Selected – 2024

M-era.Net - From materials science and engineering to innovation for Europe - 2023

Within the framework of ERA-NET Cofund M-era.Net 3, the French National Research Agency (ANR), in partnership with around 50 funding organizations from 36 different countries, launches a new call for proposals on materials science and engineering: M-ERA.NET 2023 (2024 edition for the ANR).

ERA-NET for research and innovation on materials and battery technologies, supporting the European Green Deal

Established in 2012, the M-era.Net consortium has federated a vast network on materials research, allowing collaboration between the main academic and industrial research partners of European and non-European countries and regions. The supported projects have facilitated the generation of knowledge, ranging from basic research to innovative industrial applications.

In recent years, significant efforts have been made to ensure industry can meet the challenges in terms of new materials, as well as products and processes required. The M-era.Net Call 2023 aims more specifically to meet the societal challenges et technological needs with a multidisciplinary approach. Indeed, advanced materials have been classified under the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) plan as Key Enabling Technologies (KET), with a wide range of products applications such as improving energy and resource efficiency.

In addition, the call highlights the EU's commitment for a circular economy and sustainable development goals, in line with the adoption by the European Commission of a new circular economy package, to help European businesses and consumers.

A call for proposals focused on 3 main topics for the ANR

The objective of this call is to promote a community of academic and industrial researchers, at European and international level. Research activities may focus on a wide range of topics along the value chain in the domain of materials science and engineering.

The M-ERA.NET call will feature 6 main topics (three eligible for ANR):

  • Topic 1: Sustainable advanced materials for energy
  • Topic 2: Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces (not funded by ANR)
  • Topic 3: High performance composites (not funded by ANR)
  • Topic 4: Functional materials
  • Topic 5: Advanced materials and technologies for health applications (not funded by ANR)
  • Topic 6: Next generation materials for advanced electronics

For the detailed topic descriptions and their respective TRL ranges see the call text.

The call text, also containing the list of countries and regions participating in this call, is available on the M-era.Net Call 2023 website.

Partners of the selected proposals will be funded directly by their respective national or regional organizations (agencies or departments). As a result, national/regional regulations apply in addition to joint call rules.

In particular, applicants to ANR funding should carefully read the document "Appendix for Partners requesting funding from ANR", available on this page.

Opening : 2023-03-15 at 09:00 CET
Deadline for pre-proposals submission : 2023-05-16 at 12:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2023-11-21 at 12:00 CET

Submission procedures

Projects submission and evaluation will take place in two steps, in cooperation between all funding partners. Project pre-proposal and proposals must be written in English and have to be submitted by the Coordinator on the submission website respecting requested format and terms, available online on the website

Only pre-proposals selected after the first evaluation step will be allowed to submit a full proposal.

Partners requesting funding from ANR invited to stage 2 will be contacted by email (deadlines and precise address will be specified) to submit their full proposal to the ANR platform.


Contact for supranational questions:

Along the selection process, the call secretariat (email address: office(at) is the contact point for all applicants.

National contact points – ANR :


Aymen Ben Amor

Scientific advisor for the ANR

Paolo Bondavalli


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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