Call for proposals in the FP7 Euratom - FP7-FISSION-2008 FP7 Closed!


Strengthening the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets by helping them outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how, bridging the gap between research and innovation.

For this first call for proposal, research for SMEs supports innovative SMEs to solve common or complementary technological problems. Projects must be centred on the innovation needs of the SMEs which outsource research to RTD performers and must demonstrate a clear exploitation potential for the SMEs concerned. Research for SMEs is a bottom-up scheme: the projects may address any research topic across the entire field of science and technology.


1. Management of Radioactive Waste
1.1 Geological disposal:

  • Fission-2008-1.1.1: Gas generation and transport in support of performance assessment
  • Fission-2008-1.1.2: Strategies and technologies for repository monitoring
  • Fission-2008-1.1.3: Long-term performance of Engineered Barrier Systems (EBS)
  • Fission-2008-1.1.4: Consensus views on scientific/technical knowledge for the safety case of geological repositories

1.2 Partitioning and transmutation:

  • Fission-2008-1.2.1: Establishment of a Central Design team (CDT) for a fastspectrum transmutation device
  • Fission-2008-1.2.2: Transmutation fuels and targets and their reprocessing

2. Reactor Systems
2.1 Nuclear installation safety:

  • Fission-2008-2.1.1: Sustainable integration of European research on severe accident phenomenology and management
  • Fission-2008-2.1.2: Numerical coupling of safety-relevant phenomena
  • Fission-2008-2.1.3: Prediction of irradiation effects on reactor pressure vessel, internals and/or claddings using multi-scale simulation tools
  • Fission-2008-2.1.4: Structural integrity assessment for safety and lifetime management of the Reactor Coolant System piping and components (other than the Pressure Vessel)
  • Fission-2008-2.1.5: Risk-informed methodologies for Plant Life Management

2.2 Advanced nuclear:

  • Fission-2008-2.2.1: Innovative reactor systems

3. Radiation Protection

3.1 Quantification of risks for low and protracted exposures:

  • Fission-2008-3.1.1: Databases and tissue banks

3.2 Medical uses of radiation:

  • Fission-2008-3.2.1: The risk of early and late health effects from the use of radiation therapy

3.3 Emergency management and rehabilitation:

  • Fission-2008-3.3.1: Optimal approaches for monitoring.

4. Infrastructures.
4.1 Supporting Infrastructures.

  • Fission-2008-4.1.1: Support to research infrastructures in the actinide sciences.

4.2 Access to Infrastructures.

  • Fission-2008-4.2.1: Transnational access to large infrastructures

5. Human Resources, Mobility and Training  Training & mobility of research workers

  • Fission-2008-5.1.1: Euratom Fission Training Schemes (EFTS) in all areas of Nuclear Energy and Radiation Protection.

6. Cross-Cutting Actions

  • Fission-2008-6.0.1: Secretariat of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform.
  • Fission-2008-6.0.2: Database of competences and facilities.
  • Fission-2008-6.0.3: Actions supporting programme implementation and other activities.
  • Fission-2008-6.0.4: Trans-national cooperation among NCPs and third country contacts.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 48,41 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 April 2008 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • FP7-FISSION-2008 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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