€122 million available for Horizon 2020 transport projects

Eight transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application, making available EU financing of €122 million.

The applicants have to present project proposals in a variety of areas including transport infrastructure and safety, which is relevant for light, electric vehicles.

The projects will be selected for funding in two-stage evaluation.

First, candidates should submit short project proposals by 16 January 2019. They will be then informed within three months after the deadline if they have qualified to the second stage of the selection process.

If so, they will be invited to submit full project proposals by 12 September 2019.

The final decision about which projects will receive EU funding will be known the latest by February 2020 at the latest.

LEVA-EU, as the only trade association working exclusively for the light, electric vehicle sector, may be interested in partnerships for projects involving LEVs. LEVA-EU has in-depth knowledge and expertise on LEVs and a very extensive network. LEVA-EU is particularly interested in communication and dissemination. For further details, please contact LEVA-EU Manager, Annick Roetynck, leva-eu@telenet.be, +32 9 233 60 05.

The topics for application, relevant for light, electric vehicles are:

Call identifier Topic Budget
LC-MG-1-10-2019 Logistics solutions that deal with requirements of the ‘on demand economy’ and for shared-connected and low-emission logistics operations €10 million
MG-2-7-2019 Safety in an evolving road and mobility environment €8 million
MG-2-8-2019 Innovative applications of drones for ensuring safety in transport €15 million
MG-2-9-2019 Integrated multimodal, low-emission freight transport systems and logistics (Inco Flagship) €14 million

What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each topic page. Please also consult the General Annexes (pdf) of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 for rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page on the Participant Portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation (pdf). For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission’s independent expert database. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants max. eight months after the deadline.

 

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