The 4th SFERA-III access campaign has been launched on 1st November 2021. This call for projects provides free access to 43 installations of 14 state-of-art research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Thermal power in 8 countries. In Spain, IMDEA Energy is among the available facilities:
- HTPU-CDL (Computational Design Lab for High Temperature Processes)
- HTPU-LAB, KIRAN42 (42kWe High Flux Solar Simulator)
- VHCST (Very High Concentration Solar Tower)
Discover all the Transnational Access providers and available services here
The campaign is open until 31 January 2022. The selected projects will benefit from 1 to 4 weeks of free access to the chosen facilities for a team of up to 2 persons. Moreover, travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs are reimbursed by the project’s budget.
Timetable and useful links
01 November 2021: Call open and submission of the project proposals – Check conditions for application
26 November 2021 (11:00-12:00 AM CET): Webinar session to inform on the call conditions and templates to fill in. Registration is free but mandatory here.
31 January 2022: Deadline for submission
Until April 2022: Selection process of the projects to be hosted at the different CSP Research Infrastructures
April 2022: Announcement of the results
June 2022 – December 2023: Hosting of the user projects
List of the selected projects:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SFERA-III cannot guarantee that all its services will be performed. In exceptional situations, consortium partners are entitled to regulate, suspend or terminate an access or activity without prior notice and without any refunds or compensation for the damage suffered by the Users. Users are therefore recommended to take out appropriate insurance. You can follow the latest information on the EU Member States restriction of free movement at https://reopen.europa.eu/en.