CIR-CE: Innovation and Research with Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Call for Proposals: CIR-CE promotes cooperation between innovative Austrian companies and innovative companies from Central-, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Official Kick off: 25 May 2005
First deadline for project propopals: 12 September 2005
Official website:
CIR-CE is an RTDI funding programme developed and implemented by FFG / Structural Programmes on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour (BMWA).

Its objectives are
- the implementation of transnational networks - organised by intermediary organisations
(Competence Centres, Technology centres, clusters) and
- encouraging transnational projects covering R&D, technology transfer, benchmarking,
quality assurance etc.

Public funding is between 45% and 75%, project duration ranging from 1,5 up to 3 years.

The first call for proposals will start on May 25th, 2005, deadline will then be September 12th, 2005. Projects will start in the beginning of 2006, the budget for this call will be approximately EUR 3,2 Mio.

FFG / Structural Programmes is responsible for the programme management, counselling for prospective applicants will be provided.

Guidelines, programme principles, application forms and all other essential documents will be provided at call opening on 25 May under

Official opening event:
May 25th 2005, Vienna
Please register under

Juli 1st, Salzburg

Proposer's Day:
August 25th, Wien
August 26th, Salzburg or Innsbruck

For further information please contact:
Birgit Baumann (, Tel: +43 (0) 5577 2401)
Susanne Spiesz (; Tel: +43 (0) 5577 2404)


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