UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop collaborative research and development projects focussed on industrial research and development with Israel. This funding is from Innovate UK.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2 million
Opens: 5th Jun 2023
Closes: 13th Sep 2023
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 £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Innovation Israel.
The UK and Israel are jointly funding this competition under the EUREKA framework. The aim of this competition is to support business led collaborative, research and development (CR&D) projects resulting in new products, industrial processes or services. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.
Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate:
UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £300,000 for each project participant.
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 by 1 May 2024.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian or Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian or Belarusian 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.
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 70% 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 organisations.
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.
Innovate UK would expect subcontractor costs to be justified and appropriate to the total eligible project costs.
A non-grant claiming UK partner cannot lead on a project.
Your collaboration can include organisations from Eureka members that are not participating in this funding competition provided:
A UK business can only lead or collaborate on one application.
research organisations can collaborate in any number of applications.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
We will not fund projects that:
We cannot fund projects that are:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £2 million to fund UK partners innovation projects in this competition.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them. Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.