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Joint Call for Proposals on Technology & Innovation cooperation projects between France and Germany

BPI and ZIM have launched their new joint call for applications to enhance the industrial collaboration in R&D between France and Germany. Apply before December 20!




Application process




France and Germany are announcing a Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong potential for the French, German, European and/or international market. Partners apply with a short application form for their R&D project (provided for download) and have to file their individual applications demanded by the national funding agencies Bpifrance and AiF Projekt GmbH.


The call invites partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects until 15.01.2019.




The accepted projects will be partially funded by Bpifrance on the French side and BMWi on the German side. The remaining costs will be the responsibility of the project participants.



Application process

Expected project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and/or technology-based services.


The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:

  • The consortia should include at least two companies from the participating countries (participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or as subcontractor according to each country’s funding regulations).
  • Companies and/or academia from other countries may also participate. These partners’ participation follows financing rules including procedures and the funding regulations of these partners’ countries of origin.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.).
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from the two countries.


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



Application deadline: 20 December 2018

Final decision for funding: late March 2019





BPI - Mr Mael M’Baye  mael.mbaye@bpifrance.fr



ZIM – Mr Georg Nagel  g.nagel@aif-projekt-gmbh.de


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