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DUT Call 2024

DUT Call 2024 is the third call of the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Partnership. The aim of the call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects that address urban challenges to help cities in their transition to a more sustainable society. In the context of the call, all stakeholders can sign up to the matchmaking platform to build collaborations, join consortia, and discuss and refine ideas with potential partners.

Enabling City Transformation

NetZeroCities' Enabling City Transformation call invites Mission Cities to propose innovative actions to address systemic challenges they face in climate transformation. The program, which runs for eighteen months, aims to foster large-scale, city-wide transformation, building on and moving beyond the Pilot Cities program, and creating practical, replicable solutions that support sustainable urban development and climate neutrality in European cities

Feasibility studies and research projects in social intervention areas

By funding feasibility studies, Metals & Minerals wants to take stock of ideas in some of the program's social action areas and at the same time contribute to the development of a decision-making basis for future research and development projects. The ideas that form the basis of the feasibility studies are expected to have the potential to engage a wide range of stakeholders in new or expanded partnerships.

Increasing resource efficiency and resilience

Net Zero Industry wants to create conditions for the efficient use of material resources by funding innovation projects with high news value. The transition to a resource-efficient, circular and long-term sustainable use of resources requires both improvements to existing solutions and the development of innovative solutions. It also requires a systems perspective and consideration of the entire life cycle.

Collaboration for Sustainable Water

The call is part of the Water Wise Societies programme and is aimed at actors from different sectors, industries and organizations that want to collaborate to achieve a systemic change for sustainable water management - for people, society, business and the environment. The call finances feasibility studies and will result in proposals for continuation projects for future initiatives within the programme.

Feasibility studies in technical fields of intervention

By funding feasibility studies, Metals & Minerals wants to take stock of ideas within the program's technical priority areas and at the same time contribute to the production of decision-making data for future research and development. The call constitutes an initial investment in Metals & Minerals and is open to applications for feasibility studies that address one or more of the program's technical priority areas.

Communities for Climate (C4C)

Communities for Climate (C4C), a European Commission initiative, aims to support 50 community-led projects in 11 EU countries, accompanying them in the realization of new and innovative ideas for citizen engagement to address climate and sustainability issues. They will receive tailored support to develop and become replicable models for other local communities willing to engage in climate projects across the EU.

Regulation and cutting-edge technology

Well-functioning regulations and governance are important prerequisites for the efficient and safe development of breakthrough technologies. At the same time, regulation sometimes develops too slowly to protect society and individuals from negative side effects. In this Vinnova call, actors can apply for funding to explore and experiment with regulation and other policy instruments in selected technology areas: synthetic biology, quantum technology, immersive technology, blockchain and AI.

NetZeroCities second call for the Twin Cities

As of 8 April, cities across the EU and countries associated with Horizon Europe are invited to apply to join the EU Cities Mission's exchange and accelerate climate change program. The call is open to cities that are not currently part of the EU Cities Mission or the Twinning and Pilot Cities programs. Selected cities will have the opportunity to partner with pilot cities from Cohort 2, to facilitate sharing and knowledge exchange during the transition to climate neutrality.

Climate-neutral and socially sustainable municipalities in 2024

Formas is looking for projects that take on a challenge that aims to integrate work on climate neutrality and social sustainability to accelerate the transition in a municipality or region. The call is relevant for actors working towards the mission of climate-neutral and sustainable cities by 2030, as in Viable Cities. Initiatives funded under the call can become part of the portfolio for the transition in a city.

Circular economy and resource use within planetary boundaries

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Do you want to contribute to more sustainable resource use and a more circular economy? Then it is possible to apply for support for research and innovation projects. The call is aimed at research and innovation projects that intend to develop economically viable solutions that contribute to more sustainable resource use and a more circular economy. The call is aimed at research and innovation projects and demonstration projects. The minimum support you can apply for is SEK 1 million and the maximum support is SEK 8 million.

Promote research and innovation processes related to the circular economy in the Stockholm region.

The key to a well-functioning circular economy, where the amount of waste is reduced and the use of recycled materials and resources increases, is innovation along the entire value chain as well as successful collaboration opportunities to enable research and innovation. It is now possible for actors in the Stockholm region to apply for funding for actions that promote increased circularity.

Smart Built Environment: Digital construction in practice

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The call will contribute to the sustainable development of our built environment, through projects in which a central part is to use digitalisation as a tool for increased sustainability in the field of spatial planning, both in terms of the processes and their results and the built environment. Applications can address processes, forms of collaboration, business models and technology. The purpose of the call is to increase the pace of digital transformation, through activities that affect actors throughout the value chain from planning to long-term management of the built environment.

Accelerating the transition to sustainable road transport - Spring 2024

Funding of preparatory projects and system demonstrators that accelerate the transition to fossil-free, safe, equitable and efficient road transport. The solutions should play a crucial role in accelerating the pace of the transition to sustainable road transport. The projects should have a high level of technical maturity and the focus should be on system innovation and how the project is received by users to contribute to societal benefits. ´