EUREKA Austria - Spain call for R&D Projects
Deadline: Sep 27, 2016  

 Innovation & Research
 Business Development

Call description

Spain and Austria are announcing t he 1st  Call for Propos als for join t R&D projects, focu sing on developing innovative products an applications in all technological and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for Spain and Austria.

This call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, reflecting the bottom-up approach of the Eureka Network projects. 


Eligibility criteria

In order to apply to the present call, partners must meet the following qualifications:

  • The partners should include at least, one Spanish and  one Austrian company. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by the participation parties of this call.
  • The Austrian and Spanish partners must express their will to cooperate, on an equal 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 be equally significant for both partners.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure ect).
  • Partners are required, prior to obtaining the EUREKA Label, to have previously signed a consortium agreement on the commercialization of the product, process or service once the phase of research and development has been completed which includes the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.


Funding Details:

National funding to approved project proposals will be considered under the normal national funding schemes for the respective programs. There is no additional budget allocated to this call for projects. 

  • In Austria

    All companies registered in Austria are eligible for funding, universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors only. In addition to the EUREKA project form the Austrian participant has to submit a separate national full proposal to the General Program (Basisprogramm) via e-Call at the FFG webpage. The evaluation of the Austrian project part is carried out by internal experts. The project must fulfill the national criteria (“Basisprogramm- Leitfaden”). 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. The funding provided by FFG are grants:

    ‐ max. 60% of the eligible costs for small companies, 
    - max. 50% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies and
    - max. 40%for large companies, 

    Detailed information on national rules and procedures 

  • In Spain:

    CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors. In Spain, funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries. For more information please access:
    Spanish tasks in the project can only start after submitting the funding

    application to CDTI. For further information, please contact directly with CDTI. 


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