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Italian funding body, the Ministry for Universities and Research (MUR), funds R&D costs for SMEs participating in our Eurostars programme.  

For small companies, end users and private research bodies (including those that do not meet the EU requirements of research organisation), MUR covers up to 40% of industrial research project costs in grants and up to 30% of experimental development project costs in grants.  

For medium-sized companies, end users and private research bodies (including those that do not meet the EU requirements of research organisation), MUR covers up to 30% of industrial research project costs in grants and up to 20% of experimental development project costs in grants. 

The maximum funding amount is a grant of 200,000 euro per project, independent from the number of Italian participants. 

You may receive a pre-payment of 50% of the total funding amount if you request it. The remaining funding will be paid in installments after each financial and progress report. 

All activities that can be classified as industrial research or experimental development are eligible for funding, but the industrial research costs must be higher than experimental development costs. Costs MIUR cover include:  

  • Personnel 
  • Equipment 
  • Consulting and equivalent services 
  • Consumables 
  • Overheads (spese generali)*  

*Overheads cannot amount to more than 50% of personnel costs, and include travel expenses and dissemination and coordination costs. 

Italian funding body, the Ministry for Universities and Research (MUR), funds R&D costs for large companies participating in our Eurostars programme.  

For large companies, end users and private research bodies (including those that do not meet the EU requirements of research organisation), MUR covers up to 20% of industrial research project costs in grants and up to 10% of experimental development project costs in grants. 

The maximum funding amount is a grant of 200,000 euro per project, independent from the number of Italian participants.

You may receive a pre-payment of 50% of the total funding amount if you request it. The remaining funding will be paid in installments after each financial and progress report. 

All activities that can be classified as industrial research or experimental development are eligible for funding, but the industrial research costs must be higher than experimental development costs. Costs MUR cover include:  

  • Personnel 
  • Equipment 
  • Consulting and equivalent services 
  • Consumables 
  • Overheads (spese generali)*  

*Overheads cannot amount to more than 50% of personnel costs, and include travel expenses and dissemination and coordination costs. 

    Italian funding body, the Ministry for Universities and Research (MUR), funds R&D costs for universities and research organisations (that meet EU requirements of research organisations) participating in our Eurostars programme.  

    For universities and research organisations, MUR covers up to 50% of industrial research project costs in grants and up to 25% of experimental development project costs in grants. 

    The maximum funding amount is a grant of 200,000 euro per project, independent from the number of Italian participants. 

    You may receive a pre-payment of 80% of the total funding amount if you request it. The remaining funding will be paid in installments after each financial and progress report. 

    All activities that can be classified as industrial research or experimental development are eligible for funding, but the industrial research costs must be higher than experimental development costs. Costs MUR cover include:

    • Personnel
    • Equipment
    • Consulting and equivalent services
    • Consumables
    • Overheads (spese generali)*  

    *Overheads cannot amount to more than 50% of personnel costs, and include travel expenses and dissemination and coordination costs. 

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