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Israel Spain 9th Call for projects
Deadline: 15 Jun 2017   CALL EXPIRED

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 Agriculture
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 Biotechnology
 E-Health
 IT
 IT Applications
 Medical Biotechnology
 Nanotechnology and Nanosciences
 Water Resource Management

Israel and Spain are announcing the 9 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 Israel and Spain.

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

 Agrotechnology

 Biotechnology and life sciences

 Cleantech (environmental, new energy sources and natural resource use and Water management technologies)

 ICT (including eHealth & cybersecurity)

 Nanotechnology 

 

Special focus

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

  • Agrotechnology
  • Biotechnology and life sciences
  • Cleantech (environmental, new energy sources and natural resource use and Water management technologies)
  • ICT (including eHealth & cybersecurity)
  • Nanotechnology 

 

National authorities

The Israel Europe R&D Directorate (ISERD) is the National Eureka Office, serving as Israel's national representative in the Eureka Program, while the National Funding Body is the Innovation Authority of the Ministry of Economy of Israel.

The Spanish National Authority, acting as Eureka Office and National Funding Body, is the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), attached to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain.

Both ISERD and CDTI will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, ISERD and CDTI will guide project partners throughout the EUREKA application process and will award 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 respective National Authorities in accordance with 2/6 their national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability in each country. 

 

Eligibility criteria

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

  • The Israeli partner should be an Industrial entity (company) which may be technologically and scientifically assisted by a non-industrial entity (e.g.: university, research institute etc). The Spanish partner should be an Industrial entity (company) which may be technologically and scientifically assisted by a non-industrial entity (e.g.: university, research institute etc).
  • The Spanish and Israeli 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.
  • 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 (“Consortium Agreement”).

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect in each country.

 

Submission procedure

Submission and approval procedures consist of one phase. This call invites partners to submit joint proposals for R&D projects using Eureka forms no later than 15th June 2017.

Partners will be asked to submit a short project outline via the Eureka Project Application Form.

The completed electronic form (the Eureka Project Application Form, available on EUREKA project application form  must be submitted simultaneously to ISERD and CDTI by 15th June 2017.

The forms have to be legally signed by all participating companies. The signatures must be scanned and sent together with the form as an integral part of the application.

The forms must be filled in English, signed by both project partners and sent to the program managers.

  • In ISRAEL: Israeli partners will be invited to submit, in addition and at the same time as the short project outline, their funding applications to the Innovation Authority to בקשה הגשת . A provisional consortium agreement among project partners is needed at the moment of proposal submission in this phase. Deadline for submission to the OCS and ISERD: 15th June 2017 (17:00 h. local time).
  •  In SPAIN: Spanish partners should submit the Eureka proposal through the submission system. In addition to the Eureka application form, a short project outline and a draft consortium agreement must be attached. Deadline for submission to CDTI: 15th June 2017 (17:00 h. local time)

Projects starting date is foreseen after 15th October 2017.

In Spain, project activities shall not start before the submission date of national funding applications to CDTI.

Companies should contact ISERD and CDTI before submission in order to receive the submission guidelines (see contact information at the right-hand side). 

 

Evaluation and selection of projects

National authorities will evaluate and select projects in accordance with their national laws and regulations.

In case a project is selected for funding by CDTI, the latter will sign with the Spanish partner a loan agreement governing the conditions and terms of the financial support, as well as the rules for eligibility of costs and the procedures for technical and financial reporting. The Israeli Innovation Authority will sign a similar document with the Israeli partner. In addition to the above-mentioned documents a Partnership Agreement signed by the counterpart will be added as an annex

 

Funding details

Projects proposals submitted within the frame of this call could be financed by the respective National Authorities in Spain and Israel, in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect in each country:

  • In Israel, every selected project can be financed by the Israel Innovation Authority up to 50% (+ regional incentives for companies located in "development zone") of the eligible costs for research and development. If the project is successful and generates profit, the financial support of the Israeli party will have to be repaid, without interests, by means of royalties or profits resulting from sales. No repayment is due when the project does not reach the stage of the commercialization.
  • In Spain, funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the company and the project. More information about funding information 
  • According to EUREKA practices, applicants can choose to ask for a EUREKA label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is acceptable for the purposes of this call). 

 

Partnering opportunities

  • StarTAU Innovation Conference- Education, Investment and Networking event (May 7th 2017, Tel Aviv )
  • OPEN EUREKA Innovation Week (May 15-19, Barcelona )
  • IATI BioMed- The 16th National Life Science & Technology Week  
  • Digital Enterprise Show- Leading event on Digital Transformation (May 23-25, Madrid )
  • Fresh AGROMASHOV- Israel's International Agriculture Fair (June 27-28, Tel Aviv, ) 


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