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'Clean Sky' launches second call for proposals

The Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative has launched its second call for proposals, making available €8.3 million in funding and covering 24 new research topics.

Clean Sky is one of the largest European research initiatives ever, with a budget estimated at €1.6 billion over seven years, of which half is contributed by the European Commission and half by the European aeronautics industry. This public-private partnership will speed up technological breakthroughs for a greener, more innovative and more competitive aviation industry.

Dates and times

The deadline for submitting proposals is 17:00 CET, 23 February 2010. No exceptions will be made for late applications.

The Clean Sky Joint Undertaking has also announced a new 'Info Day' on the second Clean Sky call for proposals, to be held in Brussels on 15 December 2009. All interested parties are invited to register as soon as possible for this important event.

Leaders from Clean Sky's five technology domains will deliver key presentations on the new research topics and how to respond to the call for proposals.

Wide-ranging initiative

Clean Sky aims to develop cleaner and quieter aircraft in order to establish an innovative and competitive Air Transport System. It focuses on six different technical areas or Integrated Technology Demonstrators (ITDs):

  • Smart fixed wing aircraft
  • Green regional aircraft; green rotorcraft
  • Sustainable and green engines
  • Systems for green operations
  • Eco-design

In addition, a Technology Evaluator (TE) will assess the impact of all innovations from subsystem up to global level. Clean Sky will, design, assess, build and test technological validation vehicles.

For further information on the new call for proposals and how to register for the Info Day, see the Clean Sky website: www.cleansky.euexternal link.