National contact points

For contact information and funding details about national public funding of Celtic-Plus projects please select your country in question. Please note that some country inquiries will be forwarded to the official EUREKA information page.

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Please select the interested country from the list below

Austria
AUSTRIA

Contact Details

Irina Slosar
FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Division for European and International Programmes (EIP)
Sensengasse 1 – 1090 VIENNA, Austria
Tel. +43 5 77 55 – 4901
e-mail: irina.slosar(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ffg.at

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding National programmes and calls are open for Austrian partners in EUREKA and EUREKA cluster projects including Celtic-Plus, although there is no dedicated budget line.

Funding situation/ Application rules For actual calls and information visit www.ffg.at or FFG-Celtic-Plus and contact the Public Authority.

Formalities to be fulfilled Specific rules come along with the published programmes, announcements and calls.

Belgium
BELGIUM

Contact Details

For Brussels-based stakeholders:
Ms. Mathilde Reumaux
InnovIris
Chaussée de Charleroi 110
B-1060 Brussels, Belgium
phone: +32 02 600 50 31
e-mail: mreumaux(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innoviris.brussels

For Flanders-based stakeholders:
Mr. Geert Thorrez
VLAIO – FLANDERS INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Department of European & International Collaboration
Koning Albert II-laan 35, box 12
B-1030 Brussels, Belgium
phone: +32 473 250168
e-mail: geert.thorrez(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vlaio.be

For Wallonie-based stakeholders:
Mr. Nicolas Delsaux
DG 06 – Service Public de Wallonie
Place de la Wallonie I, bat. III
B-5100 Jambes, Belgium
phone: +32 81 33 45 20
e-mail: nicolas.delsaux(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)spw.wallonie.be

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Flanders (VLAIO):
– No dedicated budget is foreseen for CELTIC projects. The projects are handled in the normal industry-oriented funding program.
– Basic funding percentage of 50% for research projects and 25% for development projects. Additional bonuses possible for:- Small (20%) and medium (10%) sized companies.
– Additional 10 % for international co-operation

Funding situation/ Application rules
Flanders (VLAIO):
– Open call where standard funding criteria apply (see website for more information: www.vlaio.be).
– Applicant needs to be a company established in the Flemish region with sustainable activity in this region. Universities/research institutes can participate but cannot apply on their own.

Formalities to be fulfilled
Flanders (VLAIO):
– Submission to VLAIO of specific application detailing contribution + valorization perspective for Flemish partners. Celtic FPP needs to be added as reference document.
– CELTIC label and signed PCA are needed (after signing of the contract) to get the funding.
More information can be found on website: www.vlaio.be

Bulgaria
BULGARIA

On 25 June 2010, Bulgaria became a full member of EUREKA, after the declaration of the country’s accession was signed by the Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Evgeni Angelov and the Federal Minister of Education and Research of Germany Prof. Annette Chavannes. The signing took place during the 25th ministerial conference in Berlin.

By Decision № 658 of the Council of Ministers of 23 July 2009, the Government approved the participation of Bulgaria in EUREKA and Eurostars. The Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises and coordination is assigned the activity of participation in EUREKA and Eurostars. Cost of domestic financing of Bulgarian organizations involved in projects of EUREKA and Eurostars shall be borne by the budget of the National Innovation Fund and under the governance of the funds of the National Innovation Fund.

Visit the Bulgarian EUREKA page.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EUREKA IN BULGARIA CONTACT

Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency
Tel. +359 882 94 97 17; +359 2 940 7943
e-mail: office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sme.government.bg

Croatia
CROATIA

The Republic of Croatia has been involved in EUREKA as full member as of June 2000. In February 2009 The Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia transferred operative implementation of EUREKA program to Business Innovation Centre of Croatia – BICRO and in May 2010 financial management and contracting. In May 2014, new agency HAMAG-BICRO became the National EUREKA Office for Croatia.

HAMAG-BICRO is the Croatian Agency for SMEs and Investment established by the Government of the Republic of Croatia with the purpose of enhancing SME development and promoting investment. The Agency is an independent institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

HAMAG-BICRO’s main objectives are the following:

  • Increasing commercialization of knowledge
  • Raising awareness about the value of innovation
  • Establishment of knowledge- and technology-based companies
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology solutions from science to business
  • Development of adequate technology infrastructure
  • Creation and development of venture capital industry
  • Strengthening cooperation between the scientific and business community
  • Promoting investment
  • Issuing guarantees for bank credits to SMEs
  • Grant schemes implementation
  • Co-financing consultancy services

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EUREKA IN CROATIA CONTACT

Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investments HAMAG-BICRO
Tel. +385 1 23 52 628

Mr. Vedran Didara
National Project Coordinator
e-mail: vedran.didara(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)hamagbicro.hr

Cyprus
CYPRUS

Contact Details

Mr. Marinos Portokallides
National Project Coordinator
Research Promotion Foundation
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357-22205052, Fax: +357-22205001
Email: mportokallides (at) research.org.cy
Web: www.research.org.cy

Dr. Demetres Evagorou
Project Officer
Research Promotion Foundation
P.O. Box 23422, 1683 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357-22205034
Fax: +357-22205001
Email: devagorou (at) research.org.cy
Web: www.research.org.cy

National Funding Information

There are currently no open Calls for Proposals.

