13 January 2023
The Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, within the framework of the Fostering Productive Innovation Project, announces a call for proposals for the grant program "Productive Sector Consortia: Industry-Science Technology Consortium".
A key objective of the grant program is commercialization of innovation solutions, R&D and/or technologies of consortia.
Requirements for applicants:
The applicants must create a consortium between several members. The mandatory requirement for the consortium is participation of minimum two (2) unaffiliated production enterprises and minimum one (1) scientific organization.
The maximum grant is up to 650 million KZT (for Type A Grant), and up to 250 million KZT (for Type B Grant), with an implementation period of up to 18 months.
Co-financing amount should be at least 50 percent of the grant amount (for Type A Grant), and at least 30 percent of the grant amount (for Type B Grant).
After the application process is completed, selection will proceed in several stages by international experts, and experts on industrial and innovative development of Kazakhstan.
Upon completion of the grant program, the consortia that have received funding must provide commercialization for at least 20% of the grant received, implementation and development of an automation/digitalization strategy for the sub-project (i.e. virtual reality, BIM-technology, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence), staff capacity building (training on Industry 4.0 principles).
Applications are accepted starting from January 16, 2023 and ending on March 10, 2023, 18.00 Astana time*.
For more details on the grant program, please refer to the "Productive Sector Consortia: Industry-Science Technology Consortium" Grant Program Manual ("link").
Applications are submitted through the Astanahub electronic portal in English, Kazakh and/or Russian at the following link: https://astanahub.com/ru/l/gup-grant-programs.
It is mandatory to fill out the application in English, because the projects are evaluated by international experts in English.
Applicants should carefully read and comply with all the requirements of the Grant Program Manual.
All requirements must be strictly adhered to. Applications that do not comply with the rules for participation will be rejected and will not be accepted for consideration.
Before completing the application, please carefully read the environmental requirements for the subprojects and the list of activities ineligible for funding under the Project.
* application deadline can be extended as agreed with the World Bank.