1st Polish-German Call for Proposals for Joint Research and Development Projects
The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) intend to support joint Polish-German research and development projects (R&D projects) in order to develop innovative products, processes or technical services from all technology and application areas. Funding will be available for R&D projects in which new products, technical services or processes will in subsequent steps generate sustainable solutions with high market potential.
In Poland, funding is provided through the INNOGLOBO programme. In Germany, funding is provided through the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM).
NCBR, INNOGLOBO programme management agency and AiF Project GmbH, ZIM project management agency on behalf of the BMWK, support the applicants in the phase of submission of project proposals, in the evaluation and in the implementation phase.
NCBR and AiF Project GmbH will evaluate the submitted proposals according to the national regulations and communicate the results not later than 31 May 2024.
Project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and/ or technology-based services, which are based on the international state of the art. The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:
- The partners must include at least one Polish company or research organization and one German SME.
- Participation of further research organizations and other companies are welcome as additional partners or subcontractors according to each country’s funding schemes.
- Companies and/or research organizations from other countries may also participate. These partners’ participation is neither funded by NCBR nor ZIM. They have to be included into the Proposal Application Form.
- The project should focus on the development of new products, technical services or processes which will in subsequent steps generate solutions with high market and commercialization potential.
- The project should have an obvious advantage and differentiated value proposition resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.).
- Project duration should range from 24 to 36 months.
- The project should demonstrate a balanced technological contribution by the participants from both countries and must be equally significant to all participants:
- In a project with two cooperating partners, no partner may contribute more than 70% of total person months to the project.
- In a project with more than two cooperating partners, no partner may contribute more than 50% of total person months.
- All research organizations involved in the consortium may altogether not contribute more than 50% of the total person months.
- According to the Rules for the participation of Polish applicants in the 3rd call of the INNOGLOBO programme the project should demonstrate a financial balanced contribution by all the participants:
- The total funding contributed by all the German and other foreign partners forming the international consortium which implements an international project submitted to the 3rd INNOGLOBO call should be a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 70% of the total international consortium budget allocated to the project.
- The share of the Polish applicant’s financial resources (in case of a national consortium, the total share of all the Polish consortium members) in the international project submitted to the 3rd INNOGLOBO call should be a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 70% of the international consortium’s total budget allocated for the implementation of the project.
- In this context, please be aware, that the minimum amount of project costs in Poland is 400,000 PLN and maximum amount is 1.5 MM PLN. In the German ZIM the maximum fundable costs for a company are 450,000 Euro.
- Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria may apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
Submission deadline is 30 September 2023. Results will be communicated no later than 31 May 2024