Italy: MIUR

Programme Profile:

 Italy MIUR

Name of the programme/initiative:

FIRST - Fondo per gli Investimenti nella Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica

programme website:

http://www.ricercainternazionale.miur.it

http://www.ricercainternazionale.miur.it/era/eranet-e-sa/m-eranet.aspx

Programme owner

MIUR – Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)

MIUR – Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.

Name: Aldo Covello, Alberto Martuscelli

Phone: +39 06 5849 6465; +39 06 5849 7473

e-mail: aldo.covello@miur.it;alberto.martuscelli@miur.it

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

All activities classifiable as Industrial research and Experimental development are eligible for funding. Furthermore, Industrial research activities must be predominant with respect to Experimental development activities.

Funding rates (approx.)

The budget made available for the call amounts to 600.000 Euro. A maximum grant of 200.000 Euro can be awarded to each project proposal, even if it includes more than one Italian participant.  

All costs incurred during the lifetime of the project under the following categories are eligible: Personnel, Equipment, Subcontracting, Consumables, Dissemination and Coordination activities, and Overheads.


            

 

Applicant

typology

 

 

 

 

Activity

typology

Funding Rates

Enterprises and private research bodies (which meets the requirements of research organization under EU Reg. no. 651/2014 of the Commission - June 17, 2014)

Universities, public research institutions, research organizations (public and private) in accordance with Reg. EU n. 651/2014 of the Commission - June 17, 2014)

Small

Enterprises

Medium Enterprises

Big Enterprises

Industrial Research

grant

40%

30%

20%

50%

Experimental Research

grant

30%

20%

10%

25%

 

On request of applicants a pre-payment may be done, equal to:

-          80% of the total contribution for public entities;

-          50% of the total contribution for private entities.

The remaining part of contribute will be paid in instalments after each financial and progress reporting period.

Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)

1)       Type/nature of participants

The following entities are eligible for funding, providing that they have stable organization in Italy:

-          Enterprises and private research bodies (which meets the requirements of research organization under EU Reg. no. 651/2014 of the Commission - June 17, 2014)

-          Universities, public research institutions, research organizations (public and private) in accordance with Reg. EU n. 651/2014 of the Commission - June 17, 2014).

2)       Legal/administrative/financial conditions:

The participant must not be defaulting with regard to other funding received by MIUR.

The participant must not have requested/got any other funding for the same research activities.

The participant must respect the Italian law against "mafia".

 

3)       Financial conditions

For any private entity, the following financial criteria, calculated using the data reported in the last approved balance sheet, must be fulfilled:

1.     CN > (CP – I)/2

Where:

CN = net assets (Capitale netto)

CP = sum of the costs of all the projects for which public funding has been requested by the participant during the year

I = sum of the contributions received, approved or requested for the same projects

2.     OF/F < 8%

Where:

OF = financial charges (Oneri finanziari)

F = turnover (Fatturato)

 

4)       Thematic restrictions

The funds made available for the call will exclusively fund project proposals submitted under the following topics:

2. Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces;   

3. High performance synthetic and biobased composites;              

5. Interfaces between materials and biological hosts for health applications.

 

Full proposals shall be submitted at European level.

Italian participants could be requested to provide MIUR with additional documents, such as:

1.     “Domanda di finanziamento”;

2.     “Dichiarazioni del soggetto proponente”;

3.     “Dichiarazioni dell’affidabilità economico-finanziaria”;

4.     “Dichiarazione di impegno a fornire una polizza fideiussoria”;

5.     “Dichiarazione di conformità ai requisiti per lo status di organismo di ricerca e diffusione della conoscenza”;

6.     “Costi ammissibili”.

All these documents will be available on MIUR International Research website in a single editable file containing all the instructions for the submission.

The admission for funding is subject to the adoption of the necessary accounting and administrative measures for the allocation of the resources.

 

Funded participants will be requested to submit financial and scientific reports to MIUR every six months.

 

It is recommended to contact the National Contact Persons already in early stage of project preparation.

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

Eligible participants must have a stable organization in Italy

National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines

National additional documents must be sent to MIUR by the same deadline established in the international joint call.