MIGHT-DOHE-CDTI 1st CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNDER MYSIP – MALAYSIA-SPAIN INNOVATING PROGRAMME

On May 31st, 2016 a Joint Programme for Co-operation was established by the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, E.P.E. (CDTI), to promote and fund market - driven research and technology development as well as to encourage partnerships and business-Ied R&D&I collaborative projects between entities from both countries. Within this Programme, CDTI and MIGHT agree to launch joint calls for proposals.

This call for proposals aims to launch ambitious joint R&D projects of a high international standard between Malaysian and Spanish organizations. Potential projects will be funded by MIGHT, Ministry of Education in Malaysia and CDTI in Spain

MIGHT-DOHE-CDTI 1st CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNDER MYSIP – MALAYSIA-SPAIN INNOVATING PROGRAMME

CALL GUIDELINES

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NODAL IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES

Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology E.P.E. (CDTI), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Government of Spain, are the nodal implementing agencies from Malaysia and Spanish sides, respectively.

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THEMATIC AREAS

This Call for proposals is open to collaborative R&D projects in the following thematic areas:

  • SUSTAINABLE CITY DEVELOPMENT:
  • KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY (k-Economy):
  • ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS:
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TYPE OF PROPOSALS

Industry-driven and market-oriented R&D projects, joint technological co-operation projects between companies, research organizations, academia in Malaysia and industrial partners (start-ups, SMEs and large companies), in Spain consisting in the development or substantial improvement of new products, processes or services will be considered.

Project Duration: 2 years.

The proposals must cover the thematic areas mentioned in point 2 to enhance bi-regional co-operation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing one

TIMELINE

  • Launch of Call for Proposals: 21th October 2019
  • Deadline for Submission of completed applications: 19th March 2020
  • Eligibility feedback to applicants: 24th March 2020

Label concession (estimated): September 2020

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WHO CAN APPLY?

Eligible Malaysian Applicants

Projects can be either business or research organization-led, but must involve a Malaysia business of any size and/or involve a Malaysia research organization / academia and collaborate with a Spain business and Spain research organization.

Key Malaysian academic eligibility criteria include:

  • Research Organisations (ROs) eligible to apply are Public Universities. Researchers based in other ROs can be a Co-Investigator but not eligible to apply as a Principal Investigator.
  • The Malaysian PI must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working towards a PhD or awaiting the outcome of their viva/submission of corrections are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be Malaysian citizens and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or higher learning institute in Malaysia. Applicants with fixed terms contracts finishing before their grant end-date must secure confirmation from their RO stating that their contract will be extended to cover the duration of the award if their application is successful.
  • Contact between the Malaysian PI and other collaborators prior to the application is essential. This contact should lead to a clearly defined and mutually beneficial project proposal. Please note that MOE will not assist in locating external collaborators.
  • The Malaysian applicant’s employing organisation must be willing to agree to administer the grant.
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HOW TO APPLY?

Click here to download the application form

Contact Person

Applicants are recommended to contact the nodal representatives at their national funding organizations whose contact details are given below:

Malaysian Side

Ms. Ida Semurni Abdullah Ali

Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
E-mail: idasemurni@might.org.my

Ms. Siti Fazlina Mohd Sani

Department of Higher Education
E-mail: sfazlina.msani@moe.gov.my

Ms. Nor Amira Farhana Ahmad Zailani

Department of Higher Education
E-mail: amira.zailani@moe.gov.my

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