Eureka is the world’s largest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in more than 45 countries. It is a decentralised intergovernmental organisation that aims to boost the productivity and competitiveness of industries by funding and supporting international R&D projects in collaboration with the market.
This call for projects has been launched following the Eureka Network project framework, based on mutual consent between the participating national and regional funding agencies. The Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) jointly planned this international action. These national authorities are the two representative bodies of the international Eureka programme in both countries, where they are organising in parallel the promotion measures, the recruitment of participants and the search for the most suitable consortia.
The CDTI will support Spanish participants with preferential public funds, consisting of a partially reimbursable grant, which can reach up to 85% of the eligible cost of the project budget.
The subject matter of the projects is open: the developments can focus on any technology and application sector and will range between Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 and TRL 7.
Projects must be carried out in consortia led by companies (knowledge generation centres, universities and public research bodies usually act as subcontractors). The project consortium must include at least one eligible company from each country.