Canada and Germany launch a joint EUREKA call for collaborative technological projects

In the frame of EUREKA, the platform for transnational collaboration in market-oriented research, Canadian and German companies are invited to submit proposals for collaborative industry‑led R&D projects. The projects must be aimed at creating new products, processes and services for civilian applications and and an Expression of Interest (EOI) can be submitted until 31 January 2014.

The national agencies for EUREKA in Canada and Germany, respectively the National Research Council (NRC) and the EUREKA/COST-Bureau at the German Aerospace Center, Project Management Agency are publishing this joint R&D call for proposals under the EUREKA framework. Joint projects will be funded through existing national mechanisms and may be leveraged by other investment.

The objective of this call for proposals is to stimulate generation of joint project proposals in the following technological and industrial fields:

  • Renewable and Alternative Energy
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and other Health‑related Technologies

Notwithstanding the focus areas, proposals in other areas will be considered.

Individual industrial R&D projects must involve at least one German SME and one Canadian SME. Participation of research institutions/universities/colleges is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations or as self‑funded participants.

Submission of expressions of interest under this mode is open immediately and will be accepted and reviewed as submitted until 31 January 2014. EUREKA Project Applications and funding applications will be accepted immediately following an approved project submission and until 31 March 2014 inclusively.

Third parties from additional countries, particularly from EUREKA member countries, may also participate in the projects, subject to the applicable EUREKA regulations and the respective national rules and procedures. These third parties will not be eligible for funding from the German and/or Canadian side but can apply for EUREKA funding through their own national administrations.

Canadian applicants can find more information on the website of the Canadian National Research Council and the German EUREKA/COST-Bureau.

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