Switzerland is participating in a Globalstars Call with selected member countries of the EUREKA Initiative (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain) as well as three partnering agencies in Brazil (FINEP, FAPESP, EMBRAPII), see pre-announcement below.
The Call is open for all topics. In addition, there will be promotional focus areas. Switzerland will focus on projects from Micro- and Nanoelectronics.
In a Nutshell
The Global Stars Call between Brazil and Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland is addressing industrial and academic partners from participating countries to implement R&D projects together. Setting up a Global Stars-project requires at least two companies – one from Brazil and one from the EUREKA countries listed above - and an ambitious market-oriented research project. National and regional agencies from these countries will offer funding for selected countries in order to enable an intensified collaboration. Specific funding information on all participating countries are published in the Call.
Funding in Switzerland
Eligible for funding via grants are project partners adhering to Innosuisse rules, combining an industrial and academic partner on the CH side of the project. Participants are invited to contact their national project coordinators (see annex) before submitting the documents in order to check the eligibility of the project idea and consortium and consult on possible alternative funding models if necessary.
The call itself is open for projects from all thematic areas, reflecting the bottom-up approach of the EUREKA Network projects. In addition, there will be promotional focus areas. Switzerland will focus on projects from Micro- and Nanoelectronics; while other countries will focus their promotion on the topics of Energy, Agriculture and Food, as well as Bioeconomy and Raw Materials;
With reference to these promotional focus areas of the Call, there are matching virtual matchmaking workshops with interested Brazilian partners in planning; Participants will have the opportunity to present their company and project idea in slots of 7 minutes and get in touch with other participants; More information on the webinars, will follow in due time.