Call for proposal

  Tuesday 5 June 2018

[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]

With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least 2 participating countries (preferably more).
Each consortium partner is funded separately by its national funding body, for Switzerland the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). In accordance with the priorities of the Federal Energy Research Masterplan, the main focus is on applied research, development-related research and pilot applications of new technologies for the energetic use of biomass (not chemicals or compounds).
Applicants MUST contact their national coordinator prior submission ( Applications forms and further information available here.
Funding and duration
Funding (amount): not specified, Swiss overall budget is 500’000 CHF
Duration: 36 months (expected start in early 2019)
Submission deadlines: pre-proposal, January 16th  2018; full proposal, June 5th 2018
Application: pre-proposals must be received via e-mail by the central Call Secretariat at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO, Mr. René Wismeijer,
For more information: please have a look at ERA-NET Bioenergy, BESTF3, SFOE or contact the Research Office

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