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DUT Call 2023

Check out our website for the most updated information about the DUT Call 2023.

Stage 1 results:

  • 183 Pre-proposal submitted
  • 205.628.328,36 € Total requested funding

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. 

The challenges are grouped into three themes called ‘Transition Pathways: Positive Energy Districts, the 15-minute City and Circular Urban Economies.

Transnational Project Consortia

Each proposal must involve at least three partners from different countries from list above that are eligible for funding by their respective national/regional funding agency. The added value of transnational collaboration should be clearly stated.

The DUT Call 2023 is opened to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It intends to support a large range of activities, from research to innovation and implementation.

Involvement of Urban Stakeholders

Applicants are asked to engage explicitly with stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs …) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals. Projects are expected to take a transdisciplinary and preferably co-creative approach from the early project formulation stages.

Call Topics

To maximise impact for European and global policies, the DUT Partnership focuses on its three Transition Pathways (TP)  with a firm commitment to urban, regional and  city authority capacity building in terms of ambitious policymaking and  implementation. Evidence will be created with and for city  administrations, municipalities, business and society, aiming at all  kinds of innovation and capacity building needed to transform our  neighbourhoods and urban areas. The DUT Partnership will offer a  framework for innovation, demonstration and preparation of larger-scale translation of solutions and approaches into local urban settings.

This second call aims to create or reinforce a portfolio of R&I  projects that address issues and challenges identified in one of the three TPs. Proposals addressing subjects from across different TPs can be submitted and are welcome, though it is not mandatory. All projects are asked to choose a main TP and may indicate which other TP(s) are involved, if any.

Positive Energy Districts (PED) Transition Pathway

PED topic 1: Energy Resilience and Energy Poverty

PED topic 2: Urban Regeneration and Refurbishment

PED topic 3: Enabling Systems for Local Energy Transitions: Collaboration and Sustainable Investment

15-minutes City (15minC) Transition Pathway

15mC topic 1: Integrated Policies and Evidence to Reduce Car-dependency

15mC topic 2: Mobility and Planning Policies for Proximity-oriented Developments

15mC topic 3: Empower People for Urban Mobility Transitions

Circular Urban Economies (CUE) Transition Pathway

CUE topic 1: The Built Environment as a Resource Base

CUE topic 2: Knowledge and optimisation of resources flows between urban and rural areas

CUE topic 3: Planning and Designing urban areas with Nature: Towards a Regenerative Urbanism

DRAFT Call Text

Here you find the link to the draft call text for DUT Call 2023. The final call text will be available on 1 September 2023.

Call Phases

International phase: 
The international call is performed in 2 stages: submission of a pre-proposal followed by an invite to submit a full proposal.

  • Stage 1: Submission of a pre-proposal, a project consortium chooses one call module for the pre-proposal. If the pre-proposal is selected, the project consortium is invited to submit a full proposal.
  • Stage 2: Submission of a full proposal, only if the pre-proposal is invited to participate in stage 2.

National/regional phase:
All the partners from the projects selected in stage 2 of the International Phase must apply for the national phase directly with their relevant funding agency.

Call Calendar

Stage 1 opens (pre-proposal submission) 1 September 2023
Info day #1 – info session (online)

Matchmaking session on Info Day 1
12 September 2023
10:00-12:00 CET
12:00-14:00 CET
Info day #2 – project pitches (online) 10 October 2023
Stage 1 closing (pre-proposal submission deadline) 21 November 2023, 13:00 CET
Eligibility check December 2023
Meeting of Expert Panel to assess pre-proposals February 2024
Stage 2 opening (invite applicants to submit full proposals) March 2024
Stage 2 closing (deadline submission of full proposals) 30 April 2024, 13:00 CET
Eligibility check May 2024
Meeting of Expert Panel to assess full proposals June 2024
Funding decisions announced July 2024
Start of the projects September 2024 – January 2025
Projects’ kick-off meeting 2025 (tbd)
Organised by
Participants 815
Meetings 146
Austria 137
Türkiye 113
Spain 97
Belgium 88
Germany 81
Sweden 80
Italy 72
Netherlands 55
Portugal 54
France 47
Romania 46
Poland 44
Switzerland 43
Greece 34
Denmark 34
Hungary 29
Canada 25
Finland 23
Czech Republic 17
United Kingdom 15
Lithuania 14
Cyprus 14
Estonia 11
Bulgaria 11
Slovenia 8
South Korea 7
Latvia 4
Israel 3
Norway 3
United States 2
Iceland 2
French Guiana 1
Sri Lanka 1
Ecuador 1
Morocco 1
Ireland 1
Mexico 1
Ethiopia 1
Taiwan 1
India 1
Ukraine 1
Serbia 1
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