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2015 Call for Proposals for Projects under International Collaborative Research and Development Programme

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ublic Notice: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy 2015-27

2015 Call for Proposals for Projects under International
Collaborative Research and Development Programme

 

In an effort to keep up with the global trend of openness, convergence and globalization of industry and technologies, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) hereby announces the launch of the 2015 International Collaborative Research and Development Programmes that are designed to upport research and development cooperation among domestic industry, academia and research institutes and their foreign partners. Organizations and companies that intend to participate in this Programme are expected to submit their proposals according to the procedures set forth below:

Jan. 14, 2015

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy

 

 

Ⅰ. Overview

 

1. Purpose

 

○ With the advent of open innovation and intensifying competition on the global technology front, these programmes aim at effectively utilizing overseas technical resources, thereby securing advanced technologies, facilitating Korean technologies’ penetration into overseas markets and advancing Korean industries’ competitiveness.

 

2. rogramme description

 

○ These Programmes provide public funding to Korean industry, academia and research institutes that pursue projects in cooperation with outstanding foreign R&D partners.

 

3. Funding availability

 

○ Government contributions : a total of 51.5 billion KRW (15.85 billion KRW for new projects)

* Funding (tentative budget) size by programme type is to be adjusted considering the number of applications submitted.

Funding availability
Classification Budget
(KRW)
Funding size
per project (KRW)
Remark
Bilateral
Co-funding
R&D
China 1 bil. 200 mil.
for 2 yrs.

- The governments of France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Korea will provide funding to participants of their own country, respectively, based on a bilateral agreement between Korea and each of them.

- Participants from France, Germany, Switzerland and China will be financed by Bpifrance, AiF,CDTI, CTI, and MOST(China), respectively.

Israel1), 2 bil. 1 million USD
for yrs.
France, Germany,
Spain, Switzerland
4.15 bil. Approx. 500 mil.per year,
no longer than 3 yrs.
Multilateral int’l collaborative R&D programmes (EUREKA, EUROSTAR2,HORIZON 2020,M-ERA-NET3)etc.) 4.89 bil. Approx. 500 mil. per year,
no longer than 5 yrs.

- Funding will be provided to a project for which a consortium has been formed with European partners and official approval thereof has been already obtained.

International collaborative R&D (non-reciprocal) 3.81 bil. Approx. 500mil. per year,
no longer than yrs.

- An int’l collaborative project for acquiring a technology conducted by Korean and foreign participants, with a Korean company, university or research institute acting as lead organization

1) Bilateral R&D call for proposal with Israel was already anounced in Jan. 5th. 2014, Please refer to the related website(www.koril.org)

* For bilateral R&D co-funding, additional details of funding for participants from Germany and Switzerland will be announced after specific schedules are finalized. Further information about M-ERA-NET, a multilateral R&D programme, will be separately announced in the upcoming February.

 

※ In the case of joint funding programs, project funding is provided only to the Korean participating entities, whereas in the case of non-reciprocal programs, it also goes to the overseas project partners.

 

4. Operating structure and procedure

 

Operating structure and procedure
Classification Operating structure
Bilateral R&D Co-funding Bilateral R&D Co-funding
Multilateral R&D programmes Multilateral R&D programmes
* Operating structure and eligibility requirements may differ from programme to programme.
Int’l collaborative R&D (non-reciprocal) Int’l collaborative R&D (non-reciprocal)

 

4. Funding areas

 

○ Across all industries (provided, however, that the same may noy apply to collaborative R&D between Korea and France, for which funding will be available only for the following areas: Bio Technology and Medical Technology, Energy and Environment Technology, Robot, Automobile and Machinery Systems Technology, Materials and Nano Technology, Information and Communication Technology)

 

 

Ⅱ. Funding descriptions by programme type

 

(1) Bilateral R&D Co-Funding programme

 

1. Purpose

○ To enhance technical competitiveness through research and development collaboration in which each party participates on an equal footing based on an a bilateral agreement between the governments of two partner countries.

 

2. Applicant eligibility

○ Applicants shall take the form of a consortium consisting of Korean and foreign company, university and research institute. Only a company can be a lead organization.

