Project Selection Criteria
Calls will be open to initiatives or projects focusing on developing innovative products, technology-based services, or methods in all technological and application areas, which have strong market potential. Eligible projects can be in any of the following stages:
- Applied research and development
- Product development
- Proof of concept
- Prototype development
- Technology demonstration
All applications to the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund will be peer-reviewed by a panel of external evaluators. This leads to a ranking of the applications. The final decision-making authority is the ECCIR Steering Committee.
If your project gets approved for funding by the ECCIR Steering Committee, the Alberta company will be required to submit copies of signed IP and Cooperation agreements with their European partner(s). IP and Cooperation agreements may be contained in the same document. While the ECCIR does not regulate IP or cooperation between partners, we need to see that these agreements are in place before a Grant Agreement for project funding with the ECCIR can be signed.
Please note: Projects on the Alberta-side cannot start before a Grant Agreement with the ECCIR has been signed.