EUREKA (www.eurekanetwork.org) is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven industrial R&D. It is a decentralised network facilitating the coordination of national funding on R&D&I, aiming to boost the productivity & competitiveness industries. Following a bottom-up approach with projects being of technological area with a civilian purpose, EUREKA has been the driving force of innovation in Europe for over 30 years.
1. PARTICIPATING FUNDING AGENCIES AND COUNTRIES
Within the EUREKA initiative, the call is based on mutual consent between the participating funding bodies 1. FFR (Austria), 2. VLAIO, Innoviris & SPW-EER (Belgium) 3. IRAP (Canada), 4. IFD (Denmark), 5. ISERD (Israel), 6. CDTI (Spain), 7. SERI (Switzerland), 8. KIAT (South Korea) 9. Tübitak (Turkey), 10. Innovate UK (UK).
Participants are invited to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the following thematic domains: Artificial Intelligence Quantum Technology Quantum sensing
3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
In order to apply to the present call, partners must meet the following qualifications:
- The consortium should include at least two (for profit) independent companies from two of the participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.
- The project partners must express their will to cooperate, on win-win/fair basis in 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 must have a civilian purpose.
- The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
- The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
- A signed consortium agreement is mandatory before the actual start of the project. The consortium agreement should at least include the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.
- The duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.
Any partner whose collaborative industrial research and innovation project is consistent with the aforementioned criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with their own laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability. Each participating funding body may apply additional eligibility criteria. Applicants are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their funding body (see below) to discuss their project idea and check the eligibility of the project.
Partners from other EUREKA countries or countries outside of EUREKA can also participate, but funding must be secured within the deadlines for the call.
Illustration Photo: A new generation of made-in-British Columbia quantum computers will use advanced technology to help reduce the energy used by computers that solve large, complex problems. (credits: Province of British Columbia https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018EMPR0062-002372 / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))