Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, d.b.a. CDTI, and ITIDA
signed a joint program on July 4, 2016. CDTI is founded in 1977 and known as
Centro para el Desarrollo
Tecnológico Industrial. It is part of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation,
a.k.a. MINECO, fostering the tech development and innovation of Spanish companies.
Both signees agreed to launch mutual Calls for Proposals. Each call aims at
launching ambitious shared projects of a high international standard between Egyptian and Spanish
organizations. Potential projects will be funded by ITIDA and CDTI. Those are the nodal implementing
entities from the Egyptian and Spanish sides, respectively.
ITIDA funds only Product Development Projects (PDP) and Advanced Research
Projects (ARP). Duration of projects is up to 2 years.
Check the agenda for more details about the process and dates.
The minimum eligibility criteria is one Egyptian ICT academic institution, one
Egyptian ICT industrial partner and one Spanish private company. In all projects, collaboration between
an Egyptian ICT academic institution and an Egyptian and Spanish ICT industrial partner is
ITIDA eligibility criteria for Egyptian companies and ICT academic institutes
Applicants from the industry are companies, Economic Interest Groupings (EIG)
or consortia made up of at least two independent companies. Eligible companies should be:
Each project has its conditions on the entry point and the final output as shown in the figure below:
Duration of projects: from 1 year up to 2 years.
*The funding conditions from ITIDA are set in EGP and explained in ITIDA Financial Guide. They refer to the value of both currencies on the date of call launch (18th of November). ITIDA funds Egyptian entities with the maximum amount expressed (EGP 1.5 million for ARPs and EGP 2.5 million for PDPs). Any extra amounts should be funded by the Egyptian company.
An additional fund of EGP 250,000 will be offered to IC Fabrication and Circuit Prototyping.
The following points display the timetable of calls for proposals
Joint R&D&I proposals must be submitted to
CDTI, by March 25, 2021. We will not consider unilaterally submitted proposals. Egyptian and Spanish co-applicants must elaborate a single project proposal application (Annex 1 – ESITIP Application Form).
The “bilateral cooperation form” must emphasize
Consortia (Spanish and Egyptian applicants) submits the common application and all required documents mentioned above following CDTI’s normal guidelines and using CDTI’s electronic services at
To facilitate the matchmaking between Egyptian and Spanish partners, please:
Please refer to
Resources section for ESITIP documents.