Eurostars funding information for France

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Eurostars funding information in France

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Eurostars is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.

French funding body, Bpifrance, funds R&D costs for SMEs participating in Eurostars programme. 

As a French SME (companies with fewer than 250 full time equivalent employees), you could receive a grant covering up to 40% of your project costs. 

Once laureate, French partners can apply again to a new call after a minimum period of 3 years (eg. If the company’s project application to call 1 of Innovative SMEs –  Eurostars  was successful, the partner can only apply again from call 7)

 Bpifrance rules of eligibility in terms of financial viability in place based on European rules, apply to all French partners, we suggest you reach out to a point of contact from your region’s headquarters to prequalify your application. List available here: https://www.bpifrance.fr/

If eligible, the French partner could also apply to a Diag Partenariat Tech International, if they plan on working with an external expert to help them build their consortium, project or application. The Diag is a grant covering 50% of the expert’s consultancy services up to 25 000€

Eurostars is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.

French funding body, Bpifrance, funds R&D costs for large companies participating in our Eurostars programme.  

Bpifrance covers up to 30% of project costs in grants for large companies with fewer than 2,000 full time equivalent employees.  

France currently has no allocated budget for large companies with more than 2,000 full time equivalent employees participating in our Eurostars programme.

If you are a French large company wanting to participate in a  Eurostars consortium, contact Bpifrance to see whether there are other funding opportunities available or talk to them about self-funding. 

Once laureate, French partners can apply again to a new call after a minimum period of 3 years (eg. If the company’s project application to call 1 of Innovative SMEs – Eurostars was successful, the partner can only apply again from call 7)

Bpifrance rules of eligibility in terms of financial viability in place based on European rules, apply to all French partners, we suggest you reach out to a point of contact from your region’s headquarters to prequalify your application. List available here: https://www.bpifrance.fr/

Eurostars is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.

French funding body, Bpifrance, funds R&D costs for universities and research organisations participating in our Eurostars programme.  

Bpifrance covers up to up to 40% of project costs in grants. 

The maximum funding amount is a grant of 120,000 euro per participant if there is a French SME in your consortium OR a grant of 50,000 euros per participant if there are no French SMEs in your consortium.

Once laureate, French partners can apply again to a new call after a minimum period of 3 years (eg. If the company’s project application to call 1 of Innovative SMEs – Eurostars was successful, the partner can only apply again from call 7)

Bpifrance rules of eligibility in terms of financial viability in place based on European rules, apply to all French partners, we suggest you reach out to a point of contact from your region’s headquarters to prequalify your application. List available here: https://www.bpifrance.fr/

While we try to keep this page up to date, funding information stated here is indicative and must be confirmed with your national funding body.

Contact your national funding body