Call for Proposals - Marie Curie - Industry-academia partnerships and pathways FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP Closed!


This action seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer term cooperation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of the different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors. The aim of this collaboration is cross-sectoral knowledge sharing and inter-sector mobility, based on targeted human resources interaction. Such research partnership projects shall exploit complementary competences of the participants as well as other synergies.


The implementation of the cooperation programme will be realised by:

  • Exchange of know-how and experience through inter-sector two-way secondments of research staff of the participants, with in-built return mechanisms, and also by enabling these staff to attend events in a trans-national setting. The exchange of staff is mandatory in all projects. Typically the exchange between sectors is in both directions, but there is flexibility.
  • Networking activities, organisation of workshops and conferences to facilitate sharing of knowledge and culture between the participants in a wider setting, involving the participants' own research staff and external researchers.
  • Optional recruitment by the participants of experienced researchers from outside the partnership for involvement in transfer of knowledge and/or in the training of researchers.

European community funding

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

  • 80,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 19 April 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals - Marie Curie - Industry-academia partnerships and pathways (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Universities
  • Any legal organisation
  • Non profit organisations
  • Non-governmental organization

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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