The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is participating in the 8th ERA-NET CHIST-ERA Call (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies), including 18 European countries.
The CHIST-ERA Call 2017 targets research in the following topics:
- Object recognition and manipulation by robots: Data sharing and experiment reproducibility (ORMR)
- Big data and process modelling for smart industry (BDSI)
The details of the research targeted in the call have been defined by the research community during the CHIST-ERA Conference 2017, an event that was open to all interested researchers. The rules of the program are available at this link.
Call deadline: January 11, 2018
Researchers are encouraged to develop possible projects with prospective partners. The call will require that projects are submitted by international consortia with partners in at least three participating countries. Additional partners from other countries may be part of a consortium if they can secure their own funding. The list of countries and funding organisations which have shown interest in participating in the Call 2017 is provided below.
| Country || Funding organisation || ORMR || BDSI |
| AT || FWF || Yes || Yes |
| BE || FNRS || Yes || Yes |
| BG || BNSF || Yes || Yes |
| CA || FRQNT || Yes || Yes |
| CH || SNSF || Yes || Yes |
| CZ || TACR || Yes || Yes |
| EE || ETAq || Yes || Yes |
| ES || MINECO || Yes || Yes |
| FI || AKA || Yes || Yes |
| FR || ANR || Yes || Yes |
| IE || IRC || Yes || Yes |
| IT || MIUR || Yes || Yes |
| LT || LMT || Yes || Yes |
| PL || NCN || Yes || Yes |
| RO || UEFISCDI || Yes || Yes |
| SK || SAV || Yes || Yes |
| TR || TUBITAK || Yes || Yes |
| UK || EPSRC || Yes || No |
The contact point of each funding organisation remains at your disposal for any further information (see Consortium).
Program Manager and International Partnerships
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
418 643-8560, ext. 3455