Globalstars Taiwan

From 13 September 2021
to 15 December 2021 (17:00 CET)
81 days left

This Globalstars call for proposals
for joint R&D projects has been launched
between DoIT and Eureka funding organisations
FFG, Innovate UK, NRC-CNRC and RVO.

Participants are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential.

You can submit your R&D project application for this call for projects between 13 September 2021 and 15 December 2021. Your project consortium must include two organisations that are independent from each other, one (for profit) company from Taiwan and one (for profit) company from one of the participating Eureka countries/regions.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Taiwan

Scope

This call invites consortia to apply with high quality R&D projects within the scope of the call. The participating funding organisations welcome project proposals in the fields of:

High tech

  • Semiconductors and photonics (integrated circuits)
  • Cyber security
  • Smart manufacturing

Circular economy

  • Technology for upcycling/ recycling of material
  • Digital platform/ solutions to support the transition towards circular economy
  • Bio-based materials
  • Resource recovery from industrial processes

    These should be collaborative research and innovation projects that tackle challenges in subtopics mentioned, resulting in innovative and marketable solutions.

    Timeframe

    • 13 September 2021: Call for projects opens
    • 15 December 2021: Deadline for Eureka applications (date of receipt)*
    • 14 April 2022: Applicants informed of evaluation results
    • June 2022: Eureka label procedure and approval
    • 1 August 2022: funding decision and projects can start

    *Each funding body has additional steps for applying.

    Eligibility

    Your project must meet the following criteria:

    • The consortium should include at least two organisations that are independent from each other, one (for profit) company from Taiwan and one (for profit) company from one of the participating Eureka countries/regions.
    • 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 for all involved partners.
    • The project must benefit all involved partners.
    • No individual organisation, or participating economy, can be responsible for more than 70% of the total eligible costs of a project.
    • The project should have an obvious benefit and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).
    • The product, process or service must be innovative and have the potential to create impact.
    • A signed consortium agreement is required upon approval, before the actual start of the project. It ought to include, amongst other things, the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.
    • The maximum duration of a project may not exceed 36 months.
    • The project must have a civilian purpose.

    Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with these criteria can apply to this call in accordance with laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability.

    The amount of funding available per project partner is subject to the respective rules and regulations of the participating funding bodies.

    You are strongly advised, before submitting your application, to contact your funding body using the contact form below to check the eligibility of your project.

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

    Read the full call for projects text for more information about your funding body's eligibility criteria. 

    Funding

    Funding will only be provided to labelled projects that receive a positive evaluation from all participating funding bodies. Funding is subject to budgetary availability and the funding conditions stipulated by each funding body.

    Any IPR arising from cooperative project activities under this call will be regulated in a Consortium Agreement in accordance with the relevant laws applicable to the project partners.

    Selected projects must sign a Consortium Agreement on the execution and commercialisation of the project results. This must be sent to the relevant funding agencies no later than six months after the results of the evaluation have been communicated. Your project must not start before the approval of the signed Consortium Agreement.

    The funding bodies will provide access to public funding for selected projects. The support will be given to each partner by its respective funding body in accordance with 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.

    DoIT

    In addition to the Eureka application, Taiwanese applicants must submit required application documents to DoIT before 15 January 2022 17:00 CST (11:00 CET).

    The applicants (companies) with Eureka labelled project are eligible to apply for “Funding for Participants in EU Research and Innovation Program (e.g. Eureka, Horizon Europe)” under A+ Industrial Innovation R&D Program (the A+ Program). The proposal must include an abstract, detailed project and budget plan, as requested in A+ Program.

    DoIT does not fund universities and research organisations. The application must be submitted by a Taiwanese company. However, universities and research organisations are welcome as subcontractors of Taiwanese companies or to participate with their own budget.

    Companies can apply for grant funding up to 50% depending on the industrial impact of the project in accordance with the A+ Program. DoIT’s budget is available for qualified projects.

    Prior to the submission of the application forms, relevant project partners are welcome to contact DoIT for a pre-check of their project ideas.

    More info – in Chinese only.

    FFG

    In addition to the Eureka application, Austrian participants must submit a separate national full project proposal including the Eureka application. Project applications must be submitted online via FFG eCall before 20 December 2021 17:00 CET.

    Eureka projects can be submitted to the General Programme (Basisprogramm) of FFG for funding.

    All companies registered in Austria are eligible for funding under the General Programme. Universities and research centers can be subcontracted. The project must fulfil national criteria. The evaluation of the Austrian project part is carried out by internal experts at FFG.

