EUREKA - Korea – Spain Call for Proposals
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017  

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Sustainable Development
 Development and Cooperation
 Business Development

Call description

Korea and Spain are announcing the Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for Korea and Spain.

  • KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology) and CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology of Spain) will provide access to public funding for joint projects.
  • KIAT and CDTI will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, both parties will facilitate EUREKA application process and the acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals.

The 2017 Call is launched on 1st February, 2017 by KIAT and CDTI, and will be opened until 31st March 2017 at 18:00 (based on local time for which the respective national funding agency is located).



Eligibility criteria

Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following criteria:

  • The partners should consist of at least one Korean and one Spanish R&D performing company. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • Innovative projects ready to market, which have also strong market potential for Korea and Spain, are expected.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries and should meet the following criteria:
  • Technological excellence and qualification of the applicants. assessment is done by both KIAT and CDTI
  • Contribution to the competitiveness in the area of research.
  • Sustainability of the project: long-term strategy of the partnership.
  • Intensity of the collaboration between the Korean and Spanish partners.
  • Ability of the teams to successfully conclude the project.
  • Mutual advancement of research through the transfer of knowledge and expertise.


Submission and Approval Procedures

Submission and approval procedures consist of one phase.

The completed electronic forms should be submitted to KIAT and CDTI simultaneously by 31st March 2017 for the first call in 2017.

Partners will be asked to present the following common documents in KIAT and CDTI:

  •  EUREKA Application form signed by the legal representatives of all participants. The signatures pages can be scanned and sent in a separate document. Template available here
  • Consortium Agreement signed by the legal representatives of all participants.

The common documentation will be included at national agencies’ procedure as part of the whole process:

Procedure in KIAT

  • The participants will submit a formal national application through Project Management System (

Procedure in CDTI

  • Participants will submit a formal R&D international project application through CDTI´s website ( with the common documents, and additionally the Preliminary report (Memoria Preliminar) in Spanish.

The applications will be screened and evaluated by KIAT and CDTI. The applicants will be notified of the results of the evaluation process within 30 days after the completion of the national evaluation and no later than June for the 1st Call and October for the 2nd Call. The national evaluation process depends on each country´s individual policies and procedures.

  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries on a balanced basis and must be equally significant to both participants.
  • All the technological areas are welcome although the targeted industrial areas are preferred: Bio including Health; Green technologies, including Energy; Smart city and Transportation; Information and Communication technologies; Nanotechnology; Materials; New Production Technologies and Aerospace.

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 in each country.


Funding details

Each country will fund its eligible participants in the framework of EUREKA programm, subject to budget availability, on a non-exchange of funds basis and according to their national procedures and funding rules. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from one country to another. The main aspects of funding criteria are described below:


  • CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities to companies legally established in Spain. Universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors or selfunded.
  • 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 contact directly CDTI.



The Korean dedicated budget provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and managed by KIAT is open to all applications from companies with registered R&D laboratories, research institutes and universities. The partners should consist of at least one Korean and one Spain R&D performing company. Participation of research institutes or universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.

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 executing organizations 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.

A party that participates in a project shall carry out its project using the government contributions allocated to it, and for-profit organizations shall individual bear the cash portion of civilian dues.

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Participants are invited to contact their national project coordinators before submitting the documents in order to check the eligibility of the project idea and consortium.


Partnering Opportunities

2017 Eureka Innovation Week – Dedicated Session to South Korea

Date: 15~19 May, 2017

Place: Barcelona, Spain

Invitees: Ministerial representatives from Korea and Europe, EUREKA HLRs and NPCs, European Commission and Parliament representatives, EUREKA Cluster and Umbrella chairpersons

Attendees: About 250-300 people from private, public research organizations, universities and companies

Technology sectors: Any of the aforementioned sectors under qualifications

Hosted by: Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), Spanish EUREKA Chairmanship

Organized by: CDTI and KIAT

Supported by: EUREKA Secretariat, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)


Public link:   Only for registered users

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