Germany Hungary call for projects
This call for projects has been launched following Eureka’s Network projects framework based on mutual consent between participating national and regional funding bodies.
The Hungarian National Office for Research, Development and Innovation (NRDIO) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects in the fields defined below.
You can submit your R&D project application for this call for projects between 30 September and 26 January 2022. Your project consortium must include SMEs based in Hungary and Germany. Research organisations in partnership with companies are welcomed in the consortia in both countries.
- 30 September 2021: call opens
- 26 January 2022: submission deadline
- Approx. spring/summer 2022: selection of projects to be funded
- Approx. beginning of 2023: projects can begin
- Projects Duration: Up to 36 months
This project call is for R&D projects that should address at least one of the following fields:
- artificial intelligence (AI)
- quantum technology (in particular quantum sensors)
- autonomous machines /autonomous systems
- industry 4.0
Eureka has limited eligibility criteria for organisations participating in a Network projects consortium:
- 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 project must have a civilian purpose.
- Your consortium must include at least two independent SMEs from Hungary and Germany.
- No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 75% of the project budget.
Funding assistance follows each national funding body's funding regulations. Research organisations in partnership with companies are welcomed in the consortia in both countries.
Cooperation of SMEs:
- National Research Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office): grant of up to 200 million HUF / up to 80 % of project costs for SMEs
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): grant of up to 500.000 euro/ 50 % of project costs for SMEs
Research organisations in partnership with SMEs:
- Hungary: grant for universities and research institutes up to 100% of eligible costs.
- Germany: grant for universities and research institutes up to 100% of eligible costs. Universities can apply for a project flatrate of 20%.
If there is no allocated budget for your organisation type in your country and you want to participate in a project consortium, contact your national funding body using the contact details below to see whether there are other funding opportunities available or talk to them about self-funding.
Your project application will be reviewed according to our Network projects evaluation methodology.
- Is the market properly addressed (i.e. size, access and risks)?
- Is the value creation properly addressed (i.e. employment opportunities and environmental and societal benefits)?
- What are the competitive advantages of your project (i.e. strategic importance, enhanced capabilities and visibility)?
- Are your commercialisation plans clear and realistic (i.e. return on investment, geographical and sectoral impact)?
- What is the degree of innovation? (i.e. is the proposed product, process or service state-of-the-art? Is there sufficient technological maturity and risk)?
- How is the new knowledge going to be used?
- Is your project scientifically and technically challenging for consortium partners?
- Is the technical achievability and risk properly addressed?
- Quality and efficiency of implementation
- What is the quality of your consortium (i.e. balance of the partnership and technological, managerial and financial capabilities of each partner)?
- Is there added value through international cooperation?
- Is your project management and planning realistic and clearly defined (i.e. methodology, planning approach, milestones and deliverables)?
- Is your cost structure reasonable (i.e. costs and financial commitment for each consortium partner)?
How to apply
- Contact your national funding body using the form below to discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and national procedures.
- Create an account on our application portal (one per consortium) and select the funding opportunity you want to apply to.
- Using the portal, complete one application form per consortium (in English) and invite other consortium partners to fill in a partner form.
- 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.
- 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.
- Further national evaluation will be applied as described below, according to Hungarian and German rules as specified before allocating funds to successful applicants.
- The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement (CA). We recommend that you seek legal advice when drafting your CA.
Germany: Two-step selection procedure
Project consortia selected for the formal application (second phase) will be informed about the necessary further steps in due time. Regulations of type “AZK” for companies and of type “AZA” for public institutions will apply (please refer to https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/easy_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare&formularschrank=bmbf).
Hungarian partners should submit the national Eureka proposal through the Electronic Portal for Proposals, Information and Communication (EPTK). After going through an eligibility check and a technical assessment with the support of external experts, the joint committee of Hungarian and German funding agencies will review the evaluation results and on the basis of that select the joint projects to be supported under this call. The consortia will be informed about the final evaluation results.