- Lead organization : only a Korean company can be a lead organization. It shall be a corporation that has been in operation for one year or more since its establishment (based on Business Registration Certificate) and that has a company-affiliated research institute as of the deadline of submission.

※ Korean university, research institute, etc. may participate in a consortium as a participating organization.

- For foreign lead organization(company), it shall submit an application to the government of its own country.

 

3. Funding size and duration

○ Government contributions for 2015: KRW 5.15 bil. for new projects (China, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain)

○ Funding size and duration : approx. KRW 500 mil. per annum, for no longer than 3years*

* For China, approx. KRW 200mil. for two years, for no longer than 2 years.

 

4. Procedures and schedule

① Bilateral R&D co-funding (China) : selected projects will be financed with FY 2016 budget.

Bilateral R&D co-funding (China) : selected projects will be financed with FY 2016 budget.
A nnounce a Call for Proposal( J a n.)

KOR: www.kiat.or.kr,www.pms.re.kr
CH:http://most.gov.cn/tztg/201401/t20140129_111752.htm

Chinese company : submit a proposal in Chinese.
Korean company : submit a proposal in Korean.
Common requirement: LOI(late Apr.)

KOR: www.pms.re.kr
CH: most.gov.cn, www.cistc.gov.cn

Evaluate proposals in Korea and China, respectively (by applying each country’s evaluation criteria and metho dology)(May ~ Aug.)

Appraisal will be conducted only for proposals submitted to both Korean and Chinese national funding agencies Korean and Chinese national funding agencies will conduct appraisal, respectively.
In the meantime , Korean and Chinese national Funding Agencies may share interim evaluation results.

Select projects to fund(late Sep.)

Final decision on projects will be made through review and consultations of Korean and Chinese national funding agencies(MOTIE of Korea, and MOST of China)

Select projects to fund in 2015 and make decisions on budget (late Oct.)

MOTIE → National Funding Agency

Enter into agreement(Mar. 2016)

National Funding Agency(KIAT of Korea) → supports Korean companies National Funding Agency(MOST of China) → supports Chinee companies

※ The aforementioned schedule is subject to change (attributed to the DO).

 

② Bilateral R&D Co-funding (Korea-France, Korea-Spain)

Bilateral R&D Co-funding (Korea-France, Korea-Spain)
Announce a Call for Proposals (Jan.)

Korea: www.kiat.or.kr, France: www.bpifrance.fr
Spain: www.cdti.es

Submit/ accept proposals(late Mar. and late Aug.)

KOR-FRA : (KOR) www.pms.re.kr, (FRA) www.bpifrance.fr
KOR-ESP : (KOR) www.pms.re.kr, (ESP) www.cdti.es

Evaluate proposals (late May, and mid Oct.)

Appraisal wil l be conduct ed only for proposals submitted to both Korean and French/ Korean and Spanish national funding agencies
Korean and French/Korean and Spanish national Funding Agencies will conduct appraisal respectively.

Select projects to fund and project execut ors
(late Jun. and mid Nov.)

Final decision on projects will be made through review and consult at ions of Korean and French/ Spanish national funding agencies (KIAT of Korea - Bpifrance of France),(KIAT of Korea - CDTI of Spain) MOTIE → National Funding Agency

Enter into agreement(late Jul. and mid Dec.)

Korean dedicated org.(KIAT)↔Korean lead org.(company) French dedicated org.(Bpifrance)↔French lead org.(company) Spanish dedicated org.(CDTI)↔Spanish lead org.(company) DO of each country shall enter into agreement with LO of the same country and provide funding to it (respectively)

Programme Kick-off (Jul.~, Dec.~)

Lead org. → national funding a gencies

※ The aforementioned schedule is subject to change (attributed to the DO).

※ For Bilateral R&D Co-funding for Korea-France or Korea-Spain projects, if their budget is left unused, additional call for proposals might be announced in 2H.

 

③ Bilateral R&D Co-funding (Korea-Germany, Korea-Switzerland) : additional details will be announced later (Feb.~Mar.)

