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The TRIANGLE project held its first set of Open Calls towards the end of 2016. We are now proud to say the second wave of open calls for experiments and extensions are now open. These Open Calls or funding round, are aimed at 5G operators, device manufacturers and applications developers wishing to test and benchmark on a ready made 5G testbed as well as those companies and institutions who might ...

Deadline Jul 9, 2017
- 38 days

Objectives Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Size of ERC Advanced Grants Advanced Gra ...

Deadline Aug 31, 2017
- 92 days

Specific Challenge: Sources of finance for innovative SMEs should be as diverse as possible in order to cater for their varying needs at different stages of the firm life-cycle and the innovation process. However, more needs to be done to improve such SMEs' access to alternative forms of finance[1] such as peer-to-peer lending, venture debt and convertible loans, equity finance provided by crow ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

1. THEME: ZERO POWER WATER INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING 1.1. Objectives pursued The objectives of this inducement prize are: to empower the EU water distribution market with solutions based on wireless sensor networks with energy harvesting technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water management; and, to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal ne ...

Deadline Sep 11, 2018
- 468 days

Specific Challenge:The implementation of bio-based value chains on large scale, fed by a diversified feedstock portfolio, requires effective supply chains able to reduce biomass losses, limit costs and enhance the overall sustainability of the value chains. Biomass suppliers and technology providers need to jointly provide significant improvements in logistical issues such as biomass supply, coll ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:The implementation of bioeconomy solutions and related value chains on large scale depends heavily on the market acceptance of bio-based products. The fact that the price of bio-based products generally tends to be higher than the relevant fossil-based counterparts is still hindering the widespread take-up of these products. In addition to developing more features and better per ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Products derived from petrochemical feedstock have extensive downstream production routes, developed markets and an efficient infrastructure. Therefore, making the ‘same’ chemicals from biomass and ‘blending’ them into these existing value chains (known as ‘drop-in’ chemicals) is the quickest and most cost-effective way to implement bio-based value chains in the shor ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Plastics are an essential part of modern society, with applications in almost every product range. Currently only a small part of the plastics produced are bio-based, as bio-based polymers usually bear a higher cost than the competing fossil-based alternatives. Also, current bio-based plastics on the market do not offer a large enough functional improvement to justify a premium ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Cost considerations are to date the prime hindrance to market penetration of bio-based chemical products. The maturity of the petrochemical industry makes purely cost-based competition unrealistic for most bio-based alternatives. Moreover, even the availability of bio-based products with equivalent performance and at the same cost would not per se be sufficient to drive acceptan ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Proteins and bioactive compounds, such as carotenoids, polyphenols, lipid compounds and prebiotics, have extensive use as ingredients and additives in the food, feed, flavouring, fragrance, cosmetics, chemicals, textile, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. The projected global demand for proteins and bioactive compounds in 2030 exceeds current production capacities1. R ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Extremophilic microorganisms can survive and perform under extreme conditions of temperature (thermophiles and psychrophiles), pressure (barophiles), pH (acidophiles, alkalophiles), salinity (halophiles) or a combination of these (complex extremo­philes). The potential role of this kind of microorganisms in biotechnological and industrial applications is increasingly attracting ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Exhaust gases from bio-based operations (containing mainly CO2) can serve as feedstock for different types of processing into valuable products. Integrating Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies within bio-based processes could minimise process efficiency losses, achieve a significant greenhouse gas emission reduction (potentially leading to negative emissions), and ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Pre-treatment of biomass is a key step in implementing an economically viable biorefinery. The conventional methods of biomass pre-treatment mainly apply harsh conditions, consume much energy, require significant capital investments and generate inhibitors to the downstream biological processes. These methods can also harm many characteristics of naturally occurring polymers, of ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:The worldwide demand for protein is progressively expanding due to strong growth in the world’s population. Improvements in the standard of living in large parts of the world are adding to the protein demand1. Forecasts to 2050 show that current protein availability will not be sufficient to meet protein demand for food purposes. At the same time, Europe is highly dependent on ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Biorefineries converting feedstock into chemicals and materials will become the backbone of the future production of sustainable products. Such facilities combine several fundamental process steps, including the appropriate pre-treatment, conversion and downstream processes. One challenge has always been the efficient integration of all process steps. Another significant challe ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Current large-volume products for market applications include fossil-based (for example conventional plastics) or bio-based (for example bio-based plastics and cotton) products, and their production often occurs at relatively low sustainability levels1. Due to the high market share and strategic role associated with these products, industry is increasingly pursuing technical sol ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Farm commodity products such as fertilisers need to be made more sustainable and resource–efficient. This will help secure European arable land productivity while also boosting sustainability and resource efficiency of the farming practices. For many years, mineral fertilisers have been used to intensify crop production to meet the food demand of a growing population. Mineral ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:In a context of growing demand for resources, sustainably capturing the potential of the seas, oceans and inland waters is critical for Europe. Micro- and macro-algae represent an additional source of biomass that can be used for various applications. They also have the advantage of a low land requirement. The production of farmed aquatic plants, including mostly macro-algae, is ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Products derived from petrochemical feedstock have extensive downstream production routes, developed markets and an efficient infrastructure. Therefore, making the ‘same’ chemicals from biomass and ‘blending’ them into these existing value chains (known as ‘drop-in’ chemicals) is the quickest and most cost-effective way to implement bio-based value chains in the shor ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:Fully developed and sustainable biorefineries at an industrial scale require optimal valorisation of side streams generated during the different process steps. However, current practice is to divert these streams to low-value applications such as energy and fuels. Valorising these streams for higher-value applications requires further downstream processing steps. In some cases, ...

