Spread the word: Join CORNET

In the past year, two further funding organisations from Japan and Switzerland joined CORNET: the network, which facilitates pre-competitive Collective Research on international level, has grown to eleven countries and regions from all over the world. With these CORNET partners, research collaborations in favour of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have already been established.

However, this does not mean that cooperation with other countries and regions is not possible. Pilot projects can be initiated at any time as the CORNET Coordination Office is always eager to involve new funding organisations from further countries and regions.

The only requirement for initiating such a pilot project is that there needs to be a certain budget for jointly realising pre-competitive research projects for the benefits of SMEs as funding of the international cooperation projects happens on national level.

A vivid example of a pilot project, which was initiated in cooperation between Germany and Peru, can be found here.

For more information, please also have a look at our brochure for funding organisations (PDF).

CORNET issues two calls per year and is designed to provide low barriers and unbureaucratic procedures. The Coordination work is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

If you are interested in joining CORNET, please get in touch with the Coordination Office.


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