CORNET (self-sustained)

Pre-competitive Collective Research between at least two countries/regions performed for the benefits of SMEs. Each participant in a CORNET project receives funding from his national or regional programme. This network’s funding principle has been maintained from its history as ERA-NET

Basic Information


CORNET is a self-sustained network of ministries and funding agencies with the objective to organise joint calls for transnational collective research proposals and to fund projects according to the ERA-NET principle.

CORNET has been established as ERA-NET in 2005 and was supported within FP6 and FP7 until 2010. Since January 2011 CORNET is a self-sustained network coordinated by the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) with financial means from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

CORNET has a strong interest in extending the partnership to interested countries and regions. Funding organisations are invited to test the flexible and unbureaucratic cooperation between ministries and funding agencies, for example by funding a pilot CORNET project.

Main research priorities of the network

Collective Research for the benefit of SMEs

Research fields covered by the network

  • No specific thematic focus
  • Other: Collective Research for the benefit of SMEs

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other

Is connected with

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
32nd CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 07/07/2021   29/09/2021  
31st CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 11/01/2021   31/03/2021 30/11/2021
30th CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 12/06/2020   30/09/2020  
29th CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 12/12/2019   25/03/2020 01/11/2020
28th CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 12/06/2019   25/09/2019 30/04/2020
27th CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 10/12/2018   27/03/2019 31/10/2019
26th CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 27/06/2018   26/09/2018 30/04/2019
25th CORNET Call for Proposals one-stage 06/12/2017   28/03/2018 31/10/2018

Funded: 12

24th CORNET CALL one-stage 07/06/2017   27/09/2017 01/04/2018

Funded: 13

23rd Cornet Call one-stage 12/12/2016   29/03/2017  
22nd CORNET Call one-stage 13/06/2016   28/09/2016  
21st Cornet Call one-stage 05/01/2016   30/03/2016  
20th CORNET Call one-stage 01/06/2015   30/09/2015

Submitted: 35

19th CORNET Call one-stage 01/01/2015   27/03/2015  
18th CORNET Call one-stage 10/06/2014   26/09/2014 27/02/2015

Funded: 10

17th CORNET Call one-stage 02/12/2013   28/03/2014  
16th CORNET Call one-stage 05/06/2013   27/09/2013

Submitted: 28


Funded: 18

15th CORNET Call one-stage 01/12/2012   28/03/2013

Submitted: 18


Funded: 12

14th CORNET Call one-stage 02/05/2012   28/09/2012

Submitted: 19


Funded: 15

13th CORNET Call one-stage 01/12/2011   30/03/2012

Submitted: 19


Funded: 14

12th CORNET Call one-stage 01/05/2011   30/09/2011

Submitted: 10


Funded: 8

11th CORNET Call one-stage 20/01/2011   31/03/2011

Submitted: 10


Funded: 8