Preliminary announcement on the upcoming international joint research call: “Sustainable Hydrogen Technology as Affordable and Clean Energy”

Within the European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan, the French National Research Agency (ANR), together with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and 13 other European partners, pre-announces the upcoming international joint research call « Sustainable Hydrogen Technology as Affordable and Clean Energy ». The call is expected to be launched in May 2021.

EIG CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative aiming at support and enhance science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between European countries and Japan. Former ERA-NET program from 2011 to 2014, EIG CONCERT-Japan works as an independent collaboration since 2015.

The 8th Joint Call of the EIG CONCERT-Japan focuses on research around the development of sustainable hydrogen technology. This includes tackling research challenges related to hydrogen production, usage and storage. A close consideration will be given to proposals that promote energy security and environmental quality.

This call is supported by the following organizations: 

  • Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF, Bulgaria)
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS, Czech Republic)
  • Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS, Czech Republic)
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, Germany)
  • National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH, Hungary) 
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST, Japan)
  • Agency for Science, Innovation & Technology (MITA, Lithuania)
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN, Norway)
  • National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR, Poland)
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS, Slovakia)
  • Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI, Spain)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland)
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK, Turkey)


  • Research projects must be in the field of sustainable hydrogen technology
  • Each project consortium must consist of at least three (3) partners from 3 countries, including Japan and two (2) different European countries.
  • Research projects will be funded for 36 months

More information on the EIG CONCERT-Japan website

ANR Contacts:

Mélanie Lorion
+ 33-1 73 54 82 37

Pascal Bain

Last updated on 05 May 2021
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