Israel and Spain are announcing the 8th 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 Israel and Spain.
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, special focus is given to the following domains:
- Biotechnology and life sciences
- Cleantech (environmental, new energy sources and natural resource use and Water management technologies)
- ICT (including eHealth & cybersecurity)
In order to apply to the present call, partners must meet the following qualifications:
- The Israeli partner should be an Industrial entity (company) which may be technologically and scientifically assisted by a non-industrial entity (e.g.: university research institute etc). The Spanish partner should be an Industrial entity (company) which may be technologically and scientifically assisted by a non-industrial entity (e.g.: university research institute etc).
- The Spanish and Israeli partners must express their will to cooperate, on an equal basis, in 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 must be equally significant for both partners.
- 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.
Projects proposals submitted within the frame of this call could be financed by the respective National Authorities in Spain and Israel, in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect in each country:
- In Israel, every selected project can be financed by the OCS up to 50% (+ regional incentives for companies located in "development zone") of the eligible costs for research and development. If the project is successful and generates profit, the financial support of the Israeli party will have to be repaid, without interests, by means of royalties or profits resulting from sales. No repayment is due when the project does not reach the stage of the commercialization.
- In Spain, funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project. For more information please access: http://www.cdti.es/index.asp?MP=7&MS=563&MN=3
- According to EUREKA practices, applicants can choose to ask for a EUREKA label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is acceptable for the purposes of this call).
Fore more information, please download the call for project information document.
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