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.
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.
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.
- 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