Eureka and Germany
German 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 Germany and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is the with the Eureka office at the Project Management Agency (DLR), which acts on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The DLR supports German organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.
- 0.34M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY GERMAN PARTNERS
- 5.20B€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985
- 51 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH GERMANY
- 15 443 GERMAN ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR
Germany offers you
The DLR 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 international project partners, contact the DLR or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.
Advice services and support tools
The DLR offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. The DLR can confirm your organisation’s eligibility, answer questions about the application process and give further advice before you submit your application. The DLR offers additional support that complements Eureka’s funding programmes, such as disseminating successful project results at conferences and trade fairs.
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
Innovative SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.Discover Eurostars
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
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 (funded)
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 Germany
Michaela Holz - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)
Stefanie Bartels-Schmies - Eurostars main contact