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European Research Executive Agency

Under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), the European Commission funds research on:

  • New, sustainable and low-carbon steelmaking and finishing processes
  • Advanced steel grades and applications
  • The conservation of resources, protection of the environment and circular economy
  • The management of workforce and working conditions

2023 RFCS Big tickets call for proposals – Steel

2023 RFCS Big tickets call for proposals
Proposals now under evaluation
5 Objectives
e.g. CO2 neutral iron ore reduction; Developing technologies to reduce the energy required to produce steel; Circular economy for zero-waste
130 million
Overall indicative budget

RFCS-2023-CSP-Big Tickets for Steel (RFCS-2023-CSP)

  1. 30 January 2023
    RFCS Big Tickets Calls Info Day
  2. 2 February 2023
    Launch of the call for proposals
  3. 4 May 2023
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals

    9 proposals submitted, competing for €130 million

  4. September-October 2023
    Applicants are informed if their proposal has been selected
  5. October/December 2023
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
  6. January 2024 (tbc)
    EU-funded projects start

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.


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