Eureka and Portugal

Portuguese 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 Portugal and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI). The ANI supports Portuguese organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 0.10M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY PORTUGUESE PARTNERS
  • 229.61M€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985
  • 50 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH PORTUGAL
  • 2,344 PORTUGUESE ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

Portugal offers you

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Partner search

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

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Advice services and support tools

ANI offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. ANI can confirm your organisation’s eligibility, answer questions about the application process and review your proposal before you submit your application.

Portugal 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 Portugal

  • Cristina Gouveia

    Cristina Gouveia - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Rita Silva

    Rita Silva - Eurostars advisor

Contact us