New Calls for Proposals are expected to be announced in the second half of 2015.

Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC

Contact Details

Mr. Josef Martinec

National EUREKA Project Coordinator
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Czech Republic
Department of Research and Development Support
Karmelitska 7 – CZ-118 12 Prague 1 – Czech Republic
phone: +420 234 811 512
e-mail: josef.martinec(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)msmt.cz
Web: www.msmt.cz/

National Funding Information

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
For all type of organizations, institutes and universities.
Necessity 50% own sources. EUREKA budget is applicable.

Funding situation/ Application rules
There is 1 Call per year / national contract money is allocated to the Czech Partner / currently (programme until 2017) no funding of large companies.

Formalities to be fulfilled
For more information please contact the national Czech Republic contact.

Denmark
DENMARK

Contact Details

Mr. Jens Vittrup
Innovation Fund Denmark
Østergade 26, 4. sal –
DK-1100 Copenhagen K – Denmark
phone: +45 6190 5023
fax: +45 72 26 55 79
e-mail: jens.peter.vittrup(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innofond.dk
Web: www.innovationsfonden.dk

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
The funding percentages depend on the regulations for the particular national programme utilized.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Several national innovation programme’s can be used for the Danish partners in EUREKA and Celtic projects;
Innovation Consortia programme (see www.fi.dk).
High Technology Foundation (see www.hoejteknologifonden.dk).
Eurostars (see www.eurostars-eureka.eu).

Formalities to be fulfilled
The regulations of the national programmes must be fulfilled.
There are no specific calls for Celtic-projects.

Estonia
ESTONIA

Contact Details

Mr. Urmas Uska
Enterprise Estonia
Liivalaia 13/15 – 10118 Tallinn – Estonia
phone: +372 6 279 705
fax: +372 6 279 777
e-mail: urmas.uska(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)eas.ee
Web: www.eas.ee

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
EUREKA and other R&D projects funding applications are evaluated with the same process. No dedicated budget for EUREKA projects.Funding for applied research and product development
• Min ca: 32 000 €
• Max ca: 1 920 000 €Funding Rate (from acceptable costs)
• Applied research: Max: 60%
• Product development: Max: 35%.Funding for visibility study
• Max ca: 19 200 €
• Applied research max: 70%
• Product development max: 50%

Funding situation/ Application rules
Good / Open Call (adjustment ongoing related to adhesion to the EU duration env. 1 month) / Industry, SME, University &
Research Organisations

Formalities to be fulfilled
Application in local language (evaluation on technical, marketing, organisation & financial criteria) + Celtic FPP as reference document.

Finland
FINLAND

Contact Details

Mr. Hannu Nurmi
Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
P.O.Box 69 – 00101 Helsinki – Finland
phone: +358 505 577 771
e-mail: hannu.nurmi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tekes.fi
Web: www.tekes.fi

Mr. Erkki Hietanen
Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
P.O.Box 69 – 00101 Helsinki – Finland
phone: +358 2950 55865
Mobile: +358 50 5577 865
e-mail: erkki.hietanen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tekes.fi

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Funding possible for Celtic-Plus projects but no specific funding envelop defined. EUREKA and other funding applications evaluated with the same process.

Funding situation/ Application rules See www.tekes.fi

Formalities to be fulfilled Form on Website, electronic submission in Finnish or in Swedish.

France
FRANCE

Contact Details

Mr. Geoffroy Hermann
Service de l’Economie Numérique
Direction Générale des Entreprises
Ministère de l’Economie, de l’Industrie et du Numérique
BP 80001 – 67, rue Barbès
94201 Ivry-sur-Seine Cedex – France
phone: +33 1 79 84 33 22
e-mail: geoffroy.hermann(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)finances.gouv.fr
web: www.entreprises.gouv.fr

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Funding for Celtic-Plus projects is possible within a dedicated envelope; funding rate is up 45 % for SMEs and 25% for other companies.

Funding situation/ Application rules Information available on the ministry’s web site : www.telecom.gouv.fr

Formalities to be fulfilled Please contact the Ministry. Other funding possibilities: please check the OSEO Website

 

FYROM
FYROM

The Former Yugolslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is a relatively new member as it has joined EUREKA in 2008. It has currently two running projects but has already participated in 2 other completed projects. Through its EUREKA projects the country’s R&D units specialise in biotechnology and industrial manufacturing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EUREKA IN FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA CONTACT

Ministry of Education and Science
Tel. +389-2-3140-182

Ms. Julijana Balevska
National Project Coordinator
julijana.balevska(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mon.gov.mk

Germany
GERMANY

Contact Details

Dr Dimitar Kroushkov
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Projektträger Kommunikationssysteme; IT-Sicherheit des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Steinplatz 1 – 10623 Berlin/ Germany
phone: +49 30 31 00 78-5488
fax: +49 30 31 00 78-247
e-mail: dimitar.kroushkov(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vdivde-it.de
Web: www.vdivde-it.de/kis

Mr. Matthias Kuom
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)
Projektträger | Technische Innovationen in der Wirtschaft
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 2 – 10178 Berlin/ Germany
phone: +49 30 670 55-758
fax: +492203 601-3017
e-mail: Matthias.Kuom(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dlr.de
Web: www.dlr-pt.de

