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France-Argentina Research and Development funding

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

French and Argentine SMEs from all industry sectors are invited to submit joint projects in R&D and Innovation. Applications are admissible throughout the year.

The Public Investment Bank (BPI France) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT) launched a Cooperation program between French and Argentine companies.

This program provides funding for collaborative and innovative projects for industrial applications with the aim of domestic and/or global market marketing.

It is intended:

  • In Argentina, for all SMEs registered in the country having some of its activities dedicated to R&D ;
  • in France, for any company established in the country which employs fewer than 2,000 people and which does not belong to a group of more than 2,000 people.

The funding is provided to each partner by the respective country institution:

  • In Argentina: 70% of the total of R&D costs and a maximum of 800,000 Pesos ;
  • in France: repayable advance if successful: 65% for firms with fewer than 250 employees and 50% for intermediate-sized enterprises, from 250 to 2,000 people.

Application files are admissible throughout the year.