MESRI (via ANR) and BMBF launch a Call for Proposals on energy storage and distribution.
In order to implement the Paris agreement (COP21), Europe needs to establish a sustainable energy system before 2050. This transition requires active research and development effort towards innovative efficient and smart solutions for energy supply, distribution and usage.
MESRI and BMBF are willing to support this effort by strengthening the Franco-German cooperation in energy research, in order to stimulate the innovation processes in Germany and France.
In particular, both sides strive to put into practice what has been agreed between the Ministers Vidal and Wanka at the last Franco-German Ministerial Council on July 13th, 2017:
Funding will be provided to collaborative projects between German and French partners that conduct application-oriented basic research (TRL 1-5) aiming at highly innovative, cross-sectoral solutions for economically, ecologically and socially sustainable and secure energy storage and distribution in France, Germany and Europe.
This call features two main topics:
The call is aimed at research institutions (university or non-university research) and companies. The involvement of partners along the entire innovation chain from research to industry to end users is encouraged to support the practical relevance of the developed solutions.
The consortium of each proposal shall consist of at least four partners:
Submission and selection procedures
Projects submission and evaluation will take place in one step.
Projects have to be submitted on both national plateforms at ANR and PjT Julich (in charge of the management of the call on the German side) before the 9th of January 2019 (13:00 for ANR, midnight for PjT Julich).
They will be evaluated by a Peer Review Panel constituted of internationally recognised scientific experts and set up conjointly by ANR and BMBF.
Partners of the selected projects will be funded directly by their respective national organizations (ANR for French partners and BMBF for German partners). As a result, national regulations apply: in particular French partners should read carefully the document "Terms for French participants".