UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

Funding Details
When

Registration Opens

20/06/2022

Registration Closes

28/09/2022

Award

UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £250,000 for each project. This can cover up to 70% of project costs depending on business size.

Organisation

European Union
Innovate UK

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This competition is for UK businesses that want to apply to the UK-Israel Globalstars Eureka competition. Please visit the Eureka call for proposals web page if you are not a UK applicant.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

The UK and Israel are announcing a joint funding competition under the EUREKA framework. This will support collaborative, business led research and development (R&D) projects which should result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.

The competition will fund projects from any technological or market area.

The national funding agencies will fund their respective participants in the projects.

UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £250,000 for each project.

Your project must be collaborative and last between 12 months and 24 months.

The start date depends on the national funding procedures of the Eureka members involved in the selected projects. The earliest start date will be 1 May 2023.

The UK lead applicant must collaborate with at least one Israeli organisation participating in the competition. It must be a separate legal entity, not linked to the UK partners. The UK lead applicant can also collaborate with other UK registered businesses of any size.

Even if the project lead is from a participating Eureka member other than the UK, the UK registered partners can still claim funding from Innovate UK. These collaborations must include at least one UK registered SME.

Each partner must carry out the majority of their funded work within the Eureka member from which they receive funding, for example the UK for Innovate UK funding.

There must be a genuine collaboration. No more than 75% of the total eligible project costs can be claimed by a single partner or by all partners from a single participating Eureka member collectively.

Subcontractors are allowed in this competition but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK partners’ total eligible costs.

A business can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications. If a business is not leading an application, it can collaborate in any number of applications.

Scope

The aim of this competition is to provide innovation research and development (R&D) funding for industrial research projects.

Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate:

  • a clear game-changing or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services
  • a strong and deliverable business plan that addresses (and documents) market potential and needs
  • sound, practical financial plans and timelines
  • good value for money, which will always be a consideration in Innovate UK funding decisions
  • a clear, evidence-based plan to deliver significant economic impact, return on investment (ROI) and growth through commercialisation, as soon as possible after project completion
  • clear, considerable potential to significantly benefit the UK economy or national productivity
  • the benefit of participants from the countries working together and how this adds value
  • a clear definition of where intellectual property (IP) can be used and shared between the participants and countries
  • a clear route to market within 2 to 3 years of project completion

We are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies and markets.

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