UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral Collaborative R&D: Round 2
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m to develop collaborative R&D projects focussed on industrial R&D with Israel.
UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £300,000 for each project participant. This can cover up to 70% of costs depending on project type and business size.
This competition is for UK businesses that want to apply to the UK-Israel Globalstars Eureka competition. Please visit the Eureka call for the proposals web page if you are not a UK applicant.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Innovation Israel. The UK and Israel are jointly funding this competition under the EUREKA framework. The aim of this competition is to support business led collaborative, research and development (CR&D) projects resulting in new products, industrial processes or services.
Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets. The competition will fund projects from any technological or market area.
The lead UK applicant must submit your Innovate UK application by 11am UK time on the deadline stated. Your project team must also complete and submit the Eureka project application form to the Eureka website by 5pm central European summer time (4pm UK time) by 13 September 2023.
The UK registered partners in your Eureka project must nominate one business, of any size, to start an Innovate UK application. We refer to them as the ‘lead organisation’ and the person they nominate to have overall responsibility as the ‘lead applicant’.
The UK lead applicant must collaborate with at least one Israeli organisation participating in the competition. It must be a separate legal entity, not linked to the UK partners.
The UK lead applicant can also collaborate with other UK registered organisations.
Your collaboration can include organisations from Eureka members that are not participating in this funding competition provided:
- they have secured full funding elsewhere
- you describe in your application why and how they will be involved and where they have secured financing from
A UK business can only lead or collaborate on one application.
Research organisations can collaborate in any number of applications.
Your project must:
- be collaborative
- involve at least one UK business of any size and one eligible Israeli organisation
- last between 12 months and 24 months
The start date depends on the national funding procedures of the Eureka members involved in the selected projects. The earliest start date will be by 1 May 2024.
There must be a genuine collaboration. No more than 70% of the total eligible project costs can be claimed by a single partner or by all partners from a single participating Eureka member collectively.
The UK and Israel are jointly funding this competition under the EUREKA framework. The aim of this competition is to support business led collaborative, research and development (CR&D) projects resulting in new products, industrial processes or services. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.
Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate:
- a clear game-changing or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services
- a strong and deliverable business plan that addresses and documents market potential and needs
- sound, practical financial plans and timelines
- good value for money, which will always be a consideration in Innovate UK funding decisions
- a clear, evidence-based plan to deliver significant economic impact, return on investment (ROI) and growth through commercialisation, as soon as possible after project completion
- clear, considerable potential to significantly benefit the UK economy or national productivity
- the benefit of participants from the countries working together and how this adds value
- a clear definition of where intellectual property (IP) can be used and shared between the participants and countries
- a clear route to market within 2 to 3 years of project completion
The competition will fund projects from any technological or market area, but will not fund projects that work on non-civilian technologies.