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Overview of the EIG CONCERT-Japan(2017)
"Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution"

1. Aims of the Project

The EIG CONCERT-Japan aims to promote effective and coordinated science and technology cooperation between European countries and Japan with a view to further expanding and harmonizing already existing cooperation between them.

2. Field of collaboration

The research field of “Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution”

3. Prospective Applicants

In order to apply, researchers had to form consortia made up of partners from Japan and at least 2 European countries. The research leaders were required to possess adequate insight and/or experience to effectively implement the proposed joint research over the course of the support period.

4. Period of Research

Three years

5. Amount of Funding

18 million yen from JST to the Japanese researchers per project, over a period of three years, inclusive of overhead costs

6. Evaluation Process

Proposals were subjected to evaluation by online peer review and an evaluation committee made up of members elected by the participating funding agencies. The participating funding agencies then met to decide on project selection, which was based on discussion of the results of that comprehensive evaluation.

7. Evaluation Criteria

Scientific excellence

Impact of project results


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