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FCH JU Call for Proposals 2013

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ImmagineCall title: FCH JU Call for Proposals 2013 Part 1

Call identifier: FCH-JU-2013-1

Publication date: 15 January 2013

Indicative deadline: 22 May 2013 at 17.00.00 (Brussels local time)

Indicative budget: EUR 68.5 million from the FCH JU 2013 budget


Area/ Topics called

1.      Area SP1-JTI-FCH.1: Transportation & Refuelling Infrastructure

  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.1 Large-scale demonstration of road vehicles and refuelling infrastructure VI Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.2 Research & Development on Bipolar Plates for PEM fuel cells: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.3 Research & Development of periphery components for hydrogen refuelling stations:
  • Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.4 Field demonstration of auxiliary power units for transport applications: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.5 Fuel Quality Assurance for Hydrogen Refuelling Stations: Collaborative Project

 2.      Area SP1-JTI-FCH.2: Hydrogen Production & Distribution

  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.1 Development of improved road H2 distribution:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.2 Diagnosis and monitoring of electrolyser performance:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.3 Large capacity PEM electrolyser stack design:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.4 New generation of high temperature electrolyser:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.5 Validation of photo-electrochemical hydrogen production processes: Collaborative Project

3.      Area SP1-JTI-FCH.3: Stationary Power Generation & CHP

  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.1 Improving understanding of cell & stack degradation mechanisms using advanced testing techniques, and developments to achieve cost reduction and lifetime enhancements for Stationary Fuel Cell power and CHP systems:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.2 Improved cell and stack design and manufacturability for application-specific requirements for Stationary Fuel Cell power and CHP systems:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.3 Stationary Power and CHP Fuel Cell System Improvement Using Improved Balance of Plant Components/Sub-Systems and/or Advanced Controls and Diagnostics Systems: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.4 Proof of concept and validation of whole fuel cell systems for stationary power and CHP applications at a representative scale: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.5 Field demonstration of large scale stationary power and CHP fuel cell systems
  • Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.6 Field demonstration of small scale stationary power and CHP fuel cell systems:Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.7 Development of fuel cell serial production techniques and equipment for Stationary Fuel Cell Power and CHP Systems: Collaborative Project

 4.      Area SP1-JTI-FCH.4: Early Markets

  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.1 Demonstration of fuel cell-powered Material Handling Vehicles (MHV) including infrastructure: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.2 Demonstration of portable generators, Back-Up Power and Uninterruptible Power Systems: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.3 Development of portable fuel cell systems for early market applications: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.4 Development of 1-30 KW fuel cell systems and hydrogen supply for early market applications

5.      Area SP1-JTI-FCH.5: Cross-cutting Issues

  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.1 European Curriculum on H2&FC technologies: Implementation of Educational and Study Material: Coordination and Support Actions (Supporting Action)
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.2 Training on H2&FC technologies for Operation & Maintenance: Coordination and Support Actions (Supporting Action)
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.4 Social acceptance of FCH technologies throughout Europe: Coordination and Support Actions (Supporting Action)
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.4 Development of industry wide uniform performance test schemes for SOFC/SOEC cells & stacks: Collaborative Project
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.5 Development of a European framework for the generation of guarantees of origin for green H2: Coordination and Support Actions (Supporting Action)
  • SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.6 Pre-normative research on resistance to mechanical impact of pressure vessels in composite materials: Collaborative

Collaborative projects are objective driven research projects aiming at developing new knowledge, new technology, products, and that may include scientific coordination, demonstration activities or sharing of common resources for research in order to improve European competitiveness or to address major societal needs. As such, they may also be targeted to special groups, such as SMEs and other smaller actors.

Participation: There must be at least three “legal entities” established in different EU Member States or Associated countries (the countries concerned are listed in section 3). The entities must be independent of each other. At least one legal entity must be a member of the Industry Grouping or the Research Grouping.

Indicative average duration: Collaborative projects are expected to last typically two to five years. However, there is no formal minimum or maximum duration.


The activities to be carried out in the context of a collaborative project should include:

• research and technological development activities, reflecting the core activities of the project, aimed at a significant advance beyond the established state-of-the-art, including scientific coordination


• demonstration activities, designed to prove the viability of new technologies that offer a potential economic advantage, but which cannot be commercialised directly (e.g. testing of product-like prototypes)


• management activities, over and above the technical management of individual work packages, linking together all the project components and maintaining communications with the FCH JU.

• any other activities such as:

– activities directly related to the project’s objectives (as identified in the relevant Annual Implementation Plan and call for proposals) and likely to have a potential impact on the outcome of the project (e.g. debates and initiatives on issues such as ethics, gender, socio-economic, etc.);

– activities to disseminate research results and to prepare for their take-up and use, including knowledge management and, activities directly related to the protection of foreground;

– training of researchers and key staff, including research managers and industrial executives (in particular for SMEs) and any potential users of the knowledge generated by the project. The training should aim to improve the professional development of the personnel concerned.

Coordination and Support Actions

This funding scheme allows for two different types of actions to be financed:

Co-ordination (or networking) actions” aimed at coordinating research activities and


Support actions” aimed at contributing to the Annual Implementation Plan and the

preparation of future Community research and technological development policy or the

development of synergies with other policies, or to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the

participation of SMEs, civil society organisations and their networks, small research teams

and newly developed or remote research centres in the activities of the fuel cells and

hydrogen areas, or for setting up of research-intensive clusters across the EU regions.

Support actions normally focus on one specific activity and often one specific event.


For Coordination (or networking) actions whose purpose is to coordinate research activities: There must be at least three ‘legal entities’ established in different EU Member States or Associated countries (the countries concerned are listed in section 3). The entities must be independent of each other. At least one legal entity must be a member of the Industry Grouping or the Research Grouping.

Coordination (or networking) actions may cover activities such as: the organisation of events – including conferences, meetings, workshops or seminars, related studies, exchanges of personnel, exchange and dissemination of good practices, and, if necessary, the definition, organisation and management of joint or common initiatives, together with management of the action.

Support actions may cover activities, depending on their nature such as monitoring and assessment; conferences; seminars; workshops; working or expert groups or individual expert appointment letters; studies; fact finding; monitoring; strategy development; high level scientific awards and competitions; operational support; data access and dissemination, information and communication activities; management activities; specific services activities related to research infrastructures, such as for example transnational access; preparatory technical work, including feasibility studies for the development of new infrastructures; contribution to the construction of new infrastructures; cooperation with other European research schemes; or a combination of these.

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