Germany and Catalonia (Spain) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for joint R&D projects focusing on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in all technological and application areas which have strong market potential.

Catalonia Trade & Investment (ACCIÓ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will provide access to public funding for joint projects provided by ACCIÓ in Catalonia and by BMWi’s ZIM programme (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs) in Germany. ACCIÓ is the Catalan Government’s agency that promotes foreign investment and business competitiveness. Both ACCIÓ and AiF Projekt GmbH (ZIM project management agency on behalf of BMWi) will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase.

This call is expected to be open until beginning of november 2020.
For more information please visit International calls/Catalonia.


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.