Dr Andrea Hesse
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)
Projektträger | Nationale Kontaktstelle EUREKA
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1 – 53227 Bonn
phone: +49 228 3821 1371
fax: +49 228/3821-1360
e-mail: andrea.hesse(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dlr.de
Web: www.dlr-pt.de
Web: www.eureka.dlr.de

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
National programmes and calls are open for German partners in EUREKA and EUREKA cluster projects, including Celtic-Plus, although there is no dedicated budget line.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Projects addressing the areas of published framework programs Current Calls at BMBF may submit their proposals to the respective contacts at any time Further information on funding possibilities:
http://www.foerderinfo.bund.de/
For SMEs inside the BMBF framework:
http://www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/7695.php
National research programme ICT 2020:
www.bmbf.de/pub/ikt2020.pdf
For German SME partners:
Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)
Digital Technologies (Konvergente IKT/Digitale Technologien):
http://digitale-technologien.de
Communication technology (Kommunikationstechnologien):
http://www.pt-it.pt-dlr.de/de/784.php

Communication Systems; IT-Security:
http://www.vdivde-it.de/kis

Formalities to be fulfilled
Specific rules are to be found with the published programmes, announcements and calls. As a general rule (but not exclusive): consortia of at least two German partners (one industry) are requested; high degree of innovation and impact on the (German) market.

Greece
GREECE

Contact Details

Ms. Sipsi Zoi
General Project Coordinator
Ministry of Development
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
EUREKA Office
phone: +30 210 771 3474 / 7438171
fax: +30 210 771 3810
e-mail: zosi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gsrt.gr

Ms. Evi Golfi
Secretary to the NPC
Ministry of Development
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
EUREKA Office
phone: +30 210 771 34 74 / 745 81 71
fax: +30 210 771 3810
e-mail: e.golfi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gsrt.gr

Prof. Petros Groumpos
Deputy HLG
University of Patras
Lab. for Automation and Robotics
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
phone:+30 2610 997 295
fax:+30 2610 997 309
e-mail: groumpos(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)lar.ee.upatras.gr

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Expected envelope is 3.5 million Euros.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Eligible: Industries, SME’s, Universities only in industrial collaboration. For more information please contact directly one of the contact person’s from the Greek EUREKA Office.

Formalities to be fulfilled
Application form of approximately 50 Pages + Celtic FPP attached + PCA attached for guaranteeing international cooperation + financial statements from companies.

Hungary
HUNGARY

Contact Details

Ms. Szonja Csuzdi
Hungarian EUREKA NPC
Ministry for National Economy
Hovéd utca 13-15 – H-1055 Budapest – Hungary
phone: +36 1 374 2966
fax: +36 1 266 0801
e-mail: szonja.csuzdi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nih.gov.hu
Web: www.eureka.kormany.hu

Mr. Gergely Mészáros
Dept. for International Affairs
National Innovation Office
Andrássy út 12. – H-1061 Budapest – Hungary
phone: +36 1 484 2567
e-mail: gergely.meszaros(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nih.gov.hu
Web: www.nih.gov.hu

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding The 2012 budget for the EUREKA support programme is 1 million euros.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Continuous call for supporting Hungarian EUREKA project or EUREKA cluster-projects is open until 15th November 2012.
Evaluation deadlines: 15th May, 15th August, 15th November

Formalities to be fulfilled
Application should be send to the National Development Agency. Please refer to (in Hungarian):
http://www.nfu.hu/doc/3443

Iceland
ICELAND

Contact Details

Mr. Snaebjoern Kristjansson
National Project Coordinator
Innovation Centre Iceland Keldnaholt
112 Reykjavik – Iceland
phone: +354 522 9000
fax: +354 522 9111
e-mail: skr(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nmi.is

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Confirmed information not yet available.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Call on April 15 for national funding / Evaluation committee in June or July

Formalities to be fulfilled

Ireland
IRELAND

Contact Details

Dr.Imelda Lambkin

Enterprise Ireland
phone: +353 1 727 2665
e-mail: imelda.lambkin(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)enterprise-ireland.com
Web: www.fp7ireland.com

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Industry funded through R&D Scheme -> Monthly call – approx. 9 week turnover of applications
Universities funded through International Research Fund -> Open CallSMEs:
For all SMEs the maximum cost is €450k.
Small (≤ 10 employees) 45% + 5% for international collaboration to max 50% of total grant.
Medium (11-49 employees) 35% + 15% for international collaboration to max 50%.
Large (≥ 50 employees) 25% + 15% for international collaboration to max 40%.Large Company 40% of eligible costs. Max. costs €450k -> Limited by State Aid Rules
University 100% of eligible costs. Max. costs €250k -> Basis additional costs
Research Organisation 100% of eligible costs. Max. costs €250k -> Basis additional costs

Funding situation/ Application rules See above.

Formalities to be fulfilled
R&D Scheme: Application form evaluated on commercial and technical aspects. Emphasis on firm’s R&D and the value added associated with the project. International Research Fund: Funding provided for research performing organisations interested in engaging and maintaining collaborative, industrially related research activities which are undertaken in the context of internationally coordinated programmes e.g. EUREKA, EUREKA Clusters, Eurostars and ERA-Net sponsored Joint Calls.

