Eurostars Denmark Turkey call for projects

Call description

Turkey and Denmark actively participating in Eurostars2 jointly announce a Promotional Call for Project Ideas within the Eurostars2 programme. It is to facilitate innovation and technology development both in Turkey and Denmark. The call focuses on developing innovative products, applications and services with a strong market potential. Although Eurostars2 calls are open for projects within all technology areas, this Turkey – Denmark promotional call specially focuses on:

1. ICT: Internet of Things; AI & Robotics; Augmented & Virtual Reality; Cyber Security

2. Industry 4.0 technology: Semiconductors; Display; Memory

3. Materials and production technology

4. Smart transportation and infrastructure

5. Clean Energy Technology

6. Bio/Medtech

Key dates

Eurostars2 call deadlines:

  • 28th of Feburary 2019, 20:00 CET
  • 12th of September 2019, 20:00 CET

Eligibility criteria

Applicants will be invited to present proposals according to the Eurostars criteria:

  • The main applicant (the co-ordinator of the project) is a R&D performing SME.
  • The consortium includes at least one Turkish and one Danish organization.
  • The lead organization of the consortium must be an R&D performing SME or large enterprise on the Turkish side while the equivalent must be an R&D performing SME on the Danish side. Other SMEs, large enterprises and research institutes/universities are welcome to participate as additional participants or subcontractors.
  • At least 50% (excluding subcontracting costs) of the project must be performed by the participating R&D performing SME(s)
  • Industrial and innovation actors from other countries may also participate, as long as they are funded through their own national (Eurostars) schemes or participate with own resources.
  • The project demonstrates the contribution of the participants from both countries on an equal base, and the project is equally significant to all participants. One country cannot represent more than 75% of the project budget. 

Submission and approval procedures

In order to submit the full application, you must register on the Eurostars website, and upload your proposal directly in the Eurostars application platform according to the joint Eurostars guidelines  before 28th February.

However, in order to check the eligibility of your project and assist you with improving your application, we advise you to share a short description of your application with the Eurostars contact person in TÜBİTAK and Innovation Fund Denmark.

Danish companies and research institutions can apply for EUopSTART funding for preparing the application. The programme is open for application 3 times annually. Partners in a Eurostars project can apply for up to 50.000 DKK and Coordinators for up to 75.000 DKK. Read more about the programme 

It is recommended to use the European Enterprise Network (EEN) for partner search. You can find information on EEN Denmark and EEN Turkey 

Funding details

We are keen to facilitate collaboration between SMEs in Turkey and the Denmark, but there is no specific budget dedicated to this. The funding comes from the respective national budgets for Eurostars. Full proposals submitted will compete against any other proposal submitted within the Eurostars programme.

Both Turkey and the Denmark will fund its eligible participants within the Eurostars framework, which means that funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary.

Main aspects of the funding criteria

  • Turkey

Eurostars projects are funded by TUBITAK – TEYDEB 1509 International Industrial R&D Funding Programme. Turkish companies must submit their 1509 applications just after and only if the Eurostars international evaluation is completed positively. Please read carefully the Implementation Rules of 1509 Programme. All the information regarding eligible organizations and eligible costs for funding, funding rates, etc. are stated in 1509 Implementation Rules. Please contact your National Project Coordinator before and after your Eurostars project application.

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  • Denmark

The maximum grant budget is €300,000 per DK project partner and up to €500.000 to all Danish partners if more than one Danish partner participates in the project. Maximum funding for one Danish partner is €300.000. Guidelines for The general maximum investment rates incl. EU co-funding is indicated in the table below.

The global maximum for IFD investment to cooperation projects is 75% of the total project costs. In international projects the total costs are calculated on basis of the total project costs including the foreign partner’s contribution. IFDs funding rate is calculated excl. possible EU co-funding.    

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