Switzerland and the Russian Federation are member states of the EUREKA initiative and support cooperative innovation projects through the different EUREKA instruments. Both countries collaborate continuously with all EUREKA member states and support all innovation topics as EUREKA is by nature bottom-up and focused mainly on the innovation activities of companies.
The Russian Federation and Switzerland are jointly announcing a bilateral Call for outlines for joint innovation projects under all suitable EUREKA instruments. The Call is open for all topics, but focuses on the development of products and services within:
The call is managed by the Swiss EUREKA Project Office, located at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and by the EUREKA Project Office of the Russian Federation in the field of electronics, located at the Moscow Technological University "MIREA" (Hereinafter referred to as MIREA).
The Call is launched on 13 November 2017. Eligible partners are invited to present joint outlines for market-oriented, innovative R&D cooperation projects according to the following qualifications:
Two phase submission and the approval procedures
The project outlines will be screened in both countries and the partners will be notified of the results within the shortest possible delay after the submission (about 2-3 weeks).
Funding support to successful project proposals of Phase 2 will be given to each partner of approved projects by its own funding organization (Ministry of Education and Science, Industrial Development Fund and Russian Investment Agency in Russia and Innosuisse in Switzerland) in accordance with the national laws, regulations and procedures in effect.
Funding Principles in Switzerland
Innosuisse funding is approved to successfully evaluated Swiss partners in EUREKA Network and Cluster projects as follows
Funding Principles in the Russian Federation
SMEs and big companies are eligible for funding and have - depending on the funding instrument (Industrial Development Fund, Russian Investment Agency) – different funding rates. The feedback to the Project Outlines will include a recommendation to the Russian partners. The possibility of university participation is still under investigation and will be published on the Russian EUREKA website as soon as possible.
Information on the funding mechanisms is available on the following Russian website and Swiss website