Joint Call between Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces (China) and Tekes Green Growth Programme (Finland) for Industrial R&D

3rd Call for Proposals for Joint Industrial R&D projects with Jiangsu Science and Technology Department and Zhejiang Science and Technology Department is open between 13th April and 28th May 2015.
Application period: Mon 13.04.2015 - Thu 28.05.2015

Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, Jiangsu Province, The People's Republic of China, Zhejiang Science and Technology Department, Zhejiang Province, The People's Republic of China and Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation in Finland have launched the 3nd call for Joint Industrial R&D Projects with a primary aim to support joint industrial R&D aimed at development of products or processes leading to commercialization in the global market.

The funding will be granted according to both countries' usual funding principles. Tekes funds risky projects that create new know-how and innovations. The funding must have an integral impact on the project and the intended results must be significant considering funding. Tekes selects for funding projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the Finnish economy and society. The other applications and the project's impacts on other companies and society are taken into account in the evaluation of applications.

Tekes will follow the Tekes normal funding rules. In this call companies must use Tekes's normal application form (in Finnish) (in English) for companies.

1. Technological areas, Call Launch and Structure

The following technological areas are covered in the 3nd call:

Cleantech:

1. Renewable energy and related technology: wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy

2. Water treatment and environmental related technology: waste recycling, water treatment, soil improvement, air pollution control, air quality measurement, environmental monitoring comprehensive utilization of waste

3. Energy saving related technology: Energy efficiency in industry and buildings, smart grid

Other areas:

4. ICT in wide range

5. Healthcare

All financiers will also consider applications from other relevant areas.

The procedure for the Finnish participants:

1. Finnish participants should submit their proposal through Tekes' electronic system and include a project plan and a description of how they will handle their own funding part. Chinese partners should follow the guidelines issued by their Province.

2. Eligible applicants will be R&D performing Finnish registered companies which operates in Finland.

3. The results of the projects shall contribute to the Finnish economy. The participants must have prerequisites for profitable business.

4. The applicants should not have unpaid taxes or disturbances in payments.

5. For large companies the Tekes' special requirements for large companies' funding are followed.

6. The participants must fully fill in the application form so that it can be evaluated equally with the other participants applications.

7. Each applicant company can only apply for one R&D project in this call in the same funding year.

8. Deadline for the applications is 28th May 2015 at 16 pm

Project content and requirements

The proposals should comply with the following criteria:

  • Partners should include at least one partner company from Jiangsu or Zhejiang Provinces and one Finnish company participant. The project may involve more than one company from each side; academic /research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only.
  • The joint industrial R&D project should aim at development of products / processes, services leading to commercialization in the global market.
  • The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process (Consortium Agreement is required).
  • The work plan and the allocated resources of the project for the full project proposal should be assigned clearly to each of the participating partners.
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries and the project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners.
  • Both Chinese and Finnish sides must submit their application. One side application is not valid.

Tekes will follow the Tekes normal funding rules.

2. Eligibility

In Jiangsu and Zhejiang

Eligible applicants will be R&D performing Jiangsu or Zhejiang registered companies operates in Jiangsu or Zhejiang.

In Finland

Eligible applicants will be R&D performing Finnish registered companies operates in Finland. The results of the projects shall contribute to the Finnish economy. The participants must have prerequisites for profitable business The applicants should not have unpaid taxes or disturbances in payments. For large companies the special requirements of Tekes should be followed. The participants must fully fill in the application form so that it can be evaluated equally with the other participants applications.

3. Evaluation and selection of the projects

  • Jiangsu Science and Technology Department in Jiangsu province, Zhejiang Science and Technology Department in Zhejiang province and Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation will first carry out an independent evaluation of the joint R&D applications and select the eligible projects to be financially supported in accordance with their National Laws and Regulations.
  • The eligible projects will be then jointly evaluated and jointly decided which projects will be recommended for financing.
  • The funding will be granted according to both countries' usual funding principles.

 

Contact Information

Tekes

Jyri Arponen
Programme Manager
Tel. +358 2950 55874
jyri.arponen (at) tekes.fi

Tiina Rajamäki
Senior Adviser
Tel. +358 2950 27613
tiina.rajamaki (at) tekes.fi

Mikko Ylhäisi
Chief Adviser
Tel. +358 2950 55877
mikko.ylhaisi (at) tekes.fi

Karin Wikman
Senior Adviser
Tel. +358 2950 55723
karin.wikman (at) tekes.fi

Aila Maijanen
Business Adviser
Tel. +358 2950 55882
aila.maijanen (at) tekes.fi

Yang Liu (刘洋)
Ph.D. (Candidate)
Regional Manager (China)
Spinverse Innovation
Tel. (Finland) +358 (0)400 25 00 23
Tel. (China) +86 186 1684 7190
Skype: SpinverseChina
WeChat(微信): 47177177
yang.liu (at) spinverse.com

Tapio Poutiainen
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.) / Programme Coordination Team Tekes Green Growth –
Towards a Sustainable Future
Spinverse Oy Ltd
Tekniikantie 14, FI-02150 ESPOO, FINLAND
Tel. +358 50 343 6820
tapio.poutiainen (at) spinverse.com

Tekes in Shanghai

Mr Jarmo Heinonen
Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Tel: +86 21 6104 1477
Fax: +86 21 6104 1432
jarmo.e.heinonen (at) tekes.fi
Rm 402, Bldg 2, 690 Bibo Road, Shanghai (Zip Code: 201203)

Ms Elisa Yu
Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Tel: +86 21 6104 1477
Fax: +86 21 6104 1432
elisa.yu (at) tekes.fi
Rm 402, Bldg 2, 690 Bibo Road, Shanghai (Zip Code: 201203)

Call is open from 13th April to 28th May 2015