Recently the European Commission officially launched the last large round of calls under the HORIZON 2020 programme. Several interesting topics for textile-related research are included again and should provide for interesting funding opportunities

To help members to develop projects in response to these calls and build strong partnerships, the Textile ETP hereby launches the 2019 TEPPIES call for project ideas addressing the WP 2020 research topics. Using the enclosed Expression of Interest form, members of the Textile ETP can share project ideas for the H2020 call topics indicated in the enclosed pdf document (H2020 WP 2020 topics for textiles) and search for partners. Please note that apart from the specific research topics described in the attached WP extract, there are also the bottom-up (non-thematically limited) SME Instrument and the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) calls. So any project ideas outside the described themes can also be submitted, provided they fulfill the requirements of the SME/FTIprograms.

EC submission deadlines for the various call topics range from December 2019 – April 2020. TEPPIES project ideas should be submitted by email at the latest by 20th September to be in time for the Project Brokerage event held on 11th October at EURATEX in Brussels. All members submitting a project idea will be invited to present their idea at the brokerage meeting and experts from the European Commission in charge of the most relevant call topics will be present to explain the EC’s expectations and answer questions. Registrations for the Brokerage Event will start in end September. The meeting will be held at EURATEX’s premises in Brussels. It will start at 9.30 am and will finish no later than 4 p.m.