Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

First ever European-African joint call for proposals

In January, the first ever joint European-African call for proposals will be issued. Norway will participate in the thematic area of renewable energy.

The call is being issued by the ERA-net with Africa, “ERAfrica”, under the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and will encompass the thematic areas of Renewable Energies, Interfacing Challenges and New Ideas.

Norway’s participation in ERAfrica will be under the administration of the Research Council of Norway.

Broad-based cooperation on renewable energy

In addition to Norway, the other European countries participating in the area of renewable energy are Finland, Turkey and Belgium/Flanders. The African participants are Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

At present, the overall budget for this thematic area is EUR 4.2 million.

According to the concept of the programme, at least two European partners from a minimum of two participating countries will establish a consortium with at least two African partners from a minimum of two countries, and together they will apply for research funding.

Formal call to be issued 15 January

Pending the formal call for proposals to be issued on 15 January, a pre-announcement which gives potential applicants a general idea of the call’s content has been published.

Funding will be distributed according to the “just return” principle, meaning that the participants in the projects awarded funding will receive the allocations from their respective national member institutions in the ERAfrica programme.

 

Jan. M. Haakonsen

 

More information about the call for proposals is available on the ERAfrica website . In addition, each participating country has appointed an ERAfrica Information Point (EIP) who may be consulted about the programme. The EIP for Norway is Jan M. Haakonsen at the Research Council.

Associated companies:


Related news

Latest news

CLOUD COMPUTING, FISHTALK & AKVA CONNECT - SOLUTIONS & AMBITIONS

In partnership with key customers, 

Students design autonomous containers to disrupt sea freight of aquaculture products

Along with eight other graduates, he has developed SEAtrue, 

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

“We’ve seen similar results in several other digitalization initiatives we’ve had lately. 

DNV GL and Siemens lead the way in asset lifecycle management for the oil and gas industry

In collaboration with Siemens, 

Eimskip strengthens its worldwide forwarding services by acquiring the logistics company SHIP-LOG A/S in Denmark

Eimskip has strengthened its position in worldwide logistics services by acquiring 75% of the freight forwarding company SHIP-LOG. 

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway!

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway! The entire shipbuilding and fabricating facility is closing and more than 500 lots is on sale.

Servogear CPP for Seasight II - Future of the Fjords

We are proud to announce that Servogear has been chosen for the delivery of Servogear...

TechnipFMC Signs Agreement with Pall to Supply Slurry Oil Filtration Systems for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units

The associated activities will be managed by TechnipFMC Process Technology’s center in Houston,

10 Million kroner for verification funding

The Norwegian Research Council has granted 10 million...