News archive - EUREKA - Danube Region Call for Projects

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Romania are announcing the 2nd Call EUREKA Danube for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas.


The goal of this call is to boost the innovation potential of the companies in the Danube region and to motivate them to conduct transnational R&D projects. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for all involved participants.

Eligibility criteria

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

  • The project should include at least two independent companies (for profit) from at least two different countries. Participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as subcontractor of the company or partner according to each country’s funding regulations.
    • In Hungary, the public financed institutions need an industrial partner in order to be eligible.
    • In Germany, SMEs only can apply for funding, participation of large companies should be self-financed. Research organizations and universities may apply on partner level.
    • In Croatia, SME only can apply for funding while scientific institutions are outsourced.
    • In Romania, SME only can apply for funding. Participation of Romanian research institutes and universities is welcome as partners and shall get funds from the main contractor.
  • All partners must express their will to cooperate, on an equal basis, in the development of a new product, industrial process or service.
  • The product, process or service must be innovative and the technological risk is accepted. Projects in Technology Readiness Level 5 are best suitable for funding, or experimental development as defined in Frascati Manual. 
  • The project must be equally significant for all partners.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants in all countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
  • Prior to obtaining the Eureka label partners are required to present a draft of Consortium Agreement (on the commercialization of the product, process or service once the phase of research and development has been completed which includes the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements)
  • Both National and EUREKA application are submitted until the 31 of March 2017. (for application in Germany, please see Application section below).

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect in each country.


Submission and approval procedures 

EUREKA Application

Partners will be asked to submit the Eureka Project Application Form and the national application form on.

The completed Eureka Project Application Form must be submitted  by 31 March 2017.

The form has to be legally signed by all participating companies.

The signatures must be scanned and sent together with the form as an integral part of the application. The forms must be completed in English, signed by all project partners.

For Application in Germany: Partners from Germany are required to include the following information in addition to the EUREKA Project Application Form:

  • A project description (as a separate pdf-file) along the following structure:
    • Economic and social impact of the project results
    • Achievement of a critical mass and better use of limited resources in fields of mutual interest
    • Mutual access to cross-border and European value chains

Please contact DLR-PT for further information regarding the funding criteria.

Project consortia selected for the full application (part 2 – see below) will be informed about necessary further steps in due time.

National Application

On 31 March 2017 all project-partners should submit also the national funding application as follows:

In AUSTRIA: The partners of the consortium should also fill in the national full proposal until. The National proposal should describe in detail the work of the Austrian partner by using eCall 

In CROATIA SME need to send full national proposal. Elements of full national proposal are explained in the Manual for Program EUREKA on this link

In CZECH REPUBLIC the national application will be published on 15.2.2017 at the website

In GERMANY: After handling all necessary documentation for part 1, applicants will hand in their national funding application only upon request. The DLR Project Management Agency will contact applicants in this regard in due time.

In HUNGARY the partners of the consortium should also fill in the national full proposal until. The National full proposal should describe in detail the work of the Hungarian partner by using a special support programme that co-finances the Hungarian EUREKA project participants (EUREKA_16):  information in Hungarian,  information in English

In ROMANIA the partners of the consortium should fill in the full project proposal and should send the signatures of all participants in the consortium. The full proposal should describe in detail the work of the Romanian partner by using the Eureka Application Form

Each country will fund its eligible participants according to its national procedures and funding rules laws, rules and regulations


The Danube Eureka Projects shall follow the national rules and procedures as for Eureka Network Projects.

Detailed information on national rules and procedures:

Further information about the project can be found on this link


Geographical focus
  • Danube Macroregion
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on March 1, 2017
Modified on March 2, 2017