The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) announces the Call for Proposals for the «Creation and Initial Development of STARTUPs with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)» Programme within the framework of the “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes for Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) and invites potential beneficiaries to submit relevant Project Proposals (Proposals).
The present Call is part of the «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development 2014-2020» Operational Programme and is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
GENERAL CALL INFORMATION
|Pillar||ΙΙ. SUSTAINABLE RTDI SYSTEM|
|Programme||Creation and Initial Development of STARTUPs with International Orientation|
|Call Budget||2.000.000 Euro|
|Maximun Funding Per Project||100.000 Euro|
|Publication Date||03 July 2019|
15 May 2020, 13:00
The English version of the Call, even though an official translation endorsed by the Research and Innovation Foundation, is provided for information purposes only. Only the Greek version of the Call is legally binding and shall prevail in case of any divergence in interpretation.
The objective of the “Creation and Initial Development of STARTUPs with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)” Programme is to support the creation and initial development of innovative STARTUPs which aim to develop innovative products and services with global market penetration prospects.
RESTART 2016-2020 WORK PROGRAMME
All general rules and procedures for the participation of organisations and individuals, the eligible activities and costs, as well as the specific information regarding the Programme “Creation and Initial Development of STARTUPs with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)”, aswell as the other RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes, are included in the RESTART 2016-2020 Work Programme, which is the main reference document and an important information source for interested parties and can be found on the Research and Innovation Foundation’s IRIS (Innovation Research Information System) Portal (https://iris.research.org.cy/#/documentlibrary).
Within the framework of the present Call for Proposals the following specific conditions, which are not defined in the RESTART 2016-2020 Work Programme, apply:
- Project Evaluation by External Experts: Within the framework of the evaluation process, the implementation of the project will be presented to at least one (1) external expert approximately in the middle of the project implementation. The evaluator may be different from the one who initially assessed the project proposal.
- An enterprise cannot be at the same time Host Organisation of a Project in more than one of the following three Programmes: (a) Creation and Initial Development of STARTUPs with International Orientation (PRE-SEED), (b) Development of Internationally Competitive Innovative Products and Services by STARTUPs (SEED) and (c) Development and Promotion of Internationally Competitive Innovative Products and Services by Existing Enterprises (INNOVATE).
For detailed Information please refer to the three official documents below (Call for Proposals, Guide for Evaluators & RESTART-2016-2020-Work-Programme)