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UKRAINIAN BUSINESS, SCIENTISTS AND INNOVATOR TEAMS WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION OF PROJECTS WITH SINGAPORE AND 14 MORE COUNTRIES
For the first time, Ukraine joins the EUREKA Globalstars initiative within the framework of the international innovation program EUREKA. This will allow teams of Ukrainian business, research institutions and universities to participate in a joint project competition between the member countries of "EUREKA" and Singapore: "Call for Joint R&D Projects under EUREKA between Singapore and the EUREKA member countries".
The official announcement of its launch and conditions of participation was published on June 8, 2020 on the official website of "EUREKA". So far, Singapore and 14 member countries have joined the competition: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Great Britain, and South Korea.
To participate in the competition, it is necessary to create a consortium, which will include at least 2 countries (Ukraine and Singapore). The remaining participants from the above-mentioned countries can join the consortium if they wish.
Submission and evaluation of the project takes place in 2 stages.
At the first stage, after the creation of the consortium, the country-coordinator of the project is determined among its participants. Then a joint application is formed from all member countries of the consortium. It is submitted by the coordinator online on the “EUREKA” platform. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2020. If the application is checked for compliance with the criteria, the next stage begins.
In the second stage, each member of the consortium separately submits an online application to the platform of the national institution to receive funding for the implementation of its part of the project. Applications from Ukraine will be accepted by the Ukrainian Startup Fund. The selection of projects for funding in the form of grants will be on a competitive basis, the work will be evaluated and selected by a board of independent investment experts.
After the evaluation at the national level, a list from the country with a rating of participating projects is formed. It is submitted to the EUREKA Association for the formation of the overall ranking of the competition projects. According to this rating, a final decision on the winners of the competition and financial support will be made at a multilateral conciliation meeting between all national institutions of the EUREKA Globalstars initiative and representatives of the EUREKA program.
Projects that receive a positive decision from all participants in the conciliation meeting will be nominated for the EUREKA label.
The start of accepting applications at the national level in Ukraine will be announced separately on the official websites of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ukrainian Startup Fund. For more information, please contact Olena Harina, Coordinator of National Projects of the EUREKA Program from Ukraine, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +38 (044) 287 82 16.
Note that the Ukrainian Foundation of Startups provides support only to Ukrainian business, namely projects in the early stages of development (pre-seed and seed). At the same time, higher education institutions and research institutions can participate in the competition as co-performers.
If the tender commission of the fund approves the project and provides confirmation of its financing, the co-executors (ZVO and scientific institutions) will be able to apply to the Ministry of Education and Science for financial support for the project.
Approval of projects based on the results of the competition is scheduled for the end of January 2021, the start of funding for the finalists - in April 2021.
Please note: to improve communication between potential participants in the EUREKA Globalstars Singapore Call initiative, the EUREKA program plans to hold two virtual pitching sessions between Singaporean companies and companies from the participating countries:
• July 15, 2020 - presentations of Singaporean companies;
• July 16, 2020 - presentations of other countries, including Ukraine
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