In Evidenza
La Commissione lancia l’iniziativa sui materiali avanzati.

The Commission has proposed an encompassing strategy to move towards EU industrial leadership in advanced materials, a key enabling technology highly relevant for the twin green and digital transition. The Communication on Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership puts forward concrete steps enabling to align research and innovation priorities and investments in the EU, ensuring European leadership in this key technology. This initiative, eagerly anticipated by the Member States and industry, is the first step towards a common European approach for advanced materials, laying the groundwork for further action. Advanced materials are intentionally designed and engineered materials to display superior performance or special functions, which can be developed with unprecedented speed thanks to today's scientific understanding and computing power. They are fundamental for example for innovation in energy, electronics, construction and mobility, and therefore crucial for the green and digital transition. The first list of research areas is expected to be expanded overtime in dialogue with the Technology Council to be set-up. .....

Broad Agency Announcement

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a US tool used by government agencies for acquisition of basic and applied research. It is generally focussed on scientific studies and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution. A 5-pages white paper should be first addressed to the attention of the relevant point of contact and only if approved, invited to elaborate the full proposal, as explained here:

European Research Council – ERC

The ERC’s 2024 Work Programme has been adopted by the European Commission. The plan includes new elements in the assessment of research proposals and candidates’ CVs, and in the evaluation process. It also introduces lump sum funding in Advanced Grants and makes changes in the structure of evaluation panels. Detailed info on open calls are available here: