Russia and Eastern European LENR Developments

  • Sorry to see the proposal was not funded. I hope at least one of the (hopefully very well disguised) LENR projects gets funded. I know some teams purposefully chose not to (at least one of Italians that I asked directly if they had) and they said there were not interested due to the huge bureaucracy involved.

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • Seems that nobody got funded...


    https://ec.europa.eu/info/fund…all_-_call_results_en.pdf


    Topic FETPROACT-06-2019: EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
    Number of proposals submitted (including proposals transferred from or to other calls): 28
    Number of inadmissible proposals: 3
    Number of ineligible proposals: 0
    Number of above-threshold proposals: 17
    Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals: EUR 33.704.476,00

  • If I understood it correctly, above threshold means the ones that should be funded until all funds are assigned, so there are 17 proposals with a total request of EUR 33+ Millions, anyone remembers the available funds?

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • Published: 19.03.2019
    Deadline: 13.11.2019
    Available budget: EUR 113.400.000,00
    The results of the evaluation are as follows:
    Topic FETPROACT-05-2019 FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communities
    Number of proposals submitted (including proposals transferred from or to other calls): 91
    Number of inadmissible proposals: 4
    Number of ineligible proposals: 0
    Number of above-threshold proposals: 37
    Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals: EUR 150.895.158,75
    Topic FETPROACT-06-2019: EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
    Number of proposals submitted (including proposals transferred from or to other calls): 28
    Number of inadmissible proposals: 3
    Number of ineligible proposals: 0
    Number of above-threshold proposals: 17
    Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals: EUR 33.704.476,00
    We recently informed the applicants about the evaluation result for their proposals.

  • so there’s enough dough for all the above threshold proposals. Now, I wonder if any of the LENR proposals achieved above threshold score.

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • so there’s enough dough for all the above threshold proposals. Now, I wonder if any of the LENR proposals achieved above threshold score.


    Usually such money is fellows money. If you are an outsider of the club, then your proposal serves only as a fig leaf to maintain the impression that a real selection did happen. Usually all money has been allocated a long time before in closed circle meetings.


    This is how politics works and how the pig-farm is ruled.

  • I know of 4 applications plus Deneum, four have failed, the fifth may have succeeded.

    Sad that so few success rate was achieved, but if only one got there, that would be very good. We will know sooner or later.

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • I am just wondering how more promising an experiment can be to at least get above "thresh hold". Compared to the funds available, the request of DENEUM is peanuts. The whole process seems like a farce to me.

  • I am just wondering how more promising an experiment can be to at least get above "thresh hold". Compared to the funds available, the request of DENEUM is peanuts. The whole process seems like a farce to me.



    I devoted a great part of my career to write research grant proposals for R&D+I (from 1999 to 2012) and I can tell you that, no matter how good an idea, no matter how cheap the proposal, if is not properly written and focused within the criteria of the proposal picking parties, there's no hope. I one wrote a proposal for a UK fund, and It got to the last stage, was very interesting for the selecting comitte, but it failed to have the proper partnership with an UK based company so it was not selected.

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • My wife's job (before she retired) was managing applications for European funding and funding reviews.


    If you read the reasons given in the assessment and understand the way EU projects work the reasons given tell you what was missing from the application.


    In general the EU likes collaborative projects - groups of companies in different countries all coming together to work on one project with a clear economic benefit. Sceptics say it's so reviewers get to travel to a wider range of exotic destinations :-) Everyone wants to partner with companies in say Venice or Nice.


    The art of creating such a project it to find companies whose pet interests can be convincingly portrayed as fitting into one seemingly cohesive project. This can be difficult.


    Since i worked in the same industry as my wife our paths ocasionally crossed at review meetings. On one occasion my boss told his new secretary to book me a flight and a hotel room in Paris adding with a wink that "Colin will need a double room". She knew I was married but not what my a wife did for a living, we left her thinking I had a mistress in Paris for a few hours before telling her.