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First KDT JU call is open now!

The newly established Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU) announced the opening of their first Calls for Proposals today.

The action, comprising three concurrent Calls for Proposals addressing 5 topics (two general, two addressing topics of special strategic importance, and a support action), accesses a funding budget in excess of € 360 million from the EU (via the Horizon Europe programme) and from the national funding authorities of the Participating States. A special focus as part of the first call goes to AI/Edge and Open-Source hardware such as RISC-V.

he KDT JU Programme is open to any organisation that can make a contribution to the RD&I objectives of the programme. However, there are specific eligibility criteria relevant in the each KDT JU Participating State: these are listed in the KDT JU Work Programme 2021 (see below).


All Calls 2021 will be single-stage calls with submission of Full Project Proposal (FPP)

  • Publication date: 16 December 2021

  • Opening date of the submission tools in the Funding and Tenders portal (estimated): 18 January 2022

  • Deadline (FPP proposals): at 17:00:00 Brussels time on 27 April 2022

More information can be found on the KDT JU website.


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