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Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-South Korea R&D Partnerning

Canada – South Korea 2021-2022 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals

1. Introduction

The governments of Canada and South Korea are proud to announce the 2021-2022 collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) call for proposal (CFP). This CFP is open to organizations from Canada and Korea who wish to form project consortia to perform collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in advanced manufacturing, clean technologies, digital technologies, and health and bio-sciences sectors.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

4. Eligibility

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

The project consortium must include at least:

The project partners that form the consortium must be capable of implementing the project including funding their respective shares, agreeing in advance on intellectual property rights and a commercialization strategy, and have no relation in terms of corporate ownership.

The project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based service that is highly innovative with significant commercial potential and outcomes that can be realized within two years of the project’s completion. The project cannot involve R&D related to products, processes, or technological-based services with military or non-peaceful applications.

The project must demonstrate:

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria:

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is competitive in global markets, differentiated, and protectable;
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to pursuing growth and profit through global market expansion by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, processes or technological-based services; and
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to make a serious new market entry push.

4.2 South Korean eligibility requirements

South Korean companies must meet the criteria outlined in the South Korean call for proposals announcement webpage.

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this CFP may receive funding from their respective national funding body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant national funding body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this CFP is offered through the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - an international innovation R&D funding program offered by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

NRC IRAP is responsible for delivering this CFP and for managing any resulting funding agreements. Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 14 months (an extension of 12 months may be considered if sufficiently justified and accepted by both countries).

5.2 South Korean funding

In South Korea, this CFP is offered through the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT). KIAT is responsible for the management of any resulting funding agreements. Foreign applicants should consult the funding parameters outlined on the call for proposals announcement webpage.

6. Application process

Application processes and evaluations will be performed independently by each national funding body in accordance with their national and institutional laws and regulations. Once each national funding body has evaluated the applications received, a final joint project selection will be performed.

Each applicant must submit all required documents to, and meet the due diligence process of their respective national funding body. Failure to do so may cause the entire collaborative project application to be considered incomplete or ineligible and render the entire project consortium ineligible for funding through this CFP.

For more information on how to apply, please consult the NRC IRAP’s website.

7. Contacts

For questions, concerns, or for more information, please contact the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canada

Wei Ning
Korea National Program Coordinator for NRC IRAP
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Wei.Ning@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 South Korea

Wonseok Shin
Researcher, International R&D Cooperation Team
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
wsshin1204@kiat.or.kr

8. Registration

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by registering via NRC IRAP’s website.

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) Canada-Israel R&D Partnering

Canada – Israel 2020-2021 Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Call for Proposals

1. Introduction

CIIP is pleased to announce its collaboration with NRC-IRAP on this Canada – Israel 2020-2021 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals through EUREKA. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and Israel who wish to form project consortia to work on collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

Although this call invites proposals related to any technological or market area, special attention is given to the following sectors:

4. Eligibility requirements

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project consortium must includeat least:
    • 1 incorporated Canadian small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), defined as a for-profit company with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees; and
    • 1 eligible Israeli R&D performing company
    • Participation of Canadian and Israeli research institutes/universities, large enterprises and other companies are welcome as additional participants on a self-funding basis or subcontractors.
  2. The project partners that form the consortium must:
    • be capable of implementing the project including funding their respective share
    • agree in advance on intellectual property rights and a commercialization strategy, and
    • not be related in terms of corporate ownership
  3. The project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based servicethat:
    • is highly innovative
    • has significant commercial potential
    • has outcomes that can be realized within two years of completion of the project, and
    • does not involve R&D related to products, processes, or technological-based services with military or non-peaceful applications
  4. The project must demonstrate:
    • the unique scientific and technological contribution that each organization brings to the project
    • an obvious advantage and added value for each project partner resulting from the collaboration, such as an increased knowledge base, an access to R&D infrastructure or new fields of application or a solutions for commercial needs, and
    • an adequate balance and significance for all project partners, defined as no more than 70% of the project budget contributed by any one organization or country

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is competitive in global markets, differentiated, and protectable;
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to pursuing growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, processes or technological-based services, and
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to make a serious new market entry push.

4.2 Israeli eligibility requirements

For Israeli companies, the application process is detailed in the incentive program for Bilateral R&D (in Hebrew and in English).

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this call for proposals may receive funding from their respective national funding body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant national funding body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

Non-eligible project participants (e.g. universities, research institutes, etc., and participants from other countries) are welcome to participate on a self-funded basis or as sub-contractors to funded participants, according to each country's funding regulations.

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this call for proposals is offered through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is responsible for delivering this call for proposals and for managing any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 36 months (an extension of 12 months may be considered if sufficiently justified and accepted by both countries).

5.2 Israeli funding

In Israel, this call for proposals is offered through the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA). IIA is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and the management of any resulting funding agreements. Please consult the IIA call for proposals announcement for funding parameters.

6. Application process

This call for proposals is being hosted by the EUREKA Network Program. Each project consortium must complete and submit a EUREKA project online application form. Please consult the EUREKA project application form webpage for instructions on how to complete and submit the EUREKA project application form.

7. Contacts

For questions, concerns, or for more information, please contact the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canadian Contact

Wei Ning
NRC IRAP Israel National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Wei.Ning@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 Israeli Contact

Yifat Hadaya
North America Desk
Israel Innovation Authority
NA@innovationisrael.org.il

8. Registration

All interested Canadian applicants can find more information and details on this call for proposals by consulting NRC IRAP’s website.

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by registering via the NRC-IRAP website.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) R&D Partnering Abroad - Programme canadien de l’innovation à l’international (PCII) Partenariats en R-D à l'étranger

EUREKA Network multilateral call for proposals - “Call 1 -Solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period – Life without a vaccine”

1. Introduction

CIIP is pleased to announce its collaboration with NRC-IRAP on the EUREKA call for proposal. This call for proposals for joint research and development (R&D) projects addressing short to medium term solutions for COVID-19 difficulties is now open to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who wish to collaborate on R&D projects with partners in Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey.

Canadian participants to eligible projects may receive financial support through the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). Participants from other countries must contact their respective national funding authorities engaged in this call - listed on the EUREKA Website.

2. Application Deadline

International consortium project proposal submission deadline: May 15, 2020

3. Open to:

* only eligible Canadian SMEs will be eligible for funding through NRC-IRAP. All other Canadian participants must secure funding from other sources or be self-funded.

4. Sectors of focus

All industry sectors with short to medium-term response to COVID-19 specific needs, such as:

For more information, please refer to the detailed call for proposals posted on the EUREKA website or contact Eric Holdrinet Eric.Holdrinet@cnrc-nrc.gc.ca.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-India R&D Partnerning

Canada-India 2020 Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Call for Proposals

1. Introduction

The governments of Canada and India are working together to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and India who wish to form project consortia to work on collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in the smart infrastructure, clean technologies, food and agriculture, and healthcare sectors.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

4. Eligibility requirements

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project consortium must include at least:
  2. The project partners that form the consortium must:
  3. The collaborative project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based service that:
  4. The collaborative project must demonstrate:

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is:
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to:
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to:

4.2 Indian eligibility requirements

Please consult India's call for proposals announcement for Indian eligibility requirements.

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this call for proposals may receive funding from their respective national funding body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant national funding body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

NOTE: One country and/or project partner cannot represent more than 75% of the total project budget.

Additional country-specific funding parameters are outlined below:

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this call for proposals is offered through the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - an international innovation R&D funding program offered by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and for the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 24 months.

NOTE: Canadian SME applicants must be eligible for funding as NRC IRAP clients before they can be considered for funding through this call for proposals. For more information on NRC IRAP eligibility and becoming an NRC IRAP client, please contact NRC IRAP at 1-877-994-4727.

5.2 Indian funding

In India, this bilateral call for proposals is offered by the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA). GITA is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Indian companies may receive up to INR 1.5 crore per project or 50% of the Indian project cost— whichever is lower— over 12 to 24 months as a conditional grant. Other Indian project partners may also receive funding. Please consult the GITA call for proposals announcement for more details about funding parameters.

6. Application process

Application processes and evaluations will be performed independently by each national funding body in accordance with their national and institutional laws and regulations. Once each national funding body has evaluated the submitted applications, a final joint project selection will be performed.

Each applicant must submit all required documents to their respective national funding body and meet its due diligence process requirements. Not meeting these requirements may cause the collaborative project application to be considered incomplete or ineligible and render the entire project consortium ineligible for funding through this call for proposals.

Information on each country’s application processes follows below:

6.1 Canadian application process

The Canadian application process has four phases:

  1. Registration
  2. Expression of interest
  3. International consortium project proposal
  4. National funding body proposal and funding agreement

Step 1: Registration phase
Each Canadian applicant must register electronically by using the NRC-IRAP REGISTER page link found in section 8 below and completing the online registration form which requests basic information about the applicant and their organization.

NRC IRAP will review registrations for this call for proposals and contact applicants if more information is required. Qualifying applicants will proceed to the next phase and be invited to submit an expression of interest form.

Step 2: Expression of interest phase
During this phase, while completing the expression of interest form, each Canadian applicant is encouraged to contact their NRC IRAP representative to discuss their project idea and receive guidance on preparing their submission.

The applicant’s NRC IRAP representative and the NRC IRAP International Office will review applications. Qualifying applicants will be invited to submit the more detailed International Consortium Project Proposal in collaboration with their project partners.

Step 3: International Consortium Project Proposal phase
During this phase, all project partners must work together to complete and submit an International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP) package to each implicated national funding body. The contents of the ICPP package are unique to each national funding body.

In this call for proposals, the Canadian ICPP application package consists of:

  1. an ICPP form outlining the:
  2. a draft international consortium agreement containing descriptions of the:

NRC IRAP will evaluate Canadian ICPP applications. Next, the amalgamated evaluation results will be shared between all implicated national funding bodies to jointly select the collaborative projects that will be invited to proceed to the final national funding body proposal and funding agreement stage.

