Globalstars call for projects with Taiwan
Within Eureka's Globalstars programme, based on mutual consent, the participating funding bodies, Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Bpifrance, the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) and the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic (MHSR) are launching a call for projects.
Organisations in Taiwan, France, Poland and Slovakia are invited to submit joint project applications for researching and developing innovative products and applications with a strong market potential.
- Call for projects open: 9 January 2023
- Deadline for Eureka application: 20 June 2023
- Deadline for additional partner applications:Different depending on funding body
- Consensus meeting between funding agencies: 15 September 2023
- Applicants informed of evaluation results: 2 October 2023
- Eureka label approved: November 2023
- Funding decision and projects start: December 2023/January 2024
This call is for R&D projects in the following field(s):
- High tech
- ICT and cyber security
- Smart manufacturing
- Advanced biotechnologies and medical devices
- Sustainable environment
- Electrical vehicles
- Hydrogen energy
- Technology for upcycling/Recycling of material
Your R&D and innovation project should be collaborative and tackle challenges in the subtopics mentioned, resulting in innovative and marketable solutions.
Any IPR arising from your project activities within this call for projects will be regulated
in a Consortium Agreement in accordance with the laws applicable to the project partners.
Selected projects must sign a Consortium Agreement on the execution and commercialisation of the projects results. It must be sent to the relevant funding agencies no later than 6 months after you receive the results your evaluation results. Your project cannot start before your signed Consortium Agreement has been approved.
Funding bodies will provide access to public investment for the selected projects. Support will be provided to each partner by its respective funding body in accordance with their 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.
Your project must meet these eligibility 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.
- Project partners must express their will to cooperate on a win-win/fair basis in an R&D project resulting in 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.
- No individual organisation or participating economy can claim 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 with 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 others, the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.
- The maximum duration of a project may not exceed 36 months.
- Military projects are excluded.
Projects that meet these criteria can apply to this call for projects according to 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 rules and regulations of the participating funding organisations.
Project partners are strongly advised to contact their funding organisation before applying to check the eligibility of their project.
Partners from other Eureka countries or outside Eureka can also participate, but they will not be funded by the funding bodies participating in this call for projects. These partners must secure their own funding within the deadlines for this call for projects.
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)?
- Pros and cons of the application.
- Is the project recommended for public investment (yes or no)?
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.
How to apply
- Contact your national funding body using the contact form on Eureka’s website to discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and additional 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.
- Your funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by the project officer and technical experts) according to their rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.
Deadline: 20 June 2023, 17:00 CEST
In parallel to the submission of the Eureka project application form, all project partners are required to submit a related funding application, if required, to their respective funding bodies, taking into account all relevant procedures and submission rules.
Deadline for submission might differ between the participating funding agencies, see below for detailed information of each funding agency.
- Applicants in Taiwan must submit their application to DoIT before 20 June 2023, 17:00 CST (11:00 CEST)
- Applicants in Poland must submit their domestic application to email@example.com on 20 June 2023, 17:00 CEST
- Applicants in France must submit their domestic application to Bpifrance before 25 June 2023, 18:00 GMT
- Applicants in Slovakia must submit their domestic application to Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic (or its respective subordinate organisation) before 20 June 2023.
All applications are assessed against the general eligibility criteria of the Call before being put forward for the assessments according to the respective evaluation criteria of the participating funding bodies.
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.
Funding will only be provided to labelled projects that are positively evaluated
by all participating funding bodies, taking the common ranking list into account.
Funding of project partners is subjected to budgetary availability and funding conditions stipulated by each funding body.
A multilateral consensus meeting between all involved funding organisations will select projects to be approved based on the assessors’ scores, using the Eureka Network projects evaluation methodology. After a common list of funded and non-funded projects has been arranged, the funding bodies and Eureka Association will inform the applicants about the results.