AT-Beyond Europe - 2015-2020

Instrument/Program level: 
Program level area: 
Name of the instrument/Program: 
Beyond Europe
Instrument/Program eligible areas: 
Managing authority: 

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)


to create and extend research collaborations with partners outside Europe.

Eligible thematics in line with ERC sectors: 
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences and Humanities
Eligible thematics in line with S3: 
Advanced Manufacturing
Aerospace, Aeronautics and Space
Agrifood processing
Alpine activities & technologies
Bio-processes of biomasses
Blue growth
City development
Climate Change Mitigation
Cloud computing, e-tourism, smart mobility systems
Cultural & creative industries
Eco-efficient factory
Efficient production technologies, automation & intelligent materials
Entrepreneurship & Growth of young companies
Environmental Governance & Information
Environmental technologies, renewable energies & resource efficiency
Food & nutrition (ingredients and modification of food, materials, smart packaging, food quality, quality assurance, food production technologies)
Green & Clean energy & technologies
ICTs (Digital technologies & user-friendly systems)
Life Science & Biotechnology
Maritime technologies
Nature & Biodiversity
New and intelligent materials, nano and microtechnology
New Technologies for mountain agriculture
Open data (including PA), GIS, e-learning, Cloud computing, e-tourism, smart mobility systems
Public health & security (e-Health)
Renewable energies & resource efficiency
Secure technologies
Smart & energy-efficient buildings
Smart manufacturing and related services
Specialised production for an excellent mountain
Sustainable energy & renewables
Sustainable innovation & infrastructure
Sustainable Living & mobility
Action typologies: 
Establishing and further strengthening transnational innovation networks and clusters, also supporting their internationalisation
Supporting and using concrete joint cross-border R&I activities with the aim of realizing economies of scale and by their joint use to increase the utilisation of existing capacities
Other eligible actions: 

Exploratory projects;
Cooperative research and development projects in the "Experimental Development" research category.

Infrastructure and (public) service provider
Interest groups including NGOs
Higher education and research
Start up
Large enterprise, enterprise excluding SME
Status of the eligible institutions: 
Public equivalent body
Project budget maximum: 
500 000,00 €
Project duration maximum: 
36 months