 

 

(2) Multilateral R&D programmes

 

1. Purpose

○ To enhance Korea’s technical competitiveness and penetrate into European markets by participating Europe’s multilateral R&D programmes (EUREKA, EUROSTAR2, HORIZON 2020, M-ERA.NET, etc.)

Purpose
Programme EUREKA CLUSTER EUROSTAR2 HORIZON
2020
M-ERA-NET
Period of project No longer than
3 years
no longer than 5 years no longer than 3 years no longer than 5 years no longer than 3 years
Size Small size big size small size big size small size
Submit to: Funding agency cluster secretariat Eurostars secretariat EC M-ERA-NET secretariat
Frequency of call Twice per year Varying from cluster to cluster Twice per year Throughout a year one time a year
Evaluation method By each country Only those found to be eligible by the funding agency of each Programme will be assessed in Korea.

 

2. Applicant requirements

○ Applicants shall take the form of a consortium consisting of Korean and foreign company, university and research institute. Every consortium shall have at least one Korean company in it.

- Lead organization : a Korean company, university or research institute can become a lead org. In a case where a company is lead organization, it shall be a corporation that has been in operation for one year or more since its establishment based on Business Registration Certificate) and that has a company-affiliated research institute as of the deadline of submission.

- Foreign organization (company, univ. or institute): a company, university or research institute that operates a research center in one or more of member countries of the programme concerned.

* Provided, however, that a consortium for EUROSTAR2 shall have an SME that acts as a foreign lead organization (univ. and research institute can participate)

Applicant requirements(EUREKA member countries)
EUREKA member countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Macedonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom


Applicant requirements(EUROSTAR2 member countries)
EUROSTAR2 member countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom

* The final list of M-ERA.NET member countries will be announced in a call for proposals slated for Feb. 3, 2015.

 

3. Funding size and duration

○ Government contributions for 2015: KRW 4.89 bil. for new projects

○ Funding size and duration : approx. KRW 500 mil. per annum for no longer than 3 years

 

4. Procedures and schedule

① Multilateral R&D programmes (EUREKA and Horizon 2020)

Multilateral R&D programmes (EUREKA and Horizon 2020)
Announce a Call for Proposals (Jan.)

MOTIE/KIAT
(www.kiat.or.kr, www.pms.re.kr)

Submit/accept proposals
(late Mar. and late Aug.)

Applicant org.→ National Funding Agency(KIAT)
(www.pms.re.kr)

Evaluate proposals
(late May, and mid Oct.)

National Funding Agency

Select projects to fund and project
awardees (executors)
(late Jun, mid Nov.)

MOTIE →National Funding Agency

Enter into agreement
(late Jul, mid Dec.)

National Funding Agency ↔ Lead Org.

Kick-off (Jul~, Dec~)

Lead Org.→ National Funding Agency

※ The aforementioned schedule is subject to change (attributed to the DO).

※ For EUREKA and Horizon 2020, if their budget is left unused, additional call for proposals might be announced in 2H.

 

② Multilateral R&D programme (Eurostars 2)

Multilateral R&D programme (Eurostars 2)
Announce a Call for Proposals (Jan.)

MOTIE/KIAT
(www.kiat.or.kr, www.pms.re.kr)

Submit/accept pre-proposals (Mar./Sept.)

Applicant org. → Eurostar submission website
(www.eurostars-eureka.eu)

Evaluate pre-proposals (May, Nov.)

Eurostar secretariat

Notify evaluation results (June, Dec.)

Eurostar secretariat → Lead Org.

Submit/accept full-proposals

Lead Org. → National Funding Agency (KIAT)

Select projects and awardees (mid Sep.)

MOTIE → National Funding Agency

Enter into agreement (Sep.)

National Funding Agency ↔ Lead Org.

Conduct projects(Oct.~)

Lead Org. → National Funding Agency

※ The aforementioned schedule is subject to change (attributed to the DO).

 

Application procedures:European multilateral R&D programmes

※ Even In the case of evaluation/appraisal in Korea, presentation and PT materials must be prepared in English.

