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MERA.NET (EN)

MERA.NET supports ambitious, transnational R & D projects in the area of material science and engineering. A new call will be launched in the spring of 2019.

What?

MERA.NET 2 is an ERA.NET project under CO-FUND (H2020) that aims to stimulate cooperation between European research and innovation funding organisations within the field of materials science and engineering.

Composition of the consortium

The network comprises 41 public support agencies from 28 countries, including 29 national, 12 regional and 4 international organisations.

An M-ERA project consortium consists of at least three partners from two different countries or regions. Specific criteria apply to each country or region. Please contact the granting agencies in each country or region in which aid is requested prior to submission.

This ERA network runs from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2021 and builds on the experience acquired in the previous M.ERA.NET project that ran from 1 February 2012 to 31 January 2016.

Committed programmes

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship participates with its funding instruments for research projects and development project. Projects must meet a number of specific criteria to be admissible.

Process

The evaluation takes place in 2 phases. When participating in a call, the project manager of the international M-ERA.NET project must submit a pre-proposal to M-ERA.NET at the specified limit date. The Flemish participant who requests support from VLAIO must simultaneously submit a VLAIO Annex to VLAIO. After the "extended eligibility" by the granting agencies involved, the retained project proposals are invited to submit a full proposal, which is then centrally evaluated by MERA.NET 2.

Target group

The target group of MERA.NET 2 is broad and generally focuses on companies, universities and research institutes that want to carry out a challenging and risky R & D project together with foreign partners. Flemish participants who request support from VLAIO must meet the conditions for a research or development project. The main applicant for Flanders should be a Flanders-based company, a research organisation can only participate as a partner or subcontractor of that Flanders-based company.

More information?

Contact person: paul.schreurs@vlaio.be, T +32 2 4324285

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