Call for Innovative Projects


Relevent Country: Spain

Eureka has announced an open call for Innovative Projects to boost the productivity and competitiveness of industries by funding and supporting international collaborative market-driven R&D projects.

This call for projects has been launched following Eureka’s Network projects framework based on mutual consent between participating national and regional funding bodies.

The national funding bodies from Canada and Spain have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects.

Funding Information

  • Spain: CDTI will finance industrial research and/or technological development activities of Spanish companies. Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors
  • Canada: Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $500,000 CAD over 12 to 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eureka has limited eligibility criteria for organisations participating in a Network projects consortium:
  • Your project idea must represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project.
  • The project must be directed at researching or developing an innovative product, process or service with the goal of commercialisation.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • Your consortium must include at least two mutually independent companies, one from Spain and the other from Canada.
  • No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.
  • This call for projects has additional criteria for organisations to be eligible to receive funding:
  • The Canadian and Spanish partners must express their will to cooperate to 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 advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.)
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of all participants and the project must be significant to them.
  • The participants are required, prior to obtaining the Eureka label endorsement, to have signed a project consortium agreement.
  • NRC IRAP has additional criteria for Canadian organisations to be eligible to receive funding which include:
  • Your organisation must be a small and medium-sized enterprise in Canada, incorporated and profit-oriented.
  • Your organisation must have 500 or less full-time equivalent employees.
  • You must have the objective to grow and generate profits through development and commercialisation of innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services, or processes in Canada.