The MANUNET network is launching a call for project proposals in the field of collaborative, market-oriented R&D in manufacturing. Luxinnovation and the Ministry of the Economy have joined MANUNET, thereby making it possible for Luxembourg companies to participate. The deadline for submitting a pre-proposal is 23 March 2018.

MANUNET call for proposals aims at fostering the competitiveness of Europe’s Manufacturing Industry by co-funding manufacturing research projects performed by enterprises (preferably SMEs), research centres and universities.


The MANUNET Call 2018 for proposals includes all fields in Manufacturing, structured in the following topics:

  • Knowledge-based engineering, information and communication technologies for manufacturing, including technologies for Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing technologies for environmental and energy applications including resource efficiency and recycling.
  • Adaptive manufacturing technologies including processes for removing, joining, adding, forming, consolidating, assembling.
  • Additive manufacturing
  • New materials for manufacturing
  • New manufacturing methods, components and systems
  • Other technologies, products and services related to the manufacturing field.


Transnational, collaborative R&D projects.

MANUNET can cofund transnational, collaborative R&D with a significant degree of innovation and scientific and technical risk. Projects should be market-oriented and focus on the application and practical use of manufacturing technologies.
Project consortia must consist of at least two independent partners (and include at least one SME) belonging to two participating countries or two regions in different countries. Regions in Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain and Turkey participate in this call for proposals. Projects with up to 4 or 5 participants are expected.

Attractive national cofunding

MANUNET projects are funded and monitored at national level. In Luxembourg, funding is provided by the Ministry of the Economy in the form of subsidies. Maximum funding rates are as follows (different types of activities may be carried out in a single project):

Two-step proposal submission

The call follows a two-step application procedure, thus reducing the administrative burden for applicants. Pre-proposals should be submitted by 23 March 2018, 17:00 (CET). After a first screening, the best applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 12 July 2018, 17:00 (CET). Proposals must be prepared and submitted electronically using the MANUNET electronic submission system (ESS).
Interested Luxembourg participants are invited to contact Luxinnovation to submit their project idea, to request help to identify relevant partners, to get support in the preparation of their application, and much more.

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