Supporting Countries

EUROGIA2030 is officially supported by:
Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, in collaboration with other EUREKA Member Countries.

More info on National Programme Bodies Non-supporting Eurogia: https://www.eurekanetwork.org/about-us/national-funding-bodies/

Budget:

Open budget

Specific National rules

Eureka Cluster projects can be submitted for funding to the General Programme (Basisprogramm) of FFG which provides the Eureka Clusters funding scheme illustrated below.

The deadline for the national application is at least three months before the national cut-off date preceding the project start (https://www.ffg.at/content/basisprogramm-f-rdersitzungen-und-beirat).

Project applications must be submitted online via FFG ecall: https://ecall.ffg.at

Joining a project on self-funded basis or mapping other funding programmes, e.g., https://www.ffg.at/thematische-programme is possible. In any of these cases you are required to contact the Eureka NPC at FFG

Eligible costs and funding rates

In addition to the Eureka application, the Austrian participant has to submit a separate national full project proposal to the General Programme (Basisprogramm) of the FFG via eCall. All companies registered in Austria are eligible for funding, universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors only. The evaluation of the Austrian project part is carried out by internal experts at FFG. The project must fulfil the national criteria. There is no dedicated budget for this call.

Funding in Austria is provided on an annual basis only, therefore follow-on applications must be submitted for the max. duration of 3 years.

General Programme provides grants for Austrian SMEs participating in Eureka Cluster projects:

  • Up to 60% of the eligible costs for small companies
  • Up to 50% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies

The funding provided by General Programme for large companies from Austria participating in Eureka Cluster projects consists of a grant and loan part of in total up to 50% of the eligible costs.

Additional documents required

Full national Basisprogramm project proposal

Contact person

Dr Michael Walch,  EUREKA NCP,                     michael.walch(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ffg.at                               Tel: +43 57755-4901

Contact: Ila Araburic

ira.alaburic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)hamagbicro.hr

Contact: Josef Martinec

josef.martinec(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)msmt.cz

Contact
    • CoordinatorUrmas Uska

 

  • FunctionEureka,National Project Coordinator
  • e-mailurmas.uska(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)eas.ee
More Information

Entreprise Estonia is responsible for funding programmes in the country.

Funding rules are as follows:

Type of organisation

Funding % of
elligible costs

Maximum costs
(in EUR)

Additional
information

SME

Up to 75%

3.195.582

applied research up to 75% – product development up to 50%

Large Company

Up to 65%

3.195.582

applied research up to 65% – product development up to 40%

University

Up to 75%

3.195.582

applied research up to 75% – product development up to 0%

Research Organisation

Up to 75%

3.195.582

applied research up to 75% – product development up to 0%

NRDI Office – Hungary (preliminary information)

Specific National rules

In Hungary, there is a special support programme that co-finances the Hungarian EUREKA project participants, including cluster and network project participants. The Hungarian EUREKA Programme has a special budget of 500 million HUF (cca. 1,4 million EUR) in 2021. The application is accepted also in case of EUREKA project proposals and not only with endorsed projects, however the contracts will be concluded with the National Research, Development and Innovation Office as Funding Agency only if the project gets the EUREKA label. The evaluation procedure lasts 2-3 months with the involvement of independent technical and economic experts. In the support programme application of SMEs, large companies, universities and research institutions are accepted, however the public financed institutions need an industrial partner in order to be eligible.

Eligible costs and funding rates

Eligible costs are salaries, equipment costs (amortization), external development services, travel costs, other development costs.

Funding rates:

– micro and small enterprises:  up to 80%

– medium enterprises: up to 75%

– large enterprises: up to 65%

– non-profit organisations can receive up to 100%.

– universities/RTOs need a for-profit partner to be eligible in the call

max. funding amount per project is 70 million HUF (cca. 200.000 EUR)

Additional documents required

Detailed information will be available on the NRDI Office public website: https://nkfih.gov.hu/about-the-office

Contact person

Mr Gergely Mészáros EUREKA NPC, NRDI Office, H-1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1.

Tel. +36 1 896 3741

E-mail: gergely.meszaros(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nkfih.gov.hu

Contact: Ms Neta Gruber

neta.gruber(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innovationisrael.org.il

Budget: Open budget

National eligibility criteria:

  • Undertaking in difficulty: “Undertakings that are subject to an outstanding recovery order following a previous Commission decision declaring an aid illegal and incompatible with the internal market (article 1(4) of the European Regulation 651/2014), as well as undertakings that can be qualified as undertakings in difficulty (Article 2 (18) of Regulation 651/2014), are excluded from receiving aid.
  • Innovation: Applicants should aim at developing competitive advantages on their market and explain the innovation with respect to the state of the art.
  • Economic impact: Applicants have to explain the expected return on investment if the project is successful.
  • Financial capacity: Applicants need to demonstrate the availability of funds to launch their projects and ensure the liquidity over the project duration and the existence of means to exploit the project results and bring them to the market.
  • Incentive effect: No aid can be granted if the project can be carried out in the same way without aid.
  • Scheme specific criteria also apply