 

 

(3) International collaborative R&D programme (non-reciprocal)

 

1. Purpose

○ Develop technologies tailored to industrial needs and demand by utilizing R&D capabilities of outstanding foreign partners in order to enhance Korea’s technical competitiveness and acquire advanced technologies or penetrate into overseas markets.

 

2. Applicant eligibility

○ Applicants shall take the form of a consortium consisting of Korean and foreign company, university and research institute. Every consortium must have at least one Korean company and one foreign organization in it.

- Lead organization: a Korean company, university or research institute. In a case where a Korean company is lead organization, it shall be a corporation that has been in operation for one year or more since its establishment (based on Business Registration Certificate) and that has a company-affiliated research institute as of the deadline of submission.

- Participating organization: Korean or foreign company, university or research institute

- Organizations(companies) from the countries participating in the Bilateral R&D Co-Funding programme (France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and China) will be excluded from this Programme.

* In case that lead organization are university or research institute, it is available to apply.

 

3. Funding size and duration

○ Government contributions for 2015 : KRW 3.81 bil. for new projects

○ Funding size and duration : approx. KRW 500 mil. per annum, for no longer than 3 years.

 

4. Procedures and schedule

Procedures and schedule
Announce 2015 Call for Proposal
(Jan.)

Korea Institute of Advancement of Technology
(www.kiat.or.kr, www.pms.re.kr)

Submit/accept pre-proposals (late Feb.)

Applicant Org. → KIAT (www.pms.re.kr)

Concept Evaluation Committee
(late Mar.)

National Funding Agency(KIAT)

Submit/accept full-proposals
(late May)

Applicant Org. → KIAT (www.pms.re.kr)

Interview evaluation (Jul.)

National Funding Agency(KIAT)

Enter into agreement (Aug.)

National Funding Agency(KIAT).↔ Lead Org.

※ The aforementioned schedule is subject to change (attributed to the DO).

 

 

III. Common guidelines

 

1. Funding requirements

 

○ The amount of government contributions will vary depending on the type of executing organizations and project in accordance with Article 24 (Funding Criteria) and Article 25 (Civilian Dues) of the Common Operational Regulations for the Industrial Technology Innovation Programs.

○ The project budget is comprised of government contributions and civilian dues (in cash and in-kind).

○ A party that participates in a project shall carry out its project using the government contributions allocated to it, and for-profit organizations shall individually bear the cash portion of civilian dues.

○ Foreign private companies that participate in Bilateral R&D Co-funding or multilateral R&D programme shall secure their project budget through the government of their own country.

Funding requirements
Classification Share of government contributions in
executing organization’s project budget1)
Share of cash in executing
organization’s civilian dues1
Original technology Innovative product Original technology Innovative product
Large
company2)
50% or less 33% or less 20% or more
Mid-tier
company3)
75% or less 60% or less 10% or more
SME4) 75% or less 67% or less 10% or more
Other 100% or less 100% or less To be borne if necessary

1) ‘Executing organization’ refers to a lead organization or participating organization that has been selected as project awardee.

2) ‘Large company’ refers to a company that does not fall under SMEs under Article 2(1) and (3) of the 「Framework Act on Small and Medium Enterprises」or mid-tier company under Article 2(1) of the 「Special Act on Promoting the Growth of Mid-Tier Companies and Strengthening the Competitiveness thereof」

3) ‘Mid-tier company’ refers to a company under Article 2(1) of the 「Special Act on Promoting the Growth of Mid-Tier Companies and Strengthening the Competitiveness thereof」.

4) ‘SME’ refers to a company under Article 2(1) and (3) of the 「Framework Act on Small and Medium Enterprises」and Article 3 (Scope of SME) of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act.

 

2. Projects outside the scope of assistance (Disqualifications)

 

○ In a case where a lead organization fails to meet the eligibility requirements or details of the proposed project are found inappropriate in terms of purposes, R&D characteristics, or requirements set forth in this Call;

○ In a case where the target technology of the proposed project is found to be ‘already-developed’, or identical or similar to the already-funded project of the applicant organization;

- To check redundancy in advance, please visit www.ntis.go.kr (Home) > R&D Information Search > Projects.

