CATRENE launches dedicated calls but project proposals may be sent to the office at any time. The selection of projects follows a four step evaluation process based on the evaluation of: 1) a "Project Outline" (or PO), 2) a "Full Proposal" (or FP), an extended version of the PO.
The Project Outline (PO) should provide a brief overview of the project's objectives and the partners in the consortium. It allows early advice and feedback from the CATRENE Steering Group to the proposers and prelimerary discussions with the public authorities.
Pending approval of the PO by the CATRENE Steering Group, the submission of a Full Proposal (FP) is invited. On the strength of this document and the willingness of the relevant Public Authority to fund, the CATRENE label may be awarded.
Main criteria for project selection:
Commitment to CATRENE vision and objectives
Innovation in basic and industrial research
Existing European R&D capacity
Competences of the partners
Strengths of the consortium ("team effect")
World market potential
Leverage effect on employment
Meeting societal needs
In addition, specific requirements can be defined for each call for proposals (eg. technical focus).
General Label Conditions, Guidelines for the preparation of CATRENE projects, CATRENE web tool How-to document, (in PDF format) and templates for PO and FP submission (in Word format); can be downloaded here: