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Romania - Israel Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects

 Romania - Israel Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects 

Deadline for Submission – 15 May, 2011


Romania and Israel are announcing the second Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas.
Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for Romania, Israel and Europe. 
Although this call invites projects in ALL thematic areas, special focus is given to the following domains:
1. Life sciences and Health
2. Agriculture and Food
3. Energy, Water and Environment
4. ICT and HLS
MATIMOP and ANCS will support joint R&D projects involving parties from both countries. 
The program is managed in cooperation and in line with the procedures of Eureka and Eurostars innovation programs (,
The relevant national funding authorities will provide support to the approved projects.
MATIMOP and ANCS, UEFISCDI will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, both parties will facilitate EUREKA and Eurostars application process and acquisition of the EUREKA or Eurostars label for accepted proposals.  
Call Launch and Structure
The Call is launched on 15th March, 2011 by MATIMOP and ANCS. 
Eligible partners are invited, according to national criteria, to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following procedures:
The partners should include at least one Israeli and one Romanian R&D performing commercial company. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations.
Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded by the OCS or by the ANCS.
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 and the project must be significant to both participants.
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 and the approval procedures will be of two phases:
1) In the first phase, partners will be asked to present a short project outline via the following EUREKA Project Application Form:
The completed electronic forms of the phase 1 outlines should be submitted to MATIMOP and ANCS simultaneously until 15th May, 2011.
The forms have to be legally signed by all participating companies. The signatures must be scanned and sent together with the Eureka form as an integral part of the application of phase 1. 
The outlines will be screened and evaluated by MATIMOP and ANCS and the results will be notified to the partners within two weeks. 
2) In the second phase, partners with approved outlines will be invited to submit their funding applications according to national procedures. Approved project outlines that qualify to the EUREKA or Eurostars programs, specifically targeted to support R&D performing SME's, will be able to submit funding applications using the Eureka or Eurostars procedures.
Partners with outlines approved for phase 2 will be instructed by MATIMOP and UEFISCDI on how to complete submission of their funding applications, including those qualifying to EUREKA/Eurostars
Each country will fund its eligible participants within EUREKA and Eurostars framework, as appropriate. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria may vary from country to country. As summary, main aspects of funding criteria are explained below:
The applicant contractor must be a Company, Universities, Research Organizations, any other SME and/ or Large Company could be partners in the Romanian consortium.
Funding of the consortium members is made through the contractor company. No advance payment available. The limit funding of a project is 50% from its eligible costs. 
For further information about financing of Romanian participants please directly contact with Romanian EUREKA and Eurostars Office.
An Israeli R&D performing company which initiate single or multi-year program that will provide know-how, processes or methods for the manufacture of a new product, application, technology base service or  process. The product must have a sizeable potential for export sales. Research institutes or other participants may apply as a subcontractor to a company. The support is in the form of a conditional grant amounting generally up to 50% (+ regional incentives for companies located in "development zone") of the eligible R&D budget. Further details regarding grants and payment of royalties are available at the OCS web site.
Romania (ANCS):
Contact details:
Prof. Vasile LUNGU
Counselor, National EUREKA/Eurostars Programs, ANCS
tel./fax  +40 21 318 30 65
Mobile: +40 727 022 902
Israel (Matimop):
Contact details: 
Ms. Pauline Vorms
Israel-Romania Industrial R&D Programs, Matimop - Israeli Industry Center for R&D
tel. +972-3-5118102
Romania (UEFISCDI):
Contact details:
Dr. Ovidiu ALUPEI
Scientific Manager 5th Module  International Cooperation, UEFISCDI 
tel. +40+021-3023885
Mobile: +40+0753-102025



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