○ In a case where as of the due date of submission, amy of the participants of the proposed project (LO, participating organizations or PI) fails to fulfill their obligations (that is, submission of various required reports, payment of royalties, submission of a report on royalties payment plan, a closing balance of government contributions and payment of a budget subject to restitution);

○ In a case where as of the due date of submission, an LO, participating organization, the head of an LO, representative of a participating organization, or a PI of a proposed project is placed under any restrictions on participation in national research and development programmes, or is a defaulter of financial institutions.

* Submit "A Letter of Consent to Use of Personal Information" of a PI and participating organization’s officer in charge

○ In a case where the proposed project is found to be outside the scope of assistance or shall be returned pursuant to the 「Common Operational Regulations for the Industry Technology Innovation Programs」and the 「Guideline for Evaluation of International Collaborative Research and Development Programs」.

 

3. Guideline for royalty collection

 

○ Under the「Comprehensive Regulations on the Collection, Use and Management of Royalties」, royalties shall be collected on any deliverable generated from this Programme.

○ Project subject to royalty payment

- Royalties shall be collection on a for-profit lead organization or for-profit participating organization that intends to use the deliverable of a project classified as ‘Innovative Outcome,’ ‘Satisfactory’, or ‘Faithfully Performed’ in the evaluation after the completion of a R&D project (including Early Completion).

* For-profit lead org. or for-profit participating org. shall pay royalties only to cover the amount of government contributions they had used.

○ Royalty collection by organization type (non-profit/for-profit)

- For-profit organizations shall choose one between fixed royalty and running royalty to pay the national funding agency royalties after the completion of a project.

○ Royalty collection from for-profit organizations

- (Fixed royalty) A licensee company shall pay royalties to the national funding agency (KIAT) for up to 5 years from the signing date of license agreement.
Royalties shall be paid in equal installments on a yearly basis.

Guideline for royalty collection
Type of licensee organization Fixed royalty rate
Large company 40% of government contributions
Mid-tier company 30% of government contributions
Small and medium sized company (SME) 10% of government contributions

- (Running royalty) A licensee company shall pay the National Funding Agency (KIAT) initial payment and running royalties based on sales revenues it has generated by utilizing the deliverable of the project until it fully pays back the amount of government contributions it had used within 5 years from the fiscal year when such sales revenue began to be generated or 7 years from the closing of the project, whichever comes earlier.

Royalty collection from for-profit organizations
Type of licensee
organization
Initial payment1) Running royalty rate
Large company 10% of government
contributions
5.00% of sales revenues
Mid-tier company 10% of government
contributions
3.75% of sales revenues
Small and medium sized
company (SME)
5% of government
contributions
1.25% of sales revenues

1) Initial payment shall be fully paid no later than 90 days from the day when the royalty rate to apply is notified.

- (Royalty reduction) In a case where a licensee company is SME or mid-tier company and the project has been classified as “Innovative Outcome”, the royalty amount that the said licensee company shall pay may be reduced by 30 percent, and the licensee company shall use the amount equivalent to the reduced amount of royalty as resources that cover participating researchers’ incentives e.g. field trip to exhibition, training, education, etc.

 

 

IV. Application method and evaluation criteria

 

1. Submission

 

a. Distribution and submission of forms

○ Where to get the Form : download the attached file of this announcement at www.kiat.or.kr or www.pms.re.kr.

○ Where to submit : www.pms.re.kr

< Sign-up → Online Registration → File uploading → Printout of filing receipt >

① Sign-up: check if a PI or an executing organization already has an ID for the KIAT project management website (http://pms.re.kr), and if it is found that one has not signed up, he/she shall sign up and get an ID as a new member.

② Online registration: a PI shall enter part of information or data regarding applicant organization or proposal in person through the proposal submission system (http://pms.re.kr) at a time of submitting the application form.

③ File uploading: complete and upload a proposal; download a Hangul file, etc. from the website ▶ Print it out and fill it out ▶ Upload the completed document onto the KIAT project management website (http://pms.re.kr).

