In the framework of an agreement gathering these countries (the EUREKA network), the innovation funding agencies of Belgium (Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders), Switzerland and Luxembourg encourage and financially support the applied research or development projects involving at least two entities coming from at least two of the here above mentioned countries. A call for proposals is therefore launched to fund innovation projects with a Belgium/Switzerland/Luxembourg collaboration.
The call is open to all technological thematic and the submission and approval procedures will be of two phases. The project Outlines must be submitted before May 13th 2016.
Partners with approved outlines will be recommended to submit their full applications in the funding instrument which will fit with their proposal (EUREKA/Eurostars…).
The expected projects are :
- market-oriented, RDI projects involving at least two independent entities established in two participating countries
- demonstrating an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants
- prove a real and balanced collaboration
- technological projects with a civilian (not military) purpose
The Project Outlines must be submitted using that template to the contact points in each involved funding agency simultaneously with copy to all partners of the project outline. They will be evaluated jointly by these agencies before being redirected for the Phase2.
The projects which will be selected at the end of the second phase will be funded according to the applicable rules of the selected funding instrument and in accordance with national end/or regional regulations.
For more information, please find here the call text with all eligibility criteria and the contact details of all the involved funding agencies.