South Korea: KIAT

Name of Funding agency
KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology)
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Name of the programme/initiative
International Industrial Technology Cooperation Program of MOTIE
Programme website
Programme owner
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)
Program manager (executing funding organisation)
Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)
Funding commitment
1.000.000 €
Anticipated number of fundable research partners

No hard limit on the number of Korean research partners participating in a M-ERA.NET project.

Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

500,000,000 KRW/year (up to 3 years)

(Approx. 370,000 EUR/year, up to 3 years)

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

TRL 3 ~ TRL 8

Funding rates (approx.)

Up to 67% for SMEs, up to 100% for non-profit organizations (Universities, Governmental Research Institutes)

Major eligibility criteria (e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)
  • Korean companies, non-profit research institutes and universities are eligible to request funding
  • At least one Korean company(private) should be included in the Korean consortium
  • All participating Korean companies must have been in business for more than 1 year as of the date indicated on the business registration certificate
  • All participating Korean companies should have obtained the “Corporate R&D Centre Accreditation” issued by KOITA(Korea Industrial Technology Association)
  • Project funding is comprised of government contribution(grants) and civilian dues (cash and in-kind):



Share of government contribution

Minimum required share of Cash from the civilian dues

Large company

Up to 33%

At least 60%

Mid-tier company

Up to 50%

At least 50%


Up to 67%

At least 40%

Other (non-profit)

Up to 100%

Only if necessary

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)
  • Korean consortium should contact KIAT after submitting the Pre-proposal via M-ERA.NET submission platform
  • Only selected Full-proposals will be invited to submit the national application (deadline : Feb 2024)
Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Korean consortium should submit the annual progress report and financial report.

Final report should be submitted within 3 months after completing the project.

Further guidance