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    Korea - Spain Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects
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    Korea-SpainCall for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects



    Deadlinesfor Submission -31st March2017 (call 2017-1), 31stAugust 2017 (call 2017-2)





    Korea and Spainare announcing the Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas.Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for Korea and Spain.

    ★ KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology)and CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology of Spain) will provide access to public funding for joint projects.

    ★ The call is announced within the framework of the bilateral Cooperation Agreement on Industrial Cooperation between KIAT and CDTI.The call is managed in cooperation and in line with the procedures of EUREKAProgramme (www.eurekanetwork.org).

    ★ KIAT and CDTI will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, both parties will facilitate EUREKAapplication process and the acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals.



    Call Launch and Structure


    The first 2017Call is launched on 26 January,2016by KIAT and CDTI, and will beopeneduntil31st March 2017at 18:00 (based on local time for which the respective national funding agency is located). The second 2017 Call will be opened until31st August 2017at 18:00 (local time).This call is in line with EUREKA Program.


    Eligible partners are invited to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following criteria:




    ● The partners should consist of least one Korean and one SpainR&D performing company. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.

    ● Innovative projects ready to market, which have also strong market potential for Korea and Spain, are expected.

    ● The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries and should meet the following criteria:

    - Technological excellence and qualification of the applicants (assessment by external referees or expert committee).

    - Contribution to the competitiveness in the area of research.

    - Sustainability of the project: long-term strategy of the partnership.

    - Intensity of the collaboration with between the Korean and Spanish partners.

    - Ability of the teams to successfully conclude the project.

    - Mutual advancement of research through the transfer of knowledge and expertise.

    ● The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries on a balancedbasis and must be equally significant to both participants.

    ● All the technological areas are welcome although the targeted industrial areas are preferred: Bio including Health; Green technologies, including Energy; Smart city and Transportation; Information and Communication technologies; Nanotechnology; Materials; New Production Technologies and Aerospace.


    Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national Laws, Rules, Regulations and Procedures in effect.


    Submission and Approval Procedures


    ● The completed electronic forms should be submitted to KIAT and CDTIsimultaneouslyby31st March 2017for the first call in 2016and 31stAugust 2017for the second call in 2016.


    Partners will be asked to present the following common documents in KIAT and CDTI:


    ● EUREKA Application form signed by the legal representatives of all participants. The signatures pages can be scanned and sent in a separate document. Template available at http://www.eurekanetwork.org/download-project-application-form


    ● Consortium Agreement signed by the legal representatives of all participants.


    The common documentation will be included at national agencies’ procedure as part of the whole process:


    Procedure in KIAT:

    ● The participants will submit a formal national application through Project Management System (https://www.pms.re.kr)


    Procedure in CDTI:

    ● Participants will submit a formal R&D international project application through CDTI´s website (https://sede.cdti.gob.es/) with the common documents, and additionally the Preliminary report in Spanish.


    The applications will be screened and evaluated by KIAT and CDTI. The applicants will be notified of the results of the evaluation process within 30 days after the completion of the national evaluation and no later than June for the 1st Call and October for the 2ndCall . The national evaluation process depends on each country´s individual policies and procedures



    Financing Rules


    Each country will fund its eligible participants in the framework of EUREKA programmes, subject to budget availability, on a non-exchange of funds basis and according to their national procedures and funding rules. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from one country to another. The main aspects of funding criteria are describedbelow:




    ● CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities to companies legally established in Spain. Universities and research centers can be funded as subcontractors.


    The funding modality for the project will be a partially reimbursable soft loan at Euribor interest rate on the date of the contract, with a financial cover of 75% of the total approved budget. The non-reimbursable part will be up to 30% of the loan. Detailed information can be reached here.


    Spanish tasks in the project canonly start after submitting the funding application to CDTI. For further information contact directly CDTI




    ● The Korean dedicated budget provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and managed by KIAT is open to all applications from companies with registered R&D laboratories, research institutes and universities. The partners should consist ofat least one Korean and one Spain R&D performing company. Participation of research institutes or universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.


    Project funding is comprised of government contributions and civilian dues (cash and in-kind). 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.


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

    Financing Rules
    Classification Share of government contributions in executing organization’s project budget Share of cash in executing organization’s civilian dues
    Original technology Innovative product Original technology Innovative product
    Large company 50% or less 33% or less 60% or more
    Mid-tier company 70% or less 50% or less 50% or more
    SME 75% or less 67% or less 40% or more
    Other 100% or less 100% or less To be borne if necessary



    Partnering Opportunities


    2017 Eureka Innovation Week - Dedicated Session to South Korea


    Date:15~19 May, 2017


    Place:Barcelona, Spain


    Invitees:Ministerial representatives from Korea and Europe, EUREKA HLRs and NPCs, European Commission and Parliament representatives, EUREKA Cluster and Umbrella chairpersons


    Attendees:About 250-300 people from private, public research organizations, universities and companies


    Technology sectors:Any of the aforementioned sectors under qualifications


    Hosted by: Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy(MOTIE),Spanish EUREKA Chairmanship


    Organized by:CDTI and KIAT


    Supported by:EUREKA Secretariat, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)



    ContactDetails and Partner Search Requests


    Spain (CDTI): Ms. Inmaculada Cabrera, +34 91 581 5607; email:inmaculada.cabrera@cdti.es

    Korea (KIAT):Ms. Somie Yoon, +82 (0)2 6009 3181, email: ssomie81@kiat.or.kr

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    2017 Korea-Spain Joint Call(January 26).pdf EUREKA application form.pdf