Deadline Sep 7, 2017
- 99 days

Specific Challenge:The aim of this project is the improvement of the loads and efficiency prediction of control surfaces at High Mach and flight Reynolds numbers. The partner will have to design and manufacture model parts to be tested in a wind tunnel in flight conditions (speed and Reynolds number). In particular a new concept of hinge moment balance and modification of an existing model provide ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The objective here is to develop the tools and the methodology to optimize the design of a stiffener run-out on a composite stiffened panel (stiffener geometry, thicknesses and lay-ups of different components, shape of the tapering). Based on mechanical test of typical configurations, both simulations and failure criteria will be developed for strength predictions capability. Th ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The objective of this CfP is to develop a thorough understanding of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of a hybrid box with composite panels but including metallic ribs or fittings. A building-up approach, from different materials CTE characterization up to the validation of a whole box assembly section, is required to develop and validate the capacity to properly modelize the ther ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The objectives of this project are to develop and optimize the windshield design and associated aircraft structure, but also the heating power consumption for the windshield anti-icing system. Developments will be realized closely to the topic manager teams, and will lead to models, coupons and scale 1 demonstrators that will be subjected to certification tests. Please refer to ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The objective of this research topic is to achieve a lighter and low cost assembly solution for a typical aluminum aircraft assembly through designing for FSW and LBW. An important aspect is achieving cost effectivity in relatively short welds, typically 1-2m. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The main purpose of this call is the integration of innovative Ice Protection systems in the structure: electromagnetic induction on composite material wing leading edges and two-phase system in the metallic engine air intake. The innovation and challenge is to find the most efficient design for the integration. In order to validate the selected technology solution, the developm ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The target of this CfP is to research and to develop design and manufacturing methodologies for A/C complex composite components applying Infusion (LRI) technologies in order to achieve improved primary structures in terms of weight and cost, and to enable immediate Design Office decisions for next future aircraft designs. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions p ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:This topic foresees a unitary device made of two complementary sub-units for installation of suitable EMA as driving elements of the morphing leading edge. The device must be able to control the EMA as well as the power supply requested. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Development and manufacturing of layup tools that enable the manufacturing of airframe demonstrators (four sideshell panels, surface areas between 3 m² and 5 m², geometrically complex including double curved areas and sandwich structures) with Automated Fiber Placement technology. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The project will develop, design and realize a network of optical wave guide prototype with different functionalities such as damage detection and diagnosis (delamination- corrosion - cracking) and in specific areas of the aircraft sustaining data transfer for cabin needs and/or from known Fibber Bragg Grating or Brillouin sensing technologies. It must be self-sourcing and all t ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:High loaded rods are used in specific area for: space allocation, specific load introduction, etc. Its installation in integration phase can be complicated due to overall tolerance management & design specification. The aim of the study is to propose new solutions which can allow length & hinge angle rigging pending of situation. Please refer to the full and formal topic descrip ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The objective of the Call is to develop digitalization of life cycle of Ground System Test based on Eco Design. These novel and advanced way to realise Ground Test, increases quality control and flexibility besides reducing manufacturing cost. All those advantages shall be confirmed using these new process and capabilities in demonstrators of AIR ITD. Please refer to the full an ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The objective of this call is to explore further possibilities of new ways to implement quality validation of aircraft products in a more efficient manner, reducing non-recurring costs, reducing the need of man-hours and the involvement of manipulation by an human operator, reducing lead times and flexibility of the processes, through minimization of test means dependency trying ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Optimization of the Selective Laser Melting-SLM process for topology optimized aeronautical components such as fittings, based on thermal simulation as well as experimental validation. Process parameters shall be adapted for specific geometric features. All results shall be included in a searchable database and a software module shall be developed that is able to transfer identi ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:An automated system shall be developed to operate in a very flexible way, for panel longitudinal joints and barrel circumferential joints. Thanks to a jigless and portable architecture, the system shall follow the actual outer surface, moving on it with a suitable indexing and holding