EUREKA

The measure "Promoting Commercialization and Transnationality of R&D Results" (EUREKA) intends to finance the implementation of market-oriented science and business R&D projects in line with the international collaborative research and development network of the Member States of the Eureka program.

The measure promotes the development of innovative products based on the results of R&D from concept to pilot production (including the implementation of R&D activities with commercial potential, development of ideas, research and engineering research, experimental development, prototype building, testing and pilot production of new products). Also, the measure is designed to strengthen the ability of researchers to join the European Research Area by supporting future oriented international science and business projects.

Applicants may receive up to 300.000 euros up to 80 percent of total project eligible costs. All science and study institutions are potential applicants. Possible project partners (Lithuanian or international) are legal entities (mandatory condition) and science and study institutions.

Austria – Lithuania

1st Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects 

 

Time Schedule

Opening of the Call 

21.03.2019

Deadline for EUREKA Application in Austria

01.10.2019

Deadline for EUREKA Application in Lithuania

According to published calls

 

 

Funding Decision and Project Start (no later)

01.04.2020

 

 

 Within the cooperation practices existing between Lithuania and Austria in the fields of industrial and technological research and development (hereinafter called “R&D Cooperation”) in the framework of the Eureka program, in which both countries are full and active members, participants from both countries are invited to submit joint project proposals for Eureka Network Projects. 

1. Call description

Lithuania and Austria are announcing the 1st 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 solutions ready for market or projects which have strong market potential, nevertheless the project has to include technological risks, research and experimental development. 

2. Scope

This call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, reflecting the bottom-up approach of the Eureka Network projects.

3. Eligibility criteria

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

·        The partners should include at least, one Lithuanian and one Austrian (for profit) company. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as subcontractors (Austria) according to each country’s funding regulations. In Lithuania the research institutes/universities are the main partners and participation of companies is compulsory.

·        The Austrian and Lithuanian partners must express their will to cooperate, on an equal basis, in the development of a new product, industrial process or service. All involved partners should conduct research and experimental development activities and be able to commercialize the project-results after the project is finished.

·        The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.

·        The project must be equally significant for all partners.

·        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.).

·        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.

5. Submission and approval procedures

Submission and approval procedures consist of one phase.

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 http://www.eurekanetwork.org/eureka-project-application-form ) must be submitted until 01.10.2019 in Austria and in Lithuania according the published calls for EUREKA Applications.  

The forms have to be legally signed by all participating organisations.

The signatures must be scanned and sent together with the form as an integral part of the application. The forms must be completed in English, signed by both project partners and sent to the program managers.

·        In Austria: The Eureka Project Application Form and the signatures must be scanned and sent together as an integral part of the application to: eureka@ffg.at until 01.10.2019. The partners of the consortium should also fill in the national full proposal until 01.10.2019. The National proposal should describe in detail the work of the respective partner by using eCall www.ffg.at/ecall

 ·        In Lithuania: EUREKA projects are funded from structural funds by calls. All information about EUREKA calls and funding rules can be found on http://www.mita.lt 

Each country will fund its eligible participants according to its national procedures and funding rules laws, rules and regulations:

6. Funding details

National funding to approved project proposals will be considered under the normal national funding schemes for the respective programs. There is no additional budget allocated to this call for projects.

a.      In Austria

All companies registered in Austria are eligible for funding, universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors only. In addition to the EUREKA project form the Austrian participant has to submit a separate national full proposal to the General Program (Basisprogramm) via e-Call at the FFG webpage. The evaluation of the Austrian project part is carried out by internal experts. The project must fulfill the national criteria (“Basisprogramm-Leitfaden”). There is no dedicated budget for this call.. Funding in Austria is provided on an annual basis only, therefore follow-on applications must be submitted for the max. duration of 3 years. The funding provided by FFG are grants:

-        max. 60% of the eligible costs for small companies,

-        max.  50% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies and

-        max. 40%for large companies,

 

 

Detailed information on national rules and procedures www.ffg.at/eureka   

 

b.     In Lithuania: project applications must be submitted by research institutes/universities. The participation of the Lithuanian company is compulsory. The project evaluation and funding rules can be found in rules of financing conditions for projects. The max. duration of the projects is 3 years. The grant amounts:

research institutes/universities – up to 100%

small SME – up to 80% for applied research and up to 60% for development

medium SME – up to 75% for applied research and up to 50% for development

large companies - up to 65% for applied research and up to 40% for development

Participants are invited to contact their national project coordinators before submitting the documents in order to check the eligibility of the project idea and consortium.

Funding at this extent will be provided only to projects positively evaluated by public funding agencies:  FFG and MITA.

 7. Contacts for details:

Austria

Lithuania

IRINA SLOSAR

FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency

EUREKA / European and International Programmes

Sensengasse 1
A-1090 Vienna

Tel.: phone: +43 (0) 57755 – 4901
Email: irina.slosar@ffg.at

BIRUTE BUKAUSKAITE  

Chief Adviser

Science, Innovation and Technology Agency – MITA

A.Gostauto 12-219

LT-01108, Vilnius

Tel. +370 685 48898

E-mail. birute.bukauskaite@mita.lt

8. NETWORKING EVENTS

 14 – 15 March 2019 – International B2B Software Days

https://www.b2bsoftwaredays.com/

 14 – 16 May 2019 – Manchester, Global Innovation Summit

https://egis2019.b2match.io   

9.  CONTACTS FOR PARTNERS SEARCH

in Austria

In Lithuania:

Data base

EEN event list

Austrian Competence Centers

Last updated: 30-04-2019