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21st call for proposals is open

The 21st IraSME call is organised and funded by national and regional ministries and agencies participating in the IraSME network through their existing funding programmes. Therefore it is important for all project partners to consult with their respective agencies at an early stage during the preparation of the proposal in order to secure compliance with the applicable national and regional criteria.

What we fund:

  • Development of new products, processes or technical services.
  • Technical development from first idea to last not marketable prototype.
  • R&D with significant technical risks for each funded partner.
  • Minimum constellation: 2 companies from 2 participating countries/regions.
  • Eligibility rules, application and funding details vary between countries/regions.

The participating countries / regions in this call:

  • Austria, Belgium (Flanders / Wallonia), Germany, Luxembourg, Russia

Deadline: 28 March 2018 - noon

All documents are submitted electronically using the online submission system on this website. Please note that the deadline is strictly kept! Submission system closes automatically 12:01 pm Berlin time. Proposals that arrive afterwards cannot be accepted for this call.

Mandatory application documents:

Simultaneously the following documents are needed:

  • Complete national / regional application according to the corresponding programme.
  • Submitted to the funding agencies according to the national/regional programme.
  • Please contact your Local Funding Agency

Important national rules:

  • Austria: For proposals with Austrian consortia partners: Minimum configuration is a consortium with a total of 3 companies (thereof 2 SME, according to the definition of the EC) thereof at least one from Austria.
  • Germany: All foreign partners need to be included in the German ZIM application (annex 4 & 5) concerning company profile, work packages and market opportunities. Please add a trade register excerpt of all applicants. The cooperation agreement may be in English, incl. a German work translation.
  • Russia: Only small enterprises (< 100 employees) are eligible, research organisations only as subcontractors.

Please note, that a draft consortium agreement (unsigned) has to be provided by all German applicants. It is to contain all points mentioned in the ZIM guidelines, to be found on the ZIM website

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Please use our free consultation service via e-mail and telephone. Up until four weeks before the deadline, all German ZIM applicants may write a short sketch on the project and send it via e-mail to AiF Projekt GmbH in order to get some non-binding feedback.

Contact info

+49 (0)30 48163 493

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin - Germany

Information on our partner network CORNET: If you are an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? You may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe: