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QuantERA: EU call for quantum technology research projects
Date of announcement: 16 january 2017
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Deadline for E-submission: 03 june 2017
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Submitter of proposal
Enterprise
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education, Enterprise (non-research type), Other non-profit organisation (outside research)
Budget
HUF 300 000
Estimated number of funded projects
1-3 pcs
Funds available per project
150 000 EUR
Project duration
24-36 months
Field of research activity
Experimental development
Date of publication of the call: 16 January 2017
Deadline for submission: 15 March 2017


In the framework of the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, the European Commission announced the launch of its new flagship initiative in quantum technologies in May 2016. Flagship initiatives are research activities addressing large-scale interdisciplinary scientific and technological challenges which, due to their comprehensive nature and volume, are implemented in long-term cooperation between scientific, industrial and social stakeholders and decision-makers.

Due to European, national and private funding, flagship initiatives involve international research cooperation projects with an annual budget of EUR 100 million in the next 10 years. The new quantum technology flagship is expected to encourage hundreds of researchers and businesses to engage in international cooperation projects across Europe.

The new call for proposal of the QuantERA consortium opened on 15 January secures funding for international research projects related to the flagship initiative. So far 30 research funding organisations from 26 countries have joined the initiative, including the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary: domestic applicants have access to a dedicated budget of EUR 300,000 in total.

The call is open to international consortia and involves a two-stage application procedure.

  • Planned deadline of pre-proposals: 15 March 2017, 17:00 CET.
  • Deadline for full proposals (for pre-proposals positively assessed in the first stage): 30 June 2017, 17:00 CET.

The thematic scope of the funding scheme, the Call Announcement, the Proposal Form and the Guidelines are available here: http://quantera.eu/co-funded-call/call-2017
In relation to the call, QuantERA holds an international information and networking day (proposers’ day) at the quantum technologies conference to take place in Malta which assumes the EU Presidency in the first half of 2017. Further information about the events:

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Funded projects under the Call "ERA-NET QuantERA 2017"
In the framework of the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, the European Commission announced the launch of its new flagship initiative in quantum technologies in May 2016. Flagship initiatives are research activities addressing large-scale interdisciplinary scientific and technological challenges which, due to their comprehensive nature and volume, are implemented in long-term cooperation between scientific, industrial and social stakeholders and decision-makers.

Due to European, national and private funding, flagship initiatives involve international research cooperation projects with an annual budget of EUR 100 million in the next 10 years. The new quantum technology flagship is expected to encourage hundreds of researchers and businesses to engage in international cooperation projects across Europe.

The new call for proposal of the QuantERA consortium opened on 15 January secures funding for international research projects related to the flagship initiative. So far 30 research funding organisations from 26 countries have joined the initiative, including the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary: domestic applicants have access to a dedicated budget of EUR 300,000 in total.

FUNDED PROJECTS ERA-NET QuantERA 2017

Funding organisation: NRDI Office
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 26 Feb 2016

Evaluation panel
Project code
Principal investigator/Project title/Research organisation
Project period
(month)

Amount of awarded funds (in HUF thousands)
International (QuantERA)
127900
Szabolcs Csonka: QuantERA Topologically protected states in double nanowire superconductor hybrids (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
36
46 410
International (QuantERA)
127889
Ádám Gali: QuantERA Scalable Electrically Read Diamond Spin Qubit Technology for Single Molecule Imagers (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
36
47 977
International (QuantERA)
127902
Ádám Gali: QuantERA Spin-based nanolytics – Turning today’s quantum technology research frontier into tomorrow’s diagnostic devices (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
36
47 963

Updated: 21 August 2018
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To ensure value-based professional evaluation of proposals arriving in large quantities from the fields of discovery and applied research and innovation, to assess professional reports of funded projects and to prepare policy opinions, the NRDI Office intends to expand its expert pool in all fields of expertise.

Professionals who have registered in the database of the NRDI Office can become responsible contributors, as independent peer-reviewers, to the evaluation process in which the professional quality, novelty content and commercialisation perspectives of the proposals as compared to the requested funding should be assessed as core considerations.

The registration process can be initiated through the registration form of the NRDI Office’s website. Registration is continuously open.

Requested data within the expert registration form include:

  • personal data, contact details (necessary for contracting review assignments);
  • classification of professional skills and competencies and research areas (to get review invitations fine-tuned to your field of expertise);
  • topics of the previously reviewed proposals;
  • present and past jobs, interest networks (in order to pre-screening of conflicts of interest in a given rview assignment), education, scientific titles, most important publications and intellectual works demonstrating your professional experience;
  • language skills.

Professionals once registered in the database of experts may be invited by the NRDI Office to review submitted proposals, to assess professional reports of funded projects and to contribute to policy opinions.

