First Call for Project Proposals
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First Call for Project Proposals

Announcement of the 1st call for proposals of the national centres of competence 1 programme

On 29th March 2018, pursuant to the Act No. 130/2002 Sb., on the support of research and development from public funds and on the amendment to some related acts, to the Framework for State Aid for Research and Development and Innovation 2014/C 198/01 and to the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 of 17 June 2014, the Technology Agency (TA CR) announced the first call for proposals in research and experimental development of the National Centres of Competence 1 programme.

The subject of this public tender is the selection of project proposals for applied research or experimental development supported by the public funds of TA CR for the purpose of fulfilling the National Centres of Competence 1 programme goals. 

Detailed information necessary for the preparation and submition of a project proposal, including information on the evaluation criteria and process are in the Tender Dossier and in related documents.

The tender period commences on 30th March 2018 and concludes on 31st May 2018 at the following times:

  1. the project proposal may be sent via ISTA until 4:30 p.m.
  2. the Confirmation of Project Proposal Submission to ISTA will be accepted until 12:59:59 p.m. via the TA CR signature container
  3. documentation proving the applicant’s capacity (with the exception of Section 18(2a) of the Act on the Support of Research and Development) will be accepted until 12:59:59 p.m. via the TA CR signature container.
    The applicant is obligated to submit the project proposal via the ISTA electronic system available at the TA CR website www.tacr.cz and to send the “Confirmation of Electronic Project Proposal Submission to ISTA” to the TA CR signature container via the main applicant’s signature container. In the “Subject” of the message, the applicant shall state “1st public tender – NATIONAL CENTRES OF COMPETENCE 1 Programme – PROJECT PROPOSAL”.

The applicant shall also send the attachments proving its capacity to the TA CR signature container while the “Subject” of the message shall state “ 1st public tender – NATIONAL CENTRES OF COMPETENCE 1 Programme – PROOF OF APPLICANT’S CAPACITY”. Each applicant shall send the proof of capacity separately from its own signature container.

TA CR signature container ID: afth9xp.

DOCUMENTS RELATED TO the 1st PUBLIC TENDER