Turkey and Spain are announcing the 4 th 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 Turkey and Spain.
The Turkish National Authority is the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. The Spanish National Authority is the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), responsible of fostering the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies.
Both TÜBİTAK 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 acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals. These organizations will also provide access to public funding for endorsed 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.
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, special focus is given to the following domains:
Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following procedures:
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
In the first phase, partners will be asked to present a short project outline in English via the following EUREKA Project Application Form:
In the second phase, partners with approved outlines will be invited to submit their national applications according to its own procedures no later than 17 November 2016 at 17:30 (local time).
Each country will fund its eligible participants within the EUREKA framework. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. National funding to labelled 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. As a summary, the main funding criteria are explained below:
All companies which were established in accordance with Turkish law can apply for funding for their international projects. There is no budget limit for international projects and they can be funded by TUBITAK without any restriction in project duration. Only companies participating in international projects are funded within this program but universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors.
Companies receive certain percentage of their eligible costs as a grant in this call. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the budget of project. The percentage is 60% for large companies and 75% for SMEs. For further information about financing of Turkish participants please directly contact with TÜBİTAK. Detailed information can also be reached from here.
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: http://www.cdti.es/index.asp?MP=7&MS=563&MN=3
Spanish tasks in the project can only start after submitting the funding application to CDTI. Accordingly, projects shall not start before 20th March 2017. For further information, please contact directly with CDTI. According to EUREKA’s practices, applicants may choose to request a label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is also applicable) .