Austria and Spain call for projects

This call is closed

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, EPE (CDTI) from Spain have allocated funding for collaborative R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and market areas.

You can submit your R&D project application for this call for projects between 5 May and 15 September 2021. 

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Spain
  • Austria


  • Call opening: 5 May 2021
  • Eureka application deadline: 15 September 2021
  • Eligibility feedback to applicants: 23 September 2021
  • National funding application deadline: 15 October 2021
  • Eureka label and funding decision (estimated): March 2022


Applicants are expected to develop market-ready solutions or projects that have strong market potential for Austria and Spain.

This call accepts projects in ALL thematic areas or application domains, with a special focus on the following domains:

  • Unmanned vehicles systems
  • Green building
  • Photonics
  • Environmental technologies

Funding information

Funding support will be given to each eligible partner by their national funding body. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. 


Eureka projects can be submitted to the FFG's General Programme (Basisprogramm).  

All companies registered in Austria are eligible for funding. Universities and research organisations can be subcontracted. The evaluation of the Austrian project partner is carried out by internal experts at FFG. The project must fulfill national criteria.

The FFG's General Programme provides grants for Austrian companies participating in Eureka projects:

  • Up to 60% of the eligible costs for small companies
  • Up to 50% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies
  • Up to 40% of the eligible costs for large companies

Funding is given on an annual basis. Therefore follow-up applications must be submitted for the max. duration of 3 years.

Mapping other funding programmes is possible.

Contact your national contact at the FFG before submitting your Eureka project. 


CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers can take part as subcontractors.

CDTI will confirm the eligibility of Spanish applicants after receiving your Eureka application.

If eligible, funding applications will be generated by CDTI to each Spanish company to be completed with a full memory (in Spanish) attached. You must submit this application before 15 October 2021. If the funding applications are not submitted in time, the international project could be rejected.

Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries. More information

A funding decision will be made within 4-5 months after submitting an eligible funding application.

Project activities must not start before submitting the funding applications to CDTI. For further information, please contact CDTI.

Eligibility criteria

Austrian and Spanish organisations are invited to submit a joint proposal for industrial R&D projects (a typical Eureka project has an average duration of 2-3 years and an average budget of 1-2 million euro) according to the following criteria:

  • Your consortium must include at least one Austrian and one Spanish company. Research institutes, universities and other organisations are welcome to participate as self-funded or subcontractors, according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • Organisations from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by CDTI or by FFG.
  • Your project idea must represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project.
  • The project must be directed at researching or developing an innovative product, process or service with the goal of commercialisation. The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of all participants (no single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget) and the project must be significant to all.
  • The participants are required, prior to obtaining the Eureka label endorsement, to have signed a consortium agreement.

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with these criteria can apply to this call for projects according to the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

How to apply

  1. Contact your national funding body using the form below to discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and national procedures.
  2. Create an account on our application portal (one per consortium) and select the funding opportunity you want to apply to.
  3. Using the portal, complete one application form per consortium (in English) and invite other consortium partners to fill in a partner form.
  4. Upload a GANTT chart (one per consortium), a signed and completed co-signature form (which you can download from the platform) and any additional required annexes.
  5. Your application will be checked for completeness and eligibility before being reviewed using a standard evaluation procedure. If successful, your project will receive a Eureka label.
  6. Your national funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by the NPC and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.

Austria has additional steps for submitting your application:

  • Austrian participants must submit a separate national full project proposal including the Eureka application (in English). Project applications must be submitted online via FFG ecall.

Spain has additional steps for submitting your application:

  • Spanish participants must submit a formal R&D international project aid application through CDTI’s website, including the Eureka application (in English) and the draft consortium agreement.
  • Additional documents in Spanish language, containing detailed information on the Spanish participants, could be requested depending on the specific type of funding requested by the company.

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