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S&T Call 2016 - Biobased energy Indo-European Science and Technology Joint Call for proposals on Biobased energy
Deadline: Jul 12, 2016  

 Energy Efficiency
 Intelligent Energy
 Waste Management
 Sustainable Development
 Industrial Engineering

1.1 The INNO INDIGO project

INNO INDIGO is a geographical ERA-NET with India funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development.

It is the follow-up of the predecessor ERA-NET New INDIGO (2009-2013), which successfully launched four calls for proposals and developed a scheme for EU-India transnational calls, namely the New INDIGO Partnership Program (NPP).

The overall aim of INNO INDIGO is to continue the successful funding scheme set-up under New INDIGO, hence, strengthening scientific, technology and business collaborations between Europe and India. INNO INDIGO aims to enhance participation in its funding scheme of innovation actors (in particular clusters of excellence and regions) and new funders, with the objective to “bring ideas – through collaboration – to the market”. Besides the launch of regular joint multilateral calls for proposals, INNO INDIGO will organise Science, Technology and Innovation-focused events, such as workshops and conferences, especially the EU-India Scientific Technology and Innovation (STI) Cooperation Days.

For more information about the project activities, you are invited to consult our website:

1.2 Aim of the INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP)

The aim of the INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP) is to support high quality research, development and innovation projects involving partners from Europe and India.

The INNO INDIGO calls for proposals target existing contacts to foster collaborations and/or initiate new ones. The objective is to pave the way for long-lasting cooperation between STI organisations from the European Research Area (ERA) and India.

To date, two joint calls were already launched by INNO INDIGO, “Clean Water and Health” in July 2014 and “Diagnostics and interventions in chronic non-communicable diseases” in April 2015.

This Joint Call for Proposals in the field of Bioeconomy constitutes the third joint call under the INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP3). It is divided in two separated calls for proposals: one call for S&T projects closer to basic research and one call for innovation projects closer to the market ( calls/innovation_call_2016).

1.3 IPP3 Science & Technology Call

The present call text refers to the S&T call. Under the S&T Call joint Research and Development (R&D) projects can be submitted. The projects should be undertaken by a partnership of institutions (“consortium”) designed to produce new knowledge through fundamental, experimental and/or theoretical scientific research.

1.4 IPP3 S&T Call thematic area: Biobased energy

India and Europe seek to reduce their carbon footprint by increasing their research on sustainable alternative energies. Among these alternative energies, biobased energy is of particular interest for both partners, especially energy produced from biomass and waste, to replace or complement fossil fuels both in the transport sector and in power (and heat) generation.

In particular, the S&T projects should address at least one of the following subtopic:

Subtopic 1 – Biofuels

S&T projects submitted under this subtopic should aim at :

  • Developing efficient processes to transform e.g. agricultural or wood/lignocellulosic biomass and agricultural residues into clean fuels (solid, liquid or gas), by thermochemical or biochemical conversion

  • Developing engines to use efficiently biofuels: research on formulations, combustion, modeling, new engine technologies, etc.

Subtopic 2 – From waste to energy

S&T projects submitted under this subtopic should aim at :

  • Developing efficient and sustainable bio-based processes to transform domestic, industrial and agricultural waste into clean energy. Either the raw material or the process or both must be bio-based, i.e. applications that use biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof.

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