Funding

Belgium (Brussels-Capital)
Specific National rules A Brussels’ application form must be submitted (see below); Brussels academic partners or research institutes can be funded by Innoviris as an project partner. A company must have a stable financial situation and perform a major part of the project in the Brussels Region where it is based; There must be an added value and a solid valorisation case for the Brussels Captilal region.
Eligible costs and funding rates Funding rates depend on the type of innovation (Industrial research or Experimental development) and the type of benifeciary. The rates vary between 40% to 65% for large companies and from 50% to 80% for SMEs of the total project budget. For Brussels academic partners or research institutes the funding rate is 100% when acting as a projectpartner.
Additional documents required In addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form, Brussels partners have to submit an application to Innoviris by the same deadline as for EUREKA application (the 15th July 2020). Innoviris advices Brussels’ based partners to contact us for a pre-check of their project ideas and eligibilty. More info can be found on the Innoviris’website.
Contact persons Innoviris
Stijn Maas EUREKA NPC Belgium - Brussels Capital Region
E-Mail : smaas@innoviris.brussels
Phone: +32 2 600 5067
Belgium (Flanders)
Specific National rules In the VLAIO program only companies can apply for funding via subsidies. Flemish or foreign academic participants or research institutes can be funded by VLAIO if their expertise is crucial for the Flemish participants (company) and if they are subcontracted by this company General Program (Basisprogramma): www.vlaio.be/nl/subsidies-financiering/ontwikkelingsproject
Eligible costs and funding rates In Belgium-Flanders for this call we will only accept development projects (an innovative idea that can lead to successful business in the short term, but there are still some challenges to overcome in developing this innovation.) Staff and other costs related to the development project can be funded with a 25 to 50% subsidy of the project budget, with a minimum budget equivalent to support of €25,000. Information can be found via this link The maximum funding (subsidy) per project is 500.000 EUR. The total budget for this call is 2 million EUR.
Additional documents required In addition to the centrally submitted EUREKA Project Application Form, participantss from Flanders need to submit an application to VLAIO, including a project plan and budget. We invite Flemish participants to contact us for a pre-check of their project ideas. The deadline for submission is the July 15th 2020.
Contact persons Lieve Apers – EUREKA NPC
Tel: +32 497 59 33 58
Lieve.apers@vlaio.be
Belgium – Wallonia
Specific National rules A Walloon application form must be submitted (see below); Minimum 40% of the Walloon budget must be allocated to an enterprise; The project cannot receive double funding; The beneficiary must have a stable financial situation; The beneficiary must have Operational offices in the Walloon Region; The project must add benefit to the regional economy.
Eligible costs and funding rates Funding rates are depending on the type of research (Industrial research or Experimental development) and of the type of partnership. Funding rates vary between 35% to 60% for large companies and from 50% to 80% form SMEs. Universities and Colleges funding rate is 100% and 75% for research centers.
Additional documents required In addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form, participants from Wallonia have to submit an application to SPW-Research by the same deadline as for EUREKA application (15 July 2020). We strongly advice Walloon participants to contact us for a pre-check of their project ideas. More info can be found in the Walloon EUREKA webpage .
Contact persons SPW Economie, Emploi, Recherche (SPW-Research)
Nicolas Delsaux EUREKA NPC Belgium Wallonia

E-Mail: Nicolas.delsaux@spw.wallonie.be
Phone: +32 473 55 61 74
Canada
Specific National rules Canadian SME applicants must be eligible for funding as NRC IRAP clients before they can be considered for funding through this call for proposals. For more information on NRC IRAP eligibility and becoming an NRC IRAP client, please contact NRC IRAP at 1-877-994-4727. To be considered for funding, in addition to the Qualification Criteria mentioned in Section 3, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • The project consortium must include at least:
    • 1 incorporated Canadian small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)>*, defined as a for-profit company with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and
    • 1 eligible participant from another country which is part of ths Call. *Canadian organizations that are not considered SMEs may participate in projects, but are not eligible to receive funding through this call for proposals.
  • The Canadian SME must have a technology that is world-class, differentiated, and protectable, such as a unique or novel patentable technology that may alter the industry or market.

