2024

Call: Digital Transformations and Robotics in Sustainable Agriculture

© EIG Concert Japan

Open for submissions

This EIG CONCERT-Japan joint call for proposals is titled Digital Transformations and Robotics in Sustainable Agriculture and focuses on research how digital technologies and robotics can transform and improve agriculture while promoting its sustainability.

This call for proposals invites researchers to explore novel approaches, technologies, and methodologies that build on the strengths of the Japanese and European research communities to advance agricultural sustainability, enhance productivity, and ensure food security in an era of rapid technological change.

Which countries and institutions are participating?

The following national and regional funding organisations have agreed to participate in this joint call, leveraging their national and regional R&D programmes and applying their respective funding regulations:

  • Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)
  • Cyprus: Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)
  • Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
  • Czech Republic: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Estonia: Estonian Research Council (ETAG)
  • France: French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Hungary: National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
  • Italy: National Research Council (CNR)
  • Japan: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Poland: National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
  • Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
  • Spain: Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)
  • Türkiye: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBITAK)

How should project consortia be composed?

Each project consortium submitting an application should consist of at least 3 eligible beneficiaries (project partners), 1 from Japan and 2 from two different European countries participating in the Joint Call.

Partner Search Tool

In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a Partner Search Tool – Partfinder available here: https://partfinder.ncbr.gov.pl/. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.

Can researchers from other European institutions participate?

Researchers and research teams from other European institutions may participate as additional partners in a project consortium if they can prove that they have secured funding from other sources that allows them to fulfil their obligations within the consortium. A confirmation letter of the external sponsoring institution has to be submitted at the time of proposal submission.

What if I have questions?

If you have questions, please contact the EIG Concert-Japan Program Secretariat, Ms. Lea Debraux, at concert-japan-jcs@cnrs.fr, or the National and Regional Contact Person for your country or region.

Joint call documents

> Call Text

> Guidelines for applicants

Update (2024-05-20): Modified total ANR funding budget

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