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EUREKA - Germany Hungary Call for Projects
Deadline: 30 May 2018   CALL EXPIRED

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Call description

The Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) intend to fund joint research and development (R&D) projects of German and Hungarian partner institutions. Applicants are expected to develop marketable products, services or technologies with high market potential in Germany, Hungary and/or Europe. 

Special focus

Although this call invites projects in all thematic areas, special focus is given to the following suggested domains:

  • Process technology
  • Applications of information and communication technologies
  • Biotechnology

The announcement invites partners to present joint industrial R&D projects until 30 May 2018 according to the following procedures:

 

Eligibility criteria

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:

  • The project consortia should consist of at least 1 company from Hungary and 1 company from Germany. The submitting institutions from both countries should be independent companies. Participation of research institutes/universities as partners or subcontractors is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by the participating parties of this call.
  • The project partners must express the will to cooperate, on an equal base referred to the EUREKA agreement that a participating country should not have less than 25% contribution within the project, to 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 should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of all the partners from the participating countries on an equal base, and the project must be equally significant to them.
  • The participants are required, prior to the official endorsement of the Eureka High Level Group, to have signed a consortium agreement.

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

First phase

Partners will be asked to present a project outline in English via the EUREKA Project Application Form 

  • Prior consultation with the official contact persons in the respective national EUREKA offices is strongly advised (see details below).
  • The completed EUREKA Project Application Form should be submitted by the main participant to his/her national EUREKA office until 30 May 2018. Please find contact information on the last page of this document.
  • The project forms will be screened and evaluated by EUREKA National Project Coordinators (NPCs) assisted by technical experts in the National Funding Bodies (NFBs).
  • NKFIH and BMBF will decide about funding R&D projects according to their national evaluation processes and according to joint priorities by mid September 2018.

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:

Hungary

In Hungaryapart from the EUREKA Project Application Form (phase 1) Hungarian participants will have to submit a formal national project application under the national programme EUREKA_18 using the official application system of the NRDI Office until 30 May 2018, 5.00 pm local time. Responsible entity for the application procedure and the funding of the projects is National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office). NRDI Office will finance research and/or technological development activities of Hungarian companies, universities and research centers. The source of funding is the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Fund managed by the NRDI Office.

Both applications (EUREKA Project Application and the national application under EUREKA_18 call) will be administratively checked and technically evaluated by the NRDI Office assisted by invited technical experts.

On the Hungarian side, the consortium has to consist of at least one Hungarian company/SME, based in Hungary. Research institutes/universities can participate as partners or subcontractors (for further details please follow the national application rules). The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:

  • The consortium should include at least one Hungarian and one German partner.
  • The funding rate for companies will be up to 80% of eligible costs, and for universities and research institutes up to 100% of eligible costs (with 10% project flat rate).
  • Participation on the basis of own financial resources (self-financing) is always possible for companies and research institutes

For phase 1: In addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form the Hungarian applicants have to submit a formal national application under the national programme EUREKA_18 (please contact the Hungarian EUREKA Office for further information).

For Phase 2: Project consortia selected for labelling will be informed about the necessary further steps in due time.

Germany

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. In Germany, funding will be provided by BMBF. The DLR Project Management Agency (European and International Cooperation Division) will, on behalf of BMBF, be responsible for the application and funding procedure of the projects.

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/SME, based in Germany. Research institutes/universities can participate as partners or subcontractors. The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:

  • The consortium should include at least one Hungarian and one German partner.
  • The funding rate for companies amounts to up to 50% of eligible costs, and for universities and research institutes up to 100% of eligible costs. Universities can apply for a project flatrate of 20%.
  • Participation on the basis of other funding programmes or by own financial resources (self- financing) is always possible for companies and research institutes.

For phase 1: In addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form the German applicants have to submit the following information:

  • A project description (as a separate pdf-file, max. 10 pages) along the following structure:
    • economic and social impact of the project results
    • achievement of a critical mass and better use of limited resources in fields of mutual interest
    • mutual access to cross-border and European value chains
  • A description of budget allocations, i.e. estimated percentages for personnel, travel, material, consumables, other (please specify).

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 ​



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