We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for joint R&D projects between German and Taiwanese partners, focusing on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in all technological and application areas, which have strong market potential.

The funding is provided by the respective national programmes - in Germany by the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM). On the Taiwanese side, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is available for questions regarding the Taiwanese funding programme.

IRTI and AiF Projekt GmbH will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase.

Submission deadline for grant proposals: 10 September 2021. Evaluation of projects will be done on a rolling basis.
For more information and access to the joint project proposal form, please visit International calls/Taiwan.


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.