Call Support
INFRAVATION - ERA-NET Plus for road infrastructure innovation

Call Support

Following its launch on 3rd March 2014, the Infravation Call followed a two-step submission and evaluation process.  The light proposal stage, which concluded on 30th June 2014 at 5pm (Brussels time), saw the formation of consortia and developing of ideas. One of the key triggers for this was the Information and Brokerage Event held in Brussels for more than 100 people on 20th March 2014. More than 100 light proposals with coordinators from 10 different countries were submitted to the CMT, involving 521 partners from 28 countries. The total requested amount of co-financing was about €122.4 million. This meant an average requested amount per proposal of €1.2 million.

 The evaluation of the submitted light proposals ended on 30th September 2014. Coordinators of the favourably evaluated proposals had until 30th November 2014 to prepare and submit their full proposals, which were then evaluated by international independent experts on road infrastructure innovation. Following the international review period from December-April 2015, the negotiation of grant agreements ran from April 2015 and the projects all kicked off during the final quarter of 2015.

Call Management Tool (CMT)

A Call Managememt Tool (CMT) is available from the links below for the Infravation funders and the nine Infravation innovation project Coordinators to access key programme documents.

Call secretariat

To support potential proposers, there is a Call Secretariat that you can contact at david.doerr@de.tuv.com.

FAQ

The Call Secretariat keeps track of all questions and keeps developing the Infravation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Via various means of information sources, the Call Secretariat will announce updates on the FAQ document. Check for updates regularly.

Guide for Applicants

ERA-NET Plus Infravation has developed a Guide for Applicants that has guided potential proposers through the application process of an Infravation project proposal. The Guide for Applicants contains information about the background of Infravation, objectives and the scope of the Infravation Call as well information about formal conditions for participation, timeline and how to apply.

Brokerage initiatives

A central information and brokerage event (supported by ETNA Plus) was held on 20th March 2014 to provide information and support the creation of transnational research consortia. Go to Events for all information/materials from that event. The ETNA plus website features project ideas and profiles of organisations that were presented during the brokerage event.

Infravation has created a platform for discussion to support the exchange of research ideas and initiatives: see portal.infravation.net.

Timeline

Open call for light proposals
  • Call launch => 3rd March 2014
  • Information and Brokerage Event => 20th March 2014
  • Deadline for submission of light proposals => 30th June 2014 (5pm Brussels, Belgium/Europe, local time)
Evaluation of light proposals => July – September 2014
Call for full proposals (on invitation only)
  • Invitation to submit full proposals =>  End of September 2014
  • Deadline to submit full proposals => End of November 2014
Evaluation of full proposals by international peer review => Until April 2015
Negotiation of Grant Agreements => April – August 2015
Start of transnational projects => July – September 2015
End of transnational projects => (project duration is 30 months max) Until March 2018