Israel
ISRAEL

Contact Details

Mr. Danny Seker
The Israeli National Technological Innovation – ISERD
4 Hayarden St. Airport City
Israel
phone: +972 3 5118121 / +972 52 7334127
fax: +972 3 517 0020
e-mail: dan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)iserd.org.il
www.iserd.org.il

Ms. Hadas Daar
Israel Europe R&D Directorate
Israel
phone: +972 3 511 8123
fax:+972 3 517 76 55
e-mail: hadas(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)iserd.org.il

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Up to 60% of approved budget for Israeli Industrial partners.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Open call (Applications are received during the entire year)
Eligible to apply for funding are Industrial companies (SME’s, Large Enterprises etc.). Universities, Research Institutes – as subcontractors, according to OCS guidelines or through non-OCS funding source.

Formalities to be fulfilled
Funding Application (“OCS form”) in Hebrew together with Celtic FPP in English. Normal Matimop-OCS reporting procedures

Italy
ITALY

Contact Details

Mr. Aldo Covello
Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca
SSPAR Ufficio III EUREKA
Piazzale J.F. Kennedy 20 – 00144 Roma – Italy
phone:+39 06 9772 6465
fax: +39 06 9772 6475
e-mail: aldo.covello(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)miur.it

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding

Funding situation/ Application rules
The Italian Ministry of University and Research does not fund Celtic-Plus projects.

 

Latvia
LATVIA

Contact Details

Ilze Beverte
Project Coordinator
Consulting and Information Bureau BIK Ltd.
Aizkraukles Street 21-328 – 1006 Riga – Latvia
phone: +371 7 558 744
fax: +371 7 550 127
e-mail: beverte(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)edi.lv

National Funding Information *)
Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Public funding form / maximum 50% from the project budget

Funding situation/ Application rules
Open Call / Possibility to get public funding on a competitive basis / Industrial partners may apply, project must be international, Universities need an industrial partner

Formalities to be fulfilled Application Form with a Business Plan and a confirmation about the invested co-financing (and some other documents) in Latvian language, which will be evaluated by appointed experts form the Latvian Council of Science.

Lithuania
LITHUANIA

Contact Details

Ms. Birute Bukauskaite
National Information Office of Lithuania
A. Gostauto 12 – 219 – 2600 Vilnius – Lithuania
phone: +370 5 2644 708
fax+370 5 2312 292
e-mail: birute(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ktl.mii.lt

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Confirmed information not yet available

Funding situation/ Application rules Open Call for Companies / budget attribution in July / Need for industrial partner

Formalities to be fulfilled Application form in local language / Celtic Full project proposal should be joint

Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

Contact Details

Mr. Marc Ferring
Luxinnovation Gie National Agency for Innovation and Research
5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux – 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette – Luxembourg
phone:+352 43 62 63 668
fax: +352 43 8120
e-mail:marc.ferring(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)luxinnovation.lu
Web: www.luxinnovation.lu

Mr. Alexander Link
Luxinnovation Gie National Agency for Innovation and Research
5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux – 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette – Luxembourg
phone:+352 43 62 63 – 864
e-mail: alexander.link(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)luxinnovation.lu
Web: www.luxinnovation.lu

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Confirmed information not yet available

Funding situation/ Application rules Favorable funding situation / Open Call / No specific Budget

Formalities to be fulfilled

Malta
MALTA

Contact Details

Ms. Samantha Runco
Consultant – Research, Technology Development & Innovation
National Project Coordinator, NPC
Malta Enterprise
Gwardamangia Hill,
Pieta`, MEC 0001 – Malta
tel: +356 2542 3207
e-mail: samantha.runco(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)maltaenterprise.com
Web: www.maltaenterprise.com/en/business/assistance

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding

Funding situation/ Application rules

Formalities to be fulfilled

Monaco
MONACO

Contact Details

Mr. Arnaud Sbarrato
Direction de l’Expansion Economique
9, rue du Gabian
98014 MONACO CEDEX
phone: + 377 98 98 41 46
fax: + 377 92 05 75 20
e-mail: asbarrato(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gouv.mc

Mr. François-Xavier Leclerc
Direction de l’Expansion Economique
Guichet Unique d’Accueil Entreprises
EUREKA Office – National Project Coordinator 9, rue du Gabian
98000 Principauté de MONACO
phone: + 377 98 98 88 12, + 377 98 98 19 20
fax: + 377 92 05 75 20
e-mail: fleclerc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gouv.mc

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding

Funding situation/ Application rules

Formalities to be fulfilled

Norway
NORWAY

Contact Details

Ms. Inga Elizabeth Bruskeland
Deputy NPC
Division for Innovation – EUREKA / Eurostars
The Research Council of Norway
phone: +47 90 66 28 93
e-mail: ieb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rcn.no
Web: www.forskningsradet.no

Ms. Olaug Råd
Project Coordinator
The Research Council of Norway
Stensberggaten 26
P.O. Box 2700 St. Hanshaugen – N-0131 Oslo – Norway
phone: +47 2203 7243
fax: +47 2203 7307
e-mail:olr(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rcn.no

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Department of commence decision mid December / Maximum is limited by ESA rules, usually less than this is obtained.

