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Multilateral call for projects: Advanced materials

Call description

Participants are invited to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the field of advanced materials applied to the following thematic domains.

(1) Semiconductors and Display

(2) Secondary Batteries and Sensor Technology, including

  •  Energy Storage

(3) Carbon Industry and Chemistry, including

  • Lightweight Materials, Composites and Recycle of Plastics
  • Nano Materials and Plastic materials

(4) Machinery, Robots, and Metal Industry

Within Eureka, the call is based on mutual consent between the participating countries' funding bodies: 

  1. South Korea (KIAT) 
  2. Austria (FFG)
  3. Flanders (VLAIO)
  4. Wallonia (SPW Research)
  5. Canada (NRC IRAP)
  6. Croatia (HAMAG-BICRO)
  7. Czech Republic (MEYS)
  8. Denmark (IFD)
  9. Germany (BMBF)
  10. Hungary (NRDI Office)
  11. Luxembourg (Ministry of Economy)
  12. Malta (Malta Enterprise)
  13. Spain (CDTI)
  14. United Kingdom (Innovate UK)
  15. Turkey (Tubitak)

Time Schedule

Opening of the Call: Jan 2020

Consortia building and Matchmaking: Korea Eureka Day (May 26th-27th 2020)

Deadline for Eureka application: 30th June 2020 (CET 18:00)

Communication of evaluation results: 23rd October 2020

Signature of the Consortia Agreements & Project Start: December 2020

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply to the present call, the partners must meet the following qualifications:

  • The consortium should include at least two (for profit) independent companies from two of the participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis in 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 project must have a civilian purpose.
  • The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
  • A signed CA must be send to the relevant national funding agencies no later than 3 months after the results of the evaluation has been communicated. The project start can in any case not be prior to the approval of the signed CA. The consortium agreement should at least include the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.
  • The duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.
  • Any partner whose collaborative industrial research and innovation project is consistent with the aforementioned criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with their own laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability.
  • Each participating funding body may apply additional eligibility criteria based on their national regulations. Applicants are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their funding body (see below for detailed information per funding agency in section 7) to discuss their project idea and check the eligibility of the project.
  • Partners from other EUREKA countries or countries outside of EUREKA can also participate, but funding must be secured within the deadlines for the call.

Submission and approval procedures

In order to apply for this call the following documents are mandatory:

1) Eureka Project Form
The project consortium should fill out the project description in the ‘Eureka Project Form’ The form must be completed in English. Read the instructions 

The project consortium is strongly advised to follow this instruction and describe all necessary elements in the form as requested. You can contact your Eureka national office to get support preparing the document (see below for detailed information per funding agency in section 7).

2) Annex 1 – Additional Project Information

Additionally, the project consortium has to fill out and submit Annex 1 with additional project information not included in the official EUREKA Project Form.

3) Annex 2 – Project Budget per Partner

The template for the budget must be used.

4) Annex 3 - GANTT diagram

There is no formal format for the GANTT diagram, but the individual WP, milestones and partners must be clearly visible in the GANTT format used.

The completed Eureka application form and its signatures, Annex 1, budget, GANTT diagram should be sent to MaterialsKoreaCall2020@eurekanetwork.org with subject: Materials multilateral Call 2020. EUREKA application should be made before 30th June 2020, 18:00 CET at the latest.

In parallel to the submission of the Eureka project form (both PDF editable version and a scanned signed version), all project partners are required to submit national funding application, if required, to their respective funding bodies, taking into account all relevant national procedures and submission rules. The deadline for submission might differ between the participating funding bodies (see below for detailed information per funding agency in section 7).

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated nationally based on the Eureka application including the annexes and national application forms if required. The national evaluations will subsequently be coordinated by the relevant national funding agencies.

The basis for the national evaluation is the general Eureka eligibility criteria, national eligibility criteria, and evaluations, the Eureka application form with annexes and if required a national application form.

The relevant national funding agencies will coordinate their evaluations based on the Eureka project assessment methodology (see section 8) After a common list of funded and non-funded projects has been agreed the Eureka Association will inform the applicants about the results.

Funding details

Funding will only be provided to labelled projects that are positively evaluated by all participating funding bodies.

Funding of project partners is subjected to budgetary availability and national funding conditions stipulated by each funding body.

Any IPR arising from cooperative project activities under this call shall be regulated in a Consortium Agreement (CA) in accordance with the relevant laws of the countries participating in the project.

A signed CA on the execution and commercialization of the projects results is mandatory for selected projects and must be send to the relevant national funding agencies no later than 3 months after the results of the evaluation has been communicated. The project start can in any case not be prior to the approval of the signed CA.

The funding bodies named below will provide access to public investment for the selected projects. The support will be given to each partner by its respective funding body in accordance with their national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds or soft loan basis, and subject to budgetary availability for each funding body.

Maximum funding:

  • South Korea (KIAT): grants of up to 500 million Korean Won (approx. 390,000 euro) per project per year 
  • Austria (FFG): flexible grants
  • Belgium - Flanders (VLAIO): flexible grants
  • Belgium - Wallonia (SPW-Research): flexible grants or loans 
  • Canada (NRC IRAP): flexible grants
  • Croatia (HAMAG-BICRO): grants of up to 200,000 euro 
  • Czech Republic (MEYS): grants of up to 150,000 euro per year
  • Denmark (IFD): grants of up to 300,000 euro per partner/ 500,000 euro per project 
  • Germany (BMBF): grants of up to 750,000 per project 
  • Hungary (NRDI Office): grants of up to 225,000 euro 
  • Luxembourg (Ministry of the Economy): flexible grants
  • Malta (Malta Enterprise): flexible grants and tax credits
  • Spain (CDTI): flexible loans/ grants
  • United Kingdom (Innovate UK): grants of up to 350,000 British pounds 
  • Turkey (Tubitak): flexible grants 

NB: The budgets listed above are indicative. You must consult you national funding agency for further details.

Read more country-specific information about national funding for this call. 

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