South Korea Spain call for projects

This call is closed

This call for projects has been launched following Eureka’s Network projects framework based on mutual consent between participating national and regional funding bodies.
The national funding bodies from South 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 until the 31st of August 2021.

Participating Countries/Regions

  • South Korea
  • Spain


Although this call invites projects in all thematic areas or application domains, special focus is given to the following domains:

  • Bio including Health
  • Green technologies, including Energy
  • Smarty city and Transportation
  • Information and Communication technologies
  • Nanotechnology and Materials
  • New Production technologies
  • Aerospace

    Eligiblity criteria

    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 on South Korean and one Spanish company
    • Participation of research institutes/universities and other organizations is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations
    •  No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 75% of the project budget.



    Funding conditions and procedures at national level
    The funding support will be given to each eligible partner by its own National Authority. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. According to Eureka’s practices, applicants may choose to request a label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is also applicable). The information regarding funding for each country is explained below.


    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.
    Funding decision is expected within 4 months from the deadline of the call.


    CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. The full funding proposal and necessary attachments must be submitted before April 30, 2021 (1st submission), at the latest or September 20, 2021 (2nd submission), at the latest. These documents are crucial and their quality will determine the funding granted to the project. A funding proposal for the international project submitted within this call will only be approved if it complies with the aforementioned minimum conditions. Otherwise, the international project will be rejected.
    Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors.
    Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries. For more information please access to Proyectos de investigación y desarrollo.
    Funding decision is expected within 3 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.


    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)?

     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.

    Monitoring and impact

    Applicants will be requested to provide information during the lifetime of the project at international level to make sure the project has been developed as expected. Additionally, they will have to provide information regarding the impact of the project once it has been finished.


    Participants are invited to contact the officers from the National Authorities (before submitting the documents).

    Eureka level

    1. Contact your national funding body using the 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 NPC and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.

    National level

    South Korea

    In Korea, the participants will have to submit a formal national application through KIAT Project Advanced Smart System ( 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 ( 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.

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