The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MEYS) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) intend to fund joint research and development (R&D) projects of German and Czech partner institutions. Applicants are expected to develop marketable products, services or technologies with high market potential in Germany, the Czech Republic and/or Europe. This call will be administered under the regulations of the EUREKA research initiative: in German and in Czech.
Although this call invites projects in all thematic areas, special focus is given to the following suggested domains:
Expected project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and/or technology-based services. The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:
Any consortium 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
In the first phase, partners will be asked to present a project outline in English via the EUREKA Project Application Form:
In the second phase, each country will follow its funding procedure according to its national rules. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria vary between both participating countries. Main aspects of the national funding criteria are briefly explained below:
The funding in the Czech Republic will be provided by the MEYS under the national programme INTER- EXCELLENCE and its part INTER-EUREKA.
Czech companies – both SMEs and Large companies - are eligible for submitting the project proposal and can be joined by universities and research organizations. MEYS will fund R&D projects by grants: SME´s up to 50% of eligible costs of the Czech project part; large companies up to 30% of eligible costs of the Czech project part and in total limited up to 150,000 € per year (up to 4,000,000 CZK).
The evaluation procedure is organized after submitting completed project applications. A “National Green List” will be generated in accordance with the German funding partner with candidates to be labelled during the EUREKA meetings held on 27-30 June 2017. The project Label is a necessary condition for project funding.
In the Czech Republic, the participants have to submit the national application to the MEYS according to the rules published on www.msmt.cz. The completed project agenda must be submitted in one phase of the national call (it means CZ Application Form, Eureka Project Form and Cooperation Agreement).
For more information contact the national EUREKA Office at the MEYS.
In Germany, apart from the EUREKA Project Application (phase 1) participants will have to submit a formal project application using the official application system of the federal government when selected for phase 2. Responsible entity for the application procedure and the funding of the projects is DLR-PT (“European and International Cooperation”) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will finance research and/or technological development activities of German companies, universities and research centers.
On the German side, the consortium has to consist of at least one German company, based in Germany. Research institutes/universities can participate as partners or subcontractors. The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:
For phase 1: In addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form the German applicants have to submit the following information:
Please contact DLR-PT for further information regarding the funding criteria.
Project consortia selected for the formal application (second phase) will be informed about the necessary further steps in due time. Regulations of type “AZK” for companies and of type “AZA” for public institutions will apply