Globalstars Singapore call for projects

This call is closed

The call for proposals will be an open call inviting projects from any sector area.

Within Eureka's Globalstars initiative, based on mutual consent, Singapore, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK are launching a common call. Participants from Singapore and the respective Eureka countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Canada
  • Estonia
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Türkiye
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Hungary
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • South Korea


  • International announcement of the call: May 2020
  • National announcements of the call: Country Dependent
  • Call opens: 8 June 2020
  • Deadline for Eureka application: 15 October 2020
  • Applicants informed: January – February 2021
  • Eureka label procedure and approval: January – February 2021

Eligibility criteria

Partners must meet the following qualifications:

  • The consortium should include at least two companies that are independent from each other, one company for Singapore and one company from one of the Eureka countries participating in the call.
  • The project partners must express their will to cooperate on a win-win/fair basis in an R&D project leading to a new product, industrial process or service.
  • The product, process or service must be innovative, and there must be a technological risk involved for all involved partners.
  • The project must benefit all involved partners.
  • The project should have an obvious benefit and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the different countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.) and ideally a clear view of who the customers for commercialisation will be.
  • A signed consortium agreement is required upon approval, before the actual start of the project. It ought to include, amongst others, the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements
  • The maximum duration of a project may not exceed 36 months.
  • No individual organisation, or individual country, can claim more than 70% of the total eligible costs of a joint project.
  • Military projects are excluded.

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect in each country, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability. The amount of funding available per project partner is subject to national rules and regulations.

Project partners are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their national/regional funding body in order to check the eligibility of their project.

Partners from other Eureka countries or countries outside of Eureka can also participate, but they will not be funded by the participating funding bodies in this call. Subsequently, these partners have to secure their own funding within the deadlines for this call.

See attached documents for country-specific information. 


There are 4 stages to the submission and assessment process:

Stage 1: Eureka application

All partners must complete the Eureka project application form online here. It must be completed online by 17:00 Central European Summer Time on 15 October 2020. The form must be completed in English.

The project consortium is strongly advised to read the form carefully, follow the guidelines and complete all necessary elements in the form as requested. User guidance for the application tool is available under “Related documents”.

Stage 2: National applications

In parallel to the submission of the Eureka project application form, all project partners are required to submit a related national funding application, if required, to their respective funding agencies, taking into account all relevant procedures and submission rules. Deadline for submission might differ between the participating funding agencies, see below for detailed information for each funding agency.

Stage 3: International and national evaluation

All applications are assessed against the eligibility criteria of the call before being put forward for the national assessments according to the national evaluation criteria.

Successful projects are put forward for a Eureka label. After a common list of labelled and non-labelled projects has been agreed, applicants will be informed about the results.

Stage 4: National funding decision

Funding will only be provided to labelled projects that are positively evaluated by all participating funding agencies, taking the common ranking list into account. Funding of project partners is subjected to budgetary availability and national funding conditions stipulated by each funding body.

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 commercialisation of the projects results is mandatory for selected projects and must be send to the relevant national funding agencies no later than 6 months after the results of the evaluation have been communicated. The project start can in any case not be prior to the approval of the signed CA.

The support will be given to each partner by its respective national 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.

Organisations from other Eureka countries can participate provided:

  • they arrange their own funding
  • the project meets the eligibility participation criteria
  • respect the deadlines of the call

See the documents attached for country-specific funding information.


Applications will be evaluated nationally. The basis for the national evaluation is the general Eureka eligibility criteria, national eligibility criteria and evaluations, the Eureka application form and if required a national application form.

A multilateral consensus meeting between all involved national funding bodies (NFBs) will agree which projects to approve based on the assessors’ scores, using the Eureka Network projects evaluation methodology. After a common list of funded and non-funded projects has been agreed the national funding bodies and Eureka Association will inform the applicants about the results.

Common Eureka assessment criteria


  • Is the market properly addressed in terms of size, access and risk?
  • Is the value creation in terms of growth, employment, environmental and societal benefits properly addressed?
  • What are the competitive advantages of the project (strategic importance of the project, enhanced capabilities and visibility)
  • Are the commercialisation plans clear and realistic (return on investment, geographical sectoral impact)


  • What is the degree of innovation (commitment on state-of-the-art and the technological maturity and risk)
  • How is the new knowledge going to be used?
  • Is the project challenging scientifically, technically and for the partners?
  • Are the technical achievability & risk conveniently addressed

Quality & efficiency

  • How is the quality of the consortium? (Well-balanced partnership, technological managerial and financial capacity of each partner)
  • Is there an added value through the international co-operation?
  • Are the project management & planning realistic and clearly defined? (methodology and planning approach, milestones and deliverables)
  • Is the cost structure reasonable? (cost and financial commitment of each participant)

Overall perception

  • Pros and cons of the application
  • Is the project recommend for public investment? (Yes or No)


Call Promotion session at the Bio Africa Convention

Date: 25 August 2020
Time: 11h00- 12h00 (CAT)


Vinny Pillay: Senior Science and Technology Representative, Department of Science and Innovation

Topics and speakers

Ensuring Eureka’s global outreach and worldwide cooperation
Ulrich Schuh: Chair: Eureka Austrian Chairmanship and interim Head of the Eureka Secretariat, Austria.

Overview of the GlobalStars call with Singapore
Amy Flynn: Global Portfolio Officer: Innovate UK, United Kingdom.
Finding a suitable Singaporean partnerNavjeev Singh: Development Partner, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore.

Eligibility for South African participants and support from the Department of Science and Innovation
Toto Matshediso: Deputy Director, Strategic Partnerships, Department of Science and Innovation

Using the Smart Simple platform to participate in the call
Jorge Liz: Programme Leader, Eureka Secretariat

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