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Production of the Future, 27. Call, Cooperation Austria – SHANGHAI University and SITI, China

Cooperativ R&D Projects in the field of Nanotechnology and 3D Printing
Ausschreibung offen von 28.03.2018 12:00 bis 21.06.2018 11:00
BMK - Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie Shanghai University & Industrial Technology Institute
The aim of this call for Austrian-Chinese Cooperative R&D Projects is to support the jointly identified research topics Nanotechnology and 3D Printing with mutual interests and scientific excellence based on the existing cooperation agreement between the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the SHANGHAI University and the Shanghai Industrial Technology Institute (SITI), China.

FFG is prepared to provide selected Cooperative R&D Projects with financial support for a maximum of 3 years. The total call budget for the Austrian project partners is EUR 0,7 million (equivalent to around CNY 5,4 million). The funding amount for Austrian partners in a joint project must be between EUR 100,000 and EUR 700,000. 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 28 March 2018.

An overview of previous calls under the RTI Initiative “Production of the Future” is provided here (


Deadline for submission via FFG eCall and to the submission office at SHANGHAI University:

SHANGHAI University: 21 June 2018, 17:00 at China Standard Time (C.S.T.)

FFG eCall: 21 June 2018, 11:00 at Central European Summer Time (C.E.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 Projects must address at least one of the following topics:

1.    Nano- and low dimensional nanomaterials, functional devices   
2.    Controllable Porous Nanomaterials, focusing on feature study and application development, especially their effects and functions in the development of molecular diagnosis technologies, methods and devices
3.    Micro/Nano thin films and advanced characterization methods
4.    3D-printing, especially high performance ceramic printing
Detailed information is provided in the documents in the Download Center.


Dr. Margit HAAS
Dr. Margit HAAS
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