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Portuguese funding body, the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI), funds R&D costs for SMEs participating in our Eurostars programme.  

ANI covers from 45-80% of project costs for micro and small companies and from 35-75% for medium sized companies.

The exact funding percentage depends on consortium collaboration, dissemination of project results and whether your project activities fall into the category of industrial research or experimental development.

Your project must fall within national or regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation priority areas.

Portuguese funding body, the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI), funds R&D costs for large companies participating in our Eurostars programme.  

ANI covers from 25-65% of project costs for large companies.  

The exact funding percentage depends on consortium collaboration, dissemination of project results and whether your project activities fall into the category of industrial research or experimental development.

Your project must fall within national or regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation priority areas.

Portuguese funding body, the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI), funds R&D costs for universities and research organisations participating in our Eurostars programme.  

ANI covers 75% of project costs for universities or research organisations OR the weighted average of the participating companies' funding percentages (if higher than 75%), provided the companies are not receiving indirect State Aid.

Portuguese universities and research organisations must have a Portuguese company in your consortium to be eligible to receive funding.   

Your project must fall within national or regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation priority areas.

Contact your national funding body