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ECOTECH - Sustainable Production and Environmental Technologies

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

The field of ecotechnologies covers new strategies aiming towards environmental efficiency in both production and consumption patterns as well as environmental technologies focusing on reducing pollution in natural environments (water, soil, coastal environment and air). The overall goal of  this programme is to foster the emergence and spread of innovative technologies and services by a research effort focused on the various types of barriers whether technological, organizational, regulatory, economic, or social.

The programme ECOTECH aims to favour innovative partnerships able to generate technological breakthroughs in the field of eco-technologies, particularly from information & communication technologies, nanotechnologies or biotechnologies.

The ECOTECH programme has been launched by the ANR in close coordination with the “ECO-INDUSTRIE” Call for Proposals co-funded by the DGCIS, the ADEME and OSEO. The ECO-INDUSTRIE Call is intended to fund pilot projects and demonstration phases whose time-line to market is relatively short (2-5 years). The ANR ECOTECH programme targets more academic research in the field of academic and industrial research.

ECOTECH's 2010 Call for Proposals is open to international consortiums and particularly to Sino-French consortiums within the framework agreement signed between ANR and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of China.

Four of the 5 thematic priorities of the programme are open in the 2011 call proposals:

  • Theme 1: Paradigm change
  • Theme 3: Transform: developing secondary raw materials
  • Theme 4: React: improved clean-up of polluted environments
  • Theme 5: Monitor: more extensive and more accurate assessment of environmental quality

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Click here to find more information on the ECOTECH call for proposals (call text, submission files, etc.)

Projects coordinators must submit their proposal before 8th March, 2011 at 1 p.m. (Paris local time) on the submission website.

The submission document must be signed by all partners and uploaded on the submission website before 21st May, 2011 at 1 p.m. (Paris local time).


Scientific, administrative or financial questions

Dr. Nicolas PETIT, tel: +33 2 41 20 42 48

Céline PUENTE-LELIEVRE, tel: + 33 2 41 20 41 12


ANR Programme Director

Dr. Philippe Freyssinet, e-mail:

Release date of the call: Monday 20 December 2010

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 8 March 2011 13:00