M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network which has been established in 2012 to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. Between 2016 and 2021, the M-ERA.NET consortium will continue to contribute to the restructuring of the European Research Area (ERA) by operating a single innovative and flexible network of national and regional funding organisations. M-ERA.NET contributes to EU policies and is complementary to funding schemes at regional, national and European levels, supporting the exploitation of knowledge along the whole innovation chain from basic research to applied research and innovation. By stimulating scientific excellence and the creation of a new innovation oriented economy, M-ERA.NET will deliver lasting impact and significant breakthroughs. M-ERA.NET aims to develop a long-term cooperation between funding organisations from countries and regions across Europe and beyond.


The M-ERA.NET call 2016 was launched with 35 participating funding organisations from 26 countries and a preliminary total budget of around €40M, including an EU contribution.

233 pre-proposals were submitted with a total project volume of €94M. In September 2016, 91 consortia were recommended for full proposal submission with 89 full proposals finally submitted. Depending on national/regional budgets and rules, the national/regional funding organisations selected 46 full-proposals for funding.

Key dates

Call launched on March 15th 2016 and an expression of interest (EoI) deadline of June 1st 2016. This call is now closed.

For more information please see the M-ERA.Net website.

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