④ Print out a filing receipt: print out a filing receipt, and check that your document had been accepted.

* How to submit a Proposal : www.pms.re.kr → Log in→ Click ‘Project Application’ → Click ‘New Project’ →Click the right title of the call on PMS → Click ‘Online Application’ → ‘Submission’ → Print and check your filing receipt

 

Distribution and submission of forms
Type Due date Descriptions (www.pms.re.kr)
Int’l
collaborative
R&D
(non-reciprocal)
Concept plan1) Feb. 27, 2015 (Fri),
18:00

Approx. 5 page-long R&D plan

Full-proposal2) May 29, 2015 (Fri),
18:00

Specific description of a proposed project that further elaborates on the selected concept plan

Bilateral
R&D
Co-funding
China* Apr. 30, 2015 (Thu),
18:00

Submit/accept proposals for 2015 KOR-CH collaborative R&D project.
Only those submitted to both Korean DO(KIAT) and Chinese DO(MOST) are considered valid.

France* Mar. 31, 2015 (Tue),
18:00/
Aug. 31, 2015 (Mon),
18:00

Submission opportunities are given twice a year (due date is based on local time in France or Spain)
Only those submitted to both Korean DO (KIAT) and French/Spanish DO (BPIFrance/CDTI) are considered valid.

Spain*
Germany* To be announced
separately

Switzerland* To be announced
separately

Multilateral
R&D
EUREKA,
Horizon2020
Mar. 31, 2015 (Tue),
18:00 /
Aug. 31, 2015 (Mon),
18:00

Submission opportunities are given twice a year.

EUROSTAR 2 Mar. 5, 2015 (Thu),
18:00/ Sep. 17,
2015(Thu), 18:00

Submission opportunities are given twice a year (based on local time in Brussels)
Applications and required forms shall be separately submitted via www.eurostars-eureka.eu/

M-ERA-NET pre-
proposal
Jun. 9, 2015 (Thu),
12:00

2-stage submission (due date is based on local time in Central Europe)
Applicants and required forms shall be separately submitted via www.m-era.net /

full-
proposal
Nov. 10, 2015 (Thu),
12:00

 

1) Concept plan

◇ (Overview) Concept plan is a pre-proposal that summarizes the main idea of a proposed project and describes the features, importance, methodology, etc. of research that the proposing researcher intends to carry out.

◇ (Format) see the attached forms in the call for proposals (national funding agency’s website)

* Applicants are recommended to use diagrams e.g. tables, pictures, and graphs, which are useful and helpful for evaluators’ better understanding of proposals and also present quantitative data that support the objectiveness of submitted data.

* Except for the cover page, any implicit or explicit expression or indication of a researcher involved in the proposal is prohibited; otherwise, the proposal will be excluded from evaluation.

◇ (Volume) page limit: five pages (excluding the cover page), around 1.~1.5 page per common item.

◇ (Concept plan assessment) No presentation is involved in evaluation. Assessment of concept plan is solely based on the submitted concept plan itself, through which applicants who are eligible to submit a proposal will be selected.

 

2) Full-proposal

◇ (Overview) a specific description of a proposed project that further elaborates on the selected concept plan.

◇ (Format) See the attached forms in the call for proposals (national funding agency’s website)

 

○ Common required documents

Common required documents
No Documents
1

A proposal in Korean

2

Accounting audit report of the past 2 years (only applicable to company)

3

Evidentiary documents demonstrating qualifications to be given merit points as of the due date of submission

4

A copy of the Certificate for Industrial R&D Center (applicable in case a Korean enterprise is lead organization or participating organization)

5

Agreement or MOU signed between lead org. and domestic/foreign participating organization or a copy of Consortium Agreement or a letter of confirmation on participation in the Consortium (In the form of LOI)

6

A Letter of Consent to Use of Personal Information of a PI and participating organization’s officer in charge

 

○ Required documents by programme type

Required documents by programme type
Programme type Documents
Bilateral
R&D
Co-funding
China

 - A Letter of Intent (LoI) may substitute a Consortium Agreement between Korea and China.

