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3rd German-Japanese Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

  • 2019/03/25


Germany and Japan invites partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects until  March 25th, 2019. Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or processes which have strong market potential. 

Eligible project participants from Germany and Japan will finance their costs from the national funding schemes and complementarily from their own resources. 

Project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and/or technical services.

Between the opening of the Call and the Call deadline on March 25th, 2019 all participants file one short common proposal in English language, legally signed by all organisations participating in the project (the form is available on and a draft consortium agreement (not yet signed) that regulates the terms of cooperation between all partners in English language.

The applicants will receive the decision regarding grant funding by their national funding organization in the 2nd week of July 2019 at the latest. If funding is granted, the project is to be started in July 2019. 

It is highly recommended to consult with the national funding organisations (NEDO in Japan, AiF Projekt GmbH in Germany) at an early stage.


Application deadline is March 25, 2019. 


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