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Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of Sustainable Construction?

Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers and institutions willing to perform research and innovate in this sector, the relevant programmes to your RDI project.



I. Horizon 2020

II. Other funding opportunities for this sector





I.  HORIZON 2020 - R&I Funding 

Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from big international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with a clear view on the market. Thematic work programmes set the priority topics for 2 years and every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics. For topics falling under the SME instrument or the Fast Track to Innovation, calls for proposals are continously open with 3 or 4 cut-off dates per year.

Under Horizon 2020, Sustainable Construction stakeholders are addressed mostly in the work Programme of the following Societal Challenge:

The Sustainable Construction sector will also find funding opportunities in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT) and in particular in the work programmes related to the following

Key Enabling Technologies:

Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) Energy-efficient Buildings EEB benefit from a specific focus with dedicated calls for proposals, under the Societal Challenge 3 and LEIT Work Programmes and the PPP SPIRE (resource and energy efficient manufacturing process),.

Of interest for the Sustainable construction sector are also the following cross-cutting calls: Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy, and Smart and Sustainable Cities.


 For other specific instruments please see here.




EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors. Discover it here.




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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:16

Societal challenges

Tackling Societal Challenges for a Better Society is one of the three key objectives of Horizon 2020. It benefits from 38.53% of the budget for 2014-2020.

For each of the identified societal challenges, dedicated Work Programmes set up the thematic priorities and topics that will be open to calls for proposals in the next 2 years. The Work programme for 2016-2017 is published. Many opportunities are available for SMEs and other Brussels-based organisations.

The 7 key challenges for the society that research and innovation projects shall address are:

• Health, demographic change and wellbeing (9.70% of H2020 budget)
• Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and bioeconomy (5% of H2020 budget)
• Securing reliable, clean and efficient Energy (7.70% of H2020 budget)
• Intelligent and green Transport (8.23% of H2020 budget)
• Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials (4% of H2020 budget)
• Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies (1.70% of H2020 budget)
• Secure Societies (2.20% of H2020 budget)


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We guide you through the proposal and project process – free-of charge.

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