Korea Spain call for projects
Call launch: 1 – June - 2020
Deadline for submission of international applications: 31 - August - 2020
Eureka label (estimated): November -2020
- South Korea
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) from the Republic of Korea and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, EPE (CDTI) from Spain are announcing this call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and market areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for the Republic of Korea and Spain.
Both KIAT and CDTI will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal preparation and submission, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, both parties will facilitate Eureka application process and acquisition of the Eureka label for accepted proposals.
These organizations will also provide access to public funding for joint projects. The support will be given to each partner by its own Authorities in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations, and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability in each country.
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas or application domains, special focus is given to the following domains:
- Bio including Health
- Green technologies, including Energy
- Smarty city and Transportation
- Information and Communication technologies
- Nanotechnology and Materials
- New Production technologies
Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following criteria:
- The partners should include at least one Korean and one Spanish company. The participation of research institutes/universities and other organizations is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
- The Korean and Spanish partners must express their will to cooperate with 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 should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).
- The project should demonstrate the contribution of all participants and the project must be significant to them.
- The participants are required, prior to obtaining the Eureka label, to have signed a consortium agreement.
Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations, and procedures in effect.
Submission and approval procedures at international level
Participants are invited to contact the officers from the National Authorities (see contact details at the end of the text) before submitting the documents.
Partners will have to submit their applications according to the procedures of each National Authority:
- In Korea, the participants will have to submit a formal national application through KIAT Project Advanced Smart System.
- In Spain, the participants will have to submit a formal R&D international project aid application through CDTI’s website including the Eureka Application Form (in English) and the draft consortium agreement. Additional documents in Spanish language, containing detailed information on the Spanish participants, could be requested depending on the specific type of funding requested by the company.
The funding support will be given to each eligible partner by its own National Authority. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. The information regarding funding for each country is explained below:
The Korean dedicated budget provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) and managed by KIAT is open to all applications from companies with registered R&D laboratories, research institutes, and universities. A company must be lead organization on the Korean side while universities or research institutes may participate as participating organizations only.
Project funding is comprised of government contributions and civilian dues (cash and in-kind). The amount of government contributions will vary depending on the type of executing organisations and projects in accordance with Article 24 (Funding criteria) and Article 25 (Civilian dues) of the Common Operational Regulations for the Industrial Technology Innovation Programs.
The funding decision is expected within 4 months from the deadline of the call.
CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Application must be submitted within 20 working days after receiving the communication of eligibility (this communications will be sent approximately within 7 working days after ‘Deadline for submission of international application’). Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors.
Funding conditions for Spanish partners may vary depending on the nature of the project and the beneficiaries.
Funding decision is expected within 3 months after submitting an eligible funding application.
It is mandatory that project activities do not start before submitting the funding applications to CDTI. For further information, please contact CDTI.
According to Eureka's practices, applicants may choose to request a label without public financing (e.g. self-funding is also applicable).
Monitoring and impact
Applicants will be requested to provide information during the lifetime of the project at international level to make sure the project has been developed as expected. Additionally, they will have to provide information regarding the impact of the project once it has been finished.