Pre-Announcement: Bilateral Call with Tunisia

Call for Bilateral S&T Cooperation involving Science and Industry (2+2 projects)

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The aim is establish long-term research and development collaboration between German and Tunisian participants in science and industry. The funding will be provided jointly by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the German project partners and by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) for the Tunisian project partners.

Under this call for proposals, funding can be provided for joint projects involving at least one German and one Tunisian research institution or university as well as one German and one Tunisian enterprise. It is expected that the funded projects will produce insights and exploitable research results leading to new technologies, products and/or services. The benefits for Germany and Tunisia should be clearly identifiable.

Joint innovation oriented projects would be highly welcomed. Innovation oriented projects are joint R&D projects designed to lead to innovative products, services or processes of significant economic and/or societal value.

This call for proposals offsets out to support joint research projects in the area of application-oriented research and development in the following fields:

  • ­Biotechnology for health and nutrition, healthcare biotechnology, plant biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and environment,
  • ­Global change: environmental technologies, renewable energy, resource efficiency,
  • ­Pharmaceutical industry,
  • ­Smart Industry & Mechatronics,
  • ­Green economy and Circular economy.

The funding is intended to enable the foundations to be laid for a lasting R&D innovation partnership.

The aim of this cross-sectoral mobility is to strengthen cooperation between German and Tunisian academia and non-academic institutions. The transfer of knowledge is intended to promote science and the development of innovations and to help to transform creative ideas into innovative products, services and processes.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has assigned the managemnt of this call to the 'International Bureau' of the DLR Project Management Agency.

Please visit our Partnering Platform, where you can already submit your profile and search for potential project partners.

For further details please download the full pre-announcement or get in touch with the contact person given below.


Stephan Epe
Tel.: +49 228 3821 1904
Fax: +49 228 3821 1490