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Italy currently has no allocated budget for SMEs participating in our Eurostars programme before the next deadline (DEC 2020). If you are an Italian SME wanting to participate in a Eurostars consortium, contact the Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) to see whether there are other funding opportunities available or talk to them about self-funding. 

For future Eurostars deadlines, Italy funds R&D costs for SMEs participating in our Eurostars programme.  

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

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

The maximum funding amount is a grant of 200,000 euro per project. 

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 more funding must go towards industrial research costs 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. 

Italy currently has no allocated budget for large companies participating in our Eurostars programme before the next deadline (3 SEP 2020). If you are an Italian large company wanting to participate in a Eurostars consortium, contact the Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) to see whether there are other funding opportunities available or talk to them about self-funding. 

For future Eurostars deadlines, Italy funds R&D costs for large companies participating in our Eurostars programme. 

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

The maximum funding amount is a grant of 200,000 euro per project. 

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 more funding must go towards industrial research costs 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. 

Italy currently has no allocated budget for universities and research organisations participating in our Eurostars programme before the next deadline (3 SEP 2020). If you are an Italian university and research organisation wanting to participate in a Eurostars consortium, contact the Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) to see whether there are other funding opportunities available or talk to them about self-funding. 

For future Eurostars deadlines, Italy funds R&D costs for universities and research organisations (that meet EU requirements) participating in our Eurostars programme. 

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

The maximum funding amount is a grant of 200,000 euro per project. 

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 more funding must go towards industrial research costs 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. 

Contact your national funding body