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Russian-German funding competition

A particularly important aspect of the "Strategic partnership in the field of education, research and innovation" between Germany and Russia is the funding of Russian-German cooperative activities in the field of applied, industry-related and innovative research.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the International Office (IB) and the Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) have launched a joint competition. The call is particularly addressed at research-based small and medium-sized innovative companies in Germany and Russia as well as research institutions doing applied research in the two countries.

The funding programme aims to support cooperative Russian-German projects that focus on what Germany and Russia regard as future technologies.

Collaborative Russian-German projects focusing on the following areas are eligible for funding:

- Biotechnology, health research, medical technology
- Nanotechnologies
- Information- and communication technologies
- New materials and production technologies
- Technologies for resources and energy efficiency as well as sustainable environmental technologies
- Optical technologies

Consortia consisting of at least two partners, one from Russia and one from Germany, from one of the following groups are invited to submit proposals:

From Russia: innovative small companies; from Germany: innovative small- and medium-sized companies, university and non-university public or private applied research institutions.

Preliminary proposals, written in English, must be submitted to both the International Office of the BMBF and the Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises. Deadline for submitting preliminary proposals is the 30th June 2008. Complete proposals must be submitted to the International Office of the BMBF and the Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises up until the 20th July 2008. Funding will commence no earlier than 1st October 2008.
Further information:
Contact for applicants from Germany:
International Office of the BMBF at the
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Heinrich-Konen-Straße 1
53227 Bonn

Contact for Russian applicants in the Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE):
Alexander Borisowitsch Mamochin
Leninskij Prospekt 49
119334 Moscow
Tel.: (495) 231-7934
Fax: (495) 231-1902
E-mail: mamokhin@fasie.net

Contact (at FASIE) for project partners from Germany:
Olga Georgijewna Reusche
E-mail: reusche@fasie.net
Tel.: (495) 504-05-07

Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/articles/pm/russian-german-funding-competition