Sweden, Belgium and Switzerland are jointly announcing a tri-lateral call for outlines of joint innovation projects under all suitable EUREKA instruments (EUREKA Network, EUREKA Cluster and Eurostars projects). Any consortium with partners from at least two of the three countries is welcome.
The present call for project outlines is connected to two networking events in Belgium and in Switzerland targeting R&D driven SMEs, large industries open for cooperation and market oriented research institutions.
The applicants will receive feedback on their project outlines in the form of guidance on how to prepare a high quality proposal and on how to apply for funding in a second phase. If necessary, there will also be recommendations on which of the EUREKA funding mechanisms best fits to your project idea.
The Call is open for all topics, but focuses on the development of products and services within:
Digitization of the Future Industry
Eligible partners are invited to present joint outlines for market-oriented, innovative R&D projects according to the following procedures:
Submission and the approval procedures
In the first phase:
The outlines will be screened by the EUREKA offices in Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland and the partners will be provided with a detailed feedback as well as additional recommendations within the shortest possible delay after the submission (about 2 weeks).
In the second phase:
Funding support to successful project proposals of Phase 2 will be given to each partner by its own national funding organization in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect. Concrete funding mechanisms depend on the most suitable EUREKA instrument (Network/Eurostars/ Clusters) that will be decided on in Phase 1 of the submission process.
In Belgium, three regional funding agencies responsible, depending on the location of your head office
Walloon: La Direction des Programmes fédéraux et internationaux (SPW-DGO6)
Flanders: Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)
All companies based in Flanders are eligible if they can exploit the results of the project and if this can lead to an impact on employment and/or investments in the company. Funding % depends on activities.
For Development activities the funding is:
If the activities in the project can be designated as Industrial Research a higher funding % can be asked (up to 80 % for a small company and 60 % for a large enterprise). Belgian or foreign academic partners or research institutes can be funded by VLAIO if their expertise is crucial for the Flemish partner (company) and if they are subcontracted by this company.
Brussels – Capital Region: L’Institut Bruxellois pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (Innoviris)
Project partners applying from the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region must
The funding rates vary between 40 and 80% depending on the size of the enterprise and on the type of activities (Research or development). Brussels-based research organisations participating in a project may be awarded with a regional financial support (max 100%) but only in the framework of collaboration with a Brussels-based company.
Grants for Eureka Network projects
Participation of Swedish industrial partners is mandatory for funding. Usually smaller projects with up to 100 000 Euros for Swedish partners. SMEs must have half of the requested sum in turnover or equity. Funding rates for Swedish participants:
Grants for Eurostars projects
Maximum funding to the Swedish part of the project is 500 000 Euros. If no Swedish industrial partner participates, max. 200 000 Euros to Swedish part of project. SMEs must have half of the requested sum in turnover or equity. Funding rates for Swedish participants:
Grants for EUREKA Cluster projects
Vinnova can fund maximum 50% of eligible costs for the Swedish part of the project.
SMEs participating in Cluster projects need to have at least 50 000 Euros in net turnover and a minimum of three employees. Funding rates for Swedish participants:
Grants for Eurostars projects from SERI:
Grants for EUREKA Network projects and Cluster projects from CTI:
Actors from Sweden, Belgium and Switzerland interested in the present call are invited to attend the Digitization of the Future Industry in Networking Conference organized by the Swedish – Belgian Innovation Initiative SBII. The conference matches the most R&D intensive Swedish and Belgian MNEs, SMEs and academia with the aim to launch common market oriented R&D projects.
The conference takes place on 4 October, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The programme is available on www.b2match.eu/SBII-Digitization-of-the-Future-Industry. Swedish call participants may apply at Vinnova for travel grants to Switzerland.
Actors from Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium interested in the present call are invited to attend the Additive Manufacturing Networking Conference organized by the Swiss – Swedish Innovation Initiative SWII. The conference matches the most R&D intensive Swiss and Swedish MNEs, SMEs and academia with the aim to launch common market oriented R&D projects.
The conference takes place on 28 September, 2017 at Micro City in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The programme is available on www.swii.org. Swedish call participants may apply at Vinnova for travel grants to Switzerland.