ERA CoBioTech: Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy


The first call for research projects opened on 1 December 2016.There are 21 funding organisations from 18 countries involved in this call. The total available budget is approx. EUR 36 million.

Interested? Please refer to the call webpage where you will find the call documents with the call description.

Submission deadline: 2 March 2017, 1pm (CET).

The application process consists of two separate and consecutive steps: Pre-proposal and full proposal.

This first step is now open and will close at 1pm on 2 March 2017. Eligible pre-proposals will be peer-review evaluated and ranked by an international panel of experts. The ERA CoBioTech Call Steering Committee (composed of representatives from all ERA CoBioTech funding organisations contributing to this co-funded call) will select proposals for the second application step based on this ranking.

Together with the pre-proposal, a CTI application needs to be submitted to the CTI. The pre-proposal submitted to the central call office is a compulsory attachment to the CTI application (please also refer to the call document entitled “National Regulations”).

Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy – Joint call for proposals(PDF, 82 kB, 19.12.2016)

The ERA CoBioTech Call Office will inform the project coordinators of the results of the first assessment step via e-mail by 22 May 2017. The coordinators of the selected pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal on behalf of their consortium.

The deadline for submitting full proposals will be 20 July 2017 (1pm CEST). The online tool for submitting full proposals will be available here:

For all questions regarding the CTI national proposal, please contact the project coordinators of the national funding organisation:

  • Barbara Pfluger (eMail, tel. +41 58 462 06 96)
  • Alain Dietrich (eMail, tel. +41 58 462 92 87)



Database Details

Current Research
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Thematic Focus
Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, Life Sciences and Health


Applicant’s Country
Switzerland, EU, other

Allowed Usage

Applicant’s Position
PhD Candidate, PostDoc, Researcher, Consortium

Cycle Type
Single Once-Off

Partner Required

20. July 2017
Last Modification
15. April 2020