Funding situation/ Application rules
The next dead-line for project applications at the Research Council is 16 October 2014. The call will be administrated by the programme called BIA, a programme for User-driven Research based Innovation, and the application type will be User-driven Innovation Projects.
BIA normally has one call per year, in the autumn. The call will be announced at www.forskningsradet.no/bia
approx. 8 weeks before the deadline.
VERDIKT will end in 2014, and no more calls are planned in 2014.Formalities to be fulfilledWeb based application form (budget, milstone, PY,summary), for international projects English FPP accepted.The Tax deduction Scheme is also an alternative. See more about the two alternatives at http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Funding_for_industry/1252498540759

For information send email to: Ms Olaug Råd

Poland
POLAND

Contact Details

Ewelina Wildner
National Project Coordinator EUREKA!
National Centre for Research and Development
phone: +48 2239 07123
e-mail: ewelina.wildner(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ncbr.gov.pl

National Funding Information *)

Funding situation/ Application rules
Good / Open Call / Celtic (EUREKA) Label, Pre-competitive Research / Entity that has a position “conducting of research” in its registered core business may submit an application.

Formalities to be fulfilled
National Application Form in local language + Celtic FPP, National assessment procedure. / Rep

Serbia
SERBIA

Serbia has been a member of the EUREKA organization since June 2002. The management of the EUREKA activities for Serbia has been assigned to the Ministry of Science and Technological Development. Since 2002 the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, in the framework of its Programme for international scientific cooperation, established the “EUREKA Programme”, which offers funding opportunities to Serbian companies and research organisations wishing to participate in EUREKA projects.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EUREKA IN SERBIA CONTACT

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
Tel. +381 11 3616589

Ms. Snezana Omic
National Project Coordinator
snezana.omic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mpn.gov.rs

Portugal
PORTUGAL

Contact Details

Cristina Gouveia
Eureka National Projects Coordinator
Agência Nacional de Inovação, S.A.
Campus do Lumiar, Ed. O, 1º
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar
1649-038 Lisboa, Portugal
phone: +351 214 232 100
fax: +351 214 232 101
e-mail: cristina.gouveia(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gppq.pt
Web: https://www.portugal2020.pt/Portal2020

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
The new financial support scheme in Portugal for R&D projects is called QREN. There are two applications for funding in
the 2nd call of the QREN SI-IDT Programme.

Funding situation/ Application rules

Portuguese participants may use the PT2020 (https://www.portugal2020.pt/Portal2020) instruments to finance the national component of EUREKA projects, according to the calendar and rules of the respective national programs, namely:

R&D Projects

The “Research and Technological Development” instrument provides support to projects led by companies, individually or in consortia with other companies or other entities of the R&I system, in line with the priority areas of Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation, aiming to carry out industrial research and experimental development activities, towards the creation of new products, processes or systems, or the introduction of significant improvements in products, processes or existing systems. http://aninov.pt/financiamento/idt-em-co-promocao/

Funding by type of organisation

PT-funding

Demonstration Projects

The “Demonstration” instrument provides support to demonstration projects of advanced technologies and pilot lines, led by companies, individually or in consortia with other companies or other entities of the R&I system, in line with the priority areas of Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation, which starting from previous R&D activities successfully completed, aim to show to a specialized audience and in a real operation situation, the economic and technical advantages of new technologies and solutions that are not sufficiently validated for commercial use. http://aninov.pt/financiamento/demonstradores/

Funding by type of organisation

PT-funding

Formalities to be fulfilled Submission forms available on web site: www.adi.pt.

Romania
ROMANIA

Contact Details

Silviu Roman
National Project Coordinator

Ministry of Research and Innovation
21-25, Mendeleev Str. – 010362, Bucharest – Romania
phone: +40 21 318 3065
email: silviu.roman(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)research.gov.ro
Web: www.research.ro

Cătălin Molagic
Deputy Project Coordinator
UEFISCDI – National Funding Body,
21-25, Mendeleev Str. – 010362, Bucharest – Romania
phone: +40 21 308 0587
email: catalin.molagic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)uefiscdi.ro
Web: www.uefiscdi.gov.ro

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Up to 700,000 RON/year/project. The funding of the Romanian companies must be in compliance with State Aid Rules and in accordance with national regulation. Universities and Research Institutes are eligible to participate as a partners. Info package available on the UEFISCDI web page

Funding situation/ Application rules

Romanian EUREKA Secretariat finance only the Celtic-Plus projects, labeled before January 1, 2017, according to the available budget remaining after contacting the Network projects.

Russia
RUSSIA

Russia is a member of EUREKA since 1993. Its activities have been increasing steadily since then. Russian participants within the EUREKA network have been specilising mainly in the areas of lasers, environment, materials and information society technologies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EUREKA IN RUSSIA CONTACT

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Tel. +7495 632-83-35

Mr Dmitry Kravtsov
National Project Coordinator
e-mail: kravtsovDI(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minprom.gov.ru

San Marino
SAN MARINO

Guided by the conviction that Research & Development are powerful tools for promoting national economic growth, the Republic of San Marino joined EUREKA in 2005. In 2006, it adopted the first law on promoting industrial research (Law no. 19 of 27 January 2006) and sub-decrees on EUREKA research projects and national research projects (Delegated Decree no. 129 of 1 December 2006 and Delegated Decree no. 126 of 10 March 2008, respectively).Allocated funds were granted for the first time in 2006 in the form of subsidized credit with interest paid by the State. Companies that successfully completed projects were granted tax credits.
The Office for Research Coordination and Promotion, located in the State Office for Patents and Trademarks, is responsible for managing the funds allocated to support San Marino companies active in R&D.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EUREKA IN SAN MARINO CONTACT

