Eurostars-2 participating countries and the European Commission will invest an estimated total of € 86.5 M * in the co-funded (public and private) transnational innovation projects involving 29 different countries. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 71% of all project participants and are the main beneficiaries of Eurostars funding. With 401 applications received, the overall success rate for projects in this evaluation round was 30%.
As a result of the evaluation, a total of 364 entities will participate, the vast majority of them being SMEs (71%), followed by universities and research institutes (21%), large companies (5%) and other entities (2%).
These are the results of the latest evaluation round for applications (cut-off 7) to the Eurostars-2 programme supporting international innovation projects led by research and development (R&D) performing SMEs.
Top tech area life sciences, top cities Berlin, Seoul and Stockholm
A total of 47 successful projects will create innovative products, services or processes in life sciences. This is the highest share for a tech area, followed by industrial projects (33), ICT (30), environment (6) and energy (3).
The top three countries involved in a Eurostars collaboration are Germany, with 59 participants, the Netherlands (47) and Switzerland (42)). Top three cities are Berlin (12 participants), Seoul (8) and Stockholm (7).
Since 2014, Eurostars-2 has supported a total of 689 projects worth around € 1.2 billion.