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Call for Proposals for Joint R and D Projects France-Israel

Deadline for submission – 29 March 2018
 
Respective National Authorities responsible for this call are as follows
 
France
 
Bpifrance the French Public Bank for Investments, subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts, assists companies from their start-up phase all the way to listing on a stock exchange through offerings of credit, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance provides companies with a range of financing options suitable for different steps in their development.
 
Bpifrance supports state-and region- led public policy objectives by:
 
Helping companies grow
 
Preparing them for tomorrow's competitive landscape
 
Contributing to the development of an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship
 
Working with Bpifrance, companies will find they have a strong, efficient and close partner that can respond to their financial, innovation and investment needs.
 
Israel
 
The Israel Innovation Authority, formerly known as the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, is a public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem and the Israeli economy as a whole. The Innovation Authority is the main public body which funds innovation in Israel. In addition, the Authority assists the Israeli governments in all matters related to innovation policy in Israel.
 
Scope:
 
 - Automotive – Smart transportation- Automotive and smart transportation are areas where innovation is expected to bring many changes in the near future, be it in the form of autonomous driving, eco-mobility or mobility-as-a-service. This perspective has extended the scope of active players in the field of mobility to the digital and the energy sectors, among others.
 
 - Cyber security - Digital products and services are reaching all the sectors in a pervasive manner, making cyber security a necessary infrastructure to the development of new industries.
 
Eligibility criteria
 
Eligible partners are invited to present proposals for joint industrial R&D projects according to the following criteria:
 
 - The project consortium must consist of at least one company coming from France and one from Israel. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as partners or subcontractors, according to each country's funding regulations.
 
 - Companies from other Eureka Member Countries may also participate, and might be funded by their respective national funding bodies.
 
 - Companies from other countries (Non Eureka Members) may also participate, but they will not be funded by the participating parties of this call.
 
 -  The project partners must express the will to cooperate, on an equal base, in the development of a new product, industrial process or service. The product, process or service must be innovative, and there must be a technological risk involved.
 
 - The project should have an obvious added value associated with the technological cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, creation of commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
 
 - The project should clearly demonstrate a significant contribution by all the partners in the consortium.
 
 - Any joint R&D project which is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can be submitted to the Call in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budget availability in each country.
 
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