Within the cooperation practices existing between Argentina and Spain in the fields of industrial and technological research and development in the framework of the Eureka programme, in which both countries are active members, participants from these countries are invited to submit joint project proposals. This call is managed in cooperation and in line with the procedures of Eureka innovation platform.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCyT) from Argentina , and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, EPE (CDTI) from Spain, are announcing this call for proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and market areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for Argentina and Spain.
This call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, reflecting the bottom-up approach of the Eureka Network projects.
MINCyT is the national authority and through its National Directorate for Cooperation and Institutional Integration (DNCEII) is responsible for participation in international cooperation programmes involving companies.
CDTI is the Spanish National Authority, responsible for fostering the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies.
All national authorities will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal preparation and submission, 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 the 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 in each country.
Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following criteria:
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.
Submission and approval procedures at international level
Participants are invited to contact the officers from the National Authorities before submitting the documents.
Partners will have to submit their applications according to the procedures of each National Authority, within the deadlines established in each country:
The MINCyT may support Argentinean companies by providing the following services:
The draft Cooperation Agreement that regulates the terms of cooperation between all partners must comply with the following requirements:
The funding support will be given to each eligible partner by its own National Authority. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. The information regarding funding for each country is explained below:
In Argentina the participants will be funded through the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation (Agencia I+D+i). Agencia I+D+i through Argentine Technological Fund (FONTAR) will finance innovation and technological development projects carried out in a multinational cooperation environment. The conditions and forms are available in the website.
CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Application must be submitted within 20 working days after receiving the communication of eligibility. Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors.
Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries. For more information please access.
It is mandatory that project activities do not start before submitting the funding applications to CDTI. For further information, please contact CDTI.
Funding decision is expected within 3 months after submitting an eligible funding application.
According to Eureka's practices, applicants may choose to request a label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is also applicable).
Monitoring and impact
Applicants will be requested to provide information during the lifetime of the project at international level to make sure the project has been developed as expected. Additionally, they will have to provide information regarding the impact of the project once it has been finished.