The 26th IraSME call for proposals between Alberta (Canada), Brazil, Czech Republic, Flanders (Belgium), Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey and Wallonia (Belgium) is open.

Joint international research and development projects of companies and research institutions are funded through various national and regional funding programmes. The project results should lead to new innovative products, services or more efficient processes. In Germany, the projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) through the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM). For an overview of the participating countries/regions and their funding programmes, please visit www.ira-sme.net/countries-regions.

Deadline for applications is 30 September 2020.
The announcement and the joint application form for the current call for proposals can be found on Internationale Ausschreibungen/IraSME.

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It is highly recommended that each interested partner (companies and research institutes) contact their local funding agency before starting to fill in a project application (in Germany: AiF Projekt GmbH, project management agency for BMWi).

To encourage partnerships between German and foreign companies, BMWi and several ministries and funding organizations from various countries have launched a number of bi- and multilateral funding agreements to support joint R&D projects. All project partners must submit a separate application to the relevant national funding scheme. German applicants, who are eligible for funding under ZIM, benefit from a 10% increase in funding when applying for a transnational cooperation project.