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 with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the Project Management Agency (DLR). 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

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Partner search  

The DLR 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 the DLR or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.

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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 review your proposal 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.

Germany funds

  • Clusters (6 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 Germany

  • Katharina Lehmeier

    Katharina Lehmeier - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Stefanie Bartels-Schmies

    Stefanie Bartels-Schmies - Eurostars advisor

Contact your national funding body