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Call: Eurostars- Transnational network R&D-projects

Description of programme

EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network platform, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe, between small and large industry, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA concentrates the existing potential of experts, of knowledge, research facilities and financial resources in a more efficient way, creating additional turnover and jobs for European companies, small and large – and by supporting the internationalization of businesses with innovative ideas.

Description of programme

Eurostars is a transnational programme, where projects have partners from two or more Eurostars countries. It is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of SMEs, and specifically targets the development and commercialisation of new products, processes and services and the access to transnational and international markets. Thanks to this international collaboration, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can more easily gain access to new markets and innovative skills. Eurostars is open to all projects in all technology areas and market fields, but projects must have a civilian purpose.

Eurostars- Transnational network R&D-projects
Description of call
"Eurostars- Transnational network R&D-projects"

Eurostars applicants must submit a project that will develop new products, processes or services. Any project should have the market and commercialisation in mind. The project must be completed in 36 months or fewer and the market introduction (or the start of clinical trials for life sciences projects) is planned to occur within 24 months of the project’s completion.

Thematic Focus Energy, Research, Innovation, SME, Mobility, Security, Environment & biodiversity, Biotechnology, Technologies, Telecommunication, Transport
Funding area EU Member States
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States

Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees)
Applicant details

Eurostars participating states: EU-member states, Norway, Turkey, Israel
Eurostars partner countries: Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland

To be eligible, the organisation undertaking the role of project leader must comply with the requirements for being an R&D-performing SME.

Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

To be eligible, the partnership must include participation from at least two different Eurostars countries. Organisations from any other country may participate (as a third country), but only if two Eurostars countries are already in the project.

Call opens 02.03.2018
Call closes 13.09.2018
Recurring Call No
Project duration max 36 months
Further info Eurostars calls for projects take place twice a year, in spring and autumn.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Eurostars adopts a decentralised funding methodology. As such participants do not receive funding directly from the EUREKA Secretariat or other European institutions. All funding to approved projects is managed by the Eurostars member countries according to national funding rules and procedures. These national funding rules and procedures are dependent on the member countries involved in the project. The rules depend on the country of origin and the type of organisation. You and your project partners are strongly advised to contact your National Project Coordinators (NPCs) who are able to provide you with up to date information.


Contact Details

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