ERA-MIN

Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy

ERA-MIN 3 Call 2021


Topics

Topic 1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
​​1.1: Exploration
1.2: Mining operations
1.3: Mine closure and reclamation

Topic 2. Circular Design
2.1: Product design for increased raw material efficiency
2.2: Product design for reuse or extended durability of product
2.3: Product design to promote recycling
2.4: Product design for critical materials substitution

Topic 3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
​3.1: Increase resource efficiency in resource intensive production processes
3.2: Increase resource efficiency through recycling of residues or remanufacturing of used products and components
3.3: Increase resource efficiency using information and communication technologies (ICT)

Topic 4. Recycling and Re-use ofEnd-of-LifeProductsRecycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
4.1: End-of-life products collection and (reverse) logistics
4.2: End-of-life products pre-processing: pre-treatment, dismantling, sorting, characterisation
4.3: Reuse, repair, refurbishing, repurposing and remanufacturing of End-of-Life products
4.4: Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products
4.5: Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life immovable assets
4.6: Increase recycling or reuse through information and communication technologies (ICT)

Topic 5: Cross-cutting topics
5.1: New business models (implementing circular economy aspects)
5.2: Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment
5.3: Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials
5.4: Health safety issues


Participating countries

  • EU countries/regions and research funding organisations:
    Belgium-Flanders (FWO and Hermesfond/VLAIO); Belgium-Wallonia (SPW-Recherche); Bulgaria (BNSF); Czech Republic (TA CR); Estonia (ETAg); Finland (Business Finland); France (ADEME and ANR); Germany (BMBF/JÜLICH); Ireland (GSI/EPA), Italy (MUR); Poland (NCBR); Portugal (FCT); Romania (UEFISCDI); Slovakia (SAS); Slovenia (MIZS); Spain (AEI and CDTI); Spain – Navarra (CFNA); Sweden (Vinnova).
  • EU Associated country: Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • Non-EU countries: Canada-Québec (PRIMA-Québec) and South-Africa (DSI).

General conditions for application

This call for proposals is aimed at all actors in the raw materials value chain, including universities, research institutes, companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public authorities that can contribute to the objectives of ERA-MIN3 and who meet the eligibility criteria, as well as national/regional regulations.

A consortium must consist of at least three project partners eligible and requesting funding from the participating Funding Organisations of at least three different countries whereof at least two are an EU Member State or an Associated Country participating in the Call. Please note that not all participating Funding Organisations are EU Member States, namely Canada (Québec) and South Africa and the only EU Associated Country participating in the call is Turkey.

For more information please consult the complete Call Text.


Partner search tools

A new ERA-MIN3 Partner Search Tool is now live. The partnering tool helps you to find cooperation possibilities within the ERA-MIN Joint Calls. It can be used in the following ways:

  • Post a Partner Offer/Request
  • Search List of Partner Offers/Requests posted by others

Other online partner search tools are available here or you can use TA CR Partenring Tool.


Electronic submission system

Link to access to the ESS: https://www.submission-era-min.eu/call2021/


Documents

Documents for Czech applicants are here in section “Dokumenty”. All documents proving the eligibility of the Czech applicant must be sent to TACR data box (ID: afth9xp) within the same deadline as pre-proposals.

Please fill in the subject line as: „Horizon2020 – ERA-MIN 3 Call 2021– prokázání způsobilosti – akronym projektu“.


About ERA-MIN 3

ERA-MIN3, starting officially on December 1, 2020, is a global, innovative and flexible pan-European network of 26 European and non-European research funding organisations, aiming to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation programmes on non-fuel and non-food raw materials (metallic, construction, and industrial minerals). ERA-MIN3 builds on the experience of the H2020 ERA-MIN 2 (2016-2022) and FP7 ERA-NET ERA-MIN (2011-2015).

The EU Co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call 2021 will be the first joint call of the ERA-NET Cofund ERA-MIN3, to be  officially launched on the 15th of January, 2021, and will count with an indicative budget of €19 Million.

ERA-MIN 3 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 101003575.

ERA-MIN 2 Call 2019

Launch of the Call November 28, 2019
Deadline for proposal submission March 12, 2020
Notification of accepted proposals June 2020
Indicative Call budget of TA CR € 1 000 000
Applicants research organizations and enterprises
Website era-min.eu


TA CR Contact Person

  • Kateřina Volfová
  • katerina.volfova@tacr.cz
  • +420 234 611 629

Topics

  1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
    • Exploration
    • Mining operations
    • Mine closure and reclamation
  2. Design
    • Product design for increased raw material efficiency
    • Product design for reuse or extended durability of products
    • Product design to promote recycling
    • Product design for critical materials substitution
  3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing
    • Increase resource efficiency in resource intensive production processes
    • Increase resource efficiency through recycling of residues or remanufacturing of used products and components
    • Increase resource efficiency using information and communication technologies (ICT)
  4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
    • End-of-life products collection and (reverse) logistics
    • End-of-life products pre-processing: pre-treatment, dismantling, sorting, characterisation,
    • Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products
    • Increase recycling of End-of-Life products through information and communication technologies (ICT)
  5. Cross-cutting topics:
    • New business models (implementing circular economy aspects)
    • Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment
    • Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials

Participating countries

  • EU countries/regions:
    Belgium-Brussels; Belgium-Flanders; Belgium-Wallonia; Czech Republic, Finland; France; Greece; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden
  • EU Associated country: Turkey
  • Non-EU countries: Canada-Québec, Chile and South Africa

General conditions for application

  • Joint Call is for universities, research institutes, companies, NGOs and public authorities.
  • A consortium must consist of at least three project partners eligible and requesting funding from the participating Funding Organisations of at least two different countries whereof one is an EU Member State or an Associated Country (Turkey) participating in the Call.
  • Applicants requesting funding are obliged to check with their national/regional contact point about the relevant national/regional regulations prior to application.
  • Organisations from countries/regions not participating in the Call can be partners of the consortium on the condition that they provide evidence of the availability of their own funds.
  • Consortia involving both academic and industrial organisations are particularly encouraged.
  • Consortia covering the entire innovation chain from idea to end-user/market are considered positive as well as consortia with actors traditionally working in other industries, so that more ground-breaking innovations can be created through new approaches.

Partner search tools


Electronic submission system

Link to access to the ESS: https://www.submission-era-min.eu/call3


Documents

  • Call documents

Documents for Czech applicants are here in section “Dokumenty”.


About ERA-MIN 2

ERA-MIN 2 is a Pan-European, global, innovative and flexible network of 21 public research and innovation funding organisations of EU countries and regions and non-EU countries that aims to develop the non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials sector: metallic, construction and industrial minerals. ERA-MIN 2 has successfully implemented two joint calls (2017 and 2018) for collaborative R&I projects and as a result a total of 28 transnational projects were supported with €21.1 million of public funding and €28.7 million total costs.

ERA-MIN 2 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 730238.