In Brief

SWITCH it up in Singapore’s tropical climes

Interested in exploring new communities at the largest startup innovation and technology festival in Asia?

After a successful Globalstars call where you submitted 87 project applications, we are continuing our collaboration with Enterprise Singapore and will be present at their Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) virtual event.

SWITCH will take place around the clock (24 hours) 7-11 December 2020 and host hundreds of exhibitors across all sectors who you can interact with. Last year saw 60,000 attendees from 140 countries, so with all the networking possibilities available, this is a great opportunity for you to find international research or business contacts – particularly in Singapore and Asia.

The event offers:

  • live talk sessions from world-class industry and technology experts and business innovators,
  • masterclasses (on fundraising, technology and expanding to and in Asia),
  • pitches given by top deep tech companies and
  • networking matchmaking sessions.

We can’t send you to Singapore right now, but SWITCH is the next best thing. Will we see you there?

SWITCH website.

Eureka annual report 2019

Our 2019 annual report provides an overview of last year’s activities and successes for each of our programmes and services (Eurostars, Clusters, Network projects, Globalstars and the expert database) and of the programmes that we are contributing to (INNOWWIDE, InvestHorizon and ProEthics).

We have given key statistics and described potential developments in 2020. Country-specific data can be found and downloaded using our interactive dashboard.

If you’re interested in learning more about Eureka’s programmes and activities, you can view the annual report in an online pdf format.

Eureka annual report 2019

Germany and Hungary call for projects - preannouncement

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM) / National Office for Research, Development and Research (NKFIH) are jointly preannouncing a 2020 bilateral call for R&D projects.

The call for projects will be launched in November 2020 with a deadline at the end of March 2021. It will address SMEs in cooperation with research organisations from both countries, requesting proposals in five research fields:

  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • quantum technologies,
  • autonomous machines/systems,
  • industry 4.0 and
  • biotechnology.

BMBF and ITM/NKFIH (with the support of Enterprise Europe Network) will organise a virtual matchmaking event for interested organisations from both countries shortly after the official publication of the call. Requests to attend this event can already be sent to eureka@dlr.de and gergely.meszaros@nkfih.gov.hu.

How to complete your Eurostars online application form for Korean participants

We are inviting our Eurostars participants from Korea to our webinar.

Eurostars evaluation process leader Kyriaki Karydou will demonstrate the online platform and give you tips and tricks which will increase your chances of success. 

Moreover, Korean national project coordinator, Hyewook Joung will specifically explain Korean national funding rules for participation.

The webinar will take place on 2020/08/11 and be followed by questions and answers session.

Click to the link to register for the webinar.