Call for cooperation between Argentina and some EUREKA countries (including the Czech Republic) is open between March 15 and June 7, 2018 within the GlobalStars initiative. Within theis initiative of EUREKA, based on the mutual consent, Argentina is determined as a privileged country to increase cooperation with. Participants from Argentina and respective EUREKA members are invited to submit joint project proposals in the fields of industrial and technological research and development. The funding is provided by respective national authorities responsible for this call – in Argentina it is the Argentinean Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive innovation (MINCYT) and in the Czech Republic the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS). Other participating countries in this call are Finland, Israel, Spain and Turkey.
For more information, you can visit the EUREKA Network website.
Each country will fund its eligible participants within EUREKA framework. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. As a summary, main aspects of funding criteria are explained below:
The funding will be provided by The National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion (ANPCYT), a national organization dependent on MINCyT in charge of promoting funding of projects aimed at improving social, economic and cultural conditions in Argentina. Non-Refundable Financial Contributions of up to 80% of the Argentinian company investment in the project. Only SMEs (according to Argentinean regulation) can apply for funding. Participation of non-SME companies is welcome, but these companies must send a letter committing to self-fund their participation in the project. Please contact MINCYT for further information regarding the funding criteria. See contacts on the page’s right-hand side
In Czech Republic
The funding in the Czech Republic will be provided by the MEYS, National Funding Authority under the national programme INTER-EXCELLENCE and its part INTER-EUREKA. Czech companies – SMEs and Large companies – are eligible for submitting the project proposal and can be joined by universities and research organizations. MEYS will fund R&D projects by grants: SME´s up to 50% of eligible costs of the Czech project part; large companies up to 30% of eligible costs of the Czech project part and in total limited up to approx. 155,000 € per year (up to 4,000,000 CZK). Project financing is done through grants.