Spain South Korea call for innovative projects
The national funding bodies from Korea and Spain have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects.
You can submit your R&D project application for this call for projects between 14th February to 28th April. Your project consortium must include at least one Korean and one Spanish company. Participation of research institutes/universities and other organizations is welcome as self-funded participants 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 KIAT.
- 14 February 2022 Call opens
- 28 April 2022 Submission deadline (international)
- 13 May 2022 Full Project Proposals Submission deadline (National)
- November 2022 Eureka Label
- South Korea
This project call is for R&D projects focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and market areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for Republic of Korea and Spain.
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas or application domains, special focus is given to the following domains (but are not limited to):
- Bio including Health
- Green technologies, including Energy
- Smart city and Transportation
- Information and Communication technologies
- Nanotechnology and Material
- New Production technologies
The project should:
- Address at least one of the fields mentioned in the call description, and
- Demonstrate the potential to research or develop a product, process or service for commercialization.
Eureka has limited eligibility criteria for organisations participating in a Network project 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 one Korean and one Spanish company. Participation of research institutes/universities and other organizations is welcome as self-funded participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations. Organizations from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by CDTI or by KIAT.
- No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.
This call for projects has additional criteria for organisations to be eligible to receive funding:
- The Korean and Spanish partners must express their will to cooperate to the development of a new product, industrial process or service. 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 and the project must be significant to them.
- The participants are required, prior to obtain the Eureka label, to have signed a consortium agreement.
KIAT has additional criteria for Korean organisations to be eligible to receive funding:
- Company (private enterprise) should lead the Korean consortium.
- Korean company should be in operation for more than 1 year after the establishment, and the company is required to have 'corporate R&D center certification' issued by the Korean Government (Korea Industrial Technology Association).
CDTI has additional criteria for Spanish organisations to be eligible to receive funding:
- Company (private enterprise) should lead the Spanish consortium
The Korean dedicated budget provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and managed by KIAT is open to all applications from companies with registered R&D laboratories, research institutes and universities. A company must be lead organization on the Korean side while universities or research institutes may participate as participating organizations only.
Project funding is comprised of government contributions and civilian dues (cash and in-kind). The amount of government contributions will vary depending on the type of executing organizations and project in accordance with Article 24 (Funding criteria) and Article 25 (Civilian dues) of the Common Operational Regulations for the Industrial Technology Innovation Programs. Be aware that the total costs for each of the partners in the consortium should also be reflected in the Smartsimple application form and match with the national application.
The funding amount is up to KRW 500,000,000 (approximately € 370,000, exchange rate is ₩1,350/€ 1, quoted as an illustrative purpose) annually, and duration of the project is maximum 3 years. Participation of research institutes or universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
Funding decision is expected within 5 months from the deadline of the call.
CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors.
CDTI will check the eligibility of the Spanish applicants after receiving the international application. If it is eligible, funding applications will be generated by CDTI to each Spanish company and it must be completed and submitted by them. A full memory (in Spanish) must be attached to these applications. Deadline to reply May 13th. 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. For more information please access: http://www.cdti.es/index.asp?MP=100&MS=802&MN=2
Funding decision is expected within 4-5 months after submitting an eligible funding application
It is mandatory that project activities do not start before submitting the funding applications to CDTI. For further information, please contact CDTI.
According to Eureka’s practices, applicants may choose to request a label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is also applicable).
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 form 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)?
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.
- Contact your national funding body using the contact form on Eureka’s website 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.
- 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.
- The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement (CA). We recommend that you seek legal advice when drafting your CA.
Additionally, each applicant must submit all required documents to their respective national funding authority and meet its due diligence process requirements
In Korea, the participants will have to submit a formal national application through KIAT Project Advanced Smart System (https://www.k-pass.kr) including the EUREKA application form (in English). Additional documents in Korean language, containing detailed information on the Korean participants, could be requested depending on the specific type of funding request by the company.
In Spain the participants will have to submit a formal R&D international project aid application through CDTI’s website (https://sede.cdti.gob.es) including the Eureka Application form (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.