Spain and Türkiye call for projects

The call closes on 3 November 2023

The national funding bodies in Türkiye 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 17 July to 3 November. Your project consortium must include:

  • at least one eligible Turkish company
  • at least one eligible Spanish company

The companies must be unrelated (i.e., no direct, indirect, beneficial or constructive ownership interest between these parties).

Research institutes, universities and other organisations not eligible for national funding from TÜBİTAK or CDTI are welcome to participate by self-funding their project costs or as subcontractors (according to each countries’ funding regulations).

Organisations from other countries may also participate, however they will not be funded by CDTI or by TÜBİTAK. Self-funded participants must complete a “self-funding declaration”, using a template that will be provided.

This call is for R&D projects in all thematic areas or application domains.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Spain
  • Türkiye


17 July 2023: Call for projects opens
3 November 2023: Deadline (international)
15 December 2023: Turkish / Spanish registration deadline
May 2024: Eureka label given

Funding information


All companies which were established in accordance with Turkish law can apply for funding for their international projects.

There is no budget limit for international projects, and they can be funded by TÜBITAK without any restriction in project duration.

Only companies participating in international projects are funded within this programme but universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors. Turkish applicants must complete their national application within four weeks of the eligibility feedback.

Companies receive certain percentage of their eligible costs as a grant for this call for projects. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the budget of a project. The percentage is 60% for large companies and 75% for SMEs.

For further information about funding for Turkish participants, please contact TÜBİTAK.

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CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers can take part as subcontractors.

Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries.

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A funding decision should be made within 5 months after submitting an eligible application.

Project activities must not start before submitting a funding application to CDTI. For more information, please contact CDTI.

You may also apply to this call for projects and a Eureka label without receiving public funding by self-funding your project costs.

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 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 mutually independent companies, one from Spain and the other from Türkiye.
  • 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 Turkish and Spanish partners must express their will to cooperate on 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 obtaining a Eureka label, to have signed a project consortium agreement.


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.


  1. Contact your national funding body using the contact form below 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 project consortium agreement. We recommend that you seek legal advice when drafting your consortium agreement.

Additionally, each applicant must submit all required documents to their respective national funding authority and meet its due diligence process requirements.


Participants must submit a formal national application (in Turkish) through TÜBİTAK TEYDEB’s website by 15 December 2023 including Eureka's application form (in English).


Participants must also submit a formal R&D international project aid application through CDTI’s website by 3 November 2023 including Eureka's application form (in English) and the draft consortium agreement (optional).

Additional documents in Spanish containing detailed information on the Spanish participants can be requested depending on the specific type of funding requested by the company. If the application is not submitted by the deadline of this call for project, the international project could be rejected.

CDTI will check the eligibility of the Spanish applicants after receiving the international application. If it is eligible, funding applications will be generated to each Spanish company by CDTI. The funding applications must be completed and submitted by the Spanish company.

A full memory (in Spanish) must be attached to these applications. The deadline to reply is 15 December 2023. If the funding applications are not submitted in time, the international project could be rejected.

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