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Production of the Future, 16. Call, Bilateral Cooperation Austria – Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS, China

Cooperativ R&D Projects in the field of advanced materials
Ausschreibung offen von 04.02.2016 09:00 bis 31.05.2016 11:00
BMK - Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie CAS - Chinese Academy of Sciences
The aim of this call for Austrian-Chinese Cooperative R&D Projects was to support the jointly identified research topic advanced materials with mutual interests and scientific excellence based on the existing cooperation agreement between the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
FFG was prepared to provide selected Cooperative R&D Project with financial support for a maximum of 3 years. The total call budget for the Austrian project partners was EUR 1 million (equivalent to around CNY 7,25 million). The funding amount for Austrian partners in a joint project must be between EUR 100,000 and EUR 1.000,000. The budget provided by FFG can only be used to cover costs related to the project parts carried out by the Austrian project partners. The funding regulations for Austrian project partners are laid down in the respective call documents.
The call starts on 4 February 2016.


Deadline for submission via FFG eCall and to CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences:

  • FFG eCall: 31 May 2016, 11:00 at Central European Time (C.E.T.)
  • CAS: 31 May 2016, 18:00 at China Standard Time (C.S.T.)


Detailed information is provided in the documents available in the Download Center.  

Strategic Objectives of the Call

  1. Increase the innovation performance of the national manufacturing industry by making better use of collaboration options to solve challenging interdisciplinary tasks, by motivating companies that have so far shown little or no innovation activity and by improving the industry’s access to relevant research expertise available at research institutions and organisations. 
  2. Built up research expertise in research institutions by establishing and expanding research and teaching capacities (e.g. through the establishment of endowed professorships). 
  3. Strengthen European and international collaborations and networks  by participating in ERA-Nets (European Research Area Networks) relevant to the manufacturing industry, by carrying out bilateral calls with selected non-EU countries or by organising research workshops with Austrian stakeholders from the manufacturing industry and production research in selected countries within and outside Europe

Operative Objectives of the Call – relevant for Austrian participants

Objective 1: Efficient use of resources and raw materials and efficient production technologies
Objective 2: Flexible production
Objective 3: Manufacture of high-quality products

The Cooperative R&D Project must address at least one of the following topics

  1. Advanced Materials for Manufacturing
  2. Advanced Materials for Medicine
Detailed information is provided in the documents in the Download Center.


Programme manager

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Dr. Fabienne NIKOWITZ
Dr. Fabienne NIKOWITZ
Programme manager

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