The European Commission has selected 11 projects that will receive around €29.7 million under Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials".
These projects were selected among 79 proposals which were submitted by the deadline of 27 February 2018 for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 one-stage call - Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Grant agreements are now being prepared for signature so that the new projects are ready to be launched as of November 2018 onwards.
118 successful applicants to the first stage of the two-stage calls for proposals were invited to submit full proposal by 4 September 2018.
Their project proposals were selected from among 379 submitted. Total EU contribution for the best proposals will be around €313 million.