Call for proposals 2017 for Innovation Actions (IA) under the work programme of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking H2020-ECSEL-2017-1-IA-TWO-STAGE Closed!


An ECSEL Innovation Action (IA) primarily consists of activities aiming at pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing. These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication.

A ‘technology or method introduction’ aims at the development, testing, and implementation of new technologies, tools or methods, which are a critical element of innovative products, which will be created in subsequent projects.

A 'demonstration or pilot' aims to validate the technical and economic viability of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution in an operational (or nearly operational) environment, whether industrial or otherwise, involving, where appropriate, a larger scale prototype or demonstrator.

A 'market replication' aims to support the first application/deployment in the market of an innovation that has already been demonstrated but not yet applied/deployed in the market due to market failures/barriers to uptake. 'Market replication' does not cover multiple applications in the market of an innovation that has already been applied successfully once in the market. 'First' means new at least to Europe or new at least to the application sector in question. Often such projects involve a validation of technical and economic performance at system level in real life operating conditions provided by the market.


 The activities have their centre of gravity at the TRL 5-8.

The call will be open for the following topics:

  •       ECSEL-2017-1: IA

An IA proposal in ECSEL JU is characterized by:


  • Execution by an industrial consortium including universities, institutes, SMEs and large companies:
  • Establishment of a new and realistic innovation environment connected with an industrial environment
  • Having a deployment plan leading to economic value creation in Europe.


European community funding

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

  • 92,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 11 May 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 21 September 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Annual work Plan 2017 (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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