Eureka and Estonia 

Estonian organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Eurostars programme. If you are based in Estonia and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with Enterprise Estonia (EAS). EAS supports Estonian organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 0.10M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY ESTONIAN PARTNERS
  • 10.54M€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985
  • 21 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH ESTONIA
  • 117 ESTONIAN ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

Estonia offers you

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Partner search

EAS can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of 45 member countries) and when you attend their matchmaking events. For more information on how to find international project partners, contact EAS or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.

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Advice services and support tools

EAS offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. EAS can confirm your organisation’s eligibility, help with intellectual property rights (IPR), answer questions about the application process and review your proposal before you submit your application. Take part in export missions and trade fairs to meet business connections or enroll in training programmes to help strengthen your strategy. EAS offers additional support that complements Eureka’s funding programmes, such as its Enterprise Development Programme and Innovation and Development vouchers.

Estonia 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)

    R&D 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
  • InvestHorizon (funded)

    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 Estonia

  • Maria Varton

    Maria Varton - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Erki Varbola

    Erki Varbola - Eurostars advisor

Contact your national funding body