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Eureka Multilateral Call for R&D Projects with Western Balkans

Eureka Multilateral Call for R&D Projects with Western Balkans

Deadline: 15-May-2024The Eureka is seeking applications to foster competitiveness and market integration and to encourage R&D cooperation.

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries. It is a decentralised intergovernmental organisation aiming to boost the productivity and competitiveness of industries by funding and supporting international collaborative market-driven R&D projects.This call for projects has been launched following Eureka’s Network projects framework based on mutual consent between participating national and regional funding bodies.The national funding bodies from Albania, Austria, France, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia and Türkiye have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. This is a bottom-up call, with no thematic restrictions.
Funding Details
  • Albania (NASRI- National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation): Grant of up to 50,000 euro/ up to 80% of eligible project costs for SMEs, universities and research organisations and up to 65% for large companies.Austria (FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency): Grant of up to 60% of eligible project costs for small companies, up to 50% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies or up to 40% of the eligible costs for large companies.France (Bpifrance) Loan or reimbursable advance up to 80% of the R&D costs for SMEs and large companies below 2000 FTE, limited to 3M€. For deeptech projects, a mix between grant and reimbursable advance can be an alternative (Aide au Développement Deeptech). Academic partners can participate as subcontractors but are not eligible to receive direct funding from Bpifrance.Hungary (NRDIO – National Research, Development and Innovation Office): Grant of up to 80% of eligible project costs for micro and small companies/up to 75% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies / up to 65% of the eligible costs for large companies/100% of the eligible costs for universities or research organisations.Montenegro (MESI – Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation): Grant up to 150,000.00 euro per project for 36 months or 50,000 euro per year for both companies and research institutions as partners or project leaders. Total budget for 36 months available to Montenegrin applicants amounts 300,000.00 euro.Serbia (NITRA – Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation): Grant of maximum 50% of total project costs. Beneficiaries: universities/research organisations. participation of a Serbian company (of any size) in the project is a mandatory precondition for funding beneficiaries.Türkiye All companies which were established in accordance with Turkish law can apply for funding for their international projects. There is no budget limit for international projects and they can be funded by TÜBITAK without any restriction in project duration. Only companies participating in international projects are funded within this program but universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors. Companies receive certain percentage of their eligible costs as a grant in this call. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the budget of project. The percentage is 60% for large companies and 75% for SMEs.
  • Duration
  • Up to 36 months
  • Participating Countries/Regions

    Albania, Austria, France, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Türkiye
    Eligibility Criteria
  • Eureka has limited eligibility criteria for organisations participating in a Network projects consortium:
    • Your project idea must represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project.The project must be directed at researching or developing an innovative product, process or service with the goal of commercialisation.The project must have a civilian purpose.Your consortium must include at least two independent legal entities from a minimum of two Eureka countries.No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.
    This call for projects has the additional criteria that:
    • Project duration is up to 36 monthsYour project consortium must include at least one partner from the participating Western Balkan countries.
  • For more information, visit Eureka.

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