Call for Network projects between Austria, Belgium, Chile, France and Spain

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The call closes on 24 February 2023

The national funding bodies from Austria, Belgium, Chile, France and Spain have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects in all thematic areas or application domains. A special focus is given to domains related to low carbon emissions, such as renewable energies, energy efficiency, green hydrogen value chain, waste2energy, waste management, circular economy, green infrastructure, transport, agriculture and forestry.

You can submit your R&D project application for this Eureka call for Network projects between 12 December 2022 and 24 February 2023. Your project consortium must include at least two firms from two different countries participating in this call for projects.

Participation of research institutes/universities and other organisations in collaboration with companies is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Belgium (Wallonia)
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • Chile
  • France
  • Spain

Timeframe

Opening of the call for projects: 12 December 2022
Deadline for online application: 24 February 2023
Feedback for project applications: Before 17 March 2023
National funding and Eureka label decision: From July 2023

Scope

This call is for projects in all thematic areas or application domains, but special focus is given to the domains related to low carbon emissions, such as the following fields:

  • renewable energies
  • energy efficiency, energy distribution and storage efficiency
  • green hydrogen (storage, distribution, blue hydrogen as an interim solution to facilitate the transition to green hydrogen [CO2 capture/e fuels], generation systems or others)
  • waste2energy, waste management and circular economy, circular materials, eco-design and recycling
  • green infrastructure:
    • design tools, methods and building construction elements
    • digitisation and flow management
    • energy efficiency in buildings and industry
    • bio-inspired materials
  • transport:
    • circular distribution and logistics
    • decarbonised mobility
    • reverse logistics
  • agriculture and forestry:
    • innovative and eco-friendly agri-food production systems
    • healthy food
    • food quality and safety
    • logistics
    • industrial biotechnologies
    • environmental remediation technologies
    • environmental monitoring
    • water cycle
    • soil restoration

Funding information

If you are eligible, your own national funding body will give you financial support. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria vary from country to country.

Read more about funding rules in your country.

Eligibility

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 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.

This call for projects has additional criteria for organisations to be eligible to receive funding:

  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of all participants and the project must be significant to them. Project partners must sign a consortium agreement clearly stating what each partner brings to the project, how activities will be distributed and how results and potential benefits will be shared.
  • Organisations from other countries may also participate in this call for projects, but they will not be funded by the national funding bodies formally committed to this call.

Evaluation

Your project application will be reviewed according to our Network projects evaluation methodology.

1. 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)?

2. 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?

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

  1. Contact your national funding body using the contact form on Eureka’s website to discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and national 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 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.
  7. The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement. We recommend that you seek legal advice when drafting your consortium agreement.

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