The call is announced in the field of industrial research and development between Chile (CORFO) and respective EUREKA member countries within the EUREKA program. In order to submit a project proposal under this call, at least 1 partner from Chile and 1 partner from the respective EUREKA member countries must build a consortium.
The member countries participating are:
- Austria (FFG)
- Chile (CORFO)
- France (Bpifrance)
- Germany (DLR)
- Spain (CDTI)
- Sweden (Vinnova)
- Turkey (Tübitak)
All parties will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, all parties will facilitate EUREKA application process and acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals.
|Deadline for Phase 1||25 November 2016|
|Feedback on Project Outlines||16 December 2016|
|Deadline for Phase 2||31 January 2017|
|Selected projects receive EUREKA label||31 March 2017|
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, special focus is given to the following suggested domains:
- Sustainable use of natural resources
- Sustainable Mining
- Agrofood: - Aquaculture; - Functional and Healthy foods; - Wine
- Energy: - Solar energy
- Sustainable construction and buildings
- ICT across all the above areas as an enabling technology
Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following procedures:
- The project consortiums should consist of at least 1 company from Chile and 1 company from one of the EUREKA member countries participating in this call (Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey). Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as partners or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
- Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by the participating parties of this call.
- The project partners must express the will to cooperate, on an equal base, to the development of a new product, industrial process or service. The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
- The projects should come up within applied research and experimental development as defined in the Frascati manual.
- The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
- The project should demonstrate the contribution of all the partners from the participating countries on an equal base, and the project must be equally significant to them.
- The participants are required, prior the official endorsement of the Eureka High Level Group, to have signed a consortium agreement.
Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
Submission and approval procedures
The second phase has started: partners with approved outlines will be invited to submit their updated EUREKA Project Application Form and their national applications according to its own procedures no later than 31 January 2017, 05:00 pm CET.
Companies that are interested in submitting a project proposal and haven't submitted one during the first phase still have the possibility to submit full project proposals. Partners will be asked to present a project outline in English via the following EUREKA Project Application. Prior consultation with the official relevant contact person in the respective EUREKA office is strongly advised (see details below).
The completed EUREKA Project Application Form should be submitted by the main participant to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Austria, the participants have to submit the national application to General Programs
- In Chile, the participants will have to submit experimental development projects application through Corfo’s website
- In France, French SME’s will be invited to contact the appropriate regional office of Bpifrance to submit the national application to general programs
- In Germany, the participants will have to submit a formal project application using the formal application system of the federal government. Responsible entity for the application procedure and the funding of the projects is DLR-PT (unit “European and International Cooperation”, International Bureau, group “North and South America”).
- In Spain, the participants will have to submit a formal R&D international project application through CDTI’s website including an updated application form (according to the comments made by the national authorities), draft consortium agreement and national project outline.
- In Sweden, the participants can apply for funding through VINNOVAs web portal “Intressentportalen”, in the national call “Medfinansiering för Individuella projekt 2016-2017”. The EUREKA project application form and a budget for the costs on the Swedish side of the project should be annexed to the national funding application.
- In Turkey, the participants will have to submit a formal national application through TEYDEB’s website including the signed version of EUREKA Application Form.
If the evaluation is positive, projects will obtain the Eureka label by 31 March 2017.
Each country will fund its eligible participants within EUREKA framework. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. As summary, main aspects of funding criteria are explained below:
- In Austria
The funding in Austria will be provided by FFG General Programmes, here only companies are eligible for submitting the proposal, universities and research organisation can participate in consortium as subcontractor of an Austrian enterprise. FFG will fund R&D projects in form of grants: small enterprises up to 60%, midcaps up to 50% and large companies up to 40% of eligible project costs. The evaluation procedure can start after submitting national proposal.
- In Chile
Chilean companies participating in the call can apply for funding according Corfo’s rules for EUREKA Network projects. Micro and small companies: up to 70% of eligible costs, medium companies up to 60% of eligible costs; large companies up to 50% of eligible costs. Universities and Research Institutes are not funded. Please contact CORFO for further information regarding the funding criteria. See section 4 below for contact information.
- In France
According to Bpifrance funding rules, French Enterprises with less than 2000 employees are financed through reimbursable loan with 0 interests. The global funding amount will be partly not reimbursable in case of technical failure. The funding rate is up to 65% (maximum amount 3 M€). University/Research Organizations are not funded. They are welcomed as subcontractors of a French company. Costs relating to subcontracting are taken into account. Bpifrance provides funding support to cover French companies needs in the preparation of their project via the Technological Partnership Aid (APT).
- In Germany
The federal Ministry of Education and Research will finance research and/or technological development activities of German SME, Universities and research centers. To be eligible, the proposed project must be an industry driven research and development project in which the project partners are collaborating to realize a new, innovative product, process or service, which has the potential to be successfully commercialized by the consortium. At least one German SME, also domiciled in Germany, has to participate. Only then, research organisations are entitled to apply for funding, too. If there are only participants from research organisations in Germany they can usually not be funded. The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:
- The partners should include at least one Chilean and one German partner.
- The funding rate will be for SMEs: up to 50% of eligible costs, and Universities and Research Institutes up to 100% of eligible costs.
- The project must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.).
- The project must demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries
- Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national Laws, Rules, Regulations and Procedures in effect.
- Participation on the basis of other funding programmes or by own financial resources (self-financing) is always possible for companies and research institutes.
German partners participating in the call can apply for funding according to national funding rules for Network projects. Please contact DLR - PT for further information regarding the funding criteria. Second Phase formal application can be found here.
- In Spain
CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors.Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiary. Spanish tasks in the project can only start after submitting the funding application to CDTI. For further information, please contact directly with CDTI. More information can be found here
- In Sweden
Swedish partners participating in the call can apply for funding according to VINNOVAs rules for EUREKA Network projects. SMEs: up to 50% of eligible costs, large companies up to 30% of eligible costs and Universities and Research Institutes up to 100% of eligible costs. Please contact VINNOVA for further information regarding the funding criteria. See on the right hand side for contact information.
- In Turkey
All companies which were established in accordance with Turkish law can apply for funding for their international projects. There is no budget limit for international projects and they can be funded by TUBITAK without any restriction in project duration. Only companies participating in international projects are funded within this program but universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors. Companies receive certain percentage of their eligible costs as a grant in this call. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the budget of project. The percentage is 60% for large companies and 75% for SMEs. For further information about financing of Turkish participants please directly contact with TÜBİTAK. Detailed information can also be reached from here.