EU funding for research on windows

Date: 25 August 2011
In July 2011, the new work programme for submitting proposals for EU-funded research was published in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

Among other things, this includes a Call for proposals for research on windows and facades.

One of the Call topics in the “Energy Efficient Buildings PPP”, for which € 140 million of funding is planned for 2012, is: “Novel materials for smart windows conceived as affordable multifunctional systems offering enhanced energy control”.

The overall aim here is to generate solutions for improving the energy efficiency of buildings in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Possible areas of research could include:

• Improving U-values,
• Control of solar energy gains,
• Reducing component weight,
• Sound insulation,
• Sustainability aspects.

Both the full version of the Call and an excerpt from it can be found on the website of the ift Rosenheim.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2011. Up to 4 million Euros of funding is available. The funding quota ranges from 50 % to 75 %.

General information about the Seventh Framework Programme is available here.

Companies interested in participating in a project, companies with specific suggestions for a project proposal, and companies looking for partners for an EU-funded project of this kind are advised to contact the ift Rosenheim.

Contact and further information:
Norbert Sack

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