Each proposal is reviewed by several independent experts at the same time. Experts selected from the database to review proposals, to assess professional reports and facilitate expert opinions will be contracted by the NRDI Office on a case-by-case basis. When concluding such a contract experts must declare that the review assignment is not obstructed by any conflict of interest whatsoever. Depending on the competition type, written expert reviews must be prepared in 15-28 work days and submitted electronically via the online review portal of the NRDI Office.

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For further information contact at phone +36 1 795 9500 or email at szakerto_regisztracio@nkfih.gov.hu

The NRDI Fund Programme Strategy for the year 2017, scheduling calls with a total budget over HUF 90 billion (EUR 295 million) has been endorsed by the Government decree 1762/2016. (XII.15.).

The timing and the budget of European-financed non-refundable and refundable RDI schemes under the EDIOP (GINOP) and CCHOP (VEKOP) programmes have been approved by the Government within the Annual Development Framework Programme, upon the proposal of the NRDI Office. Pursuant to the Government Decree 106/2018. (VI. 15.) on the amendment of certain Government Decrees related to development policy due to the Government being restructured, the 2nd priorities of the EDIOP/GINOP and CCHOP/VEKOP (i.e. research, technology development and innovation) operational programmes are commanded to the political responsibility of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MIT) instead of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office as from 16 June 2018.

The chart below shows all calls for proposals and their budget relating to the main target areas (Corporate/Business RDI, Knowledge transfer between the industries and the academia/universities, Development of research infrastructure, Discovery research, Promotion of international cooperation programmes), split by the source of funding.

Source
Specificity
Budget
2015 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2016 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2017 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2018 (Bn HUF)

non-
refundable

non-
refundable

refundable
non-
refundable

refundable
non-
refundable

refundable
GINOP
Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP/GINOP) European funds for the entire country except the Central Hungary region
382.84
60.23
112.19
36.76
70
9
-
VEKOP
Competitive Central Hungary Operational Programme (CCHOP/VEKOP) European funds for the Central Hungary region
-
42.64
-

 5.49

-
NKFI Fund
National Research, Development and Innovation Fund made up of the innovation tax paid by enterprises
11.29
68.43
-
89.21
-
77.60
-

Target areas
Calls for proposals
Budget
2015 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2016 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2017 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2018 (Bn HUF)

non-
refundable

non-
refundable

refundable
non-
refundable

refundable
non-
refundable

refundable
Corporate/
business RDI activities

Support of business RDI activities
GINOP-2.1.1-15; VEKOP-2.1.1-15; KFI_16; 2018-1.1.2-KFI
77.5
22
 -

 -

 -
-
19.97
 -
-
-
-
-
-
21
 -
35.44
-
20
-
Funding to micro and small enterprises for innovation activities 2018-1.1.1-MKI
-
-
-
-
-
10
-
Business RDI, loan
GINOP-8.1.1-16
-
-
30.09




Business RDI, combined with loan
GINOP-2.1.2-8.1.4-16
-
59
50
-
-
-
-
National technology and intellectual property, venture capital programme
GINOP-8.1.3/A-16
-
-
32,1




Smart specialisation, venture capital programme
GINOP-8.1.3/B-17; VEKOP 2.1.2-17
-
-
-
-
 70
-
-
-
-
-
-
 5.49
-
-
Intellectual property rights
GINOP-2.1.3-15; IPARJOG_15
0.2
-

-

-

0.3
-
 -
0.1
-
0.2
-
Innovation voucher
GINOP-2.1.4-15
0.1
-
 -




Innovation ecosystem (start-up and spin-off)
GINOP-2.1.5-15; ÖKO_16
4.714
-





-
-
 -
1.5
-
-
-
Exportable innovative product development
GINOP-2.1.6-16
-
1.225
 -

-

-
Support for export oriented R&D activities of domestic businesses
Export_17
-
-
-
4.83
-
-
-
Prototype, product, technology and service development
GINOP-2.1.7-15; VEKOP-2.1.7-15;
48.64
-
 -




-
10.35
-
-
-
-
-
Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs through adaptive technological innovation
GINOP-2.1.8-17
-
-

36.761
-
-
-
Knowledge transfer
R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation programmes
GINOP-2.2.1-15; NVKP_16; VEKOP-2.2.1-16; GINOP-2.2.1-18
95.231
-

-
-
9
-
-
2.29
-




-
28
-
-

-

National Excellence Programme2018.1.2.1-NKP
 
-
-
-
-
5
-
Competitiveness and excellence cooperation programmes
VKE_17; 2018-1.3.1-VKE
-
-
-
16.73
-
26
-
Research infrastructure development of Higher Education and Industry Cooperation Centres
GINOP-2.3.4-15; FIEK_16
26.86
-
 -




-
8
-

-

-
Research infrastructure
Excellence of Strategic R&D centres
GINOP-2.3.2-15; VEKOP-2.3.2-16
64.25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4.02





