Innovation Projects

On July 20/21, 2011, the Meeting of the "Group of Funding Parties" for the Pilot Joint Call "Innovation" took place in Frankfurt, Germany. The Group of Funding Parties decided to fund eleven projects.

ERA.Net RUS call in Innovation launched (call closed 15 April 2011)

List of selected projects

Project coordinator is given in bold type (see 'Project Partners').
Joint Call Secretariat (17 October 2011). Download table as PDF.

Background information
In the frame of the ERA.Net RUS project a call on Innovation is launched 15 February 2011 and applicants are invited to submit online proposals until 15 April 2011.

The participating countries are: Germany, Greece, Israel, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey

By Innovation Projects are meant joint R&D projects designed to lead to innovative products, services or processes of significant economic and/or societal value. The goal of the call is to create long-term research collaboration in the field of innovation between EU Member States/ Associated Countries to FP7 and Russia. Innovative research collaboration of a high standard between teams from EU Member States and/or Associated Countries and Russia will be supported through open competition. EU-Russia collaborative innovation projects can be funded in the research areas, which are thematically assigned to innovative technologies of high utilization potential and of particular importance for the EU as well as for Russia.

Eligible consortia must comprise a minimum of at least three partners from three different countries, of which at least one small Russian innovative company and at least one company from the EU MS/AC. At least two partners must necessarily come from the countries represented by the Funding Parties of the Call. Once the minimum requirements are met, partners from countries not participating in the call can also join, however on their own funds.

The duration of a project must be up to 24 months. The total indicative financial contribution to the call will be of € 2.980.000 plus an additional amount from INTAS donation. For funding contributions of each country and maximum amount of funding per partner please download the Terms of References and its Annex with national rules.

The proposal has to be submitted online and in English using the PT-Outline webtool at:

Please download the following documents to receive more information about the call and to prepare your proposal:

Terms of References
Guidelines for Applicants
Call Announcement 
Project description template (to be completed and uploaded to the PT-Outline webtool)    
PJC Flyer

How to find partners?

Profiles have been collected with information on the academic background, research work, project ideas and the contact data of researchers that have expressed their interest in participating in the Innovation call and are thus open to be contacted by other researchers with the aim of forming a project consortium

Expert Profile brochure (participants of the brokerage event in Ekaterinburg)
Further profiles

In case you are interested to publish your profile, please fill in the form below and send it to the ERA.Net RUS Joint Call Secretariat
Template Profile Form

For more information on the ERA.Net RUS call in Innovation, you may contact the National Contact Points or the the PJC Secretariat:

For scientific issues:
Maria Josten
International Bureau of the
Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Phone : + 49 228 3821 1415

For administrative issues:
Mrs. Iryna Ibel
International Bureau of the
Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Phone : +49 228 3821 1803

Mrs. Paraskevi Afentaki
Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports
General Secretariat for Research & Technology
International S & T Cooperation Directorate
Phone: +30 210 7458112

Mr. Aviv Zeevi
ISERD- Israel-Europe R&D Directorate for the EU FP
Phone: +972-3-5118121

Mrs. Olga Levchenko
Foundation for the Assistance of Small Innovative Enterprises
Phone: +7 495 231 3851

Mrs. Irina Niggli
University of Geneva (Swiss Leading House for Swiss-Russian S&T Cooperation)
acting on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research
Phone: +41 22 379 71 96
Mr. Ilter Haliloglu
The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
Phone: +90 312 468 53 00/  2781

Turkish applicants are advised to visit the following website:

International Bureau of the
Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Mr. Andreas Kahle
Phone : +49 228 3821 1447

Mr. Christian Schache
Phone: +49 228 3821 1465




    Innovation Projects

    This brochure highlights the outcome of ERA.Net RUS and portrays 13 of the 42 projects funded as a result of the Pilot Joint Calls in detail. All funded projects (31 collaborative S&T projects and 11 innovation projects) are listed. The brochure also provides an overview of the ERA.Net RUS project activities and the involved parties. Click 'more' to download the PDF (52 pages, 3.36 MB).