Funding programmes

Asturias: IDEPA’s program for ERA-NET schemes will fund industrial research and experimental development projects involving effective international collaboration. Maximum aid intensities up to 80-40% according to the size of the applicant and type of project. Only companies (whatever sized) are eligible. R&T Centers & University are welcome as subcontractors. Minimum budget required for the regional companies: 150.000€. Average grant 100.000€. Duration of the project will be 18-24 months.
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Basque Country: The aim of the GAITEK Programme is to make companies more competitive by means of promoting projects including R&D&I activities to develop new products. The beneficiaries of the programme are companies (universities and research centres may participate as subcontractors). The funds provided by GAITEK in 2015 are grants: up to 25% of the accepted eligible costs. Maximum contribution: 250 000 € per partner per year. Eligible costs are: personnel costs (researchers, technicians and support staff employed only for the research activity), costs for external assessment and equivalent services (e.g. subcontracting highly specialised parts of the project), costs for subcontracting Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (RVCTI) Agents, operating costs (costs for materials, supplies, etc. derived from the research) and costs of instruments and equipment (paid off over the whole project duration). More information

Catalonia: Small, medium and large companies can be funded. Private research centres, universities and other public research entities registered in Catalonia can participate as subcontractors. Technically and financially feasible R&D projects in the field of manufacturing with an impact increase in the R&D company activities are eligible. Personnel costs, external collaborations for R&D activities related to the project, equipment (where applicable), IPR activities (for SME only), other costs such as travelling and management costs are eligible. Funding is provided as a grant. Eligible expenses for the Catalan part of the MANUNET project from 150 000€ with a maximum aid of 200.000€ (2 years- long projects). Large companies: Maximum of 50% of the costs of research activities and 25% of the costs of development activities can be funded. Medium companies: Maximum of 60% of the costs of research activities and 35% of the costs of development activities can be funded. Small companies: Maximum of 70% of the costs of research activities and 45% of the costs of development activities can be funded. More information

Germany: Focused on topics about additive manufacturing concerning innovative production equipment, machines, tools and improved production process chains. Enterprises, SME and research institutes can be funded according to the rules of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF) in the Framework programme "Research for Tomorrow's Production - PROmorgen".;

Iceland: The Technology Development Fund constitutes a significant part of the formal organisation of the Science and Technology Policy Council in Iceland. The fund’s role is to support R&D perceived as important for fulfilling government objectives regarding technological development and innovation, leading to a regeneration and improved competitive situation of Icelandic industry.Type of research eligible for funding: Applied Research, Innovation. Funding rates according to the funds rules. Funding available for Universities, Research Institutes, Industry, start up companies and individuals. More information

Lower Austria: Companies, research centres and universities financed. RD projects up to 50% funding. Industrial research up to 25%. Experimental development for SMEs possibilities for additional 10%. Grant or loan, depending on the type of organisation. More information

Romania: To be confirmed; contact MANUNET contact person in Romania. More information

Switzerland: The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) promotes science-based innovation in Switzerland by providing financial resources, professional advice and networks. The CTI operates on the principle of subsidiarity through a number of closely linked funding areas, helping when innovations cannot be launched or their market potential remains untapped. The CTI helps to improve the competitiveness of Swiss companies, especially of SMEs, and to increase the performance of organisations serving the Swiss public. Promoting sustainable values and a strong Swiss economy. More information

Turkey: 1509 International Industrial R&D Projects Funding Programme; SMEs and large companies settled in Turkey can submit project proposals. Universities and research institutes are not eligible, but can benefit from the programme as subcontractors. Grant rate is 60 % for large companies and 75 % for SMEs. Personnel, travel, equipment, software, subcontractor (consultancy and other services), material costs are eligible. Application to TUBITAK should be made simultaneously with MANUNET II full proposal submission. There is no project budget/duration limit for application. More information

Wallonia: SME and Large companies, academia and research centers can be funded. Maximum funding: 60-80% grant for SMEs, 40% grant for large companies, 100% grant for academia and 75% grant for research centres. Industrial research: minimum 40% of the Walloon project’s budget must be dedicated to the Walloon company(ies). Experimental development: minimum 40% of the Walloon project’s budget must be dedicated to the Walloon company(ies) AND minimum 50% of the project’s budget must be dedicated to the Walloon partners OR at least 2 Walloon companies are partners in the consortium. Maximum projects length: 36 months. More information