Basic Information

Aim of the joint call The strategic objective of the MANUNET call for proposals is to foster the competitiveness of Europe’s Manufacturing Industry by supporting the funding of manufacturing research projects performed by enterprises (preferably SMEs) and their strategic partnerships. The funding objectives of the call are transnational application oriented and high risk R&D projects related to Manufacturing. The MANUNET call for applications includes all fields in Manufacturing, structured in the following topics: • Information and communication technologies for manufacturing including industrial robotics; • Environmental and energy technologies; • Knowledge-based engineering technologies (computer-aided engineering and design, automated manufacturing, product lifetime management, etc.); • Adaptive manufacturing technologies: processes for removing, joining, adding, forming, consolidating, assembling; • Other technologies/products related to the manufacturing field.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 17/12/2008
Deadline Pre-Proposal 20/03/2009 Submitted proposal: 143
Deadline Full-Proposal 23/06/2009 Submitted proposal: 69
Evaluation End Date 11/09/2009 Successful proposal: 33 Proposals funded: 33
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Addressing global issues
  • Developing common administrative procedures
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
Research fields
  • Industrial production
Type of research
  • Applied Research
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
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Austria Department of Economics, Tourism and Technology, Government of Lower Austria (WST3)
Belgium Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT)
Belgium Public Service of Wallonia (SPW)
Estonia Enterprise Estonia (EE/EAS)
France French Agency for Innovation (OSEO)
Germany Center for Innovation and Technology in Northrhine-Westfalia (ZENIT)
Germany Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Germany Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWFT-NRW)
Greece Region of Western Greece (RWG)
Italy Development Toscana (ST)
Italy Piemonte Region (RP)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovakia Ministry of Education (ME SR)
Slovenia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MHEST)
Spain Basque Government (EJ-GV)
Spain Catalonian Enterprise support Agency (ACC10)
Spain Government of Navarra (CFN)
Switzerland Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)
United Kingdom Invest Northern Ireland (INI)