Stage 1 of Call 2020 - Industry - CLOSED
OPENING DATE: 8 January 2020
CLOSING DATE: 17 February 2020

EURAMET e.V. and the EMPIR members invite interested parties to submit Industry topics.

Stage 1 offers the chance for all stakeholders from any country to influence the R&D projects undertaken by the European metrology community by identifying the challenge, problem or opportunity for potential research topics (PRT).

The highest priority research topics received in Stage 1 will provide the basis for Stage 2.

Stage 1 Documentation

To submit a PRT please upload your completed Word document (using the template provided), via the Stage 1 submit tab, by the deadline of 17 February 2020 23:59 CET.

Call is now closed

For questions asked in relation to Stage 1 of the Call 2020 - click here

The EMPIR Call Process Guides are written generically to apply to all EMPIR calls. Where there are particular numbers, dates, or options that apply to a particular call then those details are given in the PDF link below. Readers should start with the Guides for an explanation of the call process and refer to this PDF link when directed for the specific information on an individual TP or call.

Call 2020 - Budget and Features

EURAMET held a workshop to help identify key research topics in the areas of flow and volume measurements. More information can be found here.

EFFRA has published recommendations for the work programme 18-19-20 of the FoF PPP under Horizon 2020. More information can be found here. These recommendations detail a "need for AM systems that incorporate quality approaches such as in-process, in-line and in-situ non-destructive testing, including addressing metrology issues that often occur due to distortion"

EURAMET has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for Metrology in Europe. The current version can be found here.

Stage 2 of Call 2020 - Industry - Closed
OPENING DATE: 17 June 2020
CLOSING DATE: 28 September 2020

To find a consortium planning to bid click HERE

For partnering meetings and training for potential coordinators click HERE

Some countries have declared a strategic priority for inclusion in particular projects. Coordinators are requested to seek the involvement of partners from these countries. The list of priorities is HERE.

Selected Research Topics (SRTs)
SRT-i01: Metrology infrastructure for high-pressure gas and liquified hydrogen flows
SRT-i02: Metrology for trace water in ultra-pure process gases
SRT-i03: Next generation process thermometry for advanced manufacturing
SRT-i04: Traceable industrial 3D roughness and dimensional measurement using optical 3D microscopy and optical distance sensors
SRT-i05: RF Measurements for future communications applications
SRT-i06: Electrical nanoscale metrology in industry
SRT-i07: Quantum traceability of nanoscale magnetic field measurements
SRT-i08: Harmonised metrology for autonomous vehicle sensors
SRT-i09: Dynamic applications of large volume metrology in industry of tomorrow environments
SRT-i10: Quantum sensors for metrology based on single-atom-like device technology
SRT-i11: Traceable metrology of soft X-ray to IR optical constants and nanofilms for advanced manufacturing
SRT-i12: Traceability of localised functional properties of nanostructures with high speed scanning probe microscopy
SRT-i13: Metrology for decarbonisation of the gas grid
SRT-i14: Metrology for the recycling of Technology Critical Elements to support Europe's circular economy agenda
SRT-i15: Ultra-high precision cylinder and sphere metrology for bearings and piston manometers
SRT-i16: Probabilistic evaluation of the ability to perform dimensional measurements of buried structures in industrial additively manufactured parts
SRT-i17: Metrology in manufacturing compound semiconductors for power electronics
SRT-i18: Analytical contaminants assessment in food
SRT-i19: Metrology for emerging wireless technologies
SRT-i20: Metrology for advanced biomanufacturing - materials & methods for design-build-deploy biological systems & processes
SRT-i21: Metrology of diffraction-based residual stress analysis in additively manufactured materials and components
SRT-i22: Enhanced metrology for innovative radon measurement and management
SRT-i23: Advanced classical standards for electrical metrology
SRT-i24: Quality assurance of high value metal additive manufactured components for aerospace and space applications
SRT-i25: Enabling the adoption of digital calibration certificates in metrology and industry
SRT-i26: Metrology for dynamic pressure and temperature measurements
SRT-i27: Sustainable advanced flow meter calibration for transport sector
SRT-i28: Metrology for broadband impedance: bridging the LF-HF gap
SRT-i29: Surface and interface chemical metrology for porous materials
Stage 2 Documentation
Guide 1: Admissibility and Eligibility for EMPIR Calls
List 1a: NMIs and DIs and, where known to EURAMET, the associated legal entities that can participate in EMPIR projects
List 1b: Country information
Guide 4: Writing Joint Research Projects (JRPs)
List 4: Checklist for Template 4
Template 4: JRP protocol
Guide 5: Submitting administrative data for EMPIR Projects
List 5: Checklist for Template 5
Template 5: Project Administrative Data (PAD)
Guide 6: Evaluating EMPIR Projects
Form 6a: Code of Conduct and Declaration
Form 6b: Payment to Referees
Form 6c: JRP Evaluation


Background information
Call Scope Industry 2020
Formal Announcement: EMPIR Call 2020
EMPIR Call 2020 Budget and Features
Horizon 2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreements (AGA)
EMPIR Model Grant Agreement Documents
How to submit
The coordinator should submit the following documents electronically via the Stage 2 Submit tab
  • Template 4: JRP protocol (as .docx file)
  • Template 5: Project Administrative Data (as .xlsx file)
  • Letters of support (collated together as a single unsecured .pdf file) Optional
All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated by the referees with proposers attending a 'virtual' Review Conference. For more details see the Virtual Review Conference tab.

