New Eureka Germany and Israel call for projects will launch on 21 May 2024

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The Israel Innovation Authority and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) will provide access to public funding for joint projects. This funding will be provided to Israeli and German organisations by the Innovation Authority and BMWK’s ZIM programme (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs), respectively.

About Eureka

Eureka is a European initiative for market-oriented research and development. It supports and accompanies companies and scientific institutions in the implementation of cross-border and market-oriented research collaborations on innovative topics.

Currently, 43 countries and the European Commission are full members, including Germany and Israel. Your contact in Israel is the Israel Innovation Authority.

Germany and Israel Call for Projects 2024

Scope

In all technological and application areas, you must develop ready-to-market solutions for products or technology-based services or methods, which have strong market potential for Germany, Israel and Europe. If your application is successful, you will receive a Eureka label.

Timeframe

  • Call for projects opens: 21 May 2024
  • Deadline: 30 October 2024
  • Eligibility feedback: mid November 2024
  • National evaluation: November 2024 – January 2025
  • Consensus meeting between funding agencies: February 2025
  • Eureka label and funding decisions: spring 2025
  • Projects start: beginning of summer 2025
  • Project duration: up to 36 months

Application prerequisites

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and/or technology-based services. Your project must comply with the following guidelines:

  • The partners should include at least one Israeli and one German commercial company (though participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors, according to each country’s funding regulations).
  • Companies and/or academia from other countries may also participate. These partners’ participation follows Eureka participation and financing rules and procedures and the funding regulations of these partners’ countries of origin.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (for example, increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application).
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries.

If your project meets these criteria, you can apply to this call for projects, following national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

Additional Information

Deadline: 30 October 2024 at 12:00 Israeli time

Each country will fund its eligible participants. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria vary between participating countries.

Innovation Authority and BMWK (supported by the German Eureka Office in Bonn, and the ZIM project management agency, AiF Projekt GmbH) will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during the project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phases. In addition, both Innovation Authority and the German Eureka Office will support you when you are completing your Eureka application and receive a Eureka label (if your project receives a positive evaluation) and will support the progress of your project.

Comprehensive call information has already been published on the Eureka website.

Source and additional details: Eureka