 - Corporate information of Korean/Chinese lead organization (company)
(Excel file)

France

 - A proposal in English* (including a proposal in Korean)

Spain

 - A proposal in English* (including a proposal in Korean)

Germany,
Switzerland

 - To be announced later

Multilateral
R&D
EUREKA,
Horizon2020
Eurostar2
M-era Net

 - A proposal in English* (including a proposal in Korean)

  * For applicants for international R&D programmes such as EUREKA and Horizon 2020, they shall submit an English proposal as required by such programme’s national funding agency.

 - Applicants for Horizon 2020 shall submit a copy of Grant Agreement between EC Coordinator and them as well as GPF(Grant Agreement Preparation Form).

* French and Spanish Applicants for the Bilateral R&D C-Funding programme shall submit the same documents as required for EUREKA.

Please download the form at www.eurekanetwork.org/download-project-application-form.

** Additional details will be announced for Swiss and German applicants for the Bilateral R&D Co-funding programme / M-ERA-NET (a multilateral R&D programme).

 

○ Contact : KIAT, Division of International Technology Cooperation

Contact
Type Name Phone email
Bilateral R&D
Co-funding
China Moon, Suyeon(Michael)
Principal Researcher
+822-6009-3206 moonmike@kiat.or.kr
France,
Germany, Spain,
Switzerland
Kim, Eunyoung
Researcher
+822-6009-3201 keyinsight01@kiat.or.kr
Multilateral R&D
(EUREKA, Horizon2020,
EUROSTAR2, M-ERA.NET)
Park, Dongwan
Senior Researcher
+822-6009-3208 dongwan27@kiat.or.kr
International Collaborative R&D
(Non-Reciprocal)
Lim, ChangHa(Tom)
Principal Researcher
+822-6009-3203 tom@kiat.or.kr

 

2. Evaluation methods and criteria

 

○ Evaluation criteria for Concept Plans submitted under Int’l collaborative R&D programmes

- Objectives and necessity (20), technical features (30), developmental strategy (30), and expected outcome (20)

* Objectives and necessity: How challenging are the objectives? How appropriate is the composition ? How strong is the rationale behind the proposed research? How well does the conceived idea correspond to market needs? How adequate is the funding?

* Technology: How innovative is the target technology? How differentiated is the target technology from existing ones?

* Developmental strategy: How appropriate is the developmental methodology? How adequate is the contingency plan(strategy)?

* Expected outcome: What effect or result is expected from commercialization of the target technology? What technology is expected to be obtained as a deliverable of this project? and what are expected to be brought about as spillover effects of this project?

 

○ Evaluation criteria for proposals submitted under Int’l collaborative R&D programme (General)

- Appropriateness (5), technology level (20), research capabilities (30), marketability (40), and IPR (5)

* Appropriateness : appropriateness of project planning

* Technology level : importance and creativeness of a technology, and effectiveness of international collaboration

* Research capabilities : project team and infrastructure, capabilities and roles of foreign participants

* Marketability : possibility of commercialization, economic feasibility and spillover effect

* Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) : appropriateness of IPR sharing

 

○ PAM (Project Assessment Methodology) for European multilateral R&D programmes

* Crucial Criteria (100) : Financial capacity of lead organizations, Formal agreement between consortium partners

* Basic Assesment (100) : Well balanced partnership, Added value through cooperation, Technological capacity of all partners, Managerial capacity of all partners, Methodology and planning approach, Cost and financing structure, Financial commitment of each partner, Measurable milestones and deliverable

* Technology & Innovation (100) : Degree of technological maturity, Technological achievements, Degree of innovation, Geographical impact

* Market & Competitiveness (100) : Market size, Market access and risk, Return on investment, Strategic importance of the project, Enhanced capabilities and visibility.

 

□ Criteria regarding merit points

 

○ Merit points shall only apply to projects falling under any of the followings

- In a case where the PI of a proposed project is the PI of a project conducted under MOTIE technology development programmes that was found to be “Innovative Outcome (or Outstanding)” in assessment for the past 3 years(based on the deadline of submission): 3 points

- In a case where a consortium receives additional budget (in cash) from a R&D programme operated by a foreign partner’s government or a foreign participating organization : 3 points

* This shall only apply to international collaborative R&D programme (General).

