Call MVI top up Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM) opens shortly
The new ECCM MVI top-up call has two priorities: the collaboration of tenure track researchers from the natural sciences with researchers from the social sciences and humanities, and the connection of the ECCM tenure track research with Responsible Innovation research. The call is expected to open before the end of July 2020.
ECCM makes it possible to store energy from electricity in chemical compounds that can be used as a raw material or fuel (such as hydrogen). ECCM provides a “key” for new innovations needed in society. The call invites researchers from the social sciences and humanities to team up with tenure track researchers from the natural sciences, appointed through the ECCM call, to jointly submit proposals that will give shape to the societal components of research into ECCM. The total budget available for research proposals is 2.3 million euros.
The call for proposals will be published without a final deadline. Due to COVID-19, NWO has imposed a guideline which states that calls for proposals must be opened for at least six months before the deadline for full proposals. At a later date, NWO will publish the final deadline for full proposals and will do so at least two months before the final deadline.
Focus on Responsible InnovationResponsible Innovation research (known as the MVI programme) focuses on important societal challenges and the innovations these require. It explores the societal aspects of (technological) innovations at an early stage so that these can be taken into account during the design and development process. The aim of Responsible Innovation research is to realise innovations that are acceptable to society.
In July, a digital matchmaking will be offered on the programme page. Each ECCM tenure track researcher will be introduced in a video in which they present their research. Researchers from the social sciences and humanities may contact the researchers if they wish to collaborate with one of them in a research consortium. In another video, Prof. Eelfje Cuppen will explain the importance of Responsible Innovation research in the ECCM projects and share her own experiences with Responsible Innovation. So, if you are interested, please keep an eye on the programme page of the ECCM MVI top-up call.
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