Deadline: 13 September 2023
The UK and Israel are jointly funding this competition under the EUREKA framework. The aim of this competition is to support business led collaborative, research and development (CR&D) projects resulting in new products, industrial processes or services. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.
- UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £300,000 for each project participant.
- last between 12 months and 24 months.
- 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.
- Your project
- Your project must:
- be collaborative
- involve at least one UK business of any size and one eligible Israeli organisation
- Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian or Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian or Belarusian source.
- Organisations from other Eureka member states may also participate provided they arrange their own funding. The project must meet the eligibility participation criteria of UK and Israeli organisations.
- Your project must:
- Eureka terminology and roles
- The terminology differs between Eureka and Innovate UK. In the Innovate UK application the ‘project lead’ is responsible for the entire project but Eureka uses the term ‘main participant’. For partners in the collaboration Eureka uses ‘other participants’.
- 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.
- UK lead applicant
- The UK registered partners in your Eureka project must nominate one business, of any size, to start an Innovate UK application. They refer to them as the ‘lead organisation’ and the person they nominate to have overall responsibility as the ‘lead applicant’.
- The lead applicant has an overall view of the application and must:
- start the application
- monitor the partners’ application progress
- make sure all UK partners complete their parts of the application
- click submit once the application is complete
- 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.
- Overall Eureka project team
- The organisations from participating Eureka members must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective national funding bodies. These will be published on the Eureka call for proposals web page when this competition opens. These organisations must apply through their own funding bodies and not through the Innovation Funding Service.
- 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.
- UK project team
- The UK lead applicant can also collaborate with other UK registered organisations.
- Subcontractors are allowed in this competition but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK partners’ total eligible costs. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK. Where subcontractors are non-UK based, please justify why you are unable to use a UK alternative.
- Partners not claiming funding
- A non-grant claiming UK partner cannot lead on a project.
- Your collaboration can include organisations from Eureka members that are not participating in this funding competition provided:
- they have secured full funding elsewhere
- you describe in your application why and how they will be involved and where they have secured financing from.
- Number of applications
- A UK business can only lead or collaborate on one application.
- They will not fund projects that:
- work on non-civilian technologies
- are not in scope
- do not meet Innovate UK’s eligibility criteria
- do not submit all mandatory documentation
- do not include at least one UK and one Israel based business
- dependent on export performance, for example giving a subsidy to a baker on the condition that they export a certain quantity of bread to another country
- dependent on domestic inputs usage, for example if they insisted that a baker use 50% UK flour in their product.
For more information, visit Innovate UK.