Innovation Projects

The Group of Funding Parties (GFP) of the Pilot Joint Call on Innovation Projects selected the 11 projects listed below for funding. The Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) received a total of 183 eligible project proposals, a tremendous response to the Pilot Joint Calls, which were the frst of their kind in EU-Russia research cooperation.

List of selected projects

Project coordinator is given in bold type (see 'Project Partners').

list of innovation projects 2011-2012 Click image for a larger view | Download table as PDF.

Background information

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

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

The term Innovation Projects was defined as '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 was 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 was supported through open competition. EU-Russia collaborative innovation projects could be funded in research areas, which were 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 were met, partners from countries not participating in the call sould 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 was 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 was to be submitted online and in English using the PT-Outline webtool at:

Download (call documents):

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 were 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, proposers were asked to get in touch with 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


  • ERA.Net RUS Flyer

    [PDF - 776.6 kB]

    (ERA.Net RUS info leaflet 2009-2013) (URL:

  • ERA.Net RUS & Funded Projects 2012

    [PDF - 3.37 MB]

    This brochure showcases all projects funded under the Pilot Joint Call, which was implemented by the predecessor project ERA.Net RUS. (URL:


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