4th Joint Call for Proposals (Innovation) in the Thematic Areas
of Infectious Diseases (including Antimicrobial Resistance [AMR]) and Smart Cities.
Type of funded projects: Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Call Projects must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries (either 2 different Southeast Asian partners and 1 European partner or 2 different European partners and 1 Southeast Asian partner) applying for funding from funding agencies participating in the call. The proposals have to cover the thematic areas of Infectious Diseases (including Antimicrobial Resistance [AMR]) or Smart Cities to enhance bi-regional co-operation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing ones. The 2019 Innovation call aims to support projects with a strong application focus and the targeted Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at the end of the project should at least be 3.
Deadline: 18 November 2019 12:00 (noon) CET/ 18:00 Jakarta time
1) Infectious Diseases (including Antimicrobial Resistance [AMR])
There is a long tradition of cooperation on infectious diseases between Europe and Southeast Asia and health research is a proven strength of both regions. Nonetheless, major obstacles exist to overcome the existing and increasing global health challenges including the need for a deeper understanding of diseases pathology and the socio-economic causes of the diseases and linked effectiveness of health intervention.
There is a strong potential for collaboration in the area of antimicrobial resistance, as South-East Asia is affected by situations similar to Europe and requiring actions to which it can contribute.
2) Smart Cities
The sustainable development of urban areas is a challenge of key importance. It requires new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. However, these solutions need integrated approaches, both in terms of research and development of advanced technological solutions, as well as deployment in the following areas:
• Smart Energy Systems
• Building and Space Sustainability
• Intelligent Transport and Mobility
• Societal Challenges: inclusion, education, health, tourism, etc.
Participating countries and funding agencies/ministries (1= Infectious Diseases (incl. AMR; 2=Smart Cities) :
Cambodia - Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY)1+2
Czech Republic – Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)1
Indonesia – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI)1+2
Lao PDR - Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)1+2
Latvia – Ministry of Education and Science (IZM)1+2
Myanmar – Ministry of Education (MoE)1+2
The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Philippine Council for Health Research & Development (PCHRD)1
The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology (PCIEERD)2
Spain - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)1+2
Thailand - National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)2
Thailand - Thailand Center for Excellence for Life Science (TCELS)1
Turkey - Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)1+2
Vietnam – Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)1
Some funders only participate in one of the thematic areas. This is indicated with a 1=Infectious Diseases (incl. AMR) and 2=Smart Cities after the name of each funding agency in the list above.
The list of funders might not be complete at the time of the launch of the call and others are expected to join later. Please check for updates.
Scope of the projects:
Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). They should start earliest in July 2020. Within the framework of the Joint Call, funding can in general be applied for:
- Personnel costs
- Equipment and consumables (project-related miscellaneous expenses and project-related larger equipment)
- Mobility costs (exchange research visits between Europe and Southeast Asia. Travel costs, living expenses and visa costs are eligible for funding.
- Other costs (Costs which cannot be classified under the previous cost items but are required for the project implementation, such as costs related to dissemination, intellectual property, demonstration, market search, management, organisational and subcontracting costs).
The eligibility of cost items and their calculation is according to respective national regulations. You can download the respective national regulations for your country in the attachments section.
The upper funding limit can also be found in the respective national regulations.
Who can apply?
Proposals may be submitted by public legal RTD (Research and Technology Development) entities, higher education institutions, non-university research establishments, companies (all depending on national regulations).
The participation of industries is not strictly mandatory but due to the strong application focus of this innovation call the participation of SMEs, industries and clusters in consortia is strongly recommended. Eligibly criteria can be found in the respective national funding regulations.
Countries contributing to the Call are: Cambodia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Latvia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Institutions not explicitly mentioned as recipients might be included in consortia if they provide their own funding (non-eligible organisations might join at their own costs). A Letter of Commitment has to be submitted in these cases. Other entities may apply if the respective national regulations allow it.
Applicants should discuss their intentions and confirm eligibility with their respective National Contact Point before submitting a proposal.
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For more information about qualification and regulation : Here