CELTIC and EUROGIA are pleased to announce the joint call that is open until March 30th 2020. This is a perfect opportunity to respond better to current trends that require a cross-cutting approach. The goal of the joint call is to expand knowledge, boost visibility and promote cooperative efforts for innovative results.
This was the first time that the two EUREKA Clusters team up for a Joint Call and we expect that Project Proposals in telecommunications and ICT as well as in the green Energy domain will be created. Because it is a Joint Call between EUROGIA and CELTIC-NEXT, a common application template can be submitted via the Call Portal in order to synchronize the submission process.
Making a CELTIC-NEXT project proposal is easy. Just register on the Proposal Submission Tool, fill in the Webforms, and upload your Project Proposal in pdf.
Please have a look at the Call calendar
- Are open to any type of company, large industry, small companies, universities and research organisations, even to companies outside the EUREKA countries.
- Are close to market and business needs.
- Can be defined bottom-up, i.e. without the need to follow defined programme objectives. However they must cover ICT related research items.
- Receive public funding, depending on the national funding rules, of up to 50%
- Have a high success rate for labelling (typically 50-
- 60% of submitted proposals will become a running project).
- Have a low management overhead, and can be rather easily adjusted to new project situations.
- Project consortia need to have at least two different partners from two different EUREKA countries (one must be a EUREKA Member Country and one a EUREKA Member Country or a EUREKA Associated Country).
- Are typically between 1 M€ and up to more than 70 M€ in total project budget, and include from 2 to over 50 partners. Typical project duration is between 24 and 36 months.
Ensuring national funding and a smooth process:
- NEW: for projects with participation from SWEDEN: To speed up the process the Swedish funding agency VINNOVA proposes an early feedback channel to speed up Funding decision after labeling. For this please fill in the EXTENDED ABSTRACT form and submit it to Mrs Sanja Sain-Strömberg (sanja.sain-stromberg(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vinnova.se ) VINNOVA before 17th of February. You will receive feed-back before the Call deadline.
- NEW: Latest Pitch Presentations are online. Please have a look at current proposal pitches and do not miss to contact the presenters if you think a project idea might be of interest for you. Please visit: https://www.celticnext.eu/project-ideas-from-proposers-days-2/
- To speed up the funding decision process, each project participant should contact their national funding agency early in the process, and follow their advice regarding national funding applications in parallel to the proposal submission.
- If you wish, you may submit a short proposal abstract (including a short project outline, intended consortium partners/ countries) until one month before the deadline for a first check to the CELTIC Office (office(at)celticnext.eu).
After the Call:
- After the proposal assessments the consortium will be informed if a CELTIC-NEXT label has been granted. With this label the official funding applications and funding negotiations can start.
- In case a proposal may not be accepted at the labeling meeting, it may have the opportunity to re-submit the improved proposal at the next CELTIC-NEXT Call.