Eureka and Italy 

Italian organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Eurostars programme. If you are based in Italy and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with the Ministry for Universities and Research (MUR) and the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy (MIMIT). MUR and MIMIT support Italian organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 2.90B€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985

Italy offers you


Partner search

The Ministry for Universities and Research (MUR) and the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy (MIMIT) 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 MIUR or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.


Advice services and support tools

MUR and MIMIT offer advice and support 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 helps to integrate your organisation into the relevant industry.

Italy 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)

    Innovative 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
  • Innowwide (funded)

    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

    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 Italy

  • Aldo Covello

    Aldo Covello - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

Contact your national funding body