Call is now closed

For questions asked in relation to Stage 2 of the Call 2020 click HERE

ALL meetings will be virtual (online).

Partnering meetings serve as a platform to build consortia to address a particular SRT. Partnering meetings are arranged by potential proposers at a host institute. Neither the host institute nor EURAMET are responsible for the agenda of the individual partnering meetings. Specifics of partnering meetings;

In principle all interested parties may attend a specific EMPIR partnering meeting but must register either via an online portal or by e-mail (details below).

Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections does not mean you are registered for a partnering meeting. To register interest in a SRT via connections and see who else is interested click HERE.

Co-authorship of a (specific) PRT is not a precondition for attending a partnering meeting.

Attendance at a partnering meeting is not a precondition for joining a consortium nor a guarantee of a place within one.

If a partnering meeting is rescheduled the MSU and the original hosting institution must be informed.

The host institute has the right to close registration early should capacity be reached.

EURAMET have been made aware of the following partnering meetings.

SRT Date Host Organisation
SRTs i01, i07, i25 30 June - 01 July PTB
SRTs i04, i11, i15, i23, i27 02 July - 03 July PTB
SRTs i06, i09, i14, i17, i20, i21, i24, i26, i29 01 July - 02 July NPL
SRTs i03, i08, i12, i16, i19, i22, i28 06 July - 07 July NPL
SRT i05 29 June - 30 June VSL
SRT i02 06 July - 07 July INRIM
SRTs i10, i13, i18 08 July - 09 July INRIM

To register interest in a SRT and see who else is interested click HERE

Please email to display your partnering meeting here (supply us only with a contact person and/or web address).

In association with these meetings, EURAMET will be providing three different sessions to help support consortia. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams. More information on these sessions will be provided when you register for one of the above partnering meetings.

Coordinator training: There will be training for potential coordinators and their assistants. These sessions are open to all potential coordinators and their assistants and it is strongly encouraged they attend.

Date Timing Host Organisation
29 June 10:00-13:00 CEST EURAMET
30 June 10:00-13:00 CEST EURAMET
01 July 10:00-13:00 CEST EURAMET
06 July 10:00-13:00 CEST EURAMET

Partnering briefing: There will be a briefing on the partnering meeting process as well as subsequent processes concerned with the call. These briefing sessions are open to all parties interested in joining a consortium and it is strongly encouraged that they attend.

Date Timing Host Organisation
29 June 14:00-14:45 CEST EURAMET
30 June 14:00-14:45 CEST EURAMET
01 July 14:00-14:45 CEST EURAMET
06 July 14:00-14:45 CEST EURAMET

EURAMET will also be offering two additional virtual drop-in sessions which people can join to ask questions. These drop-in sessions are open to all parties interested in joining a consortium.

Date Timing Host Organisation
01 July 16:00-17:00 CEST EURAMET
08 July 16:00-17:00 CEST EURAMET

For general enquiries about these training sessions please contact

This web facility allows you to:

  • Register an interest in participating in research
  • Advertise the skills and or equipment you have to offer
  • Identify partners for your consortium
  • Receive email alerts when someone new registers an interest in the same area as you


  • It isn't compulsory to use this webpage, you can identify/ select your consortium in any way you choose. (Registration is however strongly recommended)
  • Registering your interest on this webpage will not guarantee you a place in any consortium

Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections does not mean you are registered for a partnering meeting.

To register interest as an individual or organisation click on the appropriate Selected Research Topic (SRT) listed below.

Connections now closed

Details entered here will be publicly available from these web pages until the close of Stage 2 of the call (28 September 2020). EURAMET is not responsible for facilitating communications between participants beyond providing this meeting area. It is the responsibility of individuals to make contact using the details that are given by potential contributors, made available here.

It should be noted that it is possible for more than one consortia to be formed from the interested parties, and more than one submission made to deliver a proposal. Projects are envisaged to be of such size and value that not all proposals can be funded.

In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the EMPIR Committee and the EMPIR Programme Manager have agreed the need for 'virtual' evaluation meetings for the EMPIR Call 2020. This is in order to mitigate the impact of current and potential future restrictions on social movement and travel due to COVID-19, to avoid last minute changes and to ensure continued fairness for all applicants.

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been produced to provide information on the 'virtual' evaluation meetings. The FAQ can be found here

All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated at the virtual Review Conference. More information can be found in the IND representative joining instructions which also contain the agenda and proposal groupings.

Please note:

  • Registration is from 08:30 - 09:00 hrs on the first day
  • Representatives are only required on the first day
  • Agenda

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