Call for proposals 2019 - Competitive, low carbon and circular industries H2020-LOW-CARBON-CIRCULAR-INDUSTRIES-2020 Closed!


Guiding lines for the work programme:

  • Complete the job; deliver against the objectives of the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme, taking into account the Interim Evaluation and first two work programmes;
  • Deliver against the EU's political priorities and three O's;
  • Maximise the potential impact notably through enhancing impact statements at call and topic level, substantial reduction of topics giving more freedom to innovators and researchers to prepare novel solutions;
  • Put in place a bridge with the last year of the programme to enable a smooth transition to any successor to Horizon 2020.


This call covers the following topics:

  • CE-NMBP-41-2020: ERA-NET on materials, supporting the circular economy and Sustainable Development Goals
  • CE-NMBP-42-2020: Materials life cycle sustainability analysis
  • CE-SC5-07-2020: Raw materials innovation for the circular economy: sustainable processing, reuse, recycling and recovery schemes
  • CE-SC5-08-2020: Raw materials policy support actions for the circular economy - Expert network on Critical Raw Materials
  • CE-SC5-31-2020: Develop, implement and assess a circular economy oriented product information management system for complex products from cradle to cradle
  • CE-SPIRE-01-2020: Tapping into the potential of Industrial Symbiosis
  • CE-SPIRE-07-2020: Preserving fresh water: recycling industrial waters industry
  • CE-SPIRE-09-2020: Alternative mineral resources for high volume production (IA)
  • LC-SC3-CC-9-2020: Industrial (Waste) Heat-to-Power conversion
  • LC-SC3-NZE-5-2020: Low carbon industrial production using CCUS

European community funding

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

  • 190,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 February 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 01 September 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 03 September 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2018-2020 (Work programme)

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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