FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2016

On 22 January 2016, FLAG-ERA launched a Joint Transnational Call for Flagship-Proof-of-Concept Projects.

Call topics

The Call will cover four topics, each corresponding to the domain of a Flagship Pilot :

    • ICT for Social Sciences (ICTSS)
    • High-Efficiency Sensor Networks (HESN)
    • Digital Medicine for Cancer (DMC)
    • Cooperative Robots (CR)


Participating countries

  • HESN: BE, CH, EE, FR, IT, LV, RO, TR
  • DMC: BE, EE, FR, IT, LV, RO, TR
  • CR: BE, CH, EE, FR, HR, IT, LV, RO, TR

NB: More organisations from other countries may still join the call, this will be announced on the current webpage.

Eligibility of applicants and consortia

Whilst applications shall be submitted jointly by groups from several countries, each individual group will be funded by its respective NRFO. The applications are therefore subjected to eligibility criteria of individual funding organisations (please refer to the Call Announcement).

Since at most one project will be selected per topic, proposals are encouraged to make the best use of these budgets and in particular to involve partners for all funding organisations participating in the topic.

Consortia can include members who participated in a Pilot as well as members who did not. There can be more than one partner per funding organisation in a proposal. A given partner can participate in several proposals.

Research groups or private partners performing research who are not eligible to receive funding by any organisation participating in the call but who are willing to collaborate and contribute to the proposed project may be part of a consortium if they are able to secure their own funding.

The coordinator must be a partner funded by an organisation participating in the call.

Evaluation and selection

Eligible proposals are assessed by an independent international Scientific Evaluation Panel (SEP). If needed, based on the number of submitted proposals and their technical content, the evaluation can involve external reviewers.

Links to relevant documents

To learn more about the topics, eligibility criteria and the submission of proposals to the JTC, please consult the Call Announcement.

A Partner(s) Search Tool for submitting Expressions of Interest (EoI) is available here. In order to view the EoIs that have already been submitted, click here.

To start working on a proposal, consult the Proposal form for submission.

To submit a proposal, go to submission.flagera.eu.

Please also consult the FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 online presentation and flyer electronic version, printable version for home and office printing.

Networking Events

A transnational networking event was organised on the 9th of December 2015 by MIUR (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca) in Rome, viale Trastevere 76, Rome, Italy. Interested researchers were invited to participate in order to learn more about the Call conditions and meet with potential partners. More information about the event is available here.

A national information day will be organisaed on the 16th of February 2016 by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) and INCa (Institut National du Cancer) in Paris, France. The event is geared toward French researchers but participants from other countries are welcome. More information is available here.