Thursday, November 5th, 2015
27 Million € are budgeted to support Logistics Research and Innovation Projects.
ALICE participated in this info day in which Horizon 2020 calls for 2016 and 2017 were presented. ALICE input to build 2016-2017 work programme was fully taken into account overall in the 2016-2017 Work Program.
The specific logistics related topics in the 2016 and 2017 Work Program are:
MG 5.1 Networked and efficient logistics clusters. Research and Innovation Action (RIA). Available budget: 12 Million for projects between 4 and 6 Million €. 1st Stage deadline for proposal on 20th of January 2016.
MG 5.3 Promoting the deployment of green transport, towards Eco-labels for logistics. Coordination and Support Action (CSA). Available budget: 2 Million €. One Stage process. Deadline for proposal on 26th of January 2016.
MG 5.2 Innovative ICT solutions for future logistics operations. RIA. 1st Stage deadline for proposals on 26th of January 2017. Expected proposals budgets between 3 and 5 Million €.
Available budget for RIA is 12 Million € (MG 5.2 and MG 5.2) and CSA is 1 Million € (MG 5.4).
Good news are that there is a commitment on giving the “Go” to 2nd Stage proposals to a number of proposal requesting overall not more than 3 times the available budget. This will increase success rate of 2nd stage proposals which was a demand by ALICE.
Other themes within the Work Programme: Waterborne and Urban Mobility, will also support additional actions towards ALICE Research and Innovation Roadmaps implementation. See for example: MG-2.3-2016 New and improved transport concepts in waterborne transport.
A number of members were also present and we had the chance to share views on the recently released Work Program 2016-2017 and associated calls.