Funding rules:

Type of activitiesSmall enterpriseMedium-sized enterpriseLarge enterprise
Experimental development+ max 15%  in case of an effective collaboration (with a maximum of 80%)≤ 45 %≤ 35  %≤ 25 %
Industrial research≤ 70 %≤ 60 %≤ 50 %

Contact Person:

Luxinnovation: 5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette  www.luxinnovation.lu

Contact Person

Mr. Alexander Link, Advisor – Corporate R&D and Innovation Support
Phone: +352 43 62 63 – 864
Email: alexander.link (at) luxinnovation.lu

Contact: Andrzej Wajs

andrzey.wajs(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ncbr.org.pl

Budget: Open budget

Specific National rules:

Portuguese entities participating in project applications that have been awarded the Cluster Label can apply to national funding via the notice “Projetos de I&D Industrial à Escala Europeia” – Aviso PT2020 (soon to be published).

Project Applications must be submitted online via “Balcão 2020”.

All Information about the national funding programme soon to be available at:  https://www.ani.pt/pt/promo%C3%A7%C3%A3o-internacional/redes-internacionais/eureka-eurostars/

Eligible entities, eligible costs, and funding rates:

Eligible participants: All companies, universities and research centres registered in Portugal are eligible for funding.

Form, amount and limits of the incentive (article 70º of “RECI – Regulamento Específico do domínio da Competitividade e a Internacionalização”, – “Forma, montante e limites do incentivo “, page 5697).

The Portuguese entities can receive funding in the form of a grant for projects with eligible costs up to 1 million euros. The exceeding amount over 1 million euros, takes the form of a grant in 75% and the 25% remaining amount will take the form of reimbursable funding. For the Portuguese research institutions participating the funding will always assume the form of grant.

Co-Funding rates:

Please check the co-funding rates for eligible costs at article 71º of RECI – Taxas de financiamento, (page 5698):

In general, the co-funding rates are:

  • SMEs – up to 75% of the eligible costs,
  • Large companies – up to 65% of eligible costs
  • Universities or Research institutions – up to 75% of eligible costs

Mandatory “Financial autonomy ratios”:

The Portuguese companies receiving public funding within the framework of AVISO Portugal2020 need to comply with the following financial autonomy ratios (Annex G” of RECI):

  • If SME: 15%
  • If Large company: 20%

Companies that have been active for less than one year at the date of the application, must demonstrate the capacity to finance the project with equity, equal to or greater than 20% of eligible expenses.

Eligible costs: article 72nd of RECI, nº 1 and in the terms and conditions referred at numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 e 9.

Ineligible costs: article 73rd of RECI

AVISO Portugal2020 provides funding to Portuguese entities through the Portuguese Regional funding bodies (Programas operacionais) that allocate different budgets for funding Eureka-Eurostars projects.

When the investments are located in NUTS II Lisboa, the maximum rate of funding both for companies and to research institutions will be 50% of eligible costs.

Important reference documents:

RECI – Specific Regulation for the competitiveness and Internationalisation domain, which stipulates the framework and general funding rates for applied R&D projects in Portugal.

Aviso Portugal 2020: soon to be published.

Additional documents required for the national application:

After being awarded with the Cluster call label, Portuguese entities must submit a separate national proposal complying with Aviso Portugal 2020 specific access conditions.

As annexes to the national application, the Portuguese entities must add the original EUREKA labelled application, the evaluation report from the EUREKA Cluster’s call experts and the actual label awarding document.

Contact persons:

EUREKA Project Manager(s):

Rita Silva (Portuguese NPC)  rita.silva(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ani.pt     Tel: +351 939 339 003

Margarida Oliveira (Eurogia Green Transition Call)  margarida.oliveira(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ani.pt  Tel: +351 910111619

Budget: Open budget

Funding Body: CDTI

Specific National rules

The deadline to register for the national application is June 15th 2021.

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

Eligible costs and funding rates

Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries. The features of the main funding tool for EUREKA projects in Spain is available here

National procedure

Each Spanish consortium must apply to CDTI through https://sede.cdti.gob.es/ and register a national application with the following calendar:

  1. Registration of the EUREKA funding request: Each leader of the Spanish consortia will have to select the type ‘International tech cooperation programme’, subtype ‘Eureka project’ and fill the online request. Full Project Proposal must be uploaded under ‘Documentation’. Deadline to register June 15th.
  2. Registration of the national funding application: CDTI will check the eligibility of the Spanish applicants after receiving the funding request. If they are eligible, funding applications will be generated by CDTI to each Spanish company and it must be completed and submitted by them. A full memory (in Spanish) must be attached to these applications. Deadline to reply July 12th.

 

Funding decisions are expected within 4-5 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.

