|Opening of the Call:||1 September 2016|
|Deadline for Phase 1:||25 November 2016|
|Feedback on Project Outlines:||16 December 2016|
|Deadline for Phase 2:||31 January 2017|
|Selected projects receive EUREKA label:||31 March 2017|
|Deadline for official endorsement:||23 June 2017|
EUREKA () is an intergovernmental organisation for market‐driven industrial R&D. It is a decentralised network facilitating the coordination of national funding on innovation, aiming to boost the productivity & competitiveness of European industries.
Following a bottom‐up approach with projects being in any technological area with a civilian purpose, EUREKA has been the driving force of innovation in Europe for over 30 years.
Within the GlobalStars initiative of EUREKA, based on the mutual consent, Chile is determined as the first country to increase cooperation. Participants from Chile and respective EUREKA member states are invited to submit joint project proposals in the fields of industrial and technological research and development in the framework of the EUREKA program.
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, special focus is given to the following suggested domains:
- Sustainable use of natural resources
- Sustainable Mining
- Agrofood: ‐ Aquaculture; ‐ Functional and Healthy foods; ‐ Wine
- Energy: ‐ Solar energy
- Sustainable construction and buildings
- ICT across all the above areas as an enabling technology
a. National authorities
Respective National Authorities responsible for this call are as follows:
- FFG: The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied research and development in Austria.
- BPI France: Bpifrance offers businesses the benefit of a powerful contact, one who is on hand and able to respond efficiently to their financing needs, during every step of their development.
- DLR‐Project Management Agency: The DLR Project Management Agency, part of the German Aerospace Center, is a research funding organisation supporting the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), along with other Federal Ministries, in the implementation of programmerelated project funding.
- CDTI: The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&I projects of Spanish companies.
- CORFO: Our mission is to improve the competitiveness and the productive diversification of Chile by encouraging investment, innovation and entrepreneurship, strengthening in addition the human capital and technological capabilities to achieve a sustainable and territorially balanced development.
- VINNOVA: We promote sustainable growth by funding needs‐driven research and stimulating collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector.
- TÜBİTAK: TUBITAK is the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. All parties will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, all parties will facilitate EUREKA application process and acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals.
These organizations will also provide access to public funding for labelled joint projects. The support will be given to each partner by its own Authorities in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non‐exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability.
b. Call Launch and Structure
The call is announced in the field of industrial research and development between Chile and respective EUREKA member countries within the EUREKA program. In order to submit a project proposal under this call, at least 1 partner from Chile and 1 partner from the respective EUREKA member countries must build a consortium.
The Call is launched on 1 September 2016 by all parties.
Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following procedures:
- The project consortiums should consist of at least 1 company from Chile and 1 company from one of the EUREKA member countries participating in this call (Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey). Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as partners or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
- Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by the participating parties of this call.
- The project partners must express the will to cooperate, on an equal base, 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 projects should come up within applied research and experimental development as defined in the Frascati1 manual.
- The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
- The project should demonstrate the contribution of all the partners from the participating countries on an equal base, and the project must be equally significant to them.
- The participants are required, prior the official endorsement of the Eureka High Level Group, to have signed a consortium agreement.
Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
2. Submission and approval procedures will consist of two phases:
- In the first phase, partners will be asked to present a project outline in English via the following EUREKA Project Application Form:
- Prior consultation with the official relevant contact person in the respective EUREKA office is strongly advised (see details below).
- The completed EUREKA Project Application Form should be submitted by the main participant to the following email: email@example.com; until 25 November 2016, 05:00 pm CET.
- The forms have to be legally signed by all participating companies. The signatures must be scanned and sent together with the EUREKA form as an integral part of the application of phase 1.
- The forms will be screened and evaluated by EUREKA National Project Coordinators (NPCs) assisted by technical experts in the National Funding Bodies (NFBs). Applicants will be contacted within three weeks to refine the definitive projects.
- In the second phase, partners with approved outlines will be invited to submit their updated EUREKA Project Application Form and their national applications according to its own procedures no later than 31 January 2017, 05:00 pm CET.
- In Austria, the participants have to submit the national application to General Programs at .
- In Chile, the participants will have to submit experimental development projects application through Corfo’s website ().
- In France, French SME’s will be invited to contact the appropriate regional office of Bpifrance to submit the national application to general programs at .
- In Germany, the participants will have to submit a formal project application using the formal application system of the federal government. Responsible entity for the application procedure and the funding of the projects is DLR‐PT (unit “European and International Cooperation”, International Bureau, group “North and South America”).
- In Spain, the participants will have to submit a formal R&D international project application through CDTI’s website () including an updated application form (according to the comments made by the national authorities), draft consortium agreement and national project outline.
