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Transnational Cooperation


Supporting SMEs towards a new phase to European Research Area on new processes, adaptive manufacturing systems and the factory of the future

FCT is a member of MANUNET II, since 2011, an ERA-NET dedicated at fostering the competitiveness of Europe’s Manufacturing Industry. MANUNET II is a network with 17 partners from 12 countries. With a duration of 4 years, the goal is to support the funding of manufacturing research projects performed by enterprises (preferably SMEs), universities and research centers that will contribute:

  • To constitute a consortium with a wider coverage around Europe;
  • To improve cooperation and coordination among MANUNET II and national and regional programmes;
  • To improve cooperation and coordination among MANUNET II and the other initiatives at European level, such as the Nanoscience, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New production Technologies (NMP) calls, the "Factory of the Future" initiative and the other manufacturing related ERA-NETs;
  • To propose effective solutions for an integrated and sustainable European manufacturing programme based on national and regional funds and able to effectively complement the other European RTD support tools;
  • To carry out joint calls for proposals with a high cooperation among regions/countries, more funding by countries/regions and higher R&D investment mobilized.

Call for Research Projects 2014 – MANUNET II

MANUNET II opened the Call 2014 on the 7th of January. The funding objectives of the call are transnational application oriented and high risk R&D projects related to Manufacturing.

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia will not participate in Call 2014

There will be no funding available for Portuguese participants from FCT in this call 2014

Detailed information on this Call


Rui Durão
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 Lisboa
Tel: (+351) 213 911 532