Strengthening research infrastructures - internationalisation, networking
GINOP-2.3.3-15; VEKOP-2.3.3-15
25.29
-
 -
-

-

-
6.01
 -
-

-

ELI laser research facility
GINOP-2.3.6-15
40.05
-

-

-

Discovery research and postdoctoral programmes
Researcher-initiated research projects
K_15; K_16; K_17
5.98
7
-
6.5
-
-
-
Researcher-initiated research projects K_18Research projects initiated by young researchers FK_18
-
-
-
-
-
9.4
-
Postdoctoral research projects
PD 2015/1,2, 3
1.57
-
-
-
-
-
-
Postdoctoral excellence programme
PD_16; PD_17; PD_18
-
1.8
-
1.5
-
1.5
-
Research projects initiated by young researchers
FK_17
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
Support of research teams with internationally prominent achievements
KH_17; KH_18
-
-
-
1
-
1.2
-
“Frontline” – Research Excellence Programme KKP_17; KKP_19
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
National Excellence Programme
NKP_17
-
-
-
10
-
-
-
International RDI cooperation
National support for European Research Council (ERC) programme entries
ERC_HU_15 (450 MHUF); ERC_16_MOBIL (200 MHUF); ERC_HU_18 (450 MHUF
0.45
0.45
-
0.45
-
0.45
-
Researcher-initiated research projects based on international cooperation
NN_17, ANN_17, SNN_17; V4-Japan Joint Research Programme (2015: 45.5 MHUF); KNN_16 (2016: 72 MHUF); NN_18, ANN_18, SNN_18
-
-
-
1
-
1
-
Promotion of Hungarian participation in programmes and initiatives related to Horizon 2020
KKV_15 (2015-16: 60 MHUF, 2017: 100 MHUF, 2018: 80 MHUF); EU_KP_16 (230 MHUF, 2018: 80 MHUF); NEMZ_15 (1 380 MHUF);  NEMZ_16 (2016: 710 MHUF, 2017: 697.5 MHUF); NEMZ_18 (1 200 MHUF); ERA-NET Infect-ERA (2015: 40 MHUF, 2016: 40 MHUF); ERA-NET E-Rare-3 (2015: 45 MHUF, 2016: 45 MHUF, 2017: 45 MHUF, 2018: 45 MHUF); M-ERA.NET-2 (2015: 90 MHUF, 2016: 90 MHUF, 2017: 90 MHUF); JPND (2017: 190 MHUF); FLAG-ERA JTC (2015: 200 MHUF, 2017: 155 MHUF); Quant-ERA (2017: 90 MHUF); EUREKA_15 (400 MHUF); EUREKA_16 (2016: 400 MHUF, 2017: 400 MHUF); EUREKA_18 (400 MHUF); 2018-2.1.2-NEMZ (442 MHUF); 2018-2.1.6-NEMZ_ECSEL (760 MHUF)
2.2
1.5
-
2.05
-
2.05
-
National complementary support to Hungarian projects under the Horizon 2020 Teaming Programme
-
-
-
1.91
 -
0.38
 -
Programme-based bilateral R&D cooperation projects
TÉT_15_IN (300 MHUF); TÉT_15_IL (310.93 MHUF); TÉT_16_CN (200 MHUF); TNN_16 (150 MHUF); INN_16 (150 MHUF); TÉT_17_VN (200 MHUF); TÉT_17_IL (300 MHUF); TÉT_17_RU (150 MHUF); TR-NN_17 (150 MHUF); TÉT_17_IN (300 MHUF); TéT_17_CN (200 MHUF); NKFIH-TÜBITAK cooperation (150 MHUF); TéT_TÉT-IL_18 (300 MHUF); TéT_Iran_18 (150 MHUF), TÉT-IL (2018: 310 MHUF)

Support of bilateral S&T cooperation projects
TÉT_15_AT (20 MHUF); TÉT_15_TR (30 MHUF); TÉT_15_AR (50 MHUF); TÉT_15_MN (20 MHUF); TÉT_15_FR (20 MHUF); TÉT_15_CN (40 MHUF); TÉT_16_HR (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_SI (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_PT (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_RS (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_MC (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_FR (30 MHUF); TÉT_16_JP (50 MHUF); TÉT_17_AT (20 MHUF); TÉT_17_FR (20 MHUF), TÉT-MC (2018: 20 MHUF), TÉT-RS (2018: 20 MHUF), TÉT-HR (2018: 20 MHUF), TÉT-SI (2018: 20 MHUF), UK_GYAK (2018: 30 MHUF), TÉT-FR (2018: 20 MHUF), TÉT-PT (2018: 30 MHUF), TÉT-HR (2018: 20 MHUF); TÉT-SI (2018: 20 MHUF); TÉT_CN (2018: 40 MHUF); TÉT-PT (2018: 16 MHUF);
0.79
0.68
-
1.34
-
0.61
-
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