EUREKA application form section 2
2.1 Description (approximately one A4 page)
Aim of the project
Give a short description of the scope of the project with reference to the specific aims and objectives.
Why do you want to make the project an international collaborative project? How does the proposed collaboration bring added value to all nations involved? Add an additionality line.
Strategic relevance of the project
Describe the strategic relevance of the project and for partners involved.
2.2. Technological development envisaged State-of-art of R&D and the technology
Describe the current status of research and development in the subject at national and international level. Describe the technology.
Technology readiness and technical challenges
Describe the technology maturity of your project activities and how they align with the industrial research category for this competition. Highlight the anticipated technical challenges. Technology readiness levels can be used as an indicator to describe your project development.
Risk management strategy
What are the technological risks and how do you manage and reduce these risks? If the proposed experimental design, method or technical approach does not work, what is the alternative strategy?
Legal, ethical and regulatory demands
Are there any legal, ethical or regulatory demands specifically linked to the project activities? If so, explain them.
2.3 Market application and exploitation
Value creation and growth and employment
Describe the expected value creation, including return on investment (ROI), from the project, and how it will be created over time.
Explain how project results will be implemented, for example, how will they be brought to market or implemented into a product? Describe the barriers to market.
Project outcome beneficiaries or recipients
Who will benefit from the project outcomes, directly or indirectly? Include references to wider environmental and social benefits.
EUREKA application form sections 3 and 4
The main participant completes section 3. Other participants complete sections 4. This guidance is relevant for all participants.
3.6 and 4.6 Contribution to the project
How does the project align with the national strategy?
Provide details of the specific technical contribution your organisation will make to the project. Include details of personnel, systems and facilities. If you need to use subcontractors explain why.
3.7 and 4.7 Expertise
Your expertise and core business
Demonstrate the necessary skills for management and co-ordination across an international collaboration. At least one partner must demonstrate their capability.
Governance and leadership
Explain how project governance, management and communication is organised. Describe roles and responsibilities of those involved.
Integrated project delivery plan and milestone register (400 words)
You must download and complete the integrated project plan and milestone register for the whole project detailed in the EUREKA application, and for all participants. This must reflect the collaboration between the consortium members and their input and contribution to the project.
Describe the work packages to be undertaken in delivering the scope of the project and the intended outcomes.
Supply a Gantt chart clearly identifying the tasks, deliverables and milestones highlighted in the work package breakdown
Supply a work breakdown structure (WBS) diagram showing the delivery structure and major work packages and sub work packages with their respective delivery ownership.
Provide evidence of foreground and background intellectual property (IP) to be accessed and used by the consortium during the project. This demonstrates the capability that each partner brings to the collaboration and the existing knowledge this project builds on.
Identify the significant risks in undertaking the project. This should include the risk, the likelihood and impact of the risk before any mitigation, and details of any risk mitigation.
You must submit the required documentation in a single appendix to support your answer. It must be a PDF and can be up to 10 MB. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.
Question 3. Benefits
What economic, social and environmental benefits do you expect your project to deliver, and when?
Your answer can be up to 400 words long.
Describe all the benefits expected, both inside and outside of the consortium. In particular highlight the benefits expected in the UK.
Describe the R&D, capital and training expenditure which you expect to be made as a result of this project. What do you expect the expenditure to be made on?
How many jobs do you expect the project partners to either safeguard or create as a direct result of this project? Which jobs will be safeguarded? Explain why the project is needed to safeguard or create these jobs.
Where relevant you can also describe any expected training or jobs safeguarded or created as an indirect result of this project.
Describe any other impacts that would not happen without your project. For example, effects on: greenhouse gas, noise, air quality and so on.
Question 4. Added value to the UK
How does financial support from the ATI Programme add value to the UK?
Your answer can be up to 400 words long.
Address both of the following:
- Why do you need this amount of funding? Explain what other sources of funding have been considered, including private investment, and why it is not available. Supporting evidence could include, but is not limited to: business cases, internal rate of return analysis, or other financial comparisons of the scenarios with funding and without funding.
- What will happen to the project in the absence of funding? Describe and provide evidence for what will occur if the application for funding is not successful, in particular whether:
- some or all of the project would be likely to be carried out overseas, listing overseas sites able to carry out the work, explaining the implications for cost, quality and timescales, and outlining any likely support from overseas governments
- the project investment and benefits will be scaled back in the UK, explaining where applicable the impact a delay or a change of scope would have on starting the project
Question 5. Equality, diversity and inclusion (unscored) (400 words)
Does your organisation have a policy on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and what role does EDI play in your organisation’s culture?
Describe or explain:
- your approved policy on EDI, if you have one
- how you encourage and develop diversity in your workforce, suppliers and customers
- any recognition you have received as an inclusive workplace, including third party audits, recognition or awards
- how you will consider EDI in the development of the innovation you are focusing on in your collaborative project to maximise market penetration and mitigate against any potential negative impacts on society or exclusion of certain communities
- how you will measure the impact of EDI on how you manage your project and the impact of your project on equality and inclusion issues within your organisation and across the relevant market
- any gaps in your current understanding and how you intend to address these
Do not provide personal information on individuals or identifiable statistics on diversity within your organisation.
EUREKA Project Assessment Methodology (PAM) questions
The following questions will be assessed based on your responses to questions 1 and 2 and in line with the EUREKA PAM.
For every question you must write the following in the question reply field: “I confirm I understand the assessors will assess our answers to questions 1 and 2 against this criterion.”
Question 6. C1.1. Financial capacity of all partners
Question 7. C2.1. Formal agreement between partners
Question 8. B1.1. Well-balanced partnership
Question 9. B1.2. Added value through co-operation
Question 10. B1.3. Technological capacity of all partners
Question 11. B1.4. Managerial capacity of all partners
Question 12. B2.1. Methodology and planning approach
Question 13. B2.2. Milestones and deliverables
Question 14. B2.3. Cost and financing structure
Question 15. B2.4. Financial commitment of each partner
Question 16. T1.1. Degree of technological maturity and risk
Question 17. T1.2. Technological achievements
Question 18. T2.1. Degree of innovation
Question 19. T2.2. Geographical/sectoral impact
Question 20. M1.1. Market size
Question 21. M1.2. Market access and risk
Question 22. M2.1. Strategic importance of the project
Question 23. M2.2. Enhanced capabilities and visibility