The present call for ideas for pilot/demonstration projects is intended to (i) help identifying which research and innovation areas attract most interest from innovators and innovation users (e.g. industries, financial actors, academia, research and innovation players, private or public entities…) and (ii) stimulate developers and providers of innovative solutions to engage in projects of greater ambition in terms of scope, scale and impact.
Pilot/demonstration projects are expected to realise and test new technological and non-technological solutions through first-of-a-kind experimental development under real life conditions. They are innovation projects, exhibiting a sufficient level of novelty and progress with respect to the state of the art. Pilot/demonstration projects will be sought of larger scale than the projects proposals presented - on average - under previous framework programmes in analogous areas.
Ideas are invited at this stage for possible pilot/demonstration projects in the following areas: Systemic eco-innovation for a circular economy, Climate services, Nature-based solutions and Water.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 28 February 2015
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/CALLforIDEAS-SC5