Turkey – Austria Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects
Deadline: Jun 27, 2016  

 Technology Transfer
 Aerospace Technology
 Electronics and Microelectronics
 Automotive Industries
 Industrial Engineering

Call description

Turkey and Austria are announcing this Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects in the fields of industrial and technological research and development in the framework of the EUREKA program focusing on development of innovative products and applications. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or products having strong market potential for Turkey and Austria. 

TÜBİTAK and FFG will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during the project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phases. In addition, both parties will facilitate the 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 national 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.

Special focus

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

  • Automotive Industry
    • Vehicle Component Production Technologies
    • Embedded Systems
    • Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Techlogies
    • Internal Combustion Engine Technologies 
    • Production Systems

Eligibility criteria

  • The partners should include at least one Turkish and one Austrian R&D performing commercial company. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by TÜBİTAK or by FFG.
  • The Turkish and Austrian partners must express the will to cooperate, on an equal base, to 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 should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries on an equal base, and the project must be equally significant to both participants.
  • The participants are required, prior to obtain the EUREKA label, to have signed a consortium agreement.

Funding details

Each country will fund its eligible participants within EUREKA framework. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. 


For more information about the funding details in your country and the submission and approval procedures, please read the call for project information document 

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