Ufficio di Stato Brevetti e Marchi
Tel. +378 883859

Ms. Silvia Rossi
National Project Coordinator
eureka.rsm(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gov.sm

Slovak Republic
SLOVACK REPUBLIC

Contact Details

Jaroslava Kováčová
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND SPORT
Stromová 1, 813 30 Bratislava 1
Slovak Republic
phone: +421 2 591 026 18
fax: +421 2 591 026 20
e-mail: jaroslava.kovacova(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minedu.sk
Web: www.minedu.sk

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Confirmed information not yet available.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Limited amount available for SME’s from ministry of economy and some money for Universities.

Formalities to be fulfilled

Slovenia
SLOVENIA

Contact Details

Ms. Urška Zupin
EUREKA and EUROSTARS national project coordinator
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology Enterprise, competitiveness and technology directorate Technology Division
Kotnikova 5
SI – 1000 Ljubljana – Slovenija
phone: +386 (0)1 400 33 36
fax: +386 1 433 10 31
e-mail: urska.zupin(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gov.si

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Maximum funding rate is 50% of eligible costs.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Next Call not before 2013 / All types of partners: SME’s, Industries, Univ. / If the project has Label, it can receive funding for the running period / But no retroactive funding.

Formalities to be fulfilled
Application for national funding / Contract for the whole duration of the project.

Spain
SPAIN

Contact Details

Ms. Berta Maure Rubio
Head of Unit – Promotion of the Information Society
Secretary of State for Information Society and Digital Agenda
Joan Maragall, 41 – 28071 Madrid
phone: +34 (91) 346 25 40
fax: +34 91 346 2646
e-mail: bmaure(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)minetad.es

Ms. Juana Sánchez
Foreign Technological Action Department
Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Cid, 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain
phone: +34 91 581 5607
fax: +34 91 581 5586
e-mail: juana.sanchez(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cdti.es

National Funding Information

In Spain there are two funding authorities:
– Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda (MINETAD)
– Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)

Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda (MINETAD)

The Ministry implement the Strategic Action in Digital Society and Digital Economy  of the National R&D programme. This action includes national calls for R&D&I projects.

This last 2017 Call includes a sub-programme for EUREKA clusters:

Type of projects: labelled Eureka projects that finish before the end of 2020 and are related to the following thematic priorities:

A) Industries of the future:

I.     Internet of the future.
II.   Cloud Computing.
III. Massive data processing.
IV. Mobile applications.
V.   Smart cities.

B) Cybersecurity and digital trust.

C) ICT applications and solutions aimed at improving the competitiveness of SMEs.

D) Evolution of e-government.

E) Health and social welfare applications.

F) Environmental management applications.

G) Applications and solutions related to digital content.

Beneficiaries

  • Private entities
  • Private research organizations
  • Private enterprise associations.

Individual entities that certify their membership in the project consortium

Financial aid

Grants and loans:  depending on the assessment results, the maximum aid intensity shall be the following, expressed as a percentage of the project’s eligible costs:

Grants

Small Enterprises: 60%;
Medium enterprises 50%  and
40% for the rest of beneficiaries.

Loans

  • Maximum repayment term of five years,  including two-year grace period.
  • Zero interest rate
  • The amount may complement the grant up to 100% of the project’s eligible costs.

See more: http://www.minetad.gob.es/PortalAyudas/AEESD-2017/Descripcion/Paginas/Descripcion.aspx

 

Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)

Status: 31 March 2015

Profile of the applicant: Enterprises.
RTO as subcontracting
Technology focus: Generic
Call: always open
Criteria: Eureka and national criteria
Budget: Minimum total budget by each Spanish company 175k€.
Financing conditions for R&D projects:

  • Financing conditions for Innovative projects: Credits with an interest fee (Euribor) and long-term amortization (10 years) that covers up to 85% of the total budget. Besides, 30% of the credit is not reimbursable.
  • Eligible costs: personal, recouping of instruments and equipment, contractual research or technical knowledge, patents or licensed, other supplementary costs and overheads.
  • The company has to have sufficient financial capacity to cover a minimum of 25% of the total budget for the project with their own resources.
  • Companies can have 25% of the credit in advance up to €200,000 Duration: 1-3 years.
  • Tax relief report
  • It is necessary to have the E! (Celtic) label before to receive the funding.
  • New: Important: It is necessary to achieve the incentive effect of the aid to every Spanish company. The beginning of the activities of the Spanish participants cannot be earlier than the date in which the full memory of the proposal is submitted in CDTI’s request.

