Korea – Spain Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects
Deadline: Mar 31, 2016  

 Health Care
 Smart Cities
 Aerospace Technology
 Nanotechnology and Nanosciences

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.
  • The call is announced within the framework of the bilateral Cooperation Agreement on Industrial Cooperation between KIAT and CDTI. The call is managed in cooperation and in line with the procedures of EUREKA Programme.
  • 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.

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 least one Korean and one Spain 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 by external referees or expert committee).
    • Contribution to the competitiveness in the area of research.
    • Sustainability of the project: long-term strategy of the partnership.
    • Intensity of the collaboration with 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.
  • 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 welcomed 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.

Funding details

Each country will fund its eligible participants in the framework of EUREKA programmes, 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.Please read the call information document for more information.

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