- BIRD program: first call for proposals
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BIRD program: first call for proposals
Business Investments in R&D Program program
The BIRD program is aimed at supporting commercialization projects from Research Organizations, Higher Education Institutions, and SMEs to be submitted by eligible applicants represented by individual researchers. Selection is based on two core principles: (i) technological readiness and (ii) commercial potential of the project. The BIRD program pursues the following objectives: 1) Build and strengthen systemic partnerships between industry, research institutes, and universities for technology development and transfer to address systemic problems in manufacturing sectors. 2) Stimulate SME’s investment activity in R&D and private research organizations of high-quality R&D. 3) Contribute to collective efforts to develop new technologies in areas of national importance. 4) Cooperate with leading international research centers and global businesses. Thematic scope and disciplines. Proposals are expected to be in/related to such areas as (including but not limited to) renewable energy, energy efficiency, low-carbon technologies, biotechnologies, medicine and healthcare, agriculture and food, artificial intelligence, ICT, and other areas of scientific and technological development. Business Investments in R&D Program – has an allocation of US $10 million and will finance matching grants for sub-projects to (i) support later stages of research commercialization, (ii) R&D for SMEs, and (iii) early stages of knowledge-based startups. Grant recipient for BIRD grant funds can be a legal entity created after the grant is awarded in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the form of an LLC or an existing SME company registered in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the form of an LLC. The general requirements for the BIRD program are: Grant amount - up to US $600,000 Co-financing amount (mandatory) - at least 25% of the grant amount in monetary form Implementation period - up to 24 months This call for proposals is open from December 25, 2023 to March 20, 2024 .
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Modernizing Uzbekistan’s National Innovation System Project – MUNIS
MUNIS is a unique development project implemented jointly by the World bank and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovations of the Republic of Uzbekistan, aiming at enabling the development of a market-oriented national innovation system in Uzbekistan. The project is provided 50 million US dollars to realize several research and innovation grant programs.Read more
How MUNIS works?
The MUNIS project works by providing a number of different grants and tools to help improve the innovation ecosystem in Uzbekistan. This will range from funding research teams to assisting commercialization of innovative products, from modernizing research institutions to supporting policy making.Read more
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News20 February, 2024
NOITT employee training program launched
As part of the implementation of the RCP and BIRD programs, training has begun for employees of the National Office for Innovation and Technology Transfer (NOITT).Read more
News16 February, 2024
Meeting with potential RCP and BIRD programs applicants
Experts of the MUNIS project, implemented by the Agency for Innovative Development, held consultation meetings with potential applicants for the RCP and BIRD grant programs.Read more
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