Step 4: National funding body proposal and funding agreement phase
During the national funding body proposal and funding agreement phase, all eligible project partners work independently to complete funding proposals and sign legally binding funding agreements with their respective national funding body. Canadian applicants will work with their NRC IRAP representative to prepare an NRC IRAP funding proposal and contribution agreement.

6.2 Indian application process

For information related to application stages, requirements, instructions, ICPP application packages, and national funding body proposals and funding agreements, please consult the GITA call for proposals announcement.

7. Contacts

Please direct questions or requests for more information to the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canadian contact

Luc Tran
CIIP India National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Luc.Tran@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 Indian contact

Shubham Chopra
External Relations Manager
Global Innovation & Technology Alliance
Shubam.Chopra@gita.org.in

8. Registration

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by accessing the NRC-IRAP REGISTER page.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-South Korea R&D Partnerning

Canada-Korea 2020-21 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals

1. Introduction

The governments of Canada and the Republic of Korea (Korea) are working together to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and Korea who wish to form project consortia to perform collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in the advanced manufacturing, clean technologies, digital industries, and health/bio-sciences sectors.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

4. Eligibility requirements

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project consortium must include at least:
  2. The project partners that form the consortium must:
  3. The collaborative project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based service that:
  4. The collaborative project must demonstrate:

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is:
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to:
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to:

4.2 Korean eligibility requirements

Please consult the KIAT call for proposals announcement for Korean eligibility requirements.

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this call for proposals may receive funding from their respective National Funding Body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant National Funding Body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

NOTE: One country and/or project partner cannot represent more than 75% of the total project budget.

Additional country-specific funding parameters are outlined below:

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this call for proposals is offered through the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - an international innovation R&D funding program offered by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and for the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 36 months.

NOTE: Canadian SME applicants must be eligible for funding as NRC IRAP clients before they can be considered for funding through this call for proposals. For more information on NRC IRAP eligibility and becoming an NRC IRAP client, please contact NRC IRAP at 1-877-994-4727.

5.2 Korean funding

In Korea, this bilateral call for proposals is offered by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT). KIAT is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Korean companies may receive up to 33-67% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of 700,000,000 KRW over 12 to 36 months. Please consult the KIAT call for proposals announcement for details about funding parameters.

6. Application process

Application processes and evaluations will be performed independently by each National Funding Body in accordance with their national and institutional laws and regulations. Once each National Funding Body has evaluated the submitted applications, a final joint project selection will be performed.

Each applicant must submit all required documents to their respective National Funding Body and meet its due diligence process requirements.

Not meeting these requirements may cause the collaborative project application to be considered incomplete or ineligible and render the entire project consortium ineligible for funding through this call for proposals.

Information on respective application processes follows below:

6.1 Canadian application process

The Canadian application process has four phases:

  1. Registration
  2. Expression of Interest (EOI)
  3. International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP)
  4. National Funding Body Proposal and Funding Agreement
Step 1: Registration phase

Each Canadian applicant must register electronically by using the NRC-IRAP REGISTER link in section 8 below and completing the online registration form which requests basic information about the applicant and their organization.

Registrations for this call for proposals will be reviewed by NRC IRAP who will contact applicants if further information is required. Qualifying applicants will proceed to the next phase and be invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

Step 2: Expression of interest phase

During this phase, while completing the expression of interest (EOI) form, each Canadian applicant is encouraged to contact their NRC IRAP representative to discuss their project idea and receive guidance on preparing their submission.

The applicant’s NRC IRAP representative and the NRC IRAP International Office will review applications. Qualifying applicants will be invited to submit the more detailed international consortium project proposal (ICPP) in collaboration with their project partners

Step 3: International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP) phase

During this phase, all project partners must work together to complete and submit an ICPP package to each implicated National Funding Body. The contents of the ICPP package are unique to each National Funding Body.

In this call for proposals, the Canadian ICPP application package consists of:

  1. an International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP) form, outlining the
  2. a draft International Consortium Agreement containing descriptions of the:

Canadian ICPP applications will be evaluated by NRC IRAP. Next, the amalgamated evaluation results will be shared between all implicated National Funding Bodies to jointly select the collaborative projects that will be invited to proceed to the final National Funding Body proposal and Funding Agreement stage.

Step 4: National Funding Body proposal and Funding Agreement phase

During the National Funding Body proposal and Funding Agreement phase, all eligible project partners work independently to complete funding proposals and sign legally binding funding agreements with their respective National Funding Body. Canadian applicants will work with their NRC IRAP representative to prepare an NRC IRAP funding proposal and contribution agreement.

6.2 Korean application process

For all information related to application stages, requirements, instructions, ICPP application packages, and National Funding Body proposals and funding agreements, please consult the KIAT call for proposals announcement.

7. Contacts

For questions or for more information, please contact the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canadian Contact

Wei Ning
CIIP Korea National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Wei.Ning @nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 Korean Contact

Wonseok Shin
Researcher, International R&D Cooperation Team
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
wsshin1204@kiat.or.kr

8. Registration

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by registering via the NRC-IRAP website.

 

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