- In Sweden, the participants can apply for funding through VINNOVAs web portal “Intressentportalen” at www.VINNOVA.se, in the national call “Medfinansiering för Individuella projekt 2016‐2017”. The EUREKA project application form and a budget for the costs on the Swedish side of the project should be annexed to the national funding application.
- In Turkey, the participants will have to submit a formal national application through TEYDEB’s website () including the signed version of EUREKA Application Form.
- If the evaluation is positive, projects will obtain the Eureka label by 31 March 2017.
Each country will fund its eligible participants within EUREKA framework. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. As summary, main aspects of funding criteria are explained below:
a. In Austria:
The funding in Austria will be provided by FFG General Programmes, here only companies are eligible for submitting the proposal, universities and research organisation can participate in consortium as subcontractor of an Austrian enterprise. FFG will fund R&D projects in form of grants: small enterprises up to 60%, midcaps up to 50% and large companies up to 40% of eligible project costs. The evaluation procedure can start after submitting national proposal.
b. In Chile:
Chilean companies participating in the call can apply for funding according Corfo’s rules for EUREKA Network projects. Micro and small companies: up to 70% of eligible costs, medium companies up to 60% of eligible costs; large companies up to 50% of eligible costs. Universities and Research Institutes are not funded. Please contact CORFO for further information regarding the funding criteria. See section 4 below for contact information.
c. In France:
French funding rules:
According to Bpifrance funding rules, French Enterprises with less than 2000 employees are financed through reimbursable loan with 0 interests. The global funding amount will be partly not reimbursable in case of technical failure. The funding rate is up to 65% (maximum amount 3 M€).
University/Research Organizations are not funded.They are welcomed as subcontractors of a French company. Costs relating to subcontracting are taken into account.
Bpifrance provides funding support to cover French companies needs in the preparation of their project via the Technological Partnership Aid (APT).
d. In Germany:
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will finance research and/or technological development activities of German SME, Universities and research centers.
To be eligible, the proposed project must be an industry driven research and development project in which the project partners are collaborating to realize a new, innovative product, process or service, which has the potential to be successfully commercialized by the consortium.
At least one German SME, also domiciled in Germany, has to participate. Only then, research organisations are entitled to apply for funding, too. If there are only participants from research organisations in Germany they can usually not be funded. The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:
- The partners should include at least one Chilean and one German partner.
- The funding rate will be for SMEs: up to 50% of eligible costs, and Universities and Research Institutes up to 100% of eligible costs.
- The project must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.).
- The project must demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries
- Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national
Laws, Rules, Regulations and Procedures in effect.
- Participation on the basis of other funding programmes or by own financial resources (self‐financing) is always possible for companies and research institutes.
German partners participating in the call can apply for funding according to national funding rules for Network projects. Please contact DLR ‐ PT for further information regarding the funding criteria. The link used for formal application (second phase) is
e. In Spain:
CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors. Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiary. For more information please access: .
Spanish tasks in the project can only start after submitting the funding application to CDTI. For further information, please contact directly with CDTI.
f. In Sweden:
Swedish partners participating in the call can apply for funding according to VINNOVAs rules for EUREKA Network projects. Please see . SMEs: up to 50% of eligible costs, large companies up to 30% of eligible costs and Universities and Research Institutes up to 100% of eligible costs. Please contact VINNOVA for further information regarding the funding criteria. See section 4 below for contact information.
g. In Turkey:
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 TUBITAK without any restriction in project duration. Only companies participating in international projects are funded within this program but universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors.
Companies receive certain percentage of their eligible costs as a grant in this call. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the budget of project. The percentage is 60% for large companies and 75% for SMEs.
For further information about financing of Turkish participants please directly contact with TÜBİTAK. Detailed information can also be reached from here.
4. Contacts for details:
FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Tel.: phone: +43 (0) 57755 – 4901
Mr. Manuel Cartes
Tel.: (56‐2) 2631 8647
Tel: +49 228 38211335
Tel.: +49‐228‐3821 1430
CDTI (Madrid, Spain)
Mr. Manuel Falcon
Tel: +34 91 581 5607
CDTI (Santiago de Chile, Chile)
Mr. Francisco Sánchez
Tel: +56‐2‐22049786 Ext. 127
Mr. Ciro Vasquez
Telephone: +46 8 473 31 30
Mr. Tero Stjernstoft
Telephone: +46 8 473 3296
Mr. Peter Lindberg
Telephone: +46 8 473 3193
1 Frascati Manual: Guidelines for collecting and reporting data on Research and Experimental Development. OECD.