Eureka and Canada

Canadian organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Network projects, Globalstars, Eurostars and Clusters programmes. If you are based in Canada and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The NRC supports Canadian organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 0.20M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY CANADIAN PARTNERS
  • 98.05M€ MOBILISED SINCE 2012
  • 31 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH CANADA
  • 522 CANADIAN ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

Canada offers you

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Partner search

The NRC IRAP can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of 45 member countries). For more information on how to find project partners, contact the NRC or consult the Enterprise Europe Network Canada online database.

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Advice services and support tools

Industrial technology advisors offer technical and business advice, referrals and other services from concept to commercialisation. An extensive network of regional, national and international partners provides you with access to customised support (including business and technology advice and market intelligence) and connects you with local sources of financing and expertise.

The NRC accompanies potential project participants to key international partnering events in collaboration with government departments, such as Global Affairs Canada. The NRC also offers additional support that complements Eureka’s funding programmes:

Canada funds

  • Clusters (7 funded)

    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)

    R&D SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover Eurostars
  • Globalstars (funded)

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

    Discover Globalstars
  • Network projects (funded)

    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
  • InvestHorizon

    Preparing deep tech companies for Series A investment through an accelerator programme (in association with the European Commission).

    Discover InvestHorizon

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 Canada

  • Melanie Cullins

    Melanie Cullins - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Eric Holdrinet

    Eric Holdrinet - Eurostars advisor

Contact your national funding body