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Eureka programme – Multilateral call for solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period

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Type de l'appel : Collaboratif

Date d'ouverture : 15 Avril 2020

Date de clôture : 15 Mai 2020

Dimension : Europe

Financement :

Type de financement : Avance récupérable

Thématique(s) médicale(s) : COVID-19

Secteur(s) industriel(s) :

This call for solutions for the COVID-19 Echo Period is for organisations in the following countries (based on mutual consent between participating national funding bodies):

  • Austria (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft – FFG)
  • Canada (National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program – NRC IRAP)
  • Denmark (Innovation Fund Denmark – IFD)
  • France (Bpifrance)
  • The Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO)
  • Spain (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial – CDTI)
  • Turkey (Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu – TÜBİTAK)

Project duration - up to 12 months

Project results implementation - within 6 months of project completion (with a preference for quicker launches)


Special focus

Participants are invited to submit research and innovation project proposals aiming to provide short to medium-term responses to COVID-19 specific needs.

These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Infection prevention and protection
  • Sanitation technology
  • Diagnostics and testing
  • Therapeutics, vaccines and medicines
  • Disease-tracking technology, analytical solutions for health systems
  • Smart technology for COVID-19 patients
  • Smart technologies and support systems for critical production and supply chains under lockdown
  • Safe mobility: migration data and trends, regional risk monitoring, protection of isolated and risk groups, safe use of public transports
  • Education technologies and digital workplace.


Eligibility criteria

In order to apply to the present call, the partners must meet the following qualifications:

  • The consortium should include at least two organisations independent of each other from at least two of the participating countries.
  • Funding assistance follows each national funding body’s (NFB) funding regulations.
  • The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis 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 must have a civilian purpose.
  • The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).


Each participating NFB may apply additional eligibility criteria based on their national regulations. Applicants are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their NFB to discuss their project idea, and verify their and their project’s eligibility.



Operating principles:

  • Eureka applications are submitted on a continuous basis until 15 May 2020.
  • NFBs will evaluate their participants’ Eureka applications and funding applications on a continuous basis until 30 June 2020 or until their budget for this call is entirely allocated to approved proposals, whichever comes first.


For France (Bpifrance): Repayable advances from 50,000 to 3 million euro per project

Eligible costs and funding rates
•Eligible costs: Industrial research and experimental development (industrialization and commercialization costs are not eligible)
•Funding rates: up to 65% of the eligible costs for an SME and up to 50% for midcap companies.

Additional documents required:
French applicants must submit in parallel their funding application form by contacting Bpifrance

Contact persons
BPI France; 6 boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS
Mael MBAYE: International Program Manager