Eureka and France

French 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 France and seeking funding for an R&D project,  Bpifrance is the organisation that will help you. Bpifrance supports French organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 0.35M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY FRENCH PARTNERS
  • 9.03B€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985 
  • 51 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH FRANCE
  • 27,271 FRENCH ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

France offers you

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Partner search

Bpifrance 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 international project partners, contact Bpifrance or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.

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Advice services and support tools

Bpifrance has 48 regional offices with staff who can offer advice from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. A network of national and international partners provides you with access to customised support and connects you with industry experts.

Bpifrance offers additional support and financing solutions that complement Eureka’s funding programmes. For example, Bpifrance’s Technology Partnership grant is dedicated to financing market research, feasibility studies, legal assistance and partner searches. Bpifrance also organises missions (Tech & Go) that introduce French SMEs to networks of international businesses.

France funds

  • Clusters (5 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 (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 France

  • Christian Dubarry

    Christian Dubarry - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Odile Henin

    Odile Henin - Eurostars advisor

  • Mael M'Baye

    Mael M'Baye - Network projects and Globalstars advisor

Contact your national funding body