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Polish National call for Eureka projects

Call description

The call published by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) aims to support the participation of Polish institutions in the international collaborative Eureka projects by providing the necessary Polish funds.

 

Purpose of the call

The purpose of this scheme is to foster the participation of Polish undertakings in the Eureka programme which facilitates international R&D cooperation, in particular of SMEs, and thereby:

•   to increase the marketability of Polish enterprises,

•   to strengthen Polish participation on an international level,

•   to foster R&D cooperation between Polish business and academia by supporting close-to-the-market projects, whereby prototypes or new products, technologies or services are developed,

•   to promote Polish participation in international R&D projects.

Deadline for submission

Submissions are accepted electronically from 20 May until 23 September 2019, no later than 14:00 (CET). Applications submitted and recommended for funding shall obtain Eureka label by 30 April 2020.

Eligibility criteria

There are no restrictions as to thematic areas, providing the project is market-oriented and of civilian purpose. Polish support can be applied for by individual SMEs, groups of enterprises of which at least one is an SME or groups of entities of which at least one is an SME (group leader) and the other is a university or a research institute. Polish partners participating in the same international Eureka project shall apply for Polish funding by forming a group of entities/enterprises. Individual applications can be submitted by enterprises only. Only international projects are eligible for funding i.e. the project must be carried out by at least one Polish and one foreign enterprise.

Eligible activities

The following activities are eligible for funding in projects to be implemented under the Eureka programme:

•   eligible for individual funding: applied (industrial) research, experimental development

•   not eligible for individual funding: activities related to the publicity, coordination, market access, intellectual property rights of the project.

Funding details

In order to achieve the objectives of the call NCBR provides a support of a total of PLN 4 million. Maximum funding per project is PLN 1 million, and no more than PLN 500,000 per entity within the project. The latter also refers to an individually applying SME. Maximum state aid intensity levels can be found at

https://www.ncbr.gov.pl/fileadmin/Miedzynarodowe/EUREKA/2019/new/EUREKA_Zasady_dofinansowania_wersja_ostateczna.pdf  (in Polish only)

For further information on the participation in the international Eureka programme check out the following websites or contact the Eureka National Project Coordinator.

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