The DUT (Driving Urban Transitions to a sustainable future) is a partnership under Horizon Europe. The aim of the DUT call for proposals is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition to a more sustainable economy and way of operating.

You can find out more about the DUT partnership here.

The challenges are grouped into three themes known as "transition pathways":

  • Positive Energy Districts (PEDs)
  • 15-minutes city (15mC)
  • The Urban Circular Economy (UCE)

Each theme is divided up into several topics. You’ll find all the details about the Call on the following page.

Are you eligible?

The call is open to all public and private organisations in Brussels: research organisations, universities, businesses, associations, NGOs, public authorities, etc.

The eligibility criteria are set at 2 levels:

  • Transnational eligibility criteria set out in the text call (EU level)
  • Eligibility and funding conditions of Innoviris

Regional criteria are:

  • Develop all or part of its Research & Development activities in the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Present an innovative R&D project that is likely to have a favourable impact on the economy, employment or sustainable development in the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Have fulfilled your obligations under previous funding received from the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • As a Brussels company or qualified as economic actor, you must also be able to show your capacity toco-fund your share of the costs in the project.

Find out more about the terms and conditions for Innoviris eligibility and funding criteria of Brussels actors in the call text (annex A), please read it carefully and consult our expert.

The submission process

  • Carefully read the call text, and consult the conditions of eligibility before submitting a project.
  • Submit the project via the online submission system.
  • All Brussels project partners must submit a regional application for funding application to Innoviris in parallel to the European submission. The submission form (only in French and Dutch but you can fill it in in English) is available on the French or Dutch page. The non-submission of your proposal to Innoviris will render your participation ineligible.


Interested organisations can submit expressions of interest until 21 November 2023, 13:00 CET. The deadline for submitting the full proposal is 30 April 2024 at 13:00 (CEST).

Good to know

Funding covers:

  • For research organisations: 100% of project costs.
  • For companies: between 40% and 80% of project costs, depending on the size of your company and the focus of the project (industrial research or experimental development).
  • For other organisations: between 40% and 100% of project costs, depending on your organisation's share of economic activities.

Please do not hesitate to contact us when preparing your project, for a preliminary reading or for administrative, financial or legal advice.

Want to find out more?

Register at the DUT Matchmaking Platform for events and matchmaking.

Besides, Innoviris, the Brussels body responsible for research and innovation, and NCP Brussels, are organising an information session on this new call. This will take place on Friday 8 September from 10am to 2pm at, 110 Chaussée de Charleroi, 1060 Brussels, on the ground floor.

This event will be an opportunity to introduce you to the themes and specificities of the call, as well as the support that the European Union, Innoviris and the NCP Brussels can give you in setting up your project. The morning will also include testimonials from current projects, and will conclude with a convivial lunch.

If you are interested, please register here by 1 September at the latest.

Any questions? Get in touch with Gaëlle Hubert from Innoviris.



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