Ø Asturias: The IDEPA’S ERANET programme is focused on funding Asturian industrial research and experimental development projects involving effective international collaboration.
Only companies (whatever their size) are eligible; R&T and University are welcome as subcontractors. Its maximum aid intensities are up to 80-40% according to the size of the applicant (small, medium or big companies) and type of projects (industrial research or experimental development). The average grant is of the order of 100.000€ (maximum 200.000€).
The minimum budget required for the regional companies is 150.000€. The duration of the project must be from 18 to 24 months.
Ø Basque Country: The aim of the HAZITEK 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 HAZITEK in 2016 for ERA-NETs projects are grants: up to 30% 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). In order to receive funding the project has to present a minimum total annual cost of 100.000 euros. In case of projects in cooperation, it has to be a minimum total annual cost of 50.000 euros per participant.
Ø Castile and León: The aim of the R&D&I Programme for international cooperation in the framework of the MANUNET II’s ERANET network is to make companies more competitive by means of promoting projects including R&D&I activities to develop new products. The aid, according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014, is defined as follows:
· The beneficiaries of the programme are companies.
· Universities and research centres may participate as subcontractors.
· The funds provided by ADE in 2016 are grants:
o Maximum grant: 80%.
o Minimum eligible costs per project: 150,000.00 €.
o Eligible costs:
§ 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).
§ Operating costs: costs for materials, supplies, etc. derived from the research.
§ Costs of instruments and equipment (paid off over the whole project duration).
o Maximum grant per project: 250.000,00 €.
o Maximum number of projects per beneficiary and per year: 2.
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Ø Catalonia: mall, 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
Ø Germany: The focus is on the development of new processes and equipment technologies for additive manufacturing of innovative components and products using new materials. Companies, SME and research institutes can be funded according to the rules of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF) in the national BMBF programme: “Innovationen für die Produktion, Dienstleistung und Arbeit von morgen” (Innovations for Tomorrow’s Production, Services and Work).
Funding rate for the German partners is up to 50% of their overall eligible project costs. 100% for non-profit research organisations (additional lump sum of 20% for certain types), funding rates for SMEs and large companies will be adjusted accordingly (plus additional bonus of 10% for SMEs).
Ø Iceland: Information about the funding programme will be available at the end of January 2016. For more information, please contact the national contact point.
Ø Israel: The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Economy and Industry empowered by the Law for the Encouragement of Industrial Research & Development – 1984 (R&D Law), oversees all Government sponsored support of R&D in the Israeli industry. This broad spectrum support stimulates the development of innovative state of the art technologies, enhances the competitive power of the industry in the high-tech global market, creates employment opportunities and assists in redressing Israel 's balance of payments. In addition to its domestic activities, the OCS is involved in a myriad of bi- and multinational industrial R&D agreements.
The OCS annually supports hundreds of projects from incipient concepts within a pre-seed framework followed by support of incubator and start-up companies through autonomous industrial R&D enterprises. The support is directed toward the development of novel products based on new and innovative technologies throughout the entire industry, in well established as well as new companies and in both the high-tech and traditional sectors. This support also extends to a broad range of cooperative ventures with foreign commercial entities. Successful technological development and marketing is a leading growth engine for modern world economies and is the result of extensive high risk investment in R&D. The Government's willingness to share in that risk goes a long way to ensure its ultimate successful implementation.
Ø 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. http://www.noe.gv.at/
Ø Navarra: The aim of the programme is to promote R&D activities in companies in order to make them more competitive, by increasing technological activities, cooperation with other companies and subcontracting of knowledge generating bodies.
The beneficiaries of the programme are companies, including both large companies and SMEs, research centres and universities. The funds provided are grants, up to 60% of the accepted eligible costs for companies (the smaller the company, the larger the percentage of grant they are assigned) and up to 100% of the accepted eligible costs for research organizations.
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), operating costs (costs for materials, supplies, etc. derived from the research) and costs of the use of instruments and equipment.
Ø Piedmont: SMEs are the addressee of this action and therefore at least one SMEs from Piedmont has to be included in the consortium. Large companies are not eligible as beneficiaries.
Universities/research organisations are also eligible as beneficiaries, or as subcontractors.
Eligible projects focus on industrial research or experimental development in the field manufacturing.
Piedmont beneficiaries must cover at least 20% of the total eligible project cost (if there is more than one Piedmont beneficiary in the project, the share of 20% must be held at least by one of them). No beneficiary in the project (from Piedmont or other region/country) can sustain more than 70% of total eligible project costs.
Piedmont participation in a project:
- minimum grant 80.000€;
- minimum private investment 200,000€.
- Maximum grant 40%.
- Maximum grant per project 300,000€.
Projects must be completed within 24 months from the date of grant.
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Ø Romania: the aim of the International and European Cooperation Programme/ERANET instrument is to increase the participation of Romanian scientists in ERANET type projects in priority scientific fields identified at national level. The beneficiaries of the programme are public and private research institutions, SME’s, non-profit organizations. The funds are provided as grants in accordance with State Aid regulations. Maximum available budget per project for Romanian partners is 250.000 € (if Romania coordinates the project) or 200.000 € (if Romania is partner in the project). Eligible costs are: personnel cost (researchers, technicians and support staff employed only for the research activity), logistics cost (equipment, materials, etc.), subcontracting, travel cost, overhead.
Ø Russia: Only small companies according to the Russian law can be funded (up to 100 personnel, up to 10 mln EUR turnover and less than 49% participation of public, foreign and large companies. Special exception is made for „Skolkovo” residents). Universities, research organizations and other public bodies can participate as subcontractors (with not more than 30% share received as a grant from FASIE being subcontracted). Ideally, applicant should be a small company not younger than 1 year with a proven track record, IP, and a good turnover. 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, equipment (where applicable), subcontracting, some „other” costs are eligible. Travelling\subsistence, IPR, marketing are not eligible. Those have to be covered from co-financing. For details please contact the NCP. 50% of the amount of the grant provided by FASIE should be co-financed. Funding is provided as a grant. Maximum amount per proposal is 15 million Rubles (the amount which can be provided by FASIE). Projects can last for 2 years.
Ø Slovakia: VEGA is scientific agency —internal grant system— of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak
Academy of Science. Only universities financed. Companies and research centres only in cooperation with universities. 15 000-20000 € grant per project per year.
Ø Switzerland: The SERI is representing CTI which is the federal innovation promotion programme responsible for encouraging science-based innovation in Switzerland by providing financing, professional advice and networks.
The CTI operates on the principle of subsidiarity, supporting innovation projects which, due to lack of funding, would not otherwise be possible, or whose market potential could not be realised. It is active in cases where initiatives in the private sector can be supported by state measures. By helping to transfer research results into concrete marketable products, the CTI helps to improve the competitiveness of Swiss businesses, particularly SMEs, thereby contributing to a strong, innovative economy in Switzerland
Ø 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.
Ø 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.
Ø Western Greece: The Regional Operational Programme of Western Greece includes a special action for the support of SME’s for transnational RTDI projects, in order to achieve their extraversion. The beneficiaries of the programme are companies (universities and research centres may participate as subcontractors). The funds provided are grants up to 70% of the accepted eligible costs depending of the type of research activity.
Eligible costs are: personnel costs, equipment (only for the part that is involved to the project), travelling, costs for external assessment and equivalent services (e.g. subcontracting highly specialised parts of the project or academic or research partner), operating costs (costs for materials, supplies, etc. derived from the research)