Romania-Israel bilateral Call for Joint R&D projects
Submission by June 28, 2018
Romania and Israel are jointly announcing a bilateral Call for R&D projects. The Call is focused on the development of products, processes and services within the following topics/subtopics:
• High power laser technology (research on ELI - Extreme Light Infrastructure).
• The next generation of nuclear reactors (research regarding the development of the fourth
generation of nuclear reactors).
• Smart Grids
• Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro).
• Biodiversity and bio-economy in aquatic environments ( sea and rivers r&d fields related to
the development of research infrastructure DANUBIUS-RI: http://www.danubius-ri.eu/)
- Medical sciences
- Space and Security
The main objective of this Call is to launch projects with joint participation from the two countries and provide R&D funding to qualifying participants through the national programs managed by respective: the Innovation Authority in Israel and the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MCI) in Romania.
The Call is managed in line with the EUREKA procedures for Network projects.
The criteria to be followed in order to apply to the present Call are:
• The Israeli partner should be an Industrial entity (company) which may be technologically and scientifically assisted by non-industrial entity (e.g. university, research institute, etc.). The Romanian partner should be an Industrial entity (company) which may be technologically and scientifically assisted by non-industrial entity (e.g. university, research institute, etc.).
• The Romanian and Israeli partners must express the will to cooperate, on an equal base, to the development of a new product, industrial process or service.
• The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
• The project must be equally significant for both the participants.
• The participants are required to have a preliminary signed a consortium agreement on the commercialization of the product, process or service once the phase of research and development has been completed which includes the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements (“Consortium Agreement”).
Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
Submission procedure consist of one phase. This announcement invites partners to present joint proposals for R&D projects using Eureka Application Form.
The Eureka Project Application Form must be submitted simultaneously to ISERD and MCI no later than June 28, 2018.
The forms have to be legally signed by all participants.
The signatures must be scanned and sent together with the forms as an integral part of the application. The forms must be filled in English, signed by project partners and sent to the program managers.
• In ISRAEL: Israeli partners will be invited to submit in addition and at the same time as the short project outline their funding application to the Innovation Authority using this link: to בקשה הגשת
A provisional consortium agreement among project partners is needed at the moment of proposal submission in this phase.
Submission to the Innovation Authority and ISERD: June 28, 2018
• In ROMANIA: The submission of all relevant documents has to be done on-line to the addresses www.uefiscdi-direct.ro (no physical documents needed).
Project content and evaluation
The maximum duration of a project implementation is 24 months.
The projects are marked driven and should have civilian purpose.
The project proposals will be assessed by MCI and Innovation Authority.
Expected project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, services or processes. The proposals should comply with the following guidelines:
• The project should have 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.)
• The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries.
Funding support to successful project proposals will be given to each participant by its own funding organization (MCI in Romania and Innovation Authority in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
Ministry of Research and Innovation (MCI)
Mr. Silviu ROMAN
Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education,
Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)
Mr. Catalin MOLAGIC
Mr. Uzi Bar-Sadeh