Contact person

Mr. Antonio Gómez,

Tel: +34 91 581 0489

Email: antonio.gomez(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cdti.es

Budget: Open Budget

Specific National rules

Funding from the call is open to working researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognised higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council, small, medium (SMEs) and large enterprises in the private sector and national system of innovation organisations involved in R&D.

It is “obligatory” for South African lead researcher/principal investigator (PI)s based at historically advantaged institutions, SMEs and large companies to include, as part of the research team, a research partner from any of the historically disadvantaged institutions. Proposals submitted by an applicant based at a historically advantaged institution without a research partner from a historically disadvantaged institution will be ineligible. The research partner from the historically disadvantaged institution in this case can serve as a co-applicant in the proposal.

Eligible costs and funding rates

South African applicants wishing to receive funding from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) need to submit a national application, including a detailed project plan and budget. Each project will go through a financial negotiation process with the national funding body, to finalise the exact percentage funding. The funding will be transferred in tranches in accordance with the project duration. Co- funding between the SA participants and the DSI to be as follows:

  • SMEs- up to 75%
  • Large companies- up to 50%

Universities and science councils – up to 90%

Additional documents required

To be considered for national funding the applicant will be required to complete a National Funding application form within 7 working days after closing of the. The application can be obtained at the following website: https://esastap.org.za/applications.

All completed national funding applications must be sent to contact(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)esastap.org.za

All successful applicants will be required to confirm in writing their co- investment in the project prior the disbursement of any national project funds.

Contact persons

Mr. Toto Matshediso

Tel: +2712 843 6339/ +27609654077

Email: Toto.matshediso(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dst.gov.za, contact(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)esastap.org.za

Ms Ntombi Mchuba

Tel : +2712 843 6370 / +27609746773

Email: Ntombi.mchuba(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dst.gov.za

 

KIAT – South Korea

Specific National rules

Funding is eligible for the industrial research and/or technological development activities of Korean companies, universities and research institutes.

Company (private enterprise) which has been operating for at least one year based on the date indicated on the Business Registration Certificate, and which has obtained the ‘corporate R&D center accreditation’ from KOITA (Korea Industrial Technology Association) must be included in the Korean consortium.

Eligible costs and funding rates

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 funding beneficiaries 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 in Korea.

(ref. www.k-pass.kr)

The government funding rates and civilian dues by the funding beneficiaries as follow;

ClassificationShare of government

contributions

Minimum required share of Cash from the civilian dues
Large companyUp to 33%At least 60%
Mid-tier companyUp to 50%At least 50%
SMEUp to 67%At least 40%
Other (non-profit)Up to 100%Only if necessary

* Company classification is followed by the relevant Korean Law

Additional documents required

The Korean consortium should submit its national application form until 31 of August 2021 on the K-PASS system (online). National submission on the K -PASS system is mandatory for the project to get public funding.

Contact persons

Joosuk, Jason Kang
National EUREKA project coordinator                   kangjs(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)kiat.or.kr             Tel. +32 493 37 9511

Innosuisse funding criteria

A Swiss consortium must be made up of:
a university or a research institute and a Swiss company. Their part of the project has to be set up in a 50:50 manner and only after receiving the cluster label, they should apply to Innosuisse for funding. Innosuisse funds the research partners and does not fund the companies.
 
Companies can participate without a Swiss research partner by declaring self-funding. In this case, no evaluation of the project would be undertaken in Switzerland
 
For more information contact Ms Colette John-Grant  colette.john(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innosuisse.ch

Budget: Open budget

Funding rules

Funding rules

 

  1. All companies which were established in accordance with Turkish law (stock corporation) can directly apply for funding for their international projects. Universities and research organizations cannot directly be funded by TUBITAK but they can participate in as subcontractors.
  2. 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 details please visit the National Programme link below that provides all needed information:

 

https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/tr/destekler/sanayi/uluslararasi-ortakli-destek-programlari/icerik-1509-tubitak-uluslararasi-sanayi-ar-ge-projeleri-destekleme-programi

Contact Person:

ÇAĞRI YILDIRIM                   Mail:  cagri.yildirim(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tubitak.gov.tr

T +903122981884

www.tubitak.gov.tr

NATIONAL FUNDING CRITERIA

The indications here of national support for project participants in this  Eurogia Call are based on the participants qualifying for such support under their respective national research support programs. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the submitting project team to contact the Public Authority representatives of the countries that they wish to involve, to ensure that the option of funding is available. It is strongly recommended that potential project partners contact their supporting Public Authority to check their eligibility for support under this call.

EUREKA Funding is based on National funding policies and arrangements and, as such, is subject to National terms and conditions. It is required that each project participant will submit an application for support in line with National funding processes immediately after, or in parallel with, their project proposal submission.

Project partners from other EUREKA countries not listed here, or countries outside of EUREKA, must secure their national funding within the deadlines for the call to participate.

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