Czech Republic call for projects
The national funding body from Czech Republic has allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects.
You can submit your R&D project application for this call for projects between 24 May 2023 to 14 July 2023. Your project consortium must include an organisation based in Czech Republic and a Eureka country.
- Czech Republic
- 24 May 2023: Call for projects opens
- 14 July 2023: Submission deadline (23:59:59 CE(S)T)
- 13 December 2023: Funding decision is published
- 1 January 2024: Projects can begin
Czech Republic covers:
- up to 80% of project costs per year in grants for SMEs (up to 80% for industrial research projects or up to 60% for experimental development projects)
- up to 75% of project costs per year in grants for large companies (up to 75% for industrial research projects or up to 50% for experimental development projects)
- up to 100% of project costs per year in grants for universities and research organisations
Czech research organisations or universities must be in a consortium with a Czech company to be eligible to receive funding.
The maximum funding amount is a grant of 3,000,000 CZK per project per year for one Czech participant.
The maximum funding amount is a grant of 4,000,000 CZK per project per year for two or more Czech participants in a consortium.
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.
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 legal entities from a minimum of two Eureka countries.
- No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.
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?
3. 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)?
4. 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.
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 national procedures.
- Create an account on our application portal (one per consortium) and select the "open call" funding opportunity 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 your national contact and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.
The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement. We recommend that you seek legal advice when drafting your consortium agreement.
Czech Republic has additional steps for submitting your application.