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TOPIC : Complex and value-added specialised vessels

Topic identifier: MG-2.4-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: IA Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Planned opening date:
two-stage
20 September 2016
Deadline:
2nd stage Deadline:
26 January 2017 17:00:00
19 October 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

European yards and marine equipment manufacturers, often consisting of SMEs, are world leaders in the construction of complex vessels, in small and medium-sized, value-added vessels and in highly specialised vessels. In addition to making the production and use of existing vessel concepts more efficient, new waterborne business cases require more specialised and customised vessels. The specific challenge is to explore the best design concepts and construction and production principles for complex, one off and small series vessels, and for modular standardised vessels, also in terms of marketability (technology push) and future skills requirements along the value chain (especially as regards SMEs active in this area).

Scope:

In order to meet this challenge, proposals should address one or several of the following aspects:

―Develop and validate advanced ferry concepts for European waters (urban, inland waterways and short sea), covering hull designs, equipment and operations, including optimised land-side interfaces.

―Explore and validate low impact cruise and passenger ship designs and operations (noise, discharges, ballast water management), in particular for all seasons operations and challenging environments.

―Develop and validate modular standardised workboat concepts.

―Develop and validate vessel concepts and designs for new waterborne transport and transport support operations, including low-viscous resistance frames and where appropriate novel and more efficient ice-breaking technologies.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 8 to 12 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

The outcome of activities will contribute to the competitiveness of the sector by bringing forward innovative solutions that build on the current and future technological capacities and human resources of European companies: proof of concept up to the level of demonstrators including the assessment of cost-benefits (ferries/passenger vessels), development of standardisation approaches and modular production methods including demonstrators (workboats); market/marketability analysis and preliminary proof of concept (entirely new vessel concepts and ice breaking technologies). The exploitation of results for the benefit of engineering and manufacturing SMEs will be facilitated.

Topic conditions and documents

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

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong & Macau, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan) .

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme .

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

         
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
          For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
          For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
     
     
  1. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  2. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     
  3. 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.

     
  4. Additional documents:

 

Applicants can find introductory remarks to the activities of this respective area of the call in the text of the H2020 Work Programme 2016-17 for Societal Challenge "Smart, green and integrated transport" which can be accessed by clicking in the link above.

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