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15 projects in the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) call have been approved in December 2016. The projects will now start during the first half of 2017.
After the first evaluation stage 43 consortia were invited to submit full proposals in September 2016. Now, 15 outstanding projects have been selected for funding and will be running for three years from the first half of 2017 onwards. Funding agencies from 18 countries participate in the call with a total available budget of 23.8 million Euro including support from Horizon 2020. The ENSUF call included the following topics: Concepts and strategies for smart urban transformation, growth and shrinkage, New dynamics of public services and Inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities.
Carolien Maas-van der Geest, Coordinator of the ENSUF call, has been highly involved in the process leading to the approved projects.
– This is an achievement for JPI Urban Europe. It is good to see that the aim of the call has been truly met. The evaluators said that the overall quality of the submitted proposals was very high, and that it was an extremely competitive call. We cannot wait for the projects to start, and the first results to be published!
Read more about the ENSUF call
The following projects have been approved:
Applicant: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Project Manager: Dr. David Bole
Applicant: Hasselt University – Faculty of Architecture & Arts
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Oswald Devisch
Cities of Making
Applicant: Latitude Platform for Urban Research and Design
Project Manager: Dr. Marco Ranzato
Applicant: Cooperativa de Formação e Animação Cultural CRL / Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Carlos Smaniotto Costa
Main applicant: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – Dept. Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (HYDR)
Project Manager: Dr. Boud Verbeiren
Main applicant: Universiteit Utrecht – Faculty of Geosciences
Project Manager: Dr. Patrick Witte
Main applicant: University of Strathclyde – School of Social Work and Social Policy
Project Manager: Prof. Nasar Meer
Main applicant: Vrije Universiteit Brussel – MOBI Mobility Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre
Project Manager: Dr Imre Keseru
Main applicant: Aarhus University – School of Communication and Culture
Project Manager: Dr. Peter Dalsgaard Grove
Main applicant: University of Birmingham, UK – School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Project Manager: Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko
Urban Education Live
Main applicant: Tampere University of Technology (TUT) – School of Architecture
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Panu Lehtovuori
Smart Pedestrian Net
Main applicant: University of Minho – Centre for Territory, Environment and Construction (CTAC)
Project Manager: Univ. Prof. Dr. Rui Ramos
Main applicant: Dutch Research Institute For Transitions
Project Manager: Dr. Matthijs Hisschemoller
Main applicant: Tilburg University – Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration
Project Manager: Dr. Merlijn van Hulst
Main applicant: Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Cosmopolis centre for urban research
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Michael Ryckewaert
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.