Denmark and Israel are jointly announcing the fifth Call for Proposals - for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in different technology areas. This call is announced within the framework of the MoU signed between the two countries for cooperation in the field of industrial research and development.
The main objective of this Call is to launch projects with joint participation from the two countries and provide R&D funding to qualifying participants through the national programs managed by respective: the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel and DASTI, the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation in Denmark. The program is managed in cooperation and in line with the Eureka-Eurostars innovation platform (www.eureka.be).
Call Launch and Structure
The Call is launched on December 1, 2010. The call invites partners to present joint proposals for R&D projects and the call will close on March 24, 2011. Projects starts are foreseen at the third quarter of 2011.
The submission and the approval procedures will be as follows.
1. Since the Eurostars framework is specifically targeted to support R&D performing SME's (www.eurostarseureka.eu) project partners that qualify to the Eurostars program will be recommended to submit their applications electronically to Eurostars Secretariat on March 24, 2011. Matimop and DASTI will provide the submission guidelines and timetable to the project partners. The forms can be downloaded from Eurostars web site: www.eurostarseureka.eu
2. Pre- competitive R&D projects may be also considered for funding. That allows small consortia of academia and industry from both countries to work together on feasibility studies etc.
Partnering Opportunities and pre-project funding:
For partner search requests and information about the pre-project funding program in both sides- contact details are given below.
Project content and evaluation
Expected project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and or services. The proposals should comply with the following guidelines:
• The partners should include at least one Israeli and one Danish commercial R&D intensive SME (though participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country's funding regulations).
• At least 50% of the project must be conducted in house by the participating R&D intensive SME's
• Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will be funded neither by OCS nor by DASTI.
• The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the 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
Applying the EUREKA structure, private project participants must finance their costs from own funds and earmarked Eurostars funding in Denmark and Israel. Funding from other public schemes must not be used to fund the self-funded part of the project for private project participants.
Israel provides an earmarked Eurostars budget of 5 Mio.€ for the present Eurostars Call and Denmark provides 2 Mio.€. Maximum project funding for all partners in one project for Israeli project partners has no ceiling and 300.000€ for Danish project partners.
Site Editor 15.02.2011 12:43 |
Denmark - Israel Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects
Submission by March 24, 2011
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