This competition is for UK businesses that want to apply to the UK-Israel Globalstars Eureka competition. Please visit the Eureka call for the proposals web page if you are not a UK applicant.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.
The UK and Israel are announcing a joint funding competition under the EUREKA framework. This will support collaborative, business led research and development (R&D) projects which should result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.
The competition will fund projects from any technological or market area.
The national funding agencies will fund their respective participants in the projects.
UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £250,000 for each project.
Your project must:
The start date depends on the national funding procedures of the Eureka members involved in the selected projects. The earliest start date will be 1 May 2023.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
Organisations from other Eureka Member states may also participate provided they arrange their own funding. The project must meet the eligibility participation criteria of UK and Israeli organisations.
Eureka terminology and roles
The terminology differs between Eureka and Innovate UK. In the Innovate UK application the ‘project lead’ is responsible for the entire project but Eureka uses the term ‘main participant’. For partners in the collaboration Eureka uses ‘other participants’.
Even if the project lead is from a participating Eureka member other than the UK, the UK registered partners can still claim funding from Innovate UK. These collaborations must include at least one UK registered SME.
UK lead applicant
The UK registered partners in your Eureka project must nominate one business, of any size, to start an Innovate UK application. We refer to them as the ‘lead organisation’ and the person they nominate to have overall responsibility as the ‘lead applicant’.
The lead applicant has an overall view of the application and must:
The UK lead applicant must collaborate with at least one Israeli organisation participating in the competition. It must be a separate legal entity, not linked to the UK partners.
Overall Eureka project team
The organisations from participating Eureka members must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective national funding bodies. These will be published on the Eureka call for proposals web page when this competition opens. These organisations must apply through their own funding bodies and not through the Innovation Funding Service.
Each partner must carry out the majority of their funded work within the Eureka member from which they receive funding, for example the UK for Innovate UK funding.
There must be a genuine collaboration. No more than 75% of the total eligible project costs can be claimed by a single partner or by all partners from a single participating Eureka member collectively.
The UK lead applicant can also collaborate with other UK registered businesses of any size.
UK research organisations can participate in the application as subcontractors and are subject to the subcontractors guidance.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK partners’ total eligible costs. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK. Where subcontractors are non-UK based, please justify why you are unable to use a UK alternative.
The aim of this competition is to provide innovation research and development (R&D) funding for industrial research projects.
Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate: