MANUNET Obtain funding for your collaborative R&D in new processes, adaptive manufacturing systems and the factory of the future The strategic objective of the MANUNET call for proposals is to foster the competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing industry by co-funding manufacturing research projects performed by enterprises and their strategic partners. Luxinnovation and the Ministry of the Economy have joined MANUNET, thereby opening the door for Luxembourg participants. MANUNET project consortia must consist of at least two independent partners (and include at least one SME) belonging to two participating countries or two regions in different countries. SMEs and large enterprises in Luxembourg can be funded. MANUNET projects MANUNET projects are: close to market projects transnational, collaborative R&D with a significant degree of innovation and scientific and technical risk They are characterised by: application and practical use of manufacturing technologies added value through transnational cooperation short term projects and small consortia simple submission and evaluation process high success ratio Participation of leading regional/national innovation agencies (Luxembourg, Germany, Basque Country, Catalonia, northern Brabant, Wallonia, Turkey, Romania, Piedmont, Tuscany, Israel, Norway, Russia and many more): project funding and monitoring at national level. Funding In Luxembourg, funding is provided by the Ministry of the Economy in the form of subsidies. Maximum funding rates are as follows (different types of activities may be carried out in a single project): Type of activities Small-sized enterprise Medium-sized enterprise Large enterprise Industrial research 80% 75% 65% Experimental development 60% 50% 40% Process innovation 35% 25% 15% Participation MANUNET launches yearly calls for proposals. The calls follow a two-step application procedure, thus reducing the administrative burden for applicants. Interested participants are invited to contact Luxinnovation anytime – even before the official opening of the call for proposals – to submit their project idea, to request help to identify relevant partners, to get support in the preparation of your application, and much more. MANUNET is a network (ERA-NET) funded by the European Commission under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes.