The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding the CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations.
The target of funding under the “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations” programme is to support international partnerships in the areas of climate, environment and energy.
The “CLIENT II“ funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports the international research and development projects of commercial companies, higher education institutions, non-university research institutions, as well as municipal and Land institutions and relevant associations headquartered in Germany. According to the terms of the call, German organization can have a partner from Georgian side.
In a first step, project proposals for international R&D projects should be submitted by the German project coordinator to the BMBF’s project management agency.
Application deadline for 2017 call is November, 30.
Prerequisites for project funding include:
- Relevance and a demonstrated urgent need for R&D in the partner country (e.g. by superordinate programmes at ministerial and/or regional level),
- Proof of adequate own financing by cooperation partners in the respective partner countries
- Involvement of at least one, ideally several, institutions in the partner country: (preferably research institutions as well as companies with independent research and development activities) and at least one stakeholder (e.g. public authority) crucial to project implementation, or other institutions in the partner country which may include those which do not carry out research activities, in the interest of sustainable opportunities for commercialization.
- Signature of a written agreement between all collaboration partners concerning rights and duties within the bilateral project, competences, terms and conditions of the collaboration, how to handle data, publication procedures, etc. (to be signed six months after project launch, at the latest).
For further information, please read the summary.
Interested applicants should contact the BMBF’s project management agency:
Ms Anke Krüger
Phone: +49 30 20199-3455