    Preference will be given to existing commercialized technologies in Canada.
  • The Canadian SME must be committed to pursuing growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, processes or technological-based services.
The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to make a serious new market entry push, generally measured by having more than 20 full time equivalent employees and $2 million CAD in annual revenue
Eligible costs and funding rates Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50 % reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD.
Additional documents required Applicants from Canada must complete the following application steps:
  1. Please contact NRC IRAP industrial technology advisor by June 30, 2020
  2. Complete and submit the EUREKA application by the Call application deadline.
  3. Submit a Canadian Application package including an NRC IRAP online application and draft consortium agreement by September 15, 2020. Instructions related to this submission will be provided only to those whose EUREKA applications have been reviewed and deemed eligible to proceed
Contact persons Eric Holdrinet, EUREKA Deputy NPC
Tel: +1.514.882.9384
Email: Eric.Holdrinet@cnrc-nrc.gc.ca

Sonia Nour, Program Advisor
Email: Sonia.Nour@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Estonia
Specific National rules In Estonia applicants must apply funding from national funding program Tootearendustoetus https://www.eas.ee/teenus/sf-tootearenduse-toetus The application must meet the national rules of the supportmeasure.
Eligible costs and funding rates Eligible costs are described in the national funding rules. Funding rate is up to 45% (Exception! up to 75 % to companies whose economical results have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis)
Additional documents required Each company must complete and submit the funding application to EAS at the same time as the international application. It is mandatory that project activities do not start before submitting the funding applications to EAS.
Contact persons Tiiu Treier Tiiu.Treier@eas.ee
Finland
Specific National rules BF’s funding is intended for challenging and innovative research and development projects in SME companies, large companies, universities and research institutes. The main target group are SMEs seeking growth in internationalization. International cooperation and its impact should be visible. Companies should have a credible internationalization plan and real business goals including export targets.

In this EUREKA call, projects funded by Business Finland may be connected to the ProgrammesPersonalized Health Finland or Smart Life Finland.
Eligible costs and funding rates Funding may be a grant or a low-interest loan, depending on the stage of the innovation and the nature of the proposed project. BF uses the same percentages of support as in national projects, but a bonus will be granted if applicable. https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/services/funding/

Funding may be granted to all areas of technology and there is a continuous call.
Additional documents required In Stage 1, the Finnish applicants will upon request supply additional information concerning their legal and financial position and the internationalization plan and business strategy. “All Finnish participants must contact Business Finland by 15 June at the latest.”

In Stage 2, the Finnish applicants will submit Business Finland’s national application with all the documents specified.
Contact persons Mr Tom Warras
National EUREKA Project Coordinator
Tel: +358 505577 839
tom.warras@businessfinland.fi
Mr Pekka Ollikainen
Senior Advisor Health & Wellbeing
Tel: +358 505577 758
pekka.ollikainen@businessfinland.fi
France
Specific National/ Regional rules
  • Funding scheme: repayable advances in case of technical success (Aide au développement de l’innovation)
  • Partnerships: two or more partners (a Foreign company and a French company)
Eligible costs and funding rates
  • Eligible costs: Industrial research and experimental development (industrialization and commercialization costs are not eligible)
  • Funding rates: up to 65% of the eligible costs for an SME and up to 50% for midcap companies.
Additional documents required French applicants must submit in parallel their funding application form by contacting Bpifrance (click here)
Contact persons BPI France; 6 boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS
Mael MBAYE
International Program Manager
Email: international.innoproject@bpifrance.fr
Germany
Specific National/ Regional rules

In Germany, apart from the EUREKA Project Application (phase 1) participants will have to submit a formal project application using the official application system of the federal government once selected for phase 2.

Research and development projects of German companies, universities and research centers will be funded.

The maximum funding amounts to 500,000 € per project; maximum duration is 36 months.

Participation on the basis of other funding programmes or by own financial resources (self-financing) is always possible for companies and research institutes.

Participants are invited to submit research and development project proposals in the areas:

  • Solutions for obtaining resilience and self sufficiency of local and regional systems
  • Analyses contributing to a discourse on production of essential goods
  • Solutions for transboundary tracking of chains of infection.
Eligible costs and funding rates The funding rate for companies amounts to up to 50% of eligible costs, and for universities and research institutes up to 100% of eligible costs. Universities may apply for a project flatrate of 20%.
Additional documents required

For phase 1: In addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form, German applicants have to submit the following information:

A project description (separate pdf file, max. 10 pages) along the following structure:

  • Economic and social impact of the project results
  • Achievement of a critical mass and better use of limited resources in fields of mutual interest
  • Mutual access to cross-border and European value chains
  • A description of budget allocations, i.e. estimated percentages for personnel, travel, material, consumables, other (please specify)

Project consortia selected for the formal application (second phase) will be informed about necessary further steps in due time. Regulations of type “AZK” for companies and of type “AZA” for public institutions will apply (please refer to: https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/easy_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare&formularschrank=bmbf).

For more information on requirements and regulations for applications in Germany, please contact the DLR Project Management Agency.

