M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network which has been established to support and increase the coordination of European research programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering and aims to develop a long-term cooperation between funding organisations across the EU.

Between 2016 and 2021, the M-ERA.NET consortium will continue to contribute to the restructuring of the European Research Area (ERA) by operating a single innovative and flexible network of national and regional funding organisations.

M-ERA.NET will complement existing instruments and contribute to EU policies whilst supporting the exploitation of knowledge along the whole innovation chain from basic research to applied research and innovation.By stimulating scientific excellence and the creation of a new innovation oriented economy, M-ERA.NET will deliver lasting impact and significant breakthroughs.

Programme Description

M-ERA.NET started, in February 2012, as a network of 37 public funding organisations, of which 29 are national and 8 regional, from 25 European countries. M-ERA.NET aims to identify further relevant European programmes and develop links with partners outside Europe.

M-ERA.NET provides a central forum where substantial pan-European funding and research programmes can be aligned. The consortium aims to address societal challenges and technological needs with an interdisciplinary approach, creating a flexible umbrella structure to allow coverage of topics in materials science and engineering.

As a core activity, a series of joint calls for transnational RTD projects are being implemented. These calls  provide the European RTD community the opportunity to access coordinated funding across Europe and gain access to leading knowledge world-wide.

Over four years, the M-ERA.NET consortium will mobilise substantial national and regional budgets in the range of €150M, to support the European RTD community.

Cooperation with partners outside Europe is targeted to build a global network of public funding programmes.

Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The Cyprus Consortium in each project can apply for funding of up to €100,000 and the total budget for each Call is €200,000.

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Other Thematic Category
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Large Enterprises
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Opening Date


Ending Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research Promotion Foundation
Name: Maria Andreou
Phone: +357 22205063
Web: www.research.org.cy
Email: [email protected]

EU Contact Point

Project Coordinator
Dr. Roland Brandenburg
FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency
1090 Wien, Senseng. 1,
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.m-era.net



Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls   (5 results)

Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture For Food And Non-Food Systems


Programme ID: 2963 Programme Name: M-ERA.NET
Call Opening Date: 29/01/2015 Call Closing Date: 04/03/2015

This call for proposals is part of the activities of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) entitled "Agriculture , Food Security and Climate Change " ( Acronym : FACCE- JPI).

Transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET Calls PV3 and CSP3 (pre-proposal)


Programme ID: 2936 Programme Name: M-ERA.NET
Call Opening Date: 10/12/2014 Call Closing Date: 27/03/2015

The transnational call for proposals announced by SOLAR-ERA.NET on the 10th of December 2014 relates to two main themes and more specifically in PV technologies (Photovoltaics – PV) and concentrated solar energy (Concentrating Solar Power/Solar Thermal Electricity – CSP).

Water Challenges for a Changing World


Programme ID: 2968 Programme Name: M-ERA.NET
Call Opening Date: 02/03/2015 Call Closing Date: 04/05/2015

The Water JPI pre-announces the upcoming call for joint European research projects.



Programme ID: 2948 Programme Name: M-ERA.NET
Call Opening Date: 01/02/2015 Call Closing Date: 09/06/2015

EURO-MEDITERRANEAN Cooperation through ERANET Joint Activities and Beyond


Programme ID: 3529 Programme Name: M-ERA.NET
Call Opening Date: 14/04/2016 Call Closing Date: 31/05/2016

ERANETMED is a EU FP7 initiative that aims at co-ordinating research activities of the different national research programmes from EU Members States, Associated Countries to the EU Research Framework Programmes and Mediterranean Partner Countries. 

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