    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

    There is no dedicated budget at FFG for this call. Funding in Austria is provided on an annual basis only. Therefore follow-on applications must be submitted for a maximum duration of three years. Mapping other funding programmes is possible.

    Before you submit your project application, contact the Eureka contact at FFG using the form below.

    Innovate UK

    Under the programme funded by Innovate UK, collaborative R&D (including feasibility studies) costs are eligible for funding. Enterprises and research institutes can apply for grant funding up to 50% depending on the type of organisation and the type of activities:

    • Large companies: 40% for collaborative research and development activities
    • SMEs: 50% for collaborative research and development activities
    • Universities /research organisations: 50% for collaborative research and development activities

    The maximum funding (grant) per project is 350,000 euro (converted to sterling). The total budget at Innovate UK for this call is approximately 1 million euro.

    In addition to the centrally submitted Eureka application, project partners from the UK will need to submit an application to Innovate UK, including a detailed project plan and budget. The application must be submitted by a for profit UK company and include at least one UK SME. Other UK organisations can join as project partner to the UK application. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2021 16:00 GMT (17:00 CET).

    More information

    NRC-CNRC

    The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), may fund R&D costs for Canadian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in this Call for proposals.

    • NRC covers up to 50% of project costs for SMEs.
    • The maximum funding amount is 500,000 Canadian dollars per participant per project.
    • The funding is non-repayable contribution against approved work completed and invoiced.

    Canada currently has no allocated budget for large companies nor universities or research organisations participating in this call for projects. However, they are welcome to participate on a self-funded basis or as contractors for funded participants.

    Canadian applicants must register via the NRC International Opportunities Portal before 8 November 2021 17:00 EDT. The relevant webpage on this Portal will show additional instructions and funding eligibility criteria.

    National (NRC IRAP) funding applications must be submitted by 5 January 2022 17:00 EDT.

    More information (look for Globalstars Taiwan 2021).

    RVO

    Under the programme funded by RVO, only R&D costs are eligible for funding. Enterprises and research institutes can apply for grant funding up to 50% depending on the type of organisation and the type of activities:

    • Large companies: 35% for research activities, 25% for development activities
    • SMEs: 45% for research activities, 35% for development activities
    • Universities / research organisations: 50% for research activities, 25% for development activities

    The maximum funding (grant) per project is 350,000 euro. The total budget at RVO for this call is approximately 1 million euro.

    In addition to the centrally submitted Eureka application, project partners from the Netherlands need to submit an application to RVO, including a detailed project plan and budget. The application must be submitted by a for profit Netherlands company. Other Netherlands organisations can join as project partner to the Netherlands application. The deadline for submission is 21 December 2021 17:00 CET. RVO invites partners for a pre-check of their project ideas.

    More information.

      Evaluation

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

      The basis for the evaluation is the Eureka eligibility criteria, the eligibility criteria and evaluations of your funding body, the Eureka application form and the additional application you have submitted to your funding body.

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

      A multilateral consensus meeting between all involved funding bodies will select projects to be approved based on the evaluators' scores. After a common list of funded and non-funded projects has been arranged, the funding bodies and Eureka will inform applicants about the results.

      Impact

      • 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)?

      Excellence

      • 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)?

      Overall perception

      Experts will list three positive and negative points to your application and finally state whether they recommend your project for public investment.

      Your national funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by the national project coordinator and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.

      Funding will only be given to labelled projects that receive a positive evaluation from all participating funding bodies, taking the common ranking list into account. Funding is subject to budgetary availability and the funding conditions stipulated by each funding body.

      Apply

      1. Contact your funding body using the form below to discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and 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 funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by the NPC and technical experts) according to their funding rules before allocating funds to successful applicants. 
      7. The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement (CA).

      In parallel to submitting a Eureka project application form, project partners must submit a related funding application to their respective funding body, taking into account all relevant procedures and submission rules.

      • Applicants in Taiwan must submit an application to DoIT before 15 January 2022 17:00 CST (11:00 CET).
      • Applicants in Austria must submit an application on the FFG eCall portal on 20 December 2021 17:00 CET.
      • Applicants in the UK must submit an application on the ISF portal before 15 December 2021 16:00 GMT (17:00 CET).
      • Applicants in Canada must register via the NRC International Opportunities Portal before 8 November 2021 17:00 EDT. The relevant webpage on this portal will show additional instructions. National (NRC IRAP) funding applications must be submitted by 5 January 2022 17:00 EDT.
      • Applicants in the Netherlands must submit an application on the e-loket before 21 December 2021 17:00 CET.

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