Eureka and Bulgaria 

Bulgarian organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Eurostars and Clusters programmes. If you are based in Bulgaria and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA). BSMEPA supports Bulgarian organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 6.31M€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985

Bulgaria offers you


Partner search  

BSMEPA can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of over 45 member countries). For more information on how to find project partners, contact BSMEPA or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database. BSMEPA also maintains an online platform with a register of SMEs that can be consulted to find Bulgarian project partners.


Advice services and support tools 

BSMEPA offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. BSMEPA can confirm your organisation’s eligibility, answer questions about the application process and review your proposal before you submit your application.

Bulgaria funds

  • Clusters

    Industry-driven programmes with thematic communities of experts, large companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. Collaborate on R&D projects of any size.

    Discover Clusters
  • Eurostars (funded)

    Innovative SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover Eurostars
  • Globalstars

    Calls for R&D projects with partners in a specific country outside the Eureka network.

    Discover Globalstars
  • Network projects

    A flexible programme for R&D projects with any technological focus. You can propose or join a project at any time or take part in our regular calls.

    Discover Network projects
  • Innowwide (funded)

    Innovative SMEs receive a grant of 60,000 euro to assess the viability of research or commercial ambitions in international target markets.

    Discover Innowwide
  • Investment readiness

    Connecting startups and SMEs with corporate venturing teams and investors. Participate in international missions and corporate activities.

    Discover Investment readiness

The programme that interests you isn’t listed as funded? 

We recommend that you get in touch with your national contact to talk about funding options even if a programme is listed as not funded. There might still be funding available.

In the absence of any national funding support, it is still possible to participate in a project by self-funding.

Contacts in Bulgaria

  • Iva Marinova

    Iva Marinova - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC) and Eurostars advisor

  • Marian Stoyanov

    Marian Stoyanov - Eurostars advisor

Contact your national funding body