BIRD program: first call for proposals

All science and technology areas
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 April 1, 2024 .
Published 22 Dec, 2023
Program Business Investments in R&D Program program
Contest number BIRD-01
I stage 25 Dec, 2023 – 1 Apr, 2024
I Stage pass score 110
Grant type: BIRD, Period in moth: 24, Amount: 600000,


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