Eureka call for projects on disruptive technologies

Within the EUREKA initiative, a joint call was published on December 2nd of 2019 by the CDTI (Spain), the DSI (South Africa), the FFG (Austria), the KIAT (South Korea) and the BMBF (Germany) for their entities to apply research and innovation project proposals in the domain of Disruptive Technologies, including (but not limited to):

•        Artificial Intelligence (AI).

•        Renewable Energy.

•        High-Speed Travel, Robotic Innovations, Autonomous Vehicles, and Advanced Virtual Reality.

•        Disruptive Manufacturing, including: 3D Printing, Medical Innovations, Precision medicine (e.g. Genome Editing).

•        Big data and digital disruption.

•        Agricultural disruptive technologies: Precision agriculture, ICT solutions for the agro-food sector, etc.

Proposals must meet the following criteria:

–        The result of the project must be a innovative product, process or service with a civilian purpose resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants.

–        A signed Consortium Agreement is mandatory before the actual start of the project, and it should include the ownership and use of know-how and Intellectual Property Rights settlements. The project partners must express their will to cooperate on a fair return basis.

–        The Consortium must include at least 2 independent companies from at least 2 of the participating countries, with a well-balanced contribution from all partners (no country will have more that 70% of the total budget).

–        The project's budget must be coherent with the activities to perform and with the technical/financial capacity of the participants.

–        The duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.

In Spain, the project will be funded through CDTI's financing tools for R&D projects in international collaboration via EUREKA application.

The Consortium Agreement must be signed and submitted before the 1st of February of 2020. The application of proposals must be submitted before the 1st of April of 2020. And finally, the evaluation results will be communicated on the 1st of July of 2020.