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Horizon 2020 Environment: 28 projects selected for funding

Horizon 2020 Environment: 28 projects selected for funding

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20/04/2015

Evaluation of the 115 proposals submitted in September 2014 in answer to Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials" has now been completed (H2020-SC5-WASTE-WATER-2014-Two-Stages calls) and grant agreements for 28 new projects are being prepared.

Experts have selected 28 project proposals reaching the total amount of EUR 184.6 million of which 44.2% was designated to "Growing a low carbon, resource efficient economy with a sustainable supply of raw materials" (SC5), 28.1% to waste as a resource of raw materials, and 27.6% to water innovation. The results from the three calls have been disclosed to all applicants.

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Budget designated for proposals funded under 2014 two-stage calls
Budget designated for proposals funded under 2014 two-stage calls

Proposals selected per topic

Among all the call topics of the two-stage 2014 call, the Water call leads with 13 selected projects. The success rate was the highest among proposals on “First application and market replication of near-market water solutions" (WATER 1a-2014): 39.2% of the proposals were selected for funding.

The 9 proposals of SC5 within research and innovation actions cover five different call topics ranging from advanced earth-system models to observation and monitoring data usable for ecosystem modelling and services.

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Horizon 2020 Environment 2014 calls: Number of proposals selected per call
Horizon 2020 Environment 2014 calls: Number of proposals selected per call

Over 80% of the six selected projects among the 27 Waste proposals was designated to "Moving towards a circular economy through industrial symbiosis" (WASTE-1-2014), a topic with a 26.3% success rate.

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2014 two-stage calls: Proposals selected per topic
2014 two-stage calls: Proposals selected per topic

Open funding opportunities

The European Commission is currently looking for research and innovation projects and coordination and support actions on SC5 (two-stage), SC5 (one-stage) , Waste (one-stage), Waste (two-stage), Water (one-stage), Water (two-stage) . Deadline for submission of funding proposals: 21 April 2015.

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