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 2nd Singapore-Germany Academic-Industry (2+2) International Collaboration call for proposals.
The goal of the Call for Proposals is to promote research and development of 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 collaborator. 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 an additional avenue for them to internationalize.
For the 2nd 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 Blockchain Technology with applications for manufacturing and supply chain. Applicants are required to submit their joint applications to A*STAR and BMBF by 27 March 2019, 17:00hrs SGT.
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, proposals will be evaluated by a combined panel comprising representatives from A*STAR, EDB and ESG. 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/ESG (subject to assessment by the respective agencies).
Singapore applicants are required to apply electronically via iGrants by 27 March 2019, 17:00 (SGT).
German-based applicants are required to submit their applications to BMBF’s online system.
Grant recipients will be notified in October 2019.