generation from renewables in actions towards the (urban) energy transition and climate-neutrality and mainstreaming these actions in urban planning processes. Pathway 15-Minutes City focusses on rethinking the existing mobility system and urban morphology to encourage sustainable mobility choices, redistribute urban space and reorganise our daily activities to make our cities more climate neutral, liveable and inclusive.

The rules of the call for Czech applicants are based on the EPSILON programme. This call is financed from the National Recovery Plan within component 5.2 entitled “Support for research and development in companies and introduction of innovations into business practice” and its investment “Aid for research and development in synergy effects with the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation”. The total financial amount of TA CR support for the call for Czech applicants in international projects is EUR 1,600,000. The maximum financial amount of support per project is EUR 250,000. The maximum intensity of support for the Czech side of the project is 85% of the total eligible costs of the project.

Participating countries:

Austria (FFG); Belgium (F.R.S.-FNRS, VLAIO, FWO, Innoviris); Bulgaria (BNSF); Czech Republic (TA CR); Denmark (IFD); Estonia (ETAg, MKM); Finland(BF); France (ADEME, ANR); Iceland (Rannis); Italy (MiSE, MUR); Cyprus (RIF); Lithuania (LMT); Latvia (LCS); Hungary (NKFIH); Germany (DLR, FZJ-PtJ); Greece (GSRI); Latvia (LCS); Netherlands (MINBZK, NWO, NWO-SIA); Norway (RCN); Poland (NCBR); Portugal (CCDR-C, FCT – to be confirmed); Romania (UEFISCDI); Slovenia (ARRS); Spain (AEI, CDTI); Sweden (SWEA, Formas, Vinnova); Switzerland (Innosuisse, SNSF, DETEC); Turkey (TUBITAK); Great Britain (UKRI)

Each proposal must be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least three eligible Applicants from at least three different participating countries. Form more information read Call text.

We will introduce more information about this Joint Call at Czech-Polish Workshop on European Partnerships – CET, DUT & Water4All on October 4, 2022. More infromation about the event here.

For more information visit www.tacr.cz/en or www.dutpartnership.eu.