Participating Countries

This EUREKA Eurogia Green Transition Call is supported by the EUREKA countries listed here. Click on the country name for more information.

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

Belgium – Flanders

BUDGET: OPEN BUDGET

VLAIO – Belgium – Flanders

There is no dedicated budget for this call.

SPECIFIC NATIONAL RULES

In Belgium-Flanders for this call we will only accept development projects (an innovative idea that can lead to successful business in the short term, but there are still some challenges to overcome in developing this innovation)

Only companies can apply for funding via subsidies. Flemish or foreign academic partners or research institutes can be funded by VLAIO if their expertise is crucial for the Flemish partner (company) and if they are subcontracted by this company.

For development projects that are submitted from January 2021 on, a more quantified substantiation of the valorisation in Flanders is requested.

General information:

www.vlaio.be/nl/subsidies-financiering/ontwikkelingsproject

ELIGIBLE COSTS AND FUNDING RATES

Staff and other costs related to the development project can be funded with a 25 to 50% subsidy of the project budget, with a minimum budget equivalent to support of € 25.000. Information can be found via this link.

For this call the maximum funding (subsidy) per project is € 500.000.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

In addition to the centrally submitted EUREKA Project Application Form, partners from Flanders need to submit an application to VLAIO, including a project plan and budget. We invite Flemish partners to contact us for a pre-check of their project ideas and get support by our team VLAIO advisors.

The deadline for submission the VLAIO application is the June 30th 2021.

CONTACT PERSONS

Lieve Apers – EUREKA NPC Flanders

+32 497 59 33 58

lieve.apers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vlaio.be

More info on VLAIO website on Eureka networks:
https://www.vlaio.be/nl/subsidies-financiering/subsidies-voor-ooi-een-internationaal-consortium/netwerken/eureka
https://www.vlaio.be/nl/subsidies-financiering/subsidies-voor-ooi-een-internationaal-consortium/netwerken

Budget: 1 M€

IFDs Funding and Eligibility criteria for Danish participants

Funding of projects:

Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) funds projects only if at least one Danish industrial partner is participating. IFD can fund all types of partners and encourage large enterprises, universities, research organisations as well as SME’s to participate in the call.

IFD can fund up to €300.000 to a Danish partner and up to €500.000 to all partners if there is more than one Danish partner in an application.

IFD asseses all projects with Danish partners. IFD will prioritize projects

  • demonstrating a clear benefit of the international cooperation to the Danish partners
  • having a significant impact on knowledge based growth and employment in Denmark

Please read more about the Danish funding rules here (link til General guidelines to International projects) .

Eligible costs and funding rates


De minimis funding (Optional): As an alternative to the above mentioned public investment under the General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER[1]), Danish enterprises can choose to be financed according to the European Commission’s de minimis regulation. If the de minimis regulation is applied, the maximum investment for a three-year period is 200.000€ (app. DKK 1.5 mil). Under the de minimis regulation, salary is calculated based on a fixed rate of DKK 750 (app. 100€) per hour including overhead. Other costs are calculated as actual costs without overhead. IFD’s funding rates for de minimis are 60% of the calculated cost for basic- and industrial research and 33% for experimental research activities.

IFD’s eligibility criteria:
  • A Danish enterprise participating in an international application must have a turnover of at least DKK 2 mio. Or, in the preceding financial year, have attracted an investment of at least DKK 500.000 or have an equity of at least the same amount.
  • Danish Start-up companies existing for less than 3 years, must document an ability to self- fund their part of the project not including other publicly funded projects, but considering that they also have to fund their share of such projects. IFD strongly recommends all Danish enterprises to check their financial eligibility. It is recommended to use the financial viability checking tool developed for the Eurostars programme. The tool can be found here: https://viability.eurostars-eureka.eu/
  • The definition for SMEs and large companies follows the EU definition.
  • The state aid rules apply for the programme, including the definition of “an undertaking in difficulties”[2].
  • Danish SMEs or “single undertakings” as defined in article 2.2 in the regulations for de minimis[3], can only participate in one application per call.
  • Partners funded by IFD must be registered as Danish legal entities, have economic activities in Denmark and the activities funded by IFD and EU must be conducted in Denmark.
  • Subcontracting must be clearly described in the application and in the budget overview or approved (using the formal change request format) by IFD.
  1. [1] https://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/block.html
  2. [2] Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 of 17. June 2014, article 2, paragraph 18
  3. [3] Commission Regulation (EU) No 1408/2013 of 18 December 2013
Additional documents required

Each Danish applicant must register in the national e-grant system and upload the EUREKA application no later than 2 weeks after the call deadline.

Contact persons

Børge Lindberg                       Phone: +45 6190 5012           Mail: boerge.lindberg(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innofond.dk

Jens Peter Vittrup                   Phone: +45 6190 5023           Mail: jens.peter.vittrup(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innofond.dk

Budget: 1.4 Mio €

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 enterprise 80%

– medium enterprise 60%

– large enterprise 40%

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

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

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

Budget: 4,6 Mio € 

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

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 EUREKA Eurogia Green Transition 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.

The projects selected via this call are expected to kick off in December 2021.

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