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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Innovation and Partnership Open call (Closed)

The goal of this call for projects is to promote direct collaboration between actors in academic research and the private sector (start-ups, SMEs, multinational corporations, technical institutes, EPIC [French Public Industrial and Commercial Establishments], etc.) to develop high-risk innovative projects with a strong potential for added value.

To be eligible for this call, a project must:
• be collaborative and involve at least one private entity and one team belonging to the SPS network.
• be coordinated by a scientist (permanent employee or not) belonging to the SPS network.
• include R&D work mainly carried out by SPS laboratories.

The involvement and investment of the private partner in the project must be justified, at least equivalent to the SPS’Innov grant and provided as direct funds to the academic lab.

Funds provided by SPS will be allocated to the laboratory of the project coordinator. Selected projects will receive 50k€ of financial support. The application must detail the distribution of this envelope in personnel costs, running costs and services. The running costs must be justified and described in the grant application and may cover consumables and small equipment, as well as stipends paid to students for training internships. Services will be limited to 30% of the SPS funding.

Application procedure

The SPS'innov open call follows a two-step application procedure. The first step consists of a presentation of the project in front of the SPS Innovation and Partnership Working Group, the second step is a submission of the complete project after validation by the research unit and the structure supporting partnership and innovation of the institution concerned. The first step aims to judge the eligibility of the project and guide you in its construction to facilitate the second step.

Submit an application

The detailed instructions (which have to be read carefuly) and the applications documents can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


Step 1 - Pre-project > Application deadline: June 27, 2019 – However, applications will be treated as and when they arrive and we advise you to submit your presentation as soon as possible.

Step 2 - Complete project > Application deadline: October 4, 2019 (midnight)

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