Submitting a Successful Proposal
The Call is looking for projects that will form innovative ecosystems enabling advances in the State-of-the-Art and resulting in opportunities for commercial and/or societal impact in the application areas addressed. The intent is to bring together partners from across the broad Community of all types (Large Enterprise, SME’s, Research & Technology Organisations and Universities) into collaborative teams that will be able to demonstrate a high impact in the chosen application area at the end of the project.
The applications will be evaluated on excellence, impact, organisation, and suggested execution. Impact will be assessed both in terms of economic impact, in all participating countries and partners, as well as its impact on the green transition of the society.
It is essential that project partners hold in depth meetings with the representatives of the Public Authorities in the countries from which they wish to gain support, to understand detailed eligibility requirements.
Eligibility criteria for Project Proposals
Proposals must meet the following criteria:
- The consortium should include at least two companies from different EUREKA participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.
- The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis in the development of a new product, industrial process Industry standard or service.
- The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
- The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium. SME’s are explicitly encouraged to participate in the proposals. (well-balanced means that one partner, or country, can hold at max around 70% of the project. This is not a strict eligibility criteria, but it will be considered in evaluation phase)
- The project should generate an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants (new technologies, standardization, prototyping, field trials, new or improves products, increased knowledge, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
- Economic and Societal benefits to be obtained (where relevant) must be highlighted in the project proposal.
- A project consortium or cooperation agreement (PCA) must be signed between the project partners as soon as possible after the project starts. PCA templates are available for use if required.
EUROGIA is explicitly supported by 20 EUREKA countries (https://eurogia.eu/funding/). In addition, participants from other EUREKA and non-EUREKA countries can participate in applications but will have to take care about the financing of the project themselves. 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. Contact details of the supporting countries and other EUREKA contacts can be found on the Eurogia website.
EUREKA Funding is based on National funding policies and arrangements and, as such, is subject to National terms and conditions. On request, it is required that each project participant will submit a national funding application in line with National funding processes.
How to submit your Project
The EUROGIA programme uses a two-step submission process. The first step is the submission of a PO (project Outline). In case of positive evaluation of the PO, the applicant will be invited to present an FPP (Full project Proposal) in the following Call.
A Project Outline PO (po_template-eurogia2030) or a Full Project Proposal FPP (fpp-template-eurogia2030) should be submitted by 17:00 CET of the Call deadline day. Proposals must be submitted via the Submission Portal
National applications will be required. Please check the national rules for those deadlines.
Submitting a proposal is a simple procedure of registering on the portal where the key characteristics of the proposal must be submitted through online forms and the document version of the detailed work descriptions, as requested in the proposal template, can be uploaded.
Each project participant should also contact their national funding agency (as early in the process as possible prior to the submission deadline for the call) and follow their advice regarding national funding applications in parallel to the proposal submission.