Details on CDTI funding see CDTI web site

Sweden
SWEDEN

Contact Details

Dr Jessica Svennebring
Programme Manager
Information & Communications Technology Department
VINNOVA
Maester Samuelsgatan 56 – 101 58 Stockholm – Sweden
phone: +46 8 473 3134
e-mail: jessica.svennebring(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vinnova.se
Web: www.vinnova.se

Mr Lars Gustafsson
Programme Manager
Information & Communications Technology Department
VINNOVA
Maester Samuelsgatan 56 – 101 58 Stockholm – Sweden
phone: +46 8 473 3212
e-mail: lars.gustafsson(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vinnova.se
National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
Annually: 1.5 M€ estimated / Funding of up to 50% of total Swedish budget of a project if a SME is participating,
without SME up to 40% (Swedish industry participation is always mandatory).
Industry: up to 30% / SME: up to 50%
University & Research Inst: up to 100%

Funding situation/ Application rules
Open call: Application form in local language together with Celtic FPP in English.
Eligible to apply for funding are SME’s, Large Enterprises, Universities, Research Institutes and Public Authorities etc.More than half of Swedish part of the project must be performed and funded by Swedish industry

Formalities to be fulfilled
Normal VINNOVA application and project reporting procedures.
Online Application Form, Celtic FPP (Full Project Proposal).

Switzerland
SWITZERLAND

Contact Details

Mr. Andreas Gut
Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF;
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI;
Internationale Forschungs- und Innovationszusammenarbeit IFI;
Effingerstrasse 27 – CH-3003 Bern – Switzerland
phone: +41 58 462 1107
fax: 41 58 462 2115
e-mail:andreas.gut(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sbfi.admin.ch
Web: www.sbfi.admin.ch, www.kti-cti.ch

Colette John-Grant
EUREKA Project Officer
Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF;
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI;
Internationale Forschungs- und Innovationszusammenarbeit IFI
Office: Hallwylstrasse 4,
Postal address: Effingerstrasse 27, – CH-3003 Bern – Switzerland
phone: +41 58 464 91 43
fax: +41 58 462 78 54
e-mail: colette.john(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sbfi.admin.ch
Web: www.sbfi.admin.ch

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding No near-marked budget for Celtic projects / Max. 50% of total costs of Swiss partners

Funding situation/ Application rules
Open Call from KTI/CTI Agency for innovation promotion / Minimum requirements: two Swiss partners: Ind/Univ. (budget: 50% only research institutes will receive funds)

Formalities to be fulfilled
Fill in application form for Swiss partners (German French Italian or English) and join the Celtic full Project Proposal (in English).

The Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS

Contact Details

Mr. Bob van der Bijl
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Prinses Beatrixlaan 2
Postbus 93144 – 2509 AC The Hague – The Netherlands
phone: +31 88 60 25965
e-mail: robert-jaap.vanderbijl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rvo.nl
Web: www.rvo.nl

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding Maximum 35% of project cost.

Funding situation/ Application rules
From Dutch government there is no dedicated CELTIC funding available. Dutch companies can apply for an Innovation Credit, when the projects succeeds from a technical point of view the Innovation Credit is to be repaid within 10 years.

Formalities to be fulfilled Applications can be submitted year round.

Turkey
TURKEY

Contact Details

Ms. Ezgi Bener
TUBITAK
EU FP National Coordination Office
Tunus Cad. No:80 Kavaklıdere  ANKARA – TURKEY
phone: 90 312 298 1785
e-mail: ezgi.bener[at]tubitak.gov.tr
Web: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/

Mr. Mustafa Büyükkara
TUBITAK
EU FP National Coordination Office
Tunus Cad. No:80 Kavaklıdere  ANKARA – TURKEY
phone: 90 312 298 1767
e-mail: mustafa.buyukkara[at]tubitak.gov.tr
Web: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/

Research Priorities and Funding Aspects

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
50 – 60 % depending on R&D amount.
EUREKA Turkey office has recently announced a change in its procedures to encourage more Turkish companies to take part in EUREKA projects. From now on, the grant ratio given to EUREKA projects has increased to 75% for SMEs and the application process has also been simplified for both EUREKA and Eurostars projects.

Funding situation/ Application rules
Open Call / Priority to EUREKA Projects / Companies and SME’s, Universities and R/O only if together with Industry

Formalities to be fulfilled

United Kingdom
UNITED KINGDOM

Contact Details

Mr. Graham M Mobbs
European Operations Manager
InnovateUK
North Star House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1UE – United Kingdom
Switch: +44 1793 442700
Mobile: +44 7824 599585
e-mail: Graham.Mobbs(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)innovateuk.gov.uk

National Funding Information *)

Estimated Envelope / Percentage of funding
There is currently no UK funding for EUREKA projects from the Technology Strategy Board. UK companies and organisations who want to participate in EUREKA CELTIC Projects have to self fund or secure funding from other sources.

Canada
ASSOCIATED EUREKA MEMBER

Contact Details

Mr. Robert (Bob) Arnold
Industrial Technology Advisor
NRC IRAP ICT Sector Lead
National Research Council
Ottawa, ON, Canada
phone: +1 613 991-9153
e-mail: robert.arnold(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cnrc-nrc.gc.ca

Ms. Melanie Cullins
National Project Coordinator
Director, International Relations
National Research Council
Ottawa, Canada
phone: +1 613 991 0917
e-mail: melanie.cullins(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Mr. Eric Holdrinet
Project Officer/SME’s
Industrial Technology Advisor
National Research Council
Montreal, Canada
phone: +1 514 496-4425
e-mail: Eric.Holdrinet(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cnrc-nrc.gc.ca

 