- In a case where an overseas organization that had established or is set to establish a R&D center in Korea before or during the execution of a project is included in the consortium as a participating organization : 3 points (detailed establishment plan of R&D center shall be stated in the proposal and once the proposal is selected, provisions regarding the establishment of a R&D center shall be incorporated into an agreement)

* This shall not apply to multilateral R&D programme.

- In a case where a participating researcher belonging to a foreign organization or a Korean organization stays in Korea or other country for two months or more for the purpose of collaborative research: 2 points

(Specific plans shall be stated in a proposal, and related clauses will be incorporated into agreement to be concluded with a project awardee.)

 

3. Applicable law and regulations

 

a. Legal grounds : Articles 27 and 29 of the 「Industrial Technology Innovation Promotion Act」 and Article 39 of the Enforcement Decree thereof.

 

b. Relevant regulations (visit www.pms.re.kr for regulations and forms)

○ The Common Operational Regulations for the Industrial Technology Innovation Programs (MOTIE Public Notice No. 2014-247)

○ The Regulations on Collection, Use and Management, and Settlement of Project Budget (MOTIE Public Notice No. 2014-248)

○ The Comprehensive Regulations on Collection, Use and Management of Royalties (MOTIE Public Notice No. 2014-271)

○ The Guideline for Evaluation of International Collaborative Research and Development Programs (International R&D Collaborative Programme - MOTIE Rules No. 16)

 

4. Notes

 

a. A project found to lack the potential of international cooperation that falls under any of the following may be disadvantaged in evaluation:

○ a project designed to perform a task outsourced from a foreign organization, simply providing services such as trial, test, etc.

○ Where an eligible potential partner equipped with the equal technological level can be found within Korea; provided, however, that the same may not apply to a project in which a foreign partner plays a critical role in penetrating into overseas market;

○ Where it is hard to anticipate the effect and synergy of the proposed int'l collaborative project.

 

b. For foreign participating organizations, the employment of guidelines for calculation, use and settlement of the project budget as laid out by the national legislation of the foreign organization’s government or its in-house regulations on R&D is permitted.

 

c. As for foreign organizations that participate in this Programme, in principle, it shall be a research organization that belongs to foreign industry(company), academia (university), or research institute that is operating overseas. In the case of a foreign R&D center operating in Korea, it is allowed to participate in the Programme in the capacity of foreign research institute.

* Foreign R&D Center operating in Korea: a research facility or research and development center stated in Article 31 of The「Industrial Technology Innovation Promotion Act」

 

d. Strengthening of annual evaluation: see the「Guideline for Evaluation of International Collaborative Research and Development Programs」.

○ In relative scoring, projects that fall under the lowest 10% may be classified as 'Termination', and the amount of project budget to be disbursed to them may vary accordingly.

○ For projects receiving from 60 to below 70 points, the amount of government contributions to be disbursed for the next year may be adjusted to less than 20%.

 

e. Notes concerning research ethics of participants in a R&D project

○ For the purpose of securing research ethics of executors of research projects, in case any dishonest research act, forgery, alteration or plagiarizing of research and development documents and results, improper indication of the author of a paper, or misuse of project budget is detected, the party found to be involved in such dishonest act shall be subject to punishment or restriction on participation in a government-led R&D programme in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

 

5. Information session: date/venue

 

a. Information sessions for 2015 Int'l Collaborative R&D Programmes are scheduled to be held on the dates below. We look forwards to your interest and participation.

 

Information session: date/venue
Date Place
Feb. 3 (Tue) 14:00~

(Seoul) Global Conference Room, 16th FL, KOTECH bldg. Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Feb. 4 (Wed) 14:00~

(Busan) Dongseo University U-IT bld. Global Conference Room

Feb. 5 (Thu) 14:00~

(Gwangju) Auditorium, Home Robot Support Center, Gwangju Technopark

Feb. 6 (Fri) 13:30~

(Daejeon) Grand Conference Room, Main Building, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials

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