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"Beyond Europe"

Programme for Internationalisation of RTI Projects

The "Beyond Europe" Programme supports Austrian companies, research and university institutes and other organisations in creating and extending collaborations.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group SME, Large enterprises, Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Competence centres, Research facilities, Single researchers, Start-up, Non-profit organisations
Topic Service Innovations, Society, Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Type of service Funding
Förderinstrument C2 L Sondierung, C4 E-I Kooperationsprojekt experimentelle Entwicklung / industrielle Forschung
Geographic scope -
Partner Keine benötigt
Submission Submission with a proposal process
FFG Unit of organisation Thematic programmes
Selection via
Funding opportunities Project proposals may be submitted for exploratory projects and cooperative R&D projects of the category "Experimental Development". All applications must be submitted by an Austrian company.
Min. / max. subsidies 0 / 500.000
Eligible costs Eligible costs are: personnel costs; R&D infrastructure; costs of materials; third-party costs; travel costs; overhead costs For details on the eligibility of costs see the Cost Guidelines: https://www.ffg.at/recht-finanzen/kostenleitfaden/version-2
Min. / max. duration 0 / 36 months
Availabilty of 17.12.2015- ongoing
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The Programme "Beyond Europe" supports Austrian companies, research and university institutes and other organisations in creating and extending collaborations.

International research cooperation has today become indispensable for achieving excellent results and strengthening the competitiveness of Austria’s research and economy on the global market.

Austria’s RTI Strategy “Becoming an Innovation Leader“, which was launched in 2011 by the Federal Government, defined international positioning as one of its key aims.

In 2013, the interministerial Working Group 7a published its strategic recommendations entitled “Beyond Europe“.

In the context of these developments the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) considers the expansion and operationalisation of internationalisation activities as a key point to strengthen Austria’s position as

a research hub by taking measures designed to meet current challenges and trends.

The Call of the "Beyond Europe" programme aim at increasing the international RTI activities and collaborations of Austrian companies and research institutions with partners outside Europe in the form of research projects. The Calls are open to all thematic fields. Funding is available for projects in all technical disciplines.

It is assumed that Beyond Europe partners will generally bear their own costs. They may however receive direct funding from the programme budget to a limited extend, depending on the respective funding instrument.

Description of target group

Austrian companies, research and university institutes and other organisations; Project partners from “Beyond Europe” countries may receive direct funding to a limited extent (for the definition of "Beyond Europe" see Call Guidelines, Chapter 2.2)