Realignment of the Partner Search Tool in 2021
The NMP Team project has ended in late 2020 and thus has the support of the NMP Team partner search facility (PSF). Over its course it attracted almost 5000 users and hosted more than 370 offers for cooperation since its relaunch in 2017.
However, the PSF is far from dying, it will remain the partner search tool for the M-ERA.net calls. The first calls opened on 15.03.2021 and a registration is possible.
M-ERA.NET Call 2021
M-ERA.NET 3 is a strong European network of public funding organisations supporting and increasing coordination and convergence of national and regional funding programmes on research and innovation related to materials and battery technologies to support the European Green Deal.
The aim of the M-ERA.NET Call 2021 is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for batteries and low carbon energy technologies.
The horizontal objectives for the Call 2021 are:
Support the European Green Deal by increasing attention to clean energy technologies and future batteries
Support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals
Socio-ecological benefits in the context of RRI
Support for the Innovation chain
M-ERA.NET 2021-1: Modelling for materials engineering, processing, properties and durability
M-ERA.NET 2021-2: Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
M-ERA.NET 2021-3: High performance composites
M-ERA.NET 2021-4: Functional materials
M-ERA.NET 2021-5: New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications
M-ERA.NET 2021-6: Materials for Additive Manufacturing
Transversal priority: research on future batteries
Research on batteries is a key objective of the Call 2021 and clearly addressed in the scope of multiple topics. Battery-related objectives and impact are explicitly highlighted in the respective detailed topic descriptions.
Partner Search - Partner Offer – How does it work?
This partnering tool supports potential applicants for the M-ERA.net in finding partners and building a consortium for a project proposal. It can be used in the following ways:
Step 1: In order to submit your own partner offer or partner search you will have to register: Registration
Step 2: Next to providing your contact details, you should give a brief description of your organization. It is important that you provide some key words describing your field of activity and that you specify your interest and the experience, expertise and know-how you/your organization has to offer in relation to the listed topics of M-ERA.net. In order to guarantee topic specific posts, selection is limited to up to three topics per offer. If more than three topics suit your interest and expertise, you will have to make several posts.
Step 3: Definition of partner offers/searches:
- Partner Offer - Researchers who offer their research expertise and who seek for collaboration in possible project consortia and
- Partner Search - Researchers or consortia with a definite idea for a project who are looking for further partners to complement the expertise scope of the consortium
Step 4: Find possible partner offers/searches:
- Search List of Partner Offers posted by others
- Search List of Partner Requests posted by others
The database "Search for Partner Entries" can be searched by phrase, call topics, and all the other information provided by its users. The database "Search Partner Profile" can be searched by free text, country, partner type.
- There will be a plausibility check by the M-ERA.net consortium. If the information given passes this plausibility check, your request(s) will be published on the page "List of Partner Offers / List of Partner Requests"
- The calls in the PSF are synchronised with the actual calls. As an illustration: The 2021 call will be open from 15.03.2021 until 15.06.2021.
Detailed information on the various services and levels of the partner search facility can be taken by the user manual.