Latest Funding Information

Egypt
NON EUREKA MEMBER

Contact Details

Sally Metwally Mohammad
Research and Innovation Support Department Manager
Information Technology Industry Development Agency – ITIDA
Smart Village, Building (B121)
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road – Giza, Egypt
phone: +20 2 3534 2000/+20 2 3534 5111
mobile: +20 165506414
fax: +20 2 3534 5150
email: smetwally(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tiec.gov.eg
Web: www.itida.gov.eg

Mr Yousra Sabry
Information Technology Industry Development Agency – ITIDA
Smart Village, Building (B121)
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road – Giza, Egypt

mobile: +20127455149
email: ysabry(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tiec.gov.eg

South-Korea
ASSOCIATED EUREKA MEMBER

Contact Details

Dr. Sang Keun Lee
National Project Coordinator
Director International Technology Cooperation Division
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
135-513, 5th Floor, Korea Technology Center 305
Teheranno, Kangnam-Gu
South Korea
tel. +82-2-6009 3195
fax: +82-2-6009 3199
e-mail: sky1960(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)kiat.or.kr

Mr. Chang Ha Lim
Deputy NPC
International R&D Cooperation Team
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
135-513, 5th Fl., Korea Technology Center 305
Teheranno, Kangnam-Gu
South Korea
Tel. + 82-2-6009-3203
Fax + 82-2-6009-3219
email: tom(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)kiat.or.kr

Mr. Gitae Shim
Deputy National Project Coordinator (NPC)
KIAT EU Office
Rue Neerveld 107
1200 Brussels
Belgium
tel. +32 495 57 21 30
e-mail: gtshim(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)kiat.or.kr

Ms. Eunyoung Kim
Project Officer
International R&D Cooperation Team
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
135-513, 5th Fl., Korea Technology Center 305
Teheranno, Kangnam-Gu
South Korea
Tel. + 82-2-6009-3201
Fax + 82-2-6009-3219
email: keyinsight01(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)kiat.or.kr

Ms. Vladimira Stanchevska
Project Officer
International R&D Cooperation Team
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
135-513, 5th Fl., Korea Technology Center 305
Teheranno, Kangnam-Gu
South Korea
Tel. + 82-2-6009-3207
Fax + 82-2-6009-3219
email: mira(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)kiat.or.kr

Taiwan
NON EUREKA MEMBER

Contact Details

Mr. Simone Lang
ITRI – Industrial Technology Research Institute
International Business Center
Western Europe Office

phone: +49 30 8609 3610
e-mail: slang(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)itri.de
South Africa
NON EUREKA MEMBER

Contact Details

Mr. Daan du Toit
South African Embassy
Minister Counselor Science and Technology
phone: +32 2 285 4474
e-mail: daan.dutoit(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dst.gov.za

Ukraine

UKRAINE  

Contact details

Ms.Oleksandra Likhnevska
National Project Coordinator
State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization of Ukraine
Bouleevard Shevchenko 16
UA 01601   Kyiv – UKRAINE
Tel:  +380 44 287 82 50
e-mail: likhnevskaya(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dknii.gov.ua

General aspects and information with regard to public funding of Celtic-Plus projects

Similar to projects that are EU-funded or funded on national basis only a portion of the overall costs will be covered by the public funding. This portion depends on the national funding rules of the partners involved in a particular project.

This means that still the major part must be covered by the involved partners. This approach assures that there must be a potential business and research interest for the participants and their interest to work in a project cannot only be based on the fact that this work is paid by public money.

For a Celtic-Plus project, generally, the same funding conditions and funding rules apply as for a stand-alone EUREKA project. As Celtic-Plus is an endorsed EUREKA cluster the access to public funding is generally easier and faster as for an independent proposal as the Public Authorities support the collaborative work programme of Celtic-Plus and are more closely involved in providing the funding for proposals that have been Celtic-Plus-labelled.

Differently to the funding rules of a EU project (e.g. Horizon 2020) there are no common funds available that are shared among the successful proposals.

Due to the fact that each country decides on own criteria on possible funding it can happen that a project may not be able to start if one partner will not be funded. In those cases, provided such partner will not consider self-funding, a project may either be restructured (e.g. by including another partner) or may be stopped.

The following considerations and actions should be followed when starting a new proposal and setting-up project consortia:

  1. Check with the concerned National Contact Points (Public Authorities) about the availability and conditions of public funding. The table at the Celtic-Plus web site may help as first overview and to establish first contacts with the concerned Public Authorities. Please be aware that this information may not always be correct or up-to-date.
  2. In some EUREKA countries there are special conditions for funding of universities, research institutes, SMEs, and industries. To avoid rejection at a later stage those conditions need to be checked at an early stage.
  3. The funding rates are also different from country to country. For setting-up some reliable budget figures those rates should be checked.
  4. In a number of EUREKA countries there are additional requirements to apply for public funding. For instance it may be necessary to reply, in addition, to a national Call and/or to submit your proposal in your national language. There are also important deadlines to be observed until when funding applications have to be submitted. In some cases those deadlines are already very early in the year and do not match with the Celtic-Plus deadlines. For those cases it may be necessary to submit a funding application even before a Celtic-Plus Label has been granted
  5. If a partner from a non-EUREKA country is involved in a proposal it should be checked if this partner may receive national funding or if he may work in a project without funding. Please note that some additional considerations in case of non-EUREKA countries should be observed to avoid that such a partner may not be accepted by EUREKA rules (e.g. if such partners will have a leading or dominant role in a project).
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