The EU co-funded ERA-MIN Joint Call 2021 is the first joint call of ERA-MIN3 which is co-funded by the European Commission. For information on the statistics and the 57 transnational R&I projects funded under ERA-MIN and ERA-MIN2 calls, please check the website.
The scope of the 2021 Call is needs-driven research addressing non-fuel, non-food raw materials: metallic minerals; construction materials; industrial minerals. The five main call topics, and the subtopics, are:
1.2: Mining operations
1.3: Mine closure and reclamation
2.1: Product design for increased raw material efficiency
2.2: Product design for reuse or extended durability of product
2.3: Product design to promote recycling
2.4: Product design for critical materials substitution
3.1: Increase resource efficiency in resource intensive production processes
3.2: Increase resource efficiency through recycling of residues or remanufacturing of used products and components
3.3: Increase resource efficiency using information and communication technologies (ICT)
4.1: End-of-life products collection and (reverse) logistics
4.2: End-of-life products pre-processing: pre-treatment, dismantling, sorting, characterisation
4.3: Reuse, repair, refurbishing, repurposing and remanufacturing of End-of-Life products
4.4: Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life products
4.5: Recovery of raw materials from End-of-life immovable assets
4.6: Increase recycling or reuse through information and communication technologies (ICT)
5.1: New business models (implementing circular economy aspects)
5.2: Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment
5.3: Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials
5.4: Health safety issues
Proposals can only address one main topic and more than one of the 20 sub-topics, subject to national/regional regulations. The inclusion of the cross-cutting topics in proposals is of added value. Please check in advance which are the topics and sub-topics eligible for funding in your country/region in Call Text.
A new ERA-MIN3 Partner Search Tool is now live. The partnering tool helps you to find cooperation possibilities within the ERA-MIN Joint Calls. It can be used in the following ways:
Other online partner search tools are available at: https://www.era-min.eu/partner-search
EU countries/regions (research funding organisations): Belgium-Flanders (FWO and Hermesfond/VLAIO); Belgium-Wallonia (SPW-Recherche); Bulgaria (BNSF); Czech Republic (TA CR); Estonia (ETAg); Finland (Business Finland); France (ADEME and ANR); Germany (BMBF/JÜLICH); Ireland (GSI/EPA), Italy (MUR); Poland (NCBR); Portugal (FCT); Romania (UEFISCDI); Slovakia (SAS); Slovenia (MIZS); Spain (AEI and CDTI); Spain – Navarra (CFNA); Sweden (Vinnova).
EU Associated country: Turkey (TUBITAK)
Non-EU countries: Canada-Québec (PRIMA-Québec) and South-Africa (DSI).
For further information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat (eramin(at)fct.pt).
Updated information, Call Text and other call documents will be available from 15th January 2021 at https://www.era-min.eu/joint-call/era-min-joint-call-2021