On 9th of June 2014 the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic announced the first call for proposals in research and experimental development under the Programme for the support of collaboration in applied research and experimental development through joint projects and technological innovation agencies DELTA (hereinafter referred to as „the DELTA Programme“), according to Act No. 130/2002 Coll. on the support of research, experimental development and innovation from public funds and amending some related acts (Act on the Support of Research and Development), to Community Framework for State Aid for Research, Development and Innovation as well as to Commission Regulation 800/2008 of 6 August 2008, declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the common market in application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty (hereinafter referred to as the General Block Exemption Regulation).
The aim of this call for proposals is the selection of project proposals of applied research or experimental development supported by public funds through the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as the provider) for the purposes of achieving the objectives of the DELTA Programme.Due to limited financial resources allocated to the DELTA Programme, depending on the current budget of the provider designated for targeted support, the first call for proposals under the DELTA Programme has been launched only for the Czech-Vietnamese cooperation, with the amount of CZK 10 million for the year 2015. Other calls for proposals under the DELTA Programme to support cooperation with other countries will be announced according to the state budget for R&D. Calls for proposals of the DELTA Programme may be announced up to four times a year.
The specific documentation and related documents contain detailed information needed for preparation and submission of the project proposals, including information on evaluation criteria.
The applicant must submit a project proposal via the electronic system (ES) available on the provider’s website www.tacr.cz and must send the document “Acknowledgement of submission of electronic project proposals via the ES Patriot” to the provider’s data box through data box of the main applicant.
„First call - DELTA Programme – project proposal“ must be specified in the message field of „Object“ and annexes proving required applicant’s eligibility, must be sent to the provider’s data box. „First call – DELTA Programme – Proof of applicant's eligibility“ must be written in the message field of „Object“.
The competition period starts on 10th of June 2014 and ends on 28th of August 2014 at the following hours:
Project proposals must be sent via the electronic system Patriot till 4:30:00 pm.
Acknowledgement of submission of electronic project proposals via the ES Patriot must be sent to the provider’s data box till 11:59:59 pm.
Documents proving applicant’s eligibility except section 18, paragraph 2, letter a) of Act on the Support of Research and Development) must be sent to the provider's data box till 11:59:59 pm.
Provider’s ID data box: afth9xp
Electronic application: https://vyzvy.tacr.cz
All inquiries will be answered via helpdesk http://www.tacr.cz/hesk/
or at +420 234 611 648