Eureka open call for
Switzerland-Russia R&D projects
Submit your project before 31 March 2018!
Guidance on how to prepare a high quality proposal, recommendations on suitable EUREKA funding mechanisms, and on how to apply for funding.
The Call is open for all topics, but focuses on the development of products and services within
Electronics and Medicine
For startups and innovative companies, researchers and universities, high-tech entrepreneurs and inventors: the present call for R&D project outlines provides you partnering opportunities, recommendations on suitable EUREKA funding mechanisms guidance on how to prepare a high quality proposal and on how to apply for funding in a second phase.
The call is managed by the Swiss EUREKA Project Office, located at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and by the EUREKA Project Office of the Russian Federation in the field of electronics, located at the Moscow Technological University "MIREA", in line with the EUREKA initiative.
InnMind serves as an official matching platform for Swiss and Russian applicants.

Why to apply?

Your chance to find relevant R&D partners in Switzerland or Russia
Get financial support for innovative product or service development
Facilitate the implementation of your innovation via the Eureka network

Details about the call in Q&A

Before contacting us for further questions please read attentively the knowledge base and FAQs below:
Q:
How to apply?
Answer:
Please fill in this submission form and send it to eureka@innmind.com or relevant national contact point
Q:
Who can apply?
Answer:
Startups and innovative companies, researchers and universities, high-tech entrepreneurs and inventors, SMEs from Russia and Switzerland, working under development of innovative solutions, products and services in the fields of Electronics, Medicine and cross-industry directions with market-oriented, innovative R&D cooperation projects
Q:
When to apply?
Answer:
Before March 31, 2018
Q:
What are selection criteria?
Answer:
  • The consortium should include at least one company from each country. Other organisations such as research institutes and universities are welcome as additional participants.

  • The project must create an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.). Developments for military applications are excluded from this call.

  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries in a balanced way, and the project must be significant to both countries.
Q:
Can partners outside Switzerland and Russia also participate?
Answer:
Yes, partners from other EUREKA countries may also participate. This requires funding from their respective home countries (check http://www.eurekanetwork.org/eureka-countries).
Eureka contact points
In case you have any questions or want to submit directly to the national Eureka offices
in Russia
Mr. Alexander Tkachev,
tkachev@electrocite.ru
in Switzerland
Ms. Sonja Merwar,
sonja.merwar@sbfi.admin.ch
Funding Principles in the Russian Federation

SMEs and big companies are eligible for funding and have - depending on the funding instrument (Industrial Development Fund, Russian Investment Agency) – different funding rates. The feedback to the Project Outlines will include a recommendation to the Russian partners. The possibility of university participation is still under investigation and will be published on the Russian EUREKA website as soon as possible.
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation/The Industrial Development Fund provides funding (in form of special investment contracts, subsidies, direct funding etc.) within the framework of 4 funding programs: development projects, establishment of mass production of tools and machinery, leasing projects, component parts (http://idfrf.org/).
  • Russian Investment Agency can provide loans for each project (http://www.investment-in-russia.com/).
  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation provides annually Calls through the framework of the federal targeted program "Research and development of priority growth areas of Russian science and technology sector for 2014-2020". The Russian participants can be funded by the Program/Article Activity 2.1 "Conducting research in the framework of international multilateral and bilateral cooperation" (http://fcpir.ru ) available for Universities, Research Institutes and business (SMEs and Large companies) share cost of the project, from the program 50% and involved funds 50%.
Funding Principles in Switzerland

Innosuisse funding is approved to successfully evaluated Swiss partners in EUREKA Network and Cluster projects as follows (see also https://www.kti.admin.ch/kti/en/home.html):
  • A Swiss academic partner and a Swiss company share costs of the project 50:50;
  • The Swiss academic partner is funded up to 100% and gets additional 10% of funding as cash contribution form the Swiss company.
  • Foreign research institutions can be funded by Innosuisse if their expertise is crucial for the project and if a larger contribution is provided by a Swiss research institution.
  • Swiss companies get the right to exploit the project results in their specific business area.
  • Innosuisse evaluates project applications on a continuous monthly basis.

Swiss and Russian thematic networks or competence centers supporting the Call

Switzerland
  • The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (website)
  • The Swiss Biotech Association (website)
  • The Inartis Network (website)
  • Swissphotonics (website).
Russia
  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation The federal targeted program "Research and development of priority growth areas of Russian science and technology sector for 2014-2020" (website)
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation/Industrial Development Fund (website)
  • The Russian Investment Agency (website)
Partners and supporters
Organisations which support the Eureka open call for Switzerland-Russia R&D projects 2017-2018
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