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ERA-MIN

Transnational Cooperation

ERA-MIN

Network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industry

ERA-MIN is an ERA-NET network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industries, supported by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme and started on November 2011 for 4 years. It is aimed at coordinating research funding programmes to foster research in the field of sustainable supply of raw materials for European industries, in line with the «EU Raw Materials Initiative».

ERA-MIN focuses on the issues related to the three segments of the non-energy Raw materials: metallic minerals, industrial minerals and construction minerals. The topics addressed by ERA-MIN cover the entire raw materials value chain: from primary to secondary resources, substitution of critical elements, as well as cross-cutting issues like the mitigation of environmental impacts and raising public awareness.

To achieve the objectives, ERA-MIN is conducting three main activities:

  • Mapping of the European non-energy raw materials research community – public & private sectors.
  • Roadmapping research priorities & common research actions.
  • Coordinating research funding programmes in Europe and implementing joint actions, especially, joint calls.
  • Enlargement of ERA-MIN consortium and international cooperation with countries outside Europe.

The activities and the main goals of ERA-MIN continue to be pursued in ERA-NET cofund ERA-MIN 2 – Research & Innovation Programme on Raw Materials to foster Circular Economy. For more information, please, consult the page dedicated to ERA-MIN 2 ERA-MIN 2.

Joint Call 2015

The third ERA-MIN JOINT CALL on Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials in Europe (2015) was open in December 2014.

The scope of this Call is needs-driven research. Both basic and applied research projects will be funded, provided that the proposed research clearly demonstrates potential to contribute to securing a sustainable supply of non-energy raw materials for the European industries.

The topics and sub-topics to be funded address all aspects of the raw materials value chain: primary resources, secondary resources (recycling) and substitution of critical raw materials, as described in detail at the ERA-MIN Research Agenda.

  • NEW Deadline for the electronic submission of full proposals: 20 May 2015 (17h GMT+2).
  • Participating countries: Argentina, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey.
  • Eligible transnational consortia will have to include at least three organisations from at least two countries participating in the call. At least one partner must belong of one of the following countries participating in the call: Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Turkey.
  • Each Portuguese institution needs to send by e-mail a “Declaração de Compromisso”, duly signed and stamped by the head of the Principal Contractor and by the Principal Investigator, to the contact person at FCT until the transnational proposal electronic submission deadline at the ERA-MIN website.
  • The portuguese institutions must follow the Regulations governing access to funding for scientific research and technological development projects. The dedication (FTE) in transnational projects is not taken into account for the 100% (FTE) dedication to national projects.

Consortia involving both academic and industrial organizations are particularly encouraged to apply even though pure academic or pure industrial consortia are also eligible.

The financial commitment of FCT in all topics of this call is 500.000 Euros

The funding for the portuguese participation in one transnational proposal of 36 months duration is limited to:

  • 250.000 Euros for a proposal with Portuguese coordination and 150.000 Euros for a proposal with Portuguese participation.

All the documents relative to this joint call as well as the electronic submission system of proposals are available here.

For more information on the ERA-MIN Call 2015 contact the person at FCT.

ERA-MIN Stakeholder Conference (Berlin, 17-19 March 2015)

Stakeholders with interests in Call 2015 are invited to present project ideas in any of the three scientific domains of the call. The deadline for conference registration (free of charge) is 15 February 2015 . Accommodation is supported by ERA-MIN. Registration and meeting agenda are available at the link: "http://www.era-min-eu.org/news/126-era-min-stakeholder-conference-berlin".

Partner search

A database of profiles from many European countries in NMP- Nanotechnology, Materials and Production Technologies area is available that can help in the search of partners: "NMP partner search tool".

ERA-MIN LinkedIn group

To enable networking and quick dissemination of information on ERA-MIN Joint Calls, the ERA-MIN Transnational Call Office created the ERA-MIN Joint Call LinkedIn Group. Join this group for discussions concerning the current ERA-MIN Call.

ERA-MIN Calls Reviewer

ERA-MIN does an international evaluation of eligible submitted proposals. In case you are interested to become an evaluator in ERA-MIN Joint Calls, please send an expression of interest and CV in English to eramin@m2i.nl

Second ERA-MIN joint call 2014

The second ERA-MIN JOINT CALL on Sustainable supply of raw materials in Europe (2014) was open from 26th March 2014 until 17th June 2014.

Participating countries: Argentina, Finland, France; Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

The topics and sub-topics address all aspects of the raw materials value chain: primary resources, secondary resources (recycling) and substitution of critical raw materials, as described in detail at the ERA-MIN Research Agenda.

The financial commitment of FCT in all topics of this call was 500.000 Euros.

The funding for the Portuguese participation in one transnational proposal was limited to: 200.000 Euros for a proposal of 24-36 months with Portuguese coordination; 125.000 Euros for a proposal of 24-36 months with Portuguese participation; 50.000 Euros for a proposal of 12-18 months.

All the documents relative to this joint call are available here.

First ERA-MIN joint call 2013

The First ERA-MIN joint call on Sustainable and Responsible Supply of Primary Resources (2013) was open between 30th April and 27th June 2013.

Participating countries: Finland, Poland, Portugal, Romania e Sweden.

The 5 sub-topics under the first ERA-MIN joint call 2013 addressed all aspects of the non-energy primary resources value chain: Exploration; Extraction; Mine closure and rehabilitation; Minerals processing and Metallurgy.

The financial commitment of FCT in this call was 400.000 Euros.

The funding for the Portuguese participation in one transnational proposal was limited to: 200.000 Euros for projects of 24-36 months; 50.000 Euros for projects of 12-18 months.

All the documents relative to this joint call are available here.

ERA-MIN Call 2013 results

A summary of the results of the ERA-MIN Call 2013 is available here.

Contacts

Dina Carrilho
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126, 7º
1249 – 074 Lisbon
Portugal

dina.carrilho@fct.pt
Tel: (+351) 213 924 381

ERA-MIN site

www.era-min-eu.org/