Funding information

Eurostars funding information in Italy

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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 all Italian participants, including Small and medium sized companies, MUR covers 50% of industrial research project costs in grants and 25% of experimental development project costs in grants.

The maximum funding amount per project is a grant of 250,000 euro per project, independent from the number of Italian participants.

Upon your request, you may receive a pre-payment of 50% of the total funding at project start and a second pre-payment up to 40% of the total funding at mid-term. The remaining 10% will be paid at the end of the project. Private partners requesting the pre-payments need to provide MUR with a bank guarantee.

Beneficiaries who doesn’t request the pre-payments will be paid 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 covers 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.  

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

For all Italian participants, including Small and medium sized companies, MUR covers 50% of industrial research project costs in grants and 25% of experimental development project costs in grants.

The maximum funding amount per project is a grant of 250,000 euro per project, independent from the number of Italian participants.

Upon your request, you may receive a pre-payment of 50% of the total funding at project start and a second pre-payment up to 40% of the total funding at mid-term. The remaining 10% will be paid at the end of the project. Private partners requesting the pre-payments need to provide MUR with a bank guarantee.

Beneficiaries who doesn’t request the pre-payments will be paid 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 covers 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.  

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

    For all Italian participants, including Small and medium sized companies, MUR covers 50% of industrial research project costs in grants and 25% of experimental development project costs in grants.

    The maximum funding amount per project is a grant of 250,000 euro per project, independent from the number of Italian participants.

    Upon your request, you may receive a pre-payment of 50% of the total funding at project start and a second pre-payment up to 40% of the total funding at mid-term. The remaining 10% will be paid at the end of the project. Private partners requesting the pre-payments need to provide MUR with a bank guarantee.

    Beneficiaries who doesn’t request the pre-payments will be paid 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 covers 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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