device. The system shall demonstrate the capability to drill in an accurate way and to insert s ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:An automated system shall be developed for the assembly of regional aircraft composite fuselage panels, by means of innovative features for recognition of actual position and shape of parts to be drilled, with the aim to generate the correct pattern of holes with "best fit" algorithm to be developed. Application will be the assembly of skins, stringers, frames and door surround ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The aim of this Call for Proposal is to develop, design, manufacture and deliver to the Topic Manager facilities, all the prototype subcomponent manufacturing tooling required to manufacture fuselage panel representative of a regional aircraft demonstrator.The development of this tooling shall be innovative in order to implement the best performances in the following fields:L ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Improvement of design of compact bearing chamber in hot environment. Determine influence of key parameters on heat rejections and heat transfer. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Short descriptionMeasuring shaft torque is key to understand aircraft engine behavior. Nevertheless space around engine shaft is limited and current torquemeters or telemetry systems cannot be easily implemented.The aim of this CFP is to develop a torque measurement system without telemetry for engine testbench (possibility to use on a flying test bench would be an asset but is ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Dual-spool turbine rig test to support the maturation of the turbine vane frame (TVF) aerodynamic design for UHPE architectures, including the detailed system (HPT, TVF, LPT) and component performance results to be used in trade studies. Innovative instrumentation approaches including unsteady data acquisition and optical access are needed to quantify and visualize the complex a ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:New jet engine designs incorporate a more slender LPT shaft and this challenges the manufacturing processes. This topic asks for technology development in the areas of new intelligent and sensorized tool concept for internal machining of bottle bore geometry where the L/D is above 30. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Safran Nacelles need some opportunity to mature a potential alternative technology to provide a better ratio between aerodynamic performance and cost for Thrust Reverser Cascades made with composite materials than the current technology, in particular for direct flow reversing cascades. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Safran Nacelles need some opportunity to mature a potential alternative technology to provide a better ratio between aerodynamic performance and cost for Thrust Reverser Cascades made with composite materials than the current technology. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:Numerical analysis of air flow behavior in the engine bay with transient aerothermal coupling method. Unsteady numerical simulations will be performed for shutdown conditions to analyse the air flow in the engine bay and in the engine’s internal channel. Network level methods and the impact on the equipment's skin temperatures will be investigated. Please refer to the full and ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:To design and manufacture the engine cradle that will support the engine on ground in the test facility. The purpose is to develop a light weight engine cradle with advanced instrumentation (in particular, loads, vibrations, temperatures). The applicant will also propose numerical studies over the flight envelope, focusing in particular on vibration damping and to be later compa ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:The work will comprise the aerodynamic rig testing associated to the WP5.2 needed to allow ITP to develop aerodynamic and acoustic validated technology for the rear stages of VHBR IP Turbine. Aerodynamic design will be provided by ITP to the partner. The work to be performed by the partner in the CfP comprises detail design, including drawings, hardware manufacturing, rig assemb ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:To develop and demonstrate non-intrusive measurement and 2D tomography of nvPM/soot and CO2 concentrations in aero-engine exhaust. Validation of the technology will require measurement of representative lean burn combustion emissions conditions and supporting data analysis including relevant measurement uncertainty confirmation. System level validation will require the supply of ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:To develop and demonstrate high-performance material and associated manufacturing processes for journal bearings in a lightweight aero-engine epicyclic gear box supporting planet gears under high loads and speeds. Validation of the technology will require representative sub/full-scale journal bearing rigs and supporting analysis. System level validation will require the manufact ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:To develop capability to understand and predict sub-idle & idle behaviour of geared VHBR engines. Identify novel methods to model, manage & improve performance & operability at idle & sub-idle. Toolset to be matured to TRL6 by validation against test data collected from UltraFan™ demonstrator program. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this cal ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days

Specific Challenge:An experimental test campaign is planned to be performed to verify that the design of the demonstrator ICC performs as predicted. In a second test campaign new technologies and innovative duct designs will be studied. The duct flowfield will be characterized in detail in order to provide validation data for CFD methods. Off-design performance will be of specific interest to this ...

Deadline Jun 21, 2017
- 21 days