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Greece - Israel Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects 2019, Submission by 10.4.2019

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Greece and Israel are launching the 3rd Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, on January 2nd  2019, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in RD&I areas of mutual interest within the framework of the Agreement on Bilateral Industrial R&D Cooperation, encouraging the participation of the private sector, as well as the industrial Research and Development, signed between the two countries, in Athens, on February 14th, 2006.

The main objective of this Call is to select projects with joint participation from the two countries and to provide R&D funding to qualifying participants, entities of the private sector, through the national programmes managed respectively by the Israeli Innovation Authority (ISERD) in Israel and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (G.S.R.T.) of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, in Greece.

This call covers the following thematic RD&I fields:

  •     Agro-food
  •     ICT,
  •     Materials & Construction
  •     Transport& Logistics

Call Launch and Structure

The Call will be open for application submissions on March 7th,  2019. The call invites partners to present joint proposals for R&D projects. The submission process will close on April 10th, 2019.

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

Project content and evaluation

Expected project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and or services. The proposals should comply with the following guidelines:

  •     The partners should include at least one Israeli and one Greek commercial company (though participation of research institutes/universities is welcome, as well as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations)
  •     Companies from other countries may also participate but are not eligible for funding by ISERD or by GSRT
  •     The projects should demonstrate the expected benefits and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.)
  •     The projects should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from each country
  •     Cooperation between the partners in a collaborative project must be laid down in a written Cooperation Agreement.

As far as the Greek side is concerned:

  •     the duration of the projects should not exceed 3 years
  •     Participation of research organizations’ (research centers & universities) in the proposals is mandatory.

Submission and the approval procedures consist of one phase. This announcement invites partners to present joint proposals for R&D projects using forms available in the respective national submission platforms, no later than April 10th, 2019.

The submitted forms:

    Should be presented, according to national procedures, via the following form available at this link: http://www.ependyseis.gr
    Have to be legally signed by all participating entities. Signatures must be scanned and sent together with the form as an integral part of the application

For Israeli participants:

Israeli partners will be asked to present a short project outline via the following form:


Also, they will be invited to submit in addition and at the same time as the short project outline their funding applications to the Innovation Authority using this link: הגשת בקשה

Companies should contact ISERD before submission in order to receive the submission guidelines.
Funding support will be given to each partner by its own Implementing Organisation (ISERD for partners from Israel and GSRT for partners from Greece), in accordance with each country’s national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
·The Greek side has agreed to earmark a budget of 7.0 MEuro (public spending) for the present Call. The total public funding per project by the Greek side, can not exceed 400.000 €.

    The Israeli side has agreed to earmark a budget of 5.0  MEuro which can be exceeded.



Mr Uzi Bar-Sadeh, tel.: +972 35118185, e-mail: uzi@matimop.org.il
Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, General Secretariat for Research and Technology
14-18, Mesogeion Ave., 11510 Athens
Mr Michael Kotsias, tel.: 0030 2131300115, e-mail: m.kotsias@gsrt.gr


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