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Factory-level and value chain approaches for remanufacturing (Made in Europe Partnership)
|Funding Program||Horzion Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 1: Climate Neutral, Circular and Digitised Production|
|Funding rate||70% (NPO: 100%)|
|Call budget||€ 37,600,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||between € 5,000,000.00 and € 7,000,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
Remanufacturing is an industrial process in which at least one change is made to waste products or components affecting their safety, performance, purpose or type. Remanufacturing aims to retain the usefulness of both products and components and is an essential step in achieving full industrial circularity without implying deterioration of the product.
This calls for both remanufacturing technologies at the factory level and their integration into circular value chains, including the streamlining data to support remanufacturing. Remanufacturing should not be focused only on the reuse of raw materials but should be aimed at reusing and upscaling components, valorising them and retaining or upgrading their functionality. Components, products and/or functions can be updated with new technology and improved beyond their initial functionality. Ultimately, remanufacturing is indirectly expected to reduce the level of resource consumption and hence also the level of CO2-intensity of components.
Proposals should address technologies within specific industrial sectors or across industrial sectors:
A human-centric approach to remanufacturing should be integrated, with appropriate contributions from Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH); as part of this, a strategy for skills development should be included, associating social partners where relevant. This may include augmenting technologies and skills to strengthen the capabilities of the European workforce. Collaboration with EIT Manufacturing is encouraged, in particular on the development of skills.
Proposals submitted under this topic should include a business case and exploitation strategy, as outlined in the introduction to this Destination.
Proposals should take the relevant EU-regulatory framework into account such as the Ecodesign Directive and the forthcoming Sustainable Product Framework (SPI).
Proposals should take into account any relevant international standards (such as the Asset Administration Shell) and activities supported under the Digital Europe programme, e.g. in the area of Manufacturing Data Spaces and the Digital Product Passport initiative.
Research must build on existing standards or contribute to future standardisation. Interoperability for data sharing must be addressed, leveraging on existing ontologies and metadata and though the implementation of the FAIR data principles.
Where relevant, proposals should contribute to standardisation of relevant technologies.
All projects should build on or seek collaboration with existing projects and develop synergies with other relevant European, national or regional initiatives, funding programmes.
This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership Made in Europe.
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
|eligible entities||EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
Only legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes, as beneficiaries, three legal entities independent from each other and each established in a different country as follows:
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
|other eligibility criteria|
Activities are expected to start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 by the end of the project.
For the Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the following definitions apply:
Circular Economy, Natural Resources,
Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship,
Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 45 pages. In order to include a business case and exploitation strategy, the page limit in part B of the General Annexes is exceptionally extended by 3 pages.
|Call documents|| HE-Work Programme 2023-2024, Cluster 4, Destination 1 (661kB)
|Contact||National Contact Points for Horizon Europe |
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