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Registration open for the Egyptian-Spanish Innovation Program (EITIP)

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), which is p art of Spain's Ministry of Economy and competitiveness, announced the new edition of the Egyptian-Spanish Innovation Program (EITIP). The program was first launched on July 4, 2016, with the aim to mutual Calls for Proposals to launch ambitious shared projects of a high international standard between Egyptian and Spanish organizations. Potential projects will be funded by ITIDA and CDTI.

The program receives proposals for joint research and development projects in all areas of information technology, but the following areas are further considered:

  • Strategic areas: "Wireless and cyber security", "Electronics and Integrated Systems for ICT Applications", "ICT for National Security", "ICT for Transport and Communications", "Health Care ICT", "Information and Communication technologies for Development Agriculture", "Information and Communication technologies for People with Special needs", "ICT for Education" and "Information and Communication technologies for People with Disabilities" For energy affairs.".
  • Technology trends: Applications and Computing, Cloud Computing, Data and Big Data Analytics, IoT, Game Education, cognitive Computing, Smart Machines, Data Series, Virtual reality, and combined or augmented reality.


The minimum eligibility criteria is one Egyptian ICT academic institution, one Egyptian ICT industrial partner and one Spanish private company. In all projects, collaboration between an Egyptian ICT academic institution and an Egyptian and Spanish ICT industrial partner is essential.

Eligible Egyptian Applicants

ITIDA eligibility criteria for Egyptian companies and ICT academic institutes include are:

  1. Egyptian companies must have an established company with at least one successful product: registered in ITIDA database
  2. The research team must be:
  • Working at an Egyptian university or research institute
  • The Principal Investigator, PI, holds PhD
  • PI should have publication/patent in the proposal topic

Eligible Spanish Applicants

Applicants from the industry are companies, Economic Interest Groupings (EIG) or consortia made up of at least two independent companies. Eligible companies should be:

  • Operating and registered in Spain with a valid Spanish company tax code (CIF).
  • No minimum Spanish capital percentage ownership is required.
  • Spanish subsidiaries of companies headquartered outside Spain may be eligible for support.
  • The Spanish consortia should be led by a Spanish Company.
  • Collaboration with other entities such as research centers, tech centers, universities, hospitals and other R&D-performing organizations is permitted under CDTI's regulations, as subcontractors of the Spanish companies present in the consortia​​.

Co-applicants have to submit the following documents as relevant appendices:

  • Consortium Agreement in English where co-applicants agree upon the ownership, access rights and exploitation of intellectual property generated during the co-operation, to be submitted to CDTI. The Consortium Agreement needs to be sealed and signed by all co-applicants.
  • Additional specific documents required by CDTI In the case of Spanish applicants, for certain specific types of financing it will be necessary to present the documents specified in the regulations applicable to the requested aid.
  • Additional specific documents required by ITIDA include team profile, company profile, project starting point, SWOT analysis and mitigation plan, signed stamped cover page, disclosure statement, references and resources. These documents must be submitted to CDTI.

Joint R&D&I proposals must be submitted to CDTI, by March 25, 2021. Unilaterally submitted proposals will not be considered. Egyptian and Spanish co-applicants must elaborate a single project proposal application.

More Information about Process and Application, click here.

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