Contact persons DLR Project Management Agency
Dr. Ruth Schietke
Tel. +49 228 3821 1903
ruth.schietke@dlr.de
Netherlands
Specific National rules In the Netherlands Health~Holland funds the approved projects with PPP-allowance budget it has available for this call. Therefore, proposed project applications should address life sciences and health topics.

Projects must contribute to the Health and Care missions described in detail in the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2020-2023 of the Top Sector LSH. In addition to EUREKA eligibility criteria, for the Netherlands a public-private cooperation is a prerequisite. The international consortium should consist of at least one for-profit enterprise and at least one research organisation. Furthermore, the project and consortium must comply with the national funding rules ( PPS-toeslag voor samenwerkingsprojecten ).

All companies and research organisations registered in the Netherlands are eligible for funding.

In addition to the EUREKA project form, Dutch participants have to submit a national application form and annexes. Deadline for national application is 15th July 2020 by 17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST). The Netherlands evaluates and ranks all projects based on quality shortly after the call deadline. There is a dedicated budget for this call: €1000.000. With a maximum of €350.000 per project. Available budget is allocated to the best ranked proposals, until budget is exhausted.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is national contact point for this call, receives and processes applications on behalf of Health~Holland. RVO evaluates project applications and drafts a preliminary ranking for Health~Holland. Based on received applications, evaluations and proposed ranking list, Health~Holland takes final funding decision, funds and further manages approved projects.

Eligible costs and funding rates

Costs eligible for funding are described in the national funding rules ( PPS-toeslag voor samenwerkings-projecten ). The funding provided by Health~Holland are grants:

  • 50% for industrial research activities
  • 25% for experimental development activities

(industrialization and commercialization costs are not eligible)
Additional documents required

In addition to the centrally submitted online EUREKA Project Application Form, project participants that want to receive funding from Health~Holland need to submit a national application (a detailed application from, budget form, consortium agreement, and, if applicable, letter(s) of commitment). For further details contact Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Prior to the submission, potential applicants are invited to contact RVO for a pre-check of their project ideas. Dutch participants that require funding are strongly advised to get in touch with RVO before submitting the application. More information can be found on the website: www.rvo.nl/eureka.

In addition to the centrally submitted online EUREKA Project Application Form, project participants that want to receive funding from Health~Holland need to submit a national application (a detailed application from, budget form, consortium agreement, and, if applicable, letter(s) of commitment). For further details contact RVO.

Contact persons Drs. Niels van Leeuwen
Sr. advisor international R&D
Tel: +31 88 042 5290

Email:
niels.vanleeuwen@rvo.nl
teamiris@rvo.nl
South Africa
Specific National/ Regional rules Funding is only be available to registered companies and SMEs as per South African definition. These entities may be supported by Science Councils and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as project sub-contractors. The sub-contracting should be done on a predetermined distribution of work as outlined in the eligibility criteria of the Call.
Eligible costs and funding rates Each project will go through a financial negotiation process with the national funding body, (DSI & TIA) to finalise the exact percentage funding . The funding will be transferred in tranches in accordance with the project duration. Co-funding between the SA participants and the DSI/TIA to be as follows:
  • SMEs - Up to 75%
  • Large Companies - Up to 50%
Additional documents required To be considered for national funding the applicant will be required to complete a national funding application form within 7 working days after closing of the EUREKA call. The application can be obtained at the following website; https://esastap.org.za/applications/ All successful applicants will be required to confirm in writing their co-investment in the project prior to the disbursements of any national project funds.
Contact person Mr. Toto Matshediso
Tel: +2712 843 6339/+276096554077

Email: Toto.matshediso@dst.gov.za;
contact@esastap.org.za
Spain
Specific National/ Regional rules CDTI will support industrial research, technological development (R&D projects) or activities very close to the market (Innovation projects). There will be several funding tools available, involving grants in one of them (Covid grant scheme) and loans with a non-reimbursable part in the rest (R&D credits and Innovation credit). Potential beneficiaries are Spanish companies (additionally technological centers could be beneficiaries in the Covid grant scheme). Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors in all of them.
Eligible costs and funding rates The features of the funding tools for projects under this call in Spain is available here: Covid grant scheme:
http://www.cdti.es/index.asp?MP=100&MS=917&MN=2 R&D projects (credit):
http://www.cdti.es/index.asp?MP=100&MS=802&MN=2 Innovation projects (credit)
http://www.cdti.es/index.asp?MP=100&MS=812&MN=2
Additional documents required For the grant scheme, each applicant must complete and submit the funding application to CDTI as soon as possible. For the loan schemes, the funding application will be generated by CDTI as soon as the completeness and eligibility of the international application is checked. For the credit tools it is mandatory that project activities do not start before submitting the funding applications to CDTI. For further information, please contact CDTI.
Contact person Mr. Oscar Fernandez Moyano,
Tel: +34 91 581 0489

Email: oscar.fernandez@cdti.es
Sweden
Specific National rules Vinnova’s national call is aimed at companies in Sweden that want to collaborate with organisations in the participating Eureka countries. A participant seeking a grant must be a Swedish legal entity. In this respect, a Swedish legal entity is equated to a foreign organization with a branch or establishment in Sweden.

