Call for Proposals: 1st Singapore-Germany Academic-Industry International Collaboration

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), jointly announce the 1st Singapore-Germany Academic-Industry (2+2) International Collaboration call for proposals.

The goal of the Call for Proposals is to promote research and development bilateral collaboration between Singapore- and German-based public and private institutes and organizations, through joint scientific projects. Specifically, this collaboration calls for the union of 4: one Singapore-based and one German-based public sector research performer, and representatives from one Singapore-based and one German-based industry collaborators. Against the backdrop of globalization and Singapore government’s recent step up to help companies stay competitive through innovation and technology adoption, this “2+2” cooperation framework could incentivize Singapore-based companies to undertake open innovation partnership and provide the additional avenue for them to internationalize.

For the 1st Singapore-Germany Academic-Industry (2+2) International Collaboration joint grant call, A*STAR and BMBF would like to invite researchers based in Singapore and Germany to submit proposals for joint research projects in the area of Advanced Manufacturing.

This Call for Proposal is a joint submission that must involve TWO public sector research performers and TWO industry collaborators. Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically via the Integrated Grants Management System (iGrants) by 29 March 2018, 17:00hrs SGT. The German-based public sector research performer must also concurrently submit the joint proposal to BMBF.

All joint proposals will be assessed and evaluated by scientific panels appointed by the respective implementing agencies from Singapore and Germany. For the Singapore component, the first stage application (at the pre-proposal phase) will be evaluated by a combined panel comprising representatives from A*STAR, EDB and SPRING Singapore. Selected proposals enter a second stage evaluation and will be cross ranked with nominated proposals from BMBF. Industry collaborators of shortlisted proposals may then proceed to apply for appropriate funding support from EDB/SPRING Singapore (subject to assessment by the respective agencies).

Call Opens: 15 January 2018

Submission deadline: 29 March 2018

Details here.