The European Commission has released details of several calls for proposals across several programmes:
1. The 2011 call has been announced for the Advanced Research and Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems (ARTEMIS) Joint Technology Initiative (JTI). Topic areas include embedded systems for healthcare systems; manufacturing and production automation; embedded technology for sustainable urban life; and human-centred design of embedded systems.
Outline applications are required by 31st March 2011, with full proposals by 1st September. For details, see: http://www.artemis-ju.eu/call2011
2. The European Nano-electronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC) has also released its 2011 call for proposals, with themes including Communication and Digital Lifestyles; Design Technologies; Energy Efficiency; Health & the Ageing Society; and Equipment, Materials & Manufacturing.
Some calls carry closing dates of 21st April 2011, and others 16th June. Full details can be found at: http://www.eniac.eu/web/calls/ENIACJU_Call4_2011.php
3. This year’s call for proposals has also been released for the Competitiveness & Innovation Programme ICT Policy Support Programme, following its initial announcement in December. The programme aims to increase and support the uptake and use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. For more information, please see: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/ict_psp/index_en.htm.
4. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) joint programme, ‘ICT-based solutions for the advancement of older persons’ mobility’. This call seeks to use ICT to support older people to sustain their optima level of mobility for as long as possible (both in and outside of the home). The call focuses on both orientation and navigation (possibly including aspects of physical and cognitive training), and assistive technology.
It is anticipated that the AAL call will be launched at the end of March 2011, with a proposal submission deadline at the end of June 2011. For further details: http://www.aal-europe.eu/calls/call-4-2011
5. UK Research Office has received an indication of topics to be included in the 2011 FP7 Energy work programme. This will be published towards the end of July. Topics include renewable energy generation & fuels, renewables for heating & cooling, CO2 storage, and energy efficiency & savings.