We also encourage participation from other actors in Sweden such as universities, university hospitals, research institutes or other relevant actors
Eligible costs and funding rates Swedish participants can apply for grants according to Vinnova’s general terms and conditions for grants. State aid rules apply to organisations that carry out economic activities [1]. The rules on state aid for research, development and innovation are stated in the European Commission’s General Block Exemption Regulation No 651/2014 (GBER). In this call article 25 in GBER applies.

In addition, the following funding levels apply: SMEs up to 50% of eligible costs, large companies up to 30% of eligible costs and universities and research institutes up to 100% of eligible costs. The maximum funding (grant) per project is 3.75 MSEK (approximately 350.000 Euro). Information on terms and conditions for funding and eligible costs:

https://www.vinnova.se/en/apply-for-funding/rules-for-our-funding/terms-and-conditions-for-our-funding/

[1] https://www.vinnova.se/en/apply-for-funding/rules-for-our-funding/state-aid-to-companies/
Additional documents required Swedish participants that require funding from Vinnova are recommended to get in touch with one of the Vinnova contact persons before submitting the national application.

In addition to the centrally submitted online Eureka project application form, Swedish participants of the international project consortium apply on the Vinnova web page https://www.vinnova.se/en/ to the national call that will open on 15th May 2020: "Dnr: 2020-02353 Eureka COVID19 call 2 - Innovative solutions for increased preparedness for the next pandemic"

Prior to the project start, all Swedish participants, including the assigned Swedish coordinator, must fill in the form “Participant Approval”. All project participants shall enter into a Consortium Agreement. The Consortium Agreement shall include the Participants’ mutual commitments, conditions concerning rights to foreground and background information and other issues of significance to the cooperation. The participants shall have entered into the Consortium Agreement no later than the date when the first Vinnova status report is due. Applicants will also need to submit an abstract (or agree wording based on the proposal submission) that will be published by Vinnova.
Contact persons Peter Lindberg
Tel: +46 (0)8 473 31 93
E-mail: peter.lindberg@vinnova.se

Sanna Edlund
Tel: +46 (0)8 473 31 63

E-mail: sanna.edlund@vinnova.se
Turkey
Specific National rules All companies which were established in accordance with Turkish law can apply for funding for their international projects. There is no budget limit for international projects and they can be funded by TÜBİTAK without any restriction in project duration. Only companies participating in international projects are funded within this program but universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors.
Eligible costs and funding rates Companies receive a percentage of their eligible costs as a grant in this call. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the budget of project. The percentage is 60% for large companies and 75% for SMEs.
Additional documents required Turkish applicants must complete their national application twenty days after the EUREKA application at the latest. For further information about financing of Turkish participants please directly contact with TÜBİTAK. Detailed information can also be reached from here.
Contact persons Mr. Umut Ege
Tel: +90 312 298 1861

Email: umut.ege@tubitak.gov.tr

Common EUREKA Assessment Criteria

In addition to the common EUREKA assessment criteria there can be national evaluation criteria and requirements.

1. Impact 1. Is the market properly addressed in terms of size, access and risk?
2. Is the value creation in terms of growth, employment, environmental and societal benefits properly addressed?
3. What are the competitive advantages of the project?
(Strategic importance of the project, enhanced capabilities and visibility)
4. Are the commercialization plans clear and realistic
(Return on investment, Geographical sectoral impact)
2. Excellence 1. What is the degree of innovation
(Commitment on State-of-the-art and the technological maturity and risk)
2. How is the new knowledge going to be used?
3. Is the project challenging scientifically, technically and for the participants?
4. Are the technical achievability & risk conveniently addressed
3. Quality & Efficiency 1. How is the quality of the consortium? (Well-balanced partnership, technological managerial and financial capacity of each participant)
2. Is there an added value through the international co-operation?
3. Are the project management & planning realistic and clearly defined? (Methodology and planning approach, milestones and deliverables)
4. Is the cost structure reasonable? (Cost and financial commitment of each participant)
4. Overall Perception 1. Pros and cons of the application
2. Is the project recommended for public investment? (Yes or No)