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TOPIC : ECSEL Key Applications and Essential technologies (RIA)

Topic identifier: ECSEL-2016-1
Publication date: 15 March 2016

Types of action: ECSEL-RIA ECSEL Research and Innovation Action
Opening date:
15 March 2016
2nd stage Deadline:
24 May 2016 17:00:00
20 September 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description

An ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (RIA) primarily consists of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution. For this purpose they may include basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

The activities have their main thrust in the TRL2-5.

Full details of the topics open for proposals, terms and conditions for participation and funding budgets are available in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

The budget breakdown for this call is given in the call conditions section of the work programme: ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.
For the most up to date figures of the ECSEL Participating States budget commitments check the ECSEL JU web site

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in the Annex A of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B (Technical Annex) of the ECSEL proposal template Calls 2016 and to ECSEL Lighthouse Initiative - Expression of Interest (EoI) Template
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold:

    Annex 7 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016 describes the details of the evaluation and selection process. The evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold are described in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: described in the ECSEL JU Calls – Guide for applicants 2016.
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome:
    For stage 1 (PO - "Proposal Outline" stage): maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
    For stage 2 (FPP - "Full Project Proposal" stage): maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the stage 2 deadline for submission.
  5. Provisions and proposal templates:

    The proposal templates to be filled in are available in the submission system after entering the submission tool below.

    ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (ECSEL-RIA):
    Specific provisions and funding rates (both EU and national) are described in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.
    Part B (Technical Annex) Template ECSEL Calls 2016                                                                                                 
    ECSEL Lighthouse Initiative
    - Expression of Interest (EoI) Template                                                                                     
    Part C Templates for the applicants in those Participating States requesting a Part C are available as described in Annex 6 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016
    ECSEL Model Grant Agreement – Multi-Beneficiary 

  6. Additional provisions:

    Classified information - described in Annex D of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016.
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – the definitions described in Annex C of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016 apply.
    Financial support to Third Parties – the provisions described in Annex E of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2016 apply.
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
  8. ECSEL JU Additional documents:

    ECSEL PAB decision to launch the Calls 2016                                                                                                               
    ECSEL Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) 2016

    ECSEL JU – Regulation of establishment


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