18 October 2017 year

Dear Applicants,

The Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, within the framework of the Project "Fostering Productive Innovation", announces extension of  a competition for the Productive Sector Consortia Grant Program.

The deadline for submitting applications is extended until  6:30 pm Astana time, October 20, 2017.

For detailed information regarding Productive Sector Consortia  Grant Program you can contact by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +7 7172 23 90 35, +7 708 984 27 11.


13 October 2017 year

Dear Applicants,

The Portal for accepting applications under the "Innovation Consorta" Grant Program  is available at the following link PSC Grans Portal

If you have any questions on "Innovation Consortia" Grant Program, please contact the following numbers:

+7 7172 23 90 35, +7 708 984 27 11, +7 775 303 28 13 (on technical issues).

Information is provided from 9:00 to 22:00.


04 October 2017 year

Dear Applicants,

The Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, within the framework of the Project "Fostering Productive Innovation", announces extension of  a competition for the Productive Sector Consortia Grant Program.

The deadline for submitting applications is extended until  6:00 pm Astana time, October 18, 2017.

For detailed information regarding Productive Sector Consortia  Grant Program you can contact by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +7 7172 23 90 35, +7 708 984 27 11.


06 September 2017 year

Dear Applicants,

The Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, within the framework of the Project "Fostering Productive Innovation", announces a competition for the Grants Program for the Productive Sector Consortia.

The Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, within the framework of the Project "Fostering Productive Innovation", announces a competition for the Grants Program for the Productive Sector Consortia.

The period of technology commercialization under this Grant Program should not exceed three (3) years. The consortium should consist of scientific organizations (universities, research institutes, etc.) and representatives of business from the productive sectors of the economy.

The maximum amount of the grant will be 650 million tenge.

The deadline for submitting applications is at 6:00 pm Astana time, October 10, 2017.

Candidates should carefully read and comply with all the requirements for participation in the Productive sector consortia Grant Manual. All applications must be submitted in English, Kazakh and/or Russian via the Portal on www.fpip.kz. The applications in English will be considered as main document, since the examination of the projects will be carried out in English. Strict compliance with all requirements is required. Applications that do not comply with the rules of participation are subject to rejection and will not be accepted for consideration. Before starting the application, applicants should carefully read the environmental requirements for the subprojects, as well as with the prohibited activities under the Project.

On all questions you can contact by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +7 7172 23 90 35, +7 708 984 27 11.

 

Who can participate?

To participate in the competition a group of representatives of science, industry, business, public and quasi-public sector, national and foreign non-profit and non-governmental organizations that form a consortium for the successful implementation of joint projects are invited.


How to apply for the project?

Grants for the PSC will be given on a competitive basis after expertise of the independent International Science and Commercialisation Board (ICSB).

In order to ensure a uniform application system the submission, evaluation and follow-up monitoring of the applications will be carried out through a specially designed portal integrated into this site. 

The announcement on the start date of the submission of applications will be published in the media, the website of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as in the Project’s site.

 

GUIDE TO THE GRANT PROGRAM "PRODUCTIVE SECTOR CONSORTIA"

 

The grant program will focus on solution of systemic problems, such as:

  • weak linkages and horizontal coordination in the National Innovation System (NIS); and;
  • low demand and supply of innovation.  The lack of a structure linking the three major NIS stakeholders – productive sector enterprises, research institutes, and universities – hampers consolidation and synergy between these organizations.

The Productive Sector Consortia will contribute to improving of Kazakhstan’s WEF GCI indicators. The Consortia Grant Program will stimulate improvement of industry, research, and education organizations’ collaboration, quality of scientific research institutions, cluster development, value-chain breadth, firm-level technology absorption, and FDI and technology transfer factors. 

The Productive Sector Consortia are expected to:

  • Build and strengthen systemic partnerships between productive sector enterprises, research institutes, and universities;
  • Stimulate supply and demand for innovation: the private sector investment in R&D and research organizations’ generation of quality R&D;
  • Support industry-research coordination infrastructure, industrial innovation, and technology development and transfer to solve systemic problems in productive sectors;
  • Promote collective efforts to develop critical technologies in the areas of national importance;
  • Facilitate collaboration with leading international research centers and companies.

 

The grants will be awarded to Consortia addressing strategic challenges in priority science and technology directions, as defined by the Higher Scientific and Technical Council and in the Address of the President of Kazakhstan as of January 31, 2017:

  • Rational use of natural resources, including water resources, geology, processing, new materials and technologies, nanotechnology, safe products and structures;
  • ICT and space technologies and scientific research in natural sciences;
  • Energy and machine-building;
  • Sustainable development of agro-industrial complex and safety of agricultural products;
  • Life and health sciences; and;
  • National security and defense (unclassified);
  • Digital services, 3D printing, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and big data.

  

FPIP Productive Sector Consortia Grant Manual  Download
FPIP PSC Program application  Download
Temporary instruction on assigning the environmental category  Download
Consortium agreemnet structure  Download
Instructions on the use of Portal  Download