The call will be funded by the budget allocated by each participating national/regional funding organization. The Norwegian funding organization is The Research Council of Norway (RCN). National/regional funding regulations will apply.
CONCERT-Japan is an international ERA-NET initiative under the EU FP7. The objective is to coordinate and enhance the science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between the European countries and Japan.
Research projects with an innovative dimension will be funded for a period of 2 years. The research projects are expected to have mobility and networking dimensions apart from the core research component.
Only project consortiums will be eligible for funding. It is required that consortiums applying for this call should consist of at least 3 partners, 1 from Japan and 2 from two different European countries participating in the call.
For more information on the call, please refer to CONCERT-Japan website.
CONCERT-Japan Conference and Partnering Events
Two different Conference and Partnering Events will take place prior to the Joint Call. The events will provide detailed information on the Joint Call and offer possibilities of networking and exchange of project ideas. The two events will be:
Tokyo (Japan), 10-11 September 2012,
focused on the theme of Resilience against Disasters
Milan (Italy), 27-28 September 2012,
focused on the theme of Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution
Researchers are advised to check the draft description of both themes for more information on their scope through CONCERT-Japan website.
Contact at the CONCERT-Japan Joint Call Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for the Tokyo event on Resilience against Disaster: email@example.com
Contact for the Milan event on Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the draft description of the call topics on CONCERT-Japan website is not definitive and the funding organizations